The Southwest Las Vegas neighborhood of Rhodes Ranch is dotted with golf courses, pools, elegant homes and a wealth of dining options. Rhodes Ranch may be a short drive from the Strip and Downtown Las Vegas, but for locals looking to stay close to home or visitors eager to explore, the tony community offers a diverse range of restaurants for any craving. Whether the weekend calls for brunch after hitting the links or a casual patio dinner, it’s easy to find the right venue — and the right menu — without traveling far. From simple tacos packed with flavor to Vietnamese-American fine dining, here are five restaurants to try in Rhodes Ranch this weekend.
Feta Fries Fix
Warm summer nights in Vegas call for fresh Greek and Mediterranean food enjoyed under the twinkling lights of Stephano’s patio. The menu features beef, chicken and lamb gyros along with flaky, spinach-stuffed spanakopita. The addition of feta fries to any meal turns the side dish into the main event.
Stephano’s Greek & Mediterranean Grill, 6115 S. Fort Apache Road; 702-795-8444
The original Squeeze In got its name from its 10-foot wide dining room. Fortunately, there’s plenty of space to spread out and enjoy hearty omelets, stuffed french toast and banana walnut pancakes at Squeeze In's third Las Vegas location. The restaurant offers Bobby Flay-approved omelets and chocolate covered-bacon for breakfast and dessert in one bite.
Squeeze In, 5165 S. Fort Apache Road; 702-485-3971
Something Hot and New
The much buzzed about Black Sheep offers sumptuous Vietnamese-American cuisine in a sleek setting with food as creative as the restaurant’s modern design. Start with fried beef crisps dusted with togarashi and move on to braised pork belly served with mushrooms, sticky rice and cherry sauce. Hand-crafted cocktails and local beer make for a thoughtful pairing.
The Black Sheep, 8680 W. Warm Springs Road; 702-954-3998
Located on the ground floor of The Gramercy, Pinches Tacos is a welcome respite from the ground beef and cheddar cheese tacos that so often define Americanized Mexican food. Patrons can choose from classic tacos like citrusy carnitas or branch out with beef tongue or cactus tacos. Tortas, flautas and blood orange margaritas round out the menu.
Pinches Tacos, 9205 W. Russell Road, #190; 702-818-4208
A Taste of Hawaii
Las Vegas is often referred to as the Ninth Island, so it’s fitting that traditional Hawaiian fare is readily available all over the city. Rhodes Ranch transplants homesick for the Aloha State will be satisfied by Makai Pacific Island Grill’s authentic Hawaiian barbecue. The menu includes smoky, slow-roasted Kalua pig served with rice and fresh Ahi tuna poke with sides like kimchi slaw and sweet corn.
Makai Pacific Island Grill, 5165 S. Fort Apache Road #150; 702-982-6200