Hussong's Cantina - Las Vegas
Hussong's Cantina - Las Vegas

Hussong's Cantina - Las Vegas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hussongslasvegas.com/
  • Phone: (702) 632-6450
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11am-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: William Rodriguez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Rock' N' Roll Mariachis playing every Wednesday thru Saturday night playing traditional Latin Tunes, as well as unexpected international hits such as "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd or "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mandalay Bay Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. Hotel parking also available at Mandalay Bay or Luxor.
A word from Hussong's Cantina - Las Vegas
Hussong's Cantina & Taqueria opened in 1892 in Ensenada Mexico. Hussong's invented the Margarita in 1941 by bartender Don Carlos Orozco. The name Hussong's has attached itself to chili cook-offs, tee-shirts, bumper stickers, beer, wine and tequila. Laugh and sing along with the rock 'n' roll mariachi bands or enjoy an Original Margarita. Whenever you visit Hussong's you perpetuate the legend.
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Hussong's Cantina - Las Vegas reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (4)great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (3)fit for foodies (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • we love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    we visit this place every time we go to Vegas. the food is excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There are better options in Vegas
    SharlynVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We went to Hussongs on our first night in Vegas. The sangria was watered down. Hubby's chicken fajitas were cold. Server was pleasant. Las Vegas is a foodie city. There are better options available - at better prices.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quick lunch
    ChinoFoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have wanted to try this place for a while. But I was not impressed. The food tasted like fast food. I was a little disappointed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    Julie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a group of 6 and were placed at a table next to the entrance so we had a better view of the mall/shoppes than of the restaurant. But, the food was excellent and the service was great. The Mariachis stopped by our table and were fun, friendly, non-intrusive as some can be. I would definitely eat here again next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Oklahoma
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Very poor food and our server that night was not very good. I had shrimp tacos, 1-3 pieces of shrimp per taco. All you taste on shrimp taco was slaw. My other daughter had nachos which she had to send back due to they came out cold. Fagitas are descent but portion size is very small. Would be nice place to break for cocktail but not good food or service at all
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The pozole soup was very delicious. The chicken flautas were huge. Enough for two to share. The sopes were okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hussong's Cantina
    DM24
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Way too expensive for what you get. Love the location, close to the Luxor and Mandalay Bay but the food is just ok. Portions are pretty small and way over priced! I would not recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    we love coming here every time we visit vegas. the food is wonderful as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Staff, Great Food
    tosharific
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I've left a review before, but I believe that they deserve another one. We enjoy eating at Houssong's when we are attending events at Mandalay Bay (and sometimes just when we want good Mexican/Tex-mex food). On this occasion, the food was delicious as always and our server was excellent. However, I accidentally dropped my cell phone onto the floor instead of into my purse. We were happily seated at the event before I realized it was missing. The hostesses we super nice and managed to find my phone between our telephone conversation and my sprint back through the hotel. They even gave me a glass of water once I had my phone and caught my breath. Just excellent service and friendly staff all the way around. We love Houssong's!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 88 reviews are from the Hussong's Cantina - Las Vegas reviews archive.
  • Fun friendly restaurant!
