For those not local to Las Vegas, it is easy to forget that this city is more than just the Las Vegas Strip. In a city that is known for having virtually anything and everything in excess, South Las Vegas provides a small-scale refined food culture compared to the hustle and bustle of the Strip. This part of town boasts a variety of gourmet, high-end restaurants that include luxurious French and seafood restaurants featuring dishes like steak tartare and oysters on the half shell. Local favorites also include laid-back and authentic Mexican eateries featuring a variety of tacos, enchiladas and arepas. The area is also home to a few soul food spots known for their bluesy feel, live music and rich Southern fare.