Ricardo's
Ricardo's

Ricardo's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ricardosoflasvegas.com/
  • Phone: 7022279100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 2;30pm - 6:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Casildo Moreno and Jose Carbajal
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Our catering team executes everything from casual group deliveries to fancy sit-down fiestas. We have a liquor catering license. We'll serve from 10 to 1000, in a meeting room, park, or any remote site. On larger groups, we prepare any cuisine desired. We've accommodated Las Vegas' catering needs for 30 years!
  • Private Party Facilities: Our restaurant offers many different dining areas (rooms). One is private while the others are able to be segregated. Ricardo's offers group menus, action stations, or buffets for groups.
  • Private Party Contact: Susan Gomez 7022279100
  • Entertainment: We can arrange additional entertainment for private parties and catering events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. Flamingo and Decatur
  • Public Transit: CAT bus service is offered on each street at our corner. Cabs are plentiful.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our parking lot offers ample parking for traditional vehicles, RV's, and large buses.
A word from Ricardo's
Ricardo's is a full service Mexican restaurant and cantina. Our menu has authentic, creative, and unique plates. We've served over 25 million Las Vegans and visitors for over 30 years. We offer traditional dining, banquets, private parties, off site catering, and cantina parties. The cantina offers video poker machines in the bar top. The full bar serves 100% blue agave tequilas in every margarita! Strolling magician and free WiFi offered. Mixers, group dinners, luncheon meetings, cocktail appetizer events.....we're ready to serve you and your guests! Home of the Guinness World's record largest margarita....7,627 gallons!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Ricardo's reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (11)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (8)special occasion (5)fit for foodies (4)romantic (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • as alway s SPLENDID
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The staff is very accommodating as my wife is severely handicapped. anything she needs appears nearly by magic our favorite item is the Chili Rellano it is nearly DESERT! the chips served with THREE dips from different areas of Mexico is very tasty. the kitchen staff is very accommodating for special requests (one in our party was very allergic to cilantro so they made her dinner without that specific spice) all in all a great experience we try to go out to Ricardo's at least once or twice a month most nearly every time the owners are in site and actively working showing employees and guest alike how much they love what they do and want employees and guests to enjoy Ricardo's s well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great Food
    vctry
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food is always served fresh and hot. The menu is filled with lots of choices! Our server was very attentive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like
    Navarro
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Pancho Villas is an amazing server and I will continue to go back
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mexican Restaurant in Vegas
    BestMexican
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've been a customer of Ricardo's since the early 1980s. This is the best Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas - locally owned and operated by wonderful, good people.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Horrible
    Vegasfoodies
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We made a reservation and still somehow got stuck in the loud, very unromantic, bar seating. The margarita was horrendous and the food was only marginally better. Not impressed with any part of the experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mexican food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I looked up a place on yelp & found This restaurant to be out of the strip so I tried it out. I made a reservation thru open table but it seemed like the front lady didn't care :( I enjoy the chips & salsa the grilled halibut was delicious. I had the chile relleno it was good. I was sad bc I didn't get a dessert for my bday so we weren't able to take a pic
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Happy!!!!
    jimmyd
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Over 48 years of going to Mexican restaurants around the world and comparing them has finally lead me to this one. I took my wife there after she arrived on a flight from California for our Anniversary Dinner. I was so very pleased with the entire experience. I believe what impressed me the most was the genuine friendly service. I am telling everyone I do business with to go and try out this wonderful place. The food was the finest. Thank you very much! Jim DeLaigle De l Aigle Ranch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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  • Five stars for Mexican Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food and the variety are excellent. I rated this five stars for Mexican food, not to be confused with five stars for Fine Dining. We drove all the way over there from Aliante because my 85 year old father will only eat ground beef enchiladas. They have machaca, chicken, cheese and shredded beef enchiladas also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at reasonable prices
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    There's not a lot to say here. We liked Ricardo's. It is a typical upper end Mexican restaurtant. All the dishes were prepared as expected and the guacamole was outstanding. The food was served quickly, hot and to perfection. A huge tequila list, so if you have a favorite or are interested in trying a new one, it is likely for sale at Ricardo's. The food was good and there are many dishes on the menu not found in the normal Mexican restaurant. I felt it was a great value - great drinks and everything else that goes with it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A refreshing break from the strip
    MattCB
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Ricardo's just hit the spot for us and is well worth the short drive or cost of a taxi to get their. Their service was exemplary, the food was fresh, clean on the palate and simply delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in LV for food, margaritas!
    DrSuzyQ
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Best margaritas and Mexican food in Las Vegas; Fabulous service! I wish we had a Ricardo's in San Diego.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We hadn't been to Ricardo's in several years. I was surprised at how small the order of fajitas had gotten. It's about 1/4 the size it used to be. So no leftovers. But the price stayed the same. Or maybe even went up. The food was good. And that's about it. The service was a bit cold. The staff was not very friendly. But they were efficient. The waitress even took my plate before I even started eating my fajitas. I had to ask the bus girl for another one.
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  • Always great!
    vctry
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everyone at this table had something different, everyone did little talking as we were enjoying the food and service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No bueno
    LVFoodSnobVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food was below average and expensive for Mexican food, and the service was really poor. You also need to leave a tip in front of the wait staff on the machine they use. When I pushed the 15%(which I should have left 5% in hindsight), the waiter was rather huffy, and asked "was everything all right???" When we left, I received stone-faced glare. Also, smelled like a bathroom air freshner when I walked in. Booth seat was old and uncomfortable.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 131 reviews are from the Ricardo's reviews archive.
