Nevada’s rich immigrant history has led to the availability of many different types of delicious ethnic cuisines. Whether you’re hanging out in big places like Las Vegas and Reno, or taking it easy in one of Nevada’s charming small towns, you can find a variety of delicious dishes to satisfy you!
1. Cornish Pasty, Las Vegas
Located in the trendy downtown Arts District in Las Vegas, Cornish Pasty is a must for lovers of U.K. specialties like Scotch Eggs, Chicken Pot Pie, Guinness Stew and of course, pasties! Cornish Pasty is located at 10 East Charleston Boulevard.
2. Thai Jasmine, Gardnerville
Thai Jasmine prepares delicious favorites such as Mango Sticky Rice and a variety of curry dishes like Pumpkin Curry with Shrimp and Avocado Green Curry. The restaurant's friendly owner is always happy to greet clients and prepare food exactly as you like it. Thai Jasmine is located at 1328 U.S. Highway 395 North, Suite 204, in Gardnerville.
3. The Martin Hotel, Winnemucca
Basque food is a big deal in Nevada due to the heavy influence of Basque immigrants in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The Martin Hotel cooks yummy Basque food served family style, with such dishes as sweetbreads, beef tongue, lamb shanks and who doesn't love bread pudding? The Martin Hotel can be found at 94 West Railroad Street in Winnemucca.
4. The Lady Tamales, Carson City
This place definitely has an unassuming storefront which opens up into the kitchen and a low key dining area. The food is the real star! A variety of homemade Mexican dishes, with plenty of tamales, and very reasonable prices makes The Lady Tamales a real locals' favorite. The restaurant is located at 933 Woodside Drive, Suite 102 in Carson City.
5. Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant, Reno
Zagol is the place to go if you enjoy Ethiopian cuisine, or you're looking to try it out! Food is served on communal plates with injara, a flat sponge bread. The place also has lovely African art and decor to create a pleasant dining atmosphere. You can find Zagol at 855 East 4th Street in Reno.
6. Toki Ona Bar & Restaurant, Elko
Another Basque favorite in Nevada is Toki Ona, which has been an Elko institution since 1990. Stop on in for some Picon Punch and Baked Lamb! Toki Ona is located at 1550 Idaho Street in Eko.
7. Virginia City Jerky Co & Smokehouse BBQ, Virginia City
If your favorite ethnic cravings tend toward BBQ, this spot has smoked tri-tip sandwiches, bbq pork, jerky and of course, coleslaw and baked beans! This rustic little spot also has a patio that's dog friendly so your best friend can drool while you eat your delicious meal. Virginia City Jerky Company is located at 204 South C Street.
8. The Wok, Fallon
The Wok specializes in authentic Chinese cuisine as well as freshly prepared sushi. Their all-you-can-eat-sushi bar is the only place of its kind in Fallon. You can enjoy their dishes at 255 South Maine Street.
9. Cafe Berlin, Las Vegas
If you're craving some schnitzel, bratwurst and strudel, you will definitely get into Cafe Berlin's German cuisine. They have a good selection of German beers as well to complement your selections. Cafe Berlin is located in a strip mall at 4850 West Sunset Road in Las Vegas.
10. Pho 777 Vietnamese Noodle Restaurant, Reno
This unassuming spot in Reno serves Vietnamese dishes with several varieties of the comfort food favorite, pho! The place is known to have lines out the door for tables on certain days and times of the week. Get your pho on at 201 East 2nd Street in the downtown area of Reno.
Do you have a favorite type of ethnic cuisine and restaurant in Nevada? Share your recommendations in the comments!
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