GMO-free, organic and locally-sourced ingredients? Why, yes. El Dorado Cantina’s got it. Add a pretty impressive gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan menu, and we’re sold.
Albeit Strip prices for the eats (table-side guac is $16), the food is solid. Here, it’s first and foremost about the healthy ingredients and then how they come together to create flavorful Mexican eats.
So, let’s talk about your options. And, there are plenty of options. Apps include the guacamole, as mentioned, but also a mango guac, along with a ghost chili salsa.
This spot is known for tacos. Heck, they’ve garnered quite a few awards for their little corn tortilla filled goodies. For us lovely vegan folk, try the cactus tacos. These bad boys feature tender grilled cactus filled with salsa cascabel, pico de gallo and fresh guac (because we can never have enough guacamole in our lives, right?).
If you want to stick to more traditional options, there are the corn and mixed veggie variety of tacos to choose from.
For an entree that isn’t a taco, the veggie burrito is massive and comes with a side of rice.
Also. You guys. They have a vegan dessert. Two, actually. Churros and chocolate and strawberries. You can be like us and get ’em both, because Mexican desserts are amazing.
Don’t miss out on the agua fresca options (fruit water) like watermelon or tamarind, our personal favorite.
This spot is 24/7, so that means there’s also breakfast. The only on-menu breakfast item to eat is fruit cocktail though.
One tiny word of warning: one El Dorado location is literally attached to Sapphire Gentleman’s Club. Separate entrance, but don’t let the limos and other, ahem, things, throw you off. The Mexican game here is strong.
3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, 89109, 702-722-2289; Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., 89145, 702-333-1112; Open 24/7
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby and has emerged as the face of plant-based dining in Las Vegas and the leading plant-based restaurant consultant in the city. She spent a decade in the travel blogging world before switching gears to work in elephant rescue in Thailand. Diana travels the world to meet chefs and try vegan food, as well as speak at events focusing on travel, tourism, veganism and entrepreneurship. She’s a partner with the prestigious James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinners at the James Beard House. Diana is also a partner with Life is Beautiful, curating the all-vegan Farm Stand.