  • Howie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Good food, generous helpings and reasonable pricing. Good choice for dining between 8:00 and 10:00PM.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Essen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Das Essen war sehr gut. Das Personal aufmerksam und freundlich.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food used to be better
    nifty
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    While nether one of us cared for our main course (fish tacos) the green salsa was awesome. The chips that were first given to us though looks like that just came through a food processor. When we mentioned it to the waitress, she said, "I noticed that." Didn't bother to change them out originally though. I always think a margarita is OVERPRiCED! Come on, we all now what's in, the prices are ridiculous!
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  • Great Birthday Food and Service.
    Bece2
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Ricardo's is a neighborhood gem that I have enjoyed visiting over the past few years. I had a spur of the moment idea to ask a few family members to join me there on Friday night for my Bday. I made reservations thru OPEN TABLE and the rest ...a great night. My choice was HALIBUT AJO ROJO, a huge piece of delicious seafood. My sister had BURRITO de CARNITAS VERDES and loved it...other choices;FLAUTAS DE FAJITAS, CARNE ASADA, BAJA FINGERS and CALIFORNIA CHICKEN CESAR. Chips and salsa choices are fantastic. Service was great and the night ended with FLAN and singing Happy Birthday. Great choice, if I do say so myself.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Our favorite Mexican restaurant, always good food and service.
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  • one of the best!
    Weezyb53
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I haven't been to ricardo's in several years but it was just as good as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food was good but service poor. I arrived promptly at 7:00pm for my dinner reservation. Had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. It appeared that people from wait list without reservations were seated before me. It appears that reservations are meaningless to seating priority. Once seated table service was slow. Our dinner order was taken 40 minutes after arrival at restaurant. Dinner finally served one hour after arrival.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    one of our favorites, we return frequently...............................
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  • First time and loved it
    Navarro
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Our Server Francisco Villas was great! Price was good and the portions of the food were awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Richardo's Luncheon
    LVPatty
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My office was treated to a lunch for employee appreciation day. I suggested Ricardo's because of the yummy food. Not only do they have a lunch time buffet, but ordering off of the menu is also an option. As always, the food was very good as were the Margaritas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place to get away from the noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Nice quite, friendly place to enjoy a meal in Las Vegas. Family owned and operated, good food , reasonable prices. 10 minutes from the strip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Best Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas, great, friendly service, terrific food, we love it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok but not what it used to be
    crazytekkie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I used to be a weekly visitor to Ricardos. Whether it be the old location which is no longer at trop as well as the decatur location. Although the food isnt bad and compares to a few other restaurants, its also not great compared to some places and what it used to be years ago. The service also left a little to be desired. We used to get out food amazingly quick once the order was placed, this time it took quite a while till our server came back after the initial sit down. Once he finally came back to take our order it took a rather longer time to get our food than it used to or what i would consider reasonable. The place wasnt exceptionally busy to justify that. The paging system they use needs to be updated too.. never buzzed us
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OPEN XMAS and 24 HRS
    Peter
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We were pleased to enjoy a quiet XMAS-Day dinner here while other establishments were on holiday. The staff greeted and served with smiles. The margarita was HUGE and the food arrived fresh, hot and tasty. No disappointments and we'd repeat again. Surprised to learn of the 24-hour operation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service
    Deeamm
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Best service we have had in a very long time! Will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    vctry
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Early bird specials are great, the portions are big and the service was Top Notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raul did yet another fantastic
    KEKEVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Raul did yet another fantastic job - as always! Thanks for the great meal and great service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Raul did a fantastic job!
    KEKEVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Raul did a fantastic job! Wonderful food, plenty of checks to make sure we had no empty glasses of water or beer. Thanks Raul!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Good basic Mexican food
    ShastaVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    I'm still looking for that "fantastic" Mexican food restaurant in Las Vegas. So far, nothing sticks out. Ricards's was good, but not great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank you Debbie! Never had
    KEKEVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    Thank you Debbie! Never had an empty glass or an empty basket of chips - absolutely wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The warm welcome at Ricardo's
    Janet
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    The warm welcome at Ricardo's makes us feel at home. The staff extends themselves to ensure that our food is prepared to our liking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I loved Ricardo's!
    Tiffany
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    I thoroughly enjoyed Ricardo's! Everything was positive about my experience. The food is authentic Mexican food and the prices aren't bad. The margaritas were delicious! I had a peach margarita and loved it! The service was great and the bar area is awesome! There are little tvs at each booth in the bar area. I give it two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and very nice service.
    Tjmoser13
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Great food and very nice service. We were seated in the same area as a wedding so I can't hold them for the noise level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • drinks ok food not so
    scott
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    We had a group dinner scheduled because they take reservations and we were coming from out of town. Drinks and service were good but the food wasn't all that good and I expected better.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service
    Gena
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    This is the second year in a row we have gone to Ricardo's for an after graduation party. This year the reservation was made for 30. Everyone did not show up at once, and it was 30-45 mins before our party was complete. From the beginning service was great and everyone received immediate attention as soon as they wandered in. By the time everyone showed up the party became 40 and the head waiter, Freddie, was amazing and accommodated us wonderfully. The whole experience was fantastic and we will definitely be back next year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 'A Go To" Neighborhood spot
    Bece2
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    I have been enjoying Ricardo's for over 5 years. It is consistant with good food and atmosphere. From fish taco's to fajitas to burgers..everything is good. I did the buffet once, but prefer to order off menu. It's worth a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.