Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar
Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://chayolv.com/
  • Phone: 7026913773x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Service Daily: 11:00am - Late Night
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Ernesto Zendejas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live DJs nightly and our house mascot, Chayo, our mechanical bull!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Flamingo Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We are steps away from The Quad and Flamingo Hotels parking garages and valet.
A word from Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar
Prepare your senses for a fusion of flavors that reaches into the heart of Mexico. Our Kitchen and Tequila Bar offers hand selected ingredients, which are designed to intrigue each of your senses. The only thing with more "bite" than Chayo’s Cuisine is the selection of tequilas. Chef Ernesto Zendejas studied the craft of cooking with prestigious chefs and culinary institutes, so that he could perfect Mexican dishes that speak to his hometown, Mexico City.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (27)great for outdoor dining (26)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (11)special occasion (10)fit for foodies (6)scenic view (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)neighborhood gem (3)romantic (1)Show More
  • Rude/unprofessional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Manager Jason was rude, we went expecially for a sampler special and told us it was a mis-print. We left and he asked were we were from and made sarcastic remark s about it. Posted review also on facebook.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    my husband and I ordered the ribeye fajitas, because we were hungry. It was basically a ribeye soaked in tomato sauce. We were disappointed. The food is overpriced. The margaritas were good tough.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great versions of old classics
    Jamie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Vibrant place in the Linq with really great food. I had enchiladas which we're amazing. There's even a mechanical bull in the centre if the place if you fancy having a go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some Hits but Mostly Misses
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    If you want tasty lobster tacos (tapas size) go here, if you like sweet margarita's go here, if you like fresh made guacamole definitely go here, and really hot salsa come here. I didn't care for the margarita's at all as I prefer a more tart flavor as did most of my group. However one of the gals liked it so it depends what your preference is. One gal order a mojito and said barely any mint flavor, or alcohol. The waitress did take it off our bill though. Don't order the ceviche its awful! Overall so-so food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WorldTravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fresh guac was very good. The lobster tacos were excellent as was cilantro cream soup. Wait staff were very efficient. The outdoor terrace was great for people watching in the Linq.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    JewelVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Excellent food, service, and environment. Would definitely recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very Noisy Place
    Allingoodtaste
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The restaurant was clean, spacious but very, very loud for an older couple. Staff were polite but could not provide a "quiet spot."Food was adequate but everything was al a carte.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too many restrictions
    DiWa
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We couldn't get the fish tacos grilled they had to be deep-fried. Could not get shrimp tacos. And had to pick the three soft tacos all in the same flavor. The salsa was bright red and watery. The pork rinds did not make sense. And the poor for the glass of wine was so small and over priced. Wouldn't go back. Bad music.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not bad, but not great.
    Vegasladygaga
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food quality was fine, but not for the price. It was incredibly loud, as if you were eating in a night club. This is a great place for group tourists like bachelor parties or corporate guys grabbing dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Went a second time two days later! The food is great. A little pricey but worth it. The ambience is perfect. They have single dishes and platters that you can share. Sits right on the Linq so that you can people watch. The staff gives great customer service. The desserts are worth saving room for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid lunch
    KK26VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    There are a lot of solid options for food and drink at the Linq and this was just that - solid. Having to pay for chips and salsa is a little strange, but they were good. There wasn't much of a crowd for lunch which was nice. The carnitas tacos were good but not great, lacked seasoning. The chicken enchiladas were good, though. And the side item of chipotle corn on the cob was the highlight.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience.
    veggieluver
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We were not sure what to expect because the reviews for service and food quality were not encouraging. We were very pleasantly surprised because we had a great experience. Service was great and so was the vegetarian food that we had. It pays to try yourself rather than relying only on reviews by others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st BDay
    CUGRZ
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a great time celebrating our son's 21st BDay with a group ... great food, service and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    VegasVacay
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great margaritas, fantastic chips and salsa, and the entrees were wonderful. It's located in a new and fun area of the strip with patio seating and large tables inside that are great for groups. There is a mechanical bull that seems a bit out of place, but provided an entertaining distraction when it was put to use. The servers were very attentive. It was a hit with everyone in our party!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Calbearalumni
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Made reservations for my sisters bachelorette dinner without ever being here. I was very pleased with everything about this place. It was fun, cool, and the food was AMAZING!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Very good food, drinks, service, and vibe. Worth going to again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ttownfoodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The bull was a hit! So much fun! Food was great and reasonably priced! Drinks were really good too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impeccable Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were a table of 6 and all of us kept commenting on how great the service was! The food was delicious and fun! The portions were enough that we should have ordered much less and shared more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food leaves a lot to be desired. They need to stay with traditional Mexican. They try too hard
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service of good food
    FeedMeGood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my family to Chayo on Father's Day, since my father loves Mexican food. It was a very windy day, they were seating guests on the patio and just ignoring the fact that food was flying off the tables. We ordered drinks, the wine was poorly served and a "virgin" piña colada was served with a double dose of rum. We had to ask for silverware and appetizer plates. The food was surprisingly good but definitely overshadowed by the poor service. The food gives this place potential to be a success, only if they can get the service up to par.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Chowtime
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great food and drinks. Indoor and outdoor seating available, with a view to The Linq and High Roller.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Kt123456
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The ambiance is fantastic and it has a really cool, relaxed vibe. Our food was fantastic and the drinks were great, just a little expensive. Would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    SaraBella
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I went to Chayo for my birthday dinner with 9 of my girlfriends. It is located in the linq Las Vegas and was pretty easy to get to. The food was just ok, and I thought it was over priced for what you got. Our server seemed nervous but was very nice and helpful as he explained the menu items to our party. The hostess staff is the reason for the two star review. They were very unfriendly and not at all helpful. Overall I would probably not visit this one again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 29 reviews are from the Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar reviews archive.
