Hussong's Cantina - Las Vegas

4.4
253 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Fun
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mexican
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Hours of operation

Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(702) 632-6450
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Noe Alcala
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Private party facilities
Whether you’re planning a rehearsal dinner, business gathering, birthday celebration, bachelor/bachelorette party, or a corporate buyout, Hussong's welcomes all types of events, big or small. Family style or buffet, we have menus and beverages packages to fit your needs.
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Private party contact
Diana Webber: (702) 322-8350
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Cross street
Mandalay Bay Road
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Parking details
Hotel Parking with Valet for the Shoppes at Mandalay Place
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Entertainment
Live Rock" N' Roll Mariachis playing every Thursday, Friday and 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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 253 People Are Saying
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Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

food was cold and overpriced
server was rude and inattentive

been her before and enjoyed

very disappointing

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C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great musicians! The highlight of the evening!

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JS
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband had a burrito and I had the rellano. Both were very tasty. Mariachi band was great.

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SM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere! I loved the live music. They came to sing to my husband for his birthday, and it was such a treat. The shrimp tacos were AMAZING! great flavor and great crunch!!! Will deff be going back.

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W
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Waiter was great. Hostess was great. Food was good. Having said all that there were 3 musicians singing constantly and wandering around the restaurant and they were extremely loud. We gave up on having a conversation and left as quickly as we could.

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K
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious! Fun atmosphere. The Corn appetizer is amazing!!

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TK
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Margaritas

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BA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good drinks, and stellar service. Would definitely return.

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Not my Choice for Mexican food.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

Had a great time listening to the mariachi sing. But the food was not as good as expected. All the orders were wrong. Server was not the friendliest. But the chips and salsa was great.

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food with excellent choice for vegetarians and vegans. Cocktails are also great.

Portion sizes are very generous and food tasted great.

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Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here twice while in Vegas and the food is delicious. The side of guacamole comes with porkrines.

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VG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hussongs is always on point! I love to go for the tacos. You can mix up your tacos and get 3 or 4 different, tasty treats. The staff is always so nice and inviting. If you are looking for a yummy, fun spot on the strip, Hussongs is the place to go.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service and fun environment

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Vegan happy hour was A+ for the price and quality! Margaritas definitely delivered!

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Houston
30 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were good. Food had some interesting twists as well.
Group enjoyed the meal overall.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was my birthday I booked on her and mentioned it but nobody did anything at the bar

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MD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Food and Service. This is a fun spot with varied and interesting menu. Not your typical Mexican restaurant. Attentive waiters/waitresses, good beer and drink selection and very tasty burritos. The Carnita tacos, chicken Fajitas, do it yourself burrito and Chili Relleno were excellent.

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CD
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had family in town and went here for dinner. It was pleasant and we enjoyed it.

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Food was awesome, veggie options great with mock meat also. Would definitley go vack.

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EG
Las Vegas
39 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently made a return visit to Hussong's as was attending a show at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay and this is a very convenient location. It was a Friday evening and the place was jamming! At the moment, they have a special chef, Katsuji Tanabe, from Season 12 of Top Chef. He has created some special dishes - and I def recommend checking them out! Amongst them we had the lump crab guacamole, filet fajitas with shishito peppers (YUM) and tempura red snapper with bitter mixed greens salad! All the dishes were so delish and go really well with their signature margaritas! They had a really cool 3 piece mariachi band playing everything from Journey to Neil Diamond! Chad the GM stopped by to check on things and is a really cool guy. Service, food, music = AWESOME - how can you go wrong? Stop on by & enjoy - you won't be disappointed!

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p
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a group of 16 people. We enjoyed our evening. Our server was pleasant. Entertainment was great! Great margaritas!

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FF
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The fajitas were good, as were the chips and salsa. The Queso bean dip was excellent as a shared appetizer.

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TB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Fast service, friendly wait staff, tacos were good but nothing amazing.

