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Meet Las Vegas’ First Taco Bell Cantina

The new concept just opened on the Strip

Taco Bell Cantina
Taco Bell Cantina
Amelinda B Lee

Now serving, the new Taco Bell Cantina at Harmon Corner makes its debut on the Las Vegas Strip today, becoming the brand’s 7,000th restaurant nationwide, first flagship location in the city and fourth cantina concept in the country.

The 24-hour restaurant features a retail shop, "Freeze Wall," digital menu boards, an open kitchen, dishes meant to share and touches of Vegas throughout.

Customers can now purchase exclusive Taco Bell merchandise and memorabilia in the restaurant. Guests can find Las Vegas-branded retail and more on hats, shirts, bags, bikinis, rings and sweatshirts. Select branded merchandise will also be available online in Taco Bell’s Taco Shop. This marks a first for Taco Bell.

The Freeze Wall gives guest eight Freeze drink to tap on the back wall. Guests can choose flavors such as margarita, cola, piña colada, lemonade, orange, Baja blast, cherry and blue raspberry and then add tequila, rum, vodka, whiskey or spiced rum. The drinks with or without alcohol come in 16- or 32-ounce souvenir cups.

Guests can order on portable ordering tablets to reduce wait times. The 16 screens line the interior wall and feature entertainment, live-stream video, sports and social media feeds.

Guests can watch their dishes in an open kitchen, and food is served in open-faced baskets.

The tapas-style menu includes nachos, quesadillas and chicken fingers meant to share, in addition to the regular Taco Bell menu.

The space features room for a deejay, a "Wall of Taps," outdoor misters and heaters, community-style seating, VIP lounges and custom artwork. The two-story building has a wall of glass, an upstairs mezzanine and lounge overlooking the action and an outdoor patio.

The first two cantina restaurants debuted in San Francisco and Chicago and 2015. Future cantina locations are headed to Cincinnati, Berkeley, Fayetteville, San Antonio and Cleveland.

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