  • Chayo @ The Linq
    Notsochayo
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been here once before close to opening weekend. The experience was good. This time it was average. We sat at our table had to ask 2x for set ups ( napkins plates silverware) asked for salsa never brought it. Wine servings are a joke. The food is good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and improved service!
    Daniel702
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Last time we were here, the service was horrendous. This time, it was excellent and the food--great as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere & food
    Goodlife2
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Chayo is located in The Linq, which is a new outdoor retail complex on the strip. They have a really nice outdoor patio & the space inside is really cool. Not you usual Mexican restaurant decor. They had a DJ playing when we were there. They also have a mechanical bull in the middle of the room which was entertaining to say the least. We had great service & the food was really good. The chicken enchiladas were to die for & the Don margarita were strong & tasty. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great add to the linq!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The linq project turned out really great and different especially for the strip. Chayo is one of the great spots located within the mall. The food was very different when it comes to Las Vegas Spanish food. Had a slight modern twist to it. Loved the margaritas and the fajitas ! Our server was attentive and did a great job unfortunately I can't remember his name, but I can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and drinks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a bachelorette party of 8 on Saturday night. The food was unique and delicious and the drinks were awesome!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/ Questionable Service
    Daniel702
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food at this place is awesome. The service needs a facelift. Our server was a complete airhead as she forgot what we wanted on numerous occasions, did not refill drinks and served our appetizers before even taking our meal orders. We were able to place our food order after we were finished eating the appetizers. I would go back, though for the food and ambiance as these were great!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    VegasGal
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is the second time I've been to Chayo and both times I've had horrible service. We ordered drinks and it was about 20 mins before our order was finally taken for a party of 7. Once the food came out the waitress forgot to put two orders in and everyone finished their meals before the other two were even brought out. Once we were ready to leave because we had a concert to go to their systems were down and the waitress was completely unapologetic and rude when we asked to speak to a manager because we were in a time crunch. I won't be returning... its too bad because the food is actually tasty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really fun
    Tacotime
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great food! Great service! The mechanical bull is awesome
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service
    TravelFoodie
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Arrived and was seated right away. It was about 15 minutes before we saw a waitress. She took our drink order and entrees. We received our entrees after a half hr wait and the worst part we hadn't even received our drinks by the time the food came. Apparently there was a large party and the resturant thought that was an acceptable response.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tourist trap
    Steeler1
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Felt sorry for the waitress who was given more tables than she could handle. Drinks took forever, nobody ever came back to ask if we needed more water; cocktails, etc. we had to ask for chips and salsa twice. A group of about 50 people walked in, which I felt was not appropriate for dining...it would have been fine if it were for a reception, but it was definitely not. The waitress excused the kitchen staff as they were so busy trying to handle the 50 or so that walked in. Looks like they had come of a tour bus, not sure. The drinks were watered down and expensive. The food was average, but $14 for 3 "street tacos" seemed outlandish...no beans, no rice. Didn't care at all for the "twist" on Mexican food.
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  • Very dissapointing
    Toni
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This would be a place I would only recommend for drinking. The mexican food was "ok" at best and several of us had the ahi tuna dish and on all 3 plates, the tuna was frozen in the middle and raw. The Mahi fish was bland and cold also. There were many serevice/staff people that were there but service was lacking. We had to ask for our wine 5 times and when it came was the wrong bottle and by the time they brought the bottle back, everyone was done eating and ready to go. disappointing.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    flyingv
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    It's a neat new place within the new Linq area. They had some good authentic Mexican dishes but nothing to rave about. The margarita was $13 and very small and bland. It has strip prices for average service. Not a bad place, but I expected a bit more.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Service were not good
    foodlover
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I know there are growing pains....but that was not what happened here We did not enjoy ourselves at this restaurant. The waiter was friendly..... but very awkward and not really that helpful. He did not do a good job of describing the menu OR letting us know that we needed to order sides... that would have been nice. My steak was burned and not worth the $32 My husband had the smallest pork tenderloin possible. Not worth the money you have to pay here. While in La Vegas we ate at MANY high end restaurants so this review is not without comparison to other similarly priced restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Fun!
    Charlie
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Came here on date night with BF. Sat around the bull, figured it would be fun to watch the people ride, and it was close to the bar. Mallory was our server and fantastic. We ordered a Pancho villa and the office for drinks, sooo good and different. For dinner we had chicken enchiladas, very tasty with mole sauce...YUM! and the ahi tuna, also very good. Once dinner was over we moved to the bar. The vibe was so fun and great music. We ended up trying two tequila flights recommended by the bartender...we will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what the name implies
    Annie
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    If the restaurant touts that it is a "tequila bar" then why is a cilantro infused Patron the ONLY flavored tequila available for shots? Food was good. Waiter had three small tables and was in the weeds!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, but too expensive
    Shannonll
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was good, but the menus do not include all the components of each item and the portion to price is way out of whack. They are definitely making WAY more than the 30% profit that most restaurants operate on. Our server could have been available more and really the only word for him was "weird." However the bussers and food runners were very nice and helpful. Unfortunately, I would rather go somewhere with cheaper and better Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poorly Run Mistake
    HcopenVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I have never seen so many plates of food delivered to the wrong tables at multiple times on a slow Sunday night…. The food we got was cold. Will not be going back - Good luck. Oh great views though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate