Las Vegas is home to many new restaurants. Some of the smaller ones that open with less than a shebang go unnoticed. Here's a look at eight of the new smaller restaurants that opened recently all over the Las Vegas valley.
Where: 4225 S. Fort Apache Road
What: This new Mexican joint features footlong burritos that are inexpensive at $5.
Baja Taco [Photo: Nai L./Yelp]
Blue Water Restaurant & Sports Bar
Where: 9510 S. Eastern Ave.
What: Blue Water takes over the former Bistro 95TEN space. Look for Caribbean tapas as wells as fare such as hamburgers, marinated steaks and a seafood salad. The bar seats 70.
Blue Water Restaurant & Sports Bar [Photo: Courtesy]
Where: 4550 S. Maryland Pkwy.
What: UNLV students have a new Thai restaurant at their disposal that doesn't serve up Americanized fare although does have pad Thai. The lunch specials are a must-try.
Chao Thai [Photo: Jung Hwan M./Yelp]
Juice 'N' Go
Where: 1735 S. Rainbow Blvd.
What: This new juice bar features smoothies, acai bowls, coco water blends and frozen yogurt using organic products when possible. The drive up window setup lets guests order a dish from servers wearing chefs coats that's made to go. Look for fruits and vegetables that can be combined with sweeteners such as peanut butter, honey, agave nectar and pure cacao. Super fruit shots and aloe vera shots are also available for $1.99, or $2.99 for a double. A limited breakfast and lunch menu is also available.
Juice 'N' Go [Photo: Amanda M./Yelp]
Layla Grill & Hookah
Where: 8665 W. Flamingo Road
What: Look for marinaded chicken breasts, shawarma, kabobs and lamb chops on the menu at this new grill and hookah lounge. Flavors of hookah include grape with berry, safari melon, white peach, citrus mint and more.
[Photo: Layla Grill & Hookah]
Red Ginseng Narita Sushi & BBQ
Where: 6630 N. Durango Drive
What: Sushi, sashimi and Korean barbecue make the menu at this new joint in Centennial. Fans say it's quieter than other sushi joints in the area.
Red Gingseng Narita Sushi & BBQ [Photo: Christina W./Yelp]
Stephano's Greek & Mediterranean Grill
Where: 10612 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson
What: This family owned Greek and Mediterranean restaurant first opened in Las Vegas in 1998 across from UNLV. Now this Henderson location serves up spinach pie, gyros, shawarma, kabobs, moussaka, pasticcio and more. Rice bowls and a selection of sandwiches make the menu as well. Look for a list of 60 beers from 24 countries.
Thrifty Ice Cream
Where: 6885 Aliante Pkwy., North Las Vegas,
What: Thrifty opens another location, this time in North Las Vegas. Look for the usual ice cream flavors and some interesting twists such as cotton candy and animal cookies.
Thrifty [Photo: Marife G./Yelp]
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