Las Palmas Mexican Grille is one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas!
The dining area at Las Palmas is huge and casual. On Friday and Saturday nights, Las Palmas hosts some very large mariachi parties and the restaurant becomes more like a night club atmosphere.
I did not take the time to dine at Las Palmas on the day that I stopped by for lunch. I usually meet up with a few local friends at a very popular bar at Commercial Center where the drinks are cheap and expertly made. In the afternoons when peace and quiet is desirable, after a few days of major partying on the Las Vegas Strip and at Fremont Street, I go to this bar for refuge!
Anyway, after dining in several fine restaurants, I simply wanted to enjoy a nice Mexican To-Go order from Las Palmas, just like I used to do in my old Las Vegas days. Ever since the no-smoking law was passed in Las Vegas, no bars can serve food where there is smoking. Bartenders and management offer to-go menus from nearby restaurants to please hungry customers. There is always a way around a stupid archaic law! One alternative bar that I frequent, went as far as to open a to-go food restaurant next door to the bar, so they could continue to profit from food sales!
Worn out, tired and after two cocktails, I became very hungry while chatting with friends at the bar in Commercial Center. I asked if anyone else was hungry for Mexican food at the bar. Those who were hungry gave me their food orders and I walked across the plaza to pick up a few to-go orders of Las Palmas Mexican food.
Las Palmas is not the only great restaurant in Commercial Center on Sahara Blvd. The best Thai restaurant in the world is also at Commercial Center. Lotus of Siam has always gotten raving critical reviews. The chef is a master Thai chef. There is Salvadoran food, Korean reastaurants, Kareoke Clubs, Chinese Food, Korean Markets, Mexican food, Indian food and a great Japanese Sushi restaurant in Commercial Center. With competition like like, you know the par of the food is set at a high level.
Bars and clubs? They are all alternative! There is a leather bondage dungeon, a Hip Hop club, the world famous Green Door swingers club, several gay bars, a gay bath house, sexy fashion shops, hookah lounges and a transgender club at Commercial Center. Commercial Center is my kind of freaky fun place! It is a little bit wild at night time there!
While I waited for the food at Las Palmas, I ordered a very nice Patron Tequila Margarita! The margarita was served in a very large stemmed old fashion Mexican margarita glass! The salt rimmed margarita was so very perfect! It was one of the best margaritas that have I ever had. By the time that I finished my margarita, my to-go order was ready. So I walked back to the bar with the stack of to-go food that everybody at the bar had ordered from Las Palmas.
The chicken burrito that my friend had ordered was absolutely delicious! Yes, i sampled a bite! Every plate of To-Go food at Las Palmas is garnished and served with many nice accompaniments. I had the Carne Asada Tampiquena. This is a traditional Mexican steak recipe that is served with an enchilada under the steak. Several sauces accompany this Carne Asada Tampiquena! The freshly made guacamole was incredibly good! Everything was perfect on all of our to-go orders, just like it always was, before I accepted work away from Las Vegas. There was not a spec of food that was leftover after we all were done eating! The food was delicious!
Las Palmas is very popular with the local Mexican population in Las Vegas. When Mexicans gather at a mariachi club, it is because they want to be with other countrymen, just like in Mexico. Things can get very wild very quickly if you are not into the Mexican way of having a good time. It is really just a matter of the question "do you fit in with the crowd?" If you do not fit in or feel comfortable, then go somewhere else! This all has to do with a thing called respect!
The reason I posted this restaurant revue as a to-go order is because of the high demand for to-go food in Las Vegas! Every restaurant that is near the Las Vegas Strip casino resorts do offer some very nice extensive to-go food menus. That is part of the business. Visitors of Las Vegas like to bring food to their rooms when they are tired or relaxing! Las Vegas is the greatest city in the world for gourmet to-go food! Las Vegas also has some of the greatest Mexican food in the world.
Many Commercial Center restaurants deliver food to guests in rooms on the strip! In my case, we wanted food in an bar that had to obey an "archaic smoking ordinance law" while having cocktails. To-go food was the answer and it is welcome in Las Vegas local bars. Delicious Las Vegas Mexican food! Yum! ... Shawna