    luvsgoodfood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We stopped in for a quick dinner before starting a pub crawl for a bachelorette party. Servicer was very good, had great suggestions on margarita choices and boy was she on point!! The fresh strawberry margarita she recommended was amazing! We tried the steak nachos and tacos and they were very good! I would come back again!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegan Menu
    dpsct
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The vegan menu is what caught my attention. I was in Las Vegas an went 2 of the 4 nights in town. It impressed me that a waiter welcomed me back. I wish there was a place like this near where I live
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great vegan options
    foodlackyVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Vegan options are getting really easy to find in Vegas! I really wanted to try this place based on the vegan menu option. The food was actually great (I had the vegan chile relleno) except for the slop that they call guac. For $9 we expected table side or maybe hand made, we got a sloppy scoop in a dish that they admitted came pre-mixed (couldn't take out the jalapeno). The drinks were good but took forever... and it seems they didn't actually put in the meal order until after the drinks showed up. The reason for 2 star instead of 3 or 4 was the attitude of the host. Only 8 minutes late, she said that our table had been given away (half empty restaurant so just not true) then we saw her seat someone on crutches at a table with tall chairs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CamfamVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Got there early so sat at the bar before dinner. Jonathan, the bartender, provided great service. Drinks and food were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food & fun; a little pricey
    NancyW
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    It is a little tight and might be tough for larger parties, but since there were just two of us we didn't mind. It is loud, and the roaming mariachi singers certainly add to it. They are fun though--the person who complained that they are off-key and awful must either have been having a bad day or just doesn't have a high threshold for fun. The food was good--however, we got our entrees before the guacamole appetizer, & because the entrees were so large, we barely touched the guac. Waste of $8. They should have taken it off the check but didn't. I wanted a margarita but the prices are ridiculous. $18 for the one with Grand Marnier? No way. Settled for an overpriced draft beer instead. It's good but Border Grille is better for the money.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food
    Kimmi
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The food here was fresh and there were lots of it. I loved the cocktails and there is plenty of choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's gone down hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I had to send the chili relleno back because the chili wasn't cooked. It was literally raw. Disappointing because that is specifically what I went there for. I've had it there in the past and it was great. I ordered enchiladas after sending the chili relleno back and it was just ok. Sadly, the food's gone notably downhill since I've been there last. The service was good though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great happy hour
    vampsoul
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Went for happy hour on our first night in Vegas and had the best (and strongest) margaritas we've ever had along with excellent pork tacos and nachos. The value of the drinks and appetizers was amazing. We will definitely return on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy Guacamole
    GinnyVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The guacamole was pretty good, nice and full of lime. The rest of the food was good, not spectacular, but good solid Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hussongs for lunch!
    ChicagoVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    There were 4 of us dining, and we had fish tacos and shrimp tacos. It was plenty of food (especially with chips and salsa)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud enough to make you nauseous
    BeantownVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Four of us went to dinner this past Friday night before attending a beach concert at Mandalay Bay where we were staying. From the moment we walked in a group of 3 roving singing "caballeros" started singing at the top of their lungs. Out of tune I might add. One top off our table all the time. It's a small space. Conversation impossible. Comments to our waitress went unneeded. Who cared about the food or drink. Obnoxious. environment. One little boy at the table next to us looked scared to death. They kept singing. Ugh!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian food!
    Jimmcg17
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Wow is all I can say. A short can ride from the strip. Amazing good, great service, great cocktails. Will be on our "must visit" list everytime we hit Vegas.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Good
    Luvitorhateit
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This restaurant was not good at all. The experience was poor from the start. The hostess took us to the last table in the restaurant, which was dirty and near the restroom. It wouldn't be so bad if the place was full, but there were empty tables everywhere. The place looked nothing like the photos. The furniture wasn't clean and it looked very worn, not the modern look in the photos at all. The food was not good and the presentation was clearly a "D". The place was a bust for us. The prices were the only thing good.
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  • Limited late night menu
    HBfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Our first visit to Hussongs. The decor was eclectic and our server was helpful, but seemed a little bored. Since it was late we were limited to just a few items on the menu. We ordered the Carnitas Street Tacos. They were tasty but came wrapped in a single tortilla. We asked our server why they were not double wrapped and she stated "they use to be, but not any longer." As a result they fell apart in our fingers. We also tried an Original Hussong's Margarita which was tasty.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had a group of 6 and it was a blast. Great food and the Mariachi band was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love to Dine
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This would be a great restaurant to go just for a drink or for dinner with family and friends. It was very loud and energetic, as the restaurant was packed when we sat down for dinner. The food was very good for the overall portions and quality. Everyone seemed to be having a good time and enjoying themselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, fun atmosphere
    TheRapat
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    My friends and I dined at Hussong's after seeing a show in Mandalay Bay. We made reservations via OpenTable because it was Cinco de Mayo so we thought it would be packed. The food was fantastic, reasonably priced and came out quick. A great Mariachi band came to our table while we waited and they were hysterical. They played any genre of music you wanted. We requested Rap and tried to stump them but they were great. The place was very reasonably priced although in Mandalay Bay and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Try the fajitas- they were wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We decided to eat here since we were planning to see the Michael Jackson Cirque De Soleil at Mandalay Bay as well. The service was fast-food came out even faster-yummy drinks and food! Would highly recommend!