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a whiner, but nothing to complain about here. Good service, excellent food, reasonable prices. I’ll be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is very good!! I like the place so much that I bought one of their shirts. I never do that.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed going back to Hussong’s. Food was good, waiter was tremendous, and we had fun.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Opentable overbooked the venue and we were threatened to be denied service. Hussong’s did a fantastic job of rearranging the reservations to accommodate us.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and staff! Looking forward to the next visit!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were hoping for more consistency on the main course. The taco shells were definitely soggy and somewhat oily / greasy. The margaritas were really good, the guacamole was good and Mexican street corn was amazing. All that said the entrees/tacos were disappointing. The customer service is good, we probably should have spoken to the restaurant regarding our entrees but we did not. To be fair we did not allow for the restaurant to make it right, so that's somewhat on us.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun ambiance (make sure to catch the mariachi band), fantastic drinks (mojito is one of the best ever) and the food is addictive. If you’re looking for a fun casual time with great food, this is the place.

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EG
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hussongs - 'home of the original margarita' - so of course one must try what they are famous for. I like the frozen version but the on the rocks version is just a good and tasty! As other reviews have mentioned two things in particular - Happy Hour and also vegan items. Casual fun atmosphere and conveniently located at the Mandalay Place Shoppes - between Luxor and Mandalay Bay Resorts (really convenient if you're going to see the MJ One show at MB). Lots of great and traditional Mexican cuisine - don't get too filled up on the complimentary chips and salsa - the chips are light and crisp and the salsas feature a more traditional pico de gallo and the other one is a little more on the spicy side. While they do not have 'table side' guacamole service the Hussong's Classic is very good and comes with some flavorful pork rinds. Fajitas, burritos, and tacos are some of the favorite dishes on the menu as well as Chile Rellenos and enchiladas - something for everyone. Don't miss out on this gem next time you're in the area - you'll leave very full and happy! Shout out to Chad the GM and Sarah our server for a great experience as well as the rest of the team. Great service along with great food = good times! !Salud!

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LC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service!!! We will definitely be back.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

It was a bad place for a business dinner. It was super noisy and our table was not ready when we arrived. I had made the reservation approx a month in advance and it was for 12 clients. When we arrived it was only set for 10 people.
Our server was really bad. She never came back to check on us. We had to constantly flag someone down. When the wait staff was coming to clear dishes from our table, we had to ask them for drinks and soda refills.
She was all over the place and we felt really embarrassed, since we were hosting the business dinner with our newest outside reps from all over the country.
I apologized many times for the bad service. They were however, very happy with the food.
Even though it was pretty loud in there, we had a successful meeting.
The drinks were wonderful and the pricing was great for the meal and all the drinks, that we
did pay for, for all of our reps.

Thank you for the chance to let you know about our experience.

Sincerely,
Francie Gonzalez- 480-855-5465

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VB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Staff was very friendly, attentive and helpful. The food was ok Mexican. I expected more but it was fine.

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LT
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Best menu item is the guacamole and the drinks are good. Did not care for the carnitas at all—too sweet, and the chimichangas were marginal as well. Service and the guacamole is what would bring me back.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great vegan options! We really enjoyed the food! Nice casual atmosphere.

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

No bueno on the tortilla soup. The waiter was excellent and lifted our otherwise disappointing experience. The website photos set our expectations higher than what we experienced.

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JS
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely lunch. Will visit again

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BB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was there for a business luncheon that I was hosting. The restaurant ran out of gas to cook with so the waitress was very apologetic but the manager was nowhere to be seen, to help with the messaging. We waited 90 minutes for our food to arrive and would have left if we could have gotten in to another restaurant - the conference was busy as were all of the dining establishments. One of our diners arrived 20 minutes later but they did not pull her order to match with ours despite the gap in time waiting for them to have gas restored to the restaurant kitchen. We waited an additional 30 minutes for her food and it wasn’t until we called the manager over that the issue was resolved - the waitress advised that the cooks would not pull that late order up to the front of the queue even though she was with us.
The tostada salad was delicious but the kale salad was disappointing - so were the tacos.

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