It’s tough being a restaurant these days when there are so many choices available to diners. It’s not uncommon to find places that have incredible food but may not be “on the radar” due to location or their outside facade. Here are 11 restaurants you may have overlooked that are worth checking out for their mouthwatering dishes!
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1. Rocco’s NY Pizza & Pasta, Las Vegas
Rocco's looks like your typical pizza parlor from the outside, and it does have excellent pizza. But if you're looking for some wonderful Italian cuisine, you'll be surprised at how good their entrees are. You can even purchase their sauce and ravioli to bring home and cook for yourself!
Rocco’s NY Pizza & Pasta is located at 580 East Windmill in Las Vegas.
2. El Coyote Charro, Mesquite
If you're looking for authentic, fresh Mexican food, you'll love El Coyote Charro. They cook all of the "traditional" favorites such as quesadillas, carne asada and their known for their street tacos.
El Coyote Charro is located at 325 North Sandhill Boulevard in Mequite.
3. Thai Corner Cafe
This charming little Thai restaurant is often overlooked because of its quiet exterior. All of your Thai cuisine favorites can be found here like Pad Thai and a variety of curry dishes.
The Thai Corner Cafe is located at 100 West 2nd Street in the downtown area of Reno.
4. Southwest Diner, Boulder City
This diner has an adorable exterior! It's a great option for people driving into Boulder City to visit the Hoover Dam. The diner serves a variety of sandwiches, soups, burgers, and homemade pies.
The Southwest Diner is located at 761 Nevada Highway in Boulder City.
5. Bleu Cafe, Carson City
This cafe is located in a less heavily trafficked area, next to the blood donation outpost in Carson City. They serve French style cuisine and their approach to their food can be summed up with the statement on the cover of their menu: "If it tastes like butter...it is butter!"
The Bleu Cafe is located at 240 East Winnie Lane in Carson City.
6. Weiss Restaurant Deli & Bakery, Henderson
If you're looking for a traditional Jewish style deli, you will adore Weiss Restaurant & Deli! All of your typical NY deli favorites are here, like matzoh ball soup, bagel and lox, and pastrami on rye.
Weiss Restaurant Deli & Bakery is located at 2744 North Green Valley Parkway in Henderson.
7. Rickshaw’s Fine Asian Bistro, Reno
The nondescript exterior hides an underrated and intimate setting sure to please any sushi lover. Food is fresh and made to order and there's a large variety of sushi and other Japanese dishes to indulge in. There are also daily specials not on the menu to look out for!
Rickshaw’s Fine Asian Bistro is located at 4944 South Virginia Street in Reno.
8. Los Portales Bakery, North Las Vegas
Los Portales definitely has an unremarkable exterior that many are likely to pass by. If you venture inside you'll find a bakery that makes some incredible authentic Mexican cakes and pastries. They also serve some dishes such as gorditas and menudo.
Los Portales Bakery is located at 2630 East Lake Mead Boulevard in North Las Vegas.
9. Chef Cheng’s Chinese Restaurant, Elko
The decor of this restaurant may confuse you if you're searching for Chinese food. There's a definite look of "1950's diner" to Chef Cheng's, but the food is definitely delicious Chinese cuisine. You'll find all your favorites here: hot and sour soup, Kung Pao Chicken, and potstickers.
1309 Idaho St
Elko, NV 89801
10. The Pig BBQ & Pub, Winnemucca
The exterior of this delicious BBQ spot is not flashy, but the food speaks for itself. You can delight your BBQ craving here with tri-tip, pulled pork, ribs, and of course, coleslaw!
The Pig BBQ & Pub is located at 1139 West Winnemucca Boulevard in Winnemucca.
11. Glutton, Las Vegas
Glutton's location in downtown Las Vegas and it's subtle exterior sometimes gives an impression that it's an overlooked, underrated spot. The exterior is warm and cozy and the menu focuses on shareable plates of food. Delicious examples include charred broccoli with butternut hummus, Japanese street corn, and beet salad.
Glutton is located at 616 East Carson Avenue, Suite 110 in the downtown area of Las Vegas.