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  • loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    the staff was very helpful. there was a band playing which was great ambiance. the food was excellent. will always visit when in vegas
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Veggie Friendly Options
    VeggieLover
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We went here because of the Vegan options on the menu. The food was great except the Mango-Habanero Guac. That lacked kick you would expect from habanero. Also, it didn't have any salt. The service was pretty poor. We never got any water, but we did get ONE basket of chips the whole night while I watched others get multiple baskets without asking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing experience
    VegFoodie
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I picked this restaurant because they had a vegan menu, and overall it seemed like the reviews were favorable. On the vegan menu, tacos claimed to be served in double tortillas, each filled with breaded zucchini and cabbage and these had none of those things. There were roasted veggies (mostly potatoes and onions) on single tortillas and my vegan tacos were topped with cheese! We faced similar disappointment with our margaritas which were served in pint glasses. I really wanted to like Hussong's Cantina, but the only positive came with the chips and salsa.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Find in the shops at Mandalay Bay
    FranVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good Mexican/Tex-Mex food with entertainment !! One of the best ceviches we have had!!
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  • 21st Birthday Celebration
    LizP909
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Reservation made through Open Table was easy. Hussongs called me that morning to confirm. They allowed me to bring a small birthday cake and provided plates and forks. Food was fun and yummy. Margaritas were delicious! Our server was fast, friendly, and efficient! All in all it was a great night for our group of 16. The Mariachis were awesome too! I'd come again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Las Vegas customer dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    I took 5 customer's to the restaurant. We were attending the PPAI tradeshow at Mandalay Bay. Our wait staff were informative and prompt. The 3 piece band was very fun and engaging. The food good. A nice experience - thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best margaritas in town!
    ContinentalDiner
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    We recently took some clients here for dinner and the atmosphere was fun, the service was excellent and the margaritas are the best we've found in LV so far. The mariachi band was a little too loud for the small room, but they were still fun and really good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and very loud.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Service was slow. Food was overpriced, though tasty. Staff was friendly. Mariachi band was very loud and not good performers. Was looking for a fun dining environment to have dinner with colleagues. This was not the right place to have a conversation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vegas dinner
    HollyJo
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Chose to eat here with other couples in Vegas. Food was good, service was good, the singers were loud and could not here each other at all. Fun but not if you want to talk to each other--:)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations too high...
    ehogan45
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Pros: Our server was great. He was originally from Bend, Oregon, that's a "good" thing. Mariachi band was energetic and entertaining. Cons: Food was only "so-so". Roasted corn had some flavor but appeared to be previously frozen. The kernels were small and mushy. Rellanos were the "new" reconstructed style. Pablano pepper was too spicy (and I like spicy). The black beans were way over salted. Blackberry margarita was more blackberry than margarita.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing to write home about.
    Jules
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Food was so-so.Drinks were yummy. Service was good.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • margarita fun!.
    vicki8227VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We had a great time - especially the margaritas!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The choice for Mexican in Vegas
    MicahBVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    This restaurant offered the convenience of being on the strip (in the Shoppes at Mandalay), while also being quite convenient--since I was staying in Mandalay Bay. Avoid the high priced option in the Casino and check out the more reasonable, yet very good dining options up the escalator between Mandalay and Luxor. We also had the bonus of dining during a football game, where there were drink specials as well (a great $10 margarita). The food was excellent. Standard offerings plus some specials. Perfect for a casual lunch or dinner in Vegas. The rib eye special on this night was worth it. Although the rib eye tacos on the menu were also very good. Fresh guac. And friendly service--from the wait staff and management.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.