The summer’s most talked about restaurants: Las Vegas

Welcome back to our series on most talked about eateries! We’re closing out the summer with a mini-series on the most popular restaurants in major U.S. cities, as measured by how many people post online reviews about them. You can read our quick primer about the series here. As a recap:

  • Consumers overwhelmingly use online reviews to decide which restaurants they’ll patronize
  • They mostly care about recent reviews
  • Restaurants with lots of reviews tend to have positive ratings and attract more customers

We analyzed millions of online reviews during June and July to make our list. The top restaurants are the ones that were talked about the most on Yelp, Google, TripAdvisor, and other business review sites during the first two months of summer. (So, “recent reviews” means in June and July of this year.)

Lots of seafood and Mexican fare among the top 10 for Las Vegas. Read the whole list below.

 

1. Texas de Brazil

In the tradition of Brazilian steakhouses, Texas de Brazil is a buffet where the meat comes to you courtesy of a “troop of carvers.”

  • Fare: Brazilian, steakhouse
  • Recent reviews: 231
  • Yelp score: 4.5 stars
  • 1 dish to try: It’s a buffet — try it all!
  • Extra credit: Read about the history of churrascaria

 

2. Rollin Smoke BBQ

Rollin Smoke BBQ brings southern hickory smoked barbecue to the Southern Nevada desert.

 

3. Echo & Rig

Echo & Rig is a favorite spot in Las Vegas for a great dining experience or to purchase premium cuts of beef.

 

4. SkinnyFATS

A purveyor of healthier dishes, SkinnyFATS bills itself as “the best restaurant in the entire galactic system.”

 

5. Lo Mojarra Loca

La Mojarra serves up exciting Mexican dishes with a bias for seafood.

  • Fare: Mexican, seafood
  • Recent reviews: 140
  • Yelp score: 4 stars
  • 1 dish to try: Molcajete Azteca
  • Extra credit: Their website defaults to Spanish and plays mariachi music!

 

6. Cabo Wabo Cantina

Cabo Wabo Cantina brings a splash of Mexico’s resort country to the center of the Las Vegas Strip.

 

7. Lotus of Siam

Owner/chef Saipin Chutima has introduced Las Vegas to northern Thai cuisine.

  • Fare: Thai
  • Recent reviews: 123
  • Yelp score: 4 stars
  • 1 dish to tryNua yang panang
  • Extra credit: Learn more about owner/chef Saipin Chutima

 

8. Chayo Mexican Kitchen

Chayo Mexican Kitchen combines Mexican fare with a party atmosphere, complete with tequila, DJ’d music, and a mechanical bull.

  • Fare: Mexican
  • Recent reviews: 119
  • Yelp score: 3 stars
  • 1 dish to tryDiablo shrimp
  • Extra credit: Check out upcoming events at Chayo

 

9. Anna Marie’s Italian Cuisine

Anna Marie’s Italian Kitchen is a family business that brings the traditional Italian family dining experience to Las Vegas.

  • Fare: Italian, pizza
  • Recent reviews: 101
  • Yelp score: 4.5 stars
  • 1 dish to tryChicken francese
  • Extra credit: Read about their grand opening in Las Vegas

 

10. Sushi Roku

Sushi Roku aims to apply “a splash of California innovation” in delivering a hip sushi experience to Las Vegas diners.

  • Fare: Sushi, Japanese
  • Recent reviews: 99
  • Yelp score: 4 stars
  • 1 dish to tryKatana roll
  • Extra credit: Read more reviews and press about Sushi Roku

 

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