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DJ's Taco Bar OUT, Samsung VR IN at Hawaiian Marketplace

Virtual reality on the way, as problem restaurant leaves

DJ’s Taco Bar
DJ’s Taco Bar
Bradley Martin

Originally known as TJ’s Tacos Bar, then DJ’s Taco Bar, either incarnation is no longer serving on the Strip, making life easier for the Southern Nevada Health District. The local “Dirty Dining” news team at KTNV-TV have featured the fast casual spot at the Hawaiian Marketplace five times in recent years, covering its numerous health and safety violations. The most recent report back in February might have been the final catalyst for the quiet shutter.

Operated by HIG Management, who still operate Chicken Now and China Max at the marketplace, any lingering fans of the taco joint can head to Fremont Street and its much smaller outpost at the International Eatery on the ground floor of Neonopolis.

The Hawaiian Marketplace will soon add a new non-dining attraction created by Samsung. Local company Virtual Madness intends to host a single-person motion simulator ride, which will tilt and rotate while guests wear virtual reality goggles. A hit at the Consumer Electronic Show early this year, the planned outdoor site is close to the Evening Call bar.

The Samsung 4D Gear VR simulator includes options of flying an airplane, riding a roller coaster and boat racing. The plan is to launch the stand later this summer.

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Hawaiian Marketplace

3743 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 795-2247

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