Located on West Charleston at the edge of Summerlin, Boca Park is a Las Vegas mainstay for locals looking to pick up something quick from Target, hikers in search of a bite to eat after a day at nearby Red Rock Canyon and anyone who wants to indulge in a day of shopping. In addition to essential stores, specialty boutiques and miscellaneous services like veterinary care and fitness classes, Boca Park also hosts a wealth of dining options.
From Las Vegas residents to tourists exploring the world away from the Strip, Boca Park and the surrounding area make for a convenient stop for breakfast, lunch, dinner or happy hour. Whether it’s a carefully crafted espresso drink in the morning, a sushi roll or two for lunch or a margarita and some tacos around sunset, it’s easy to find something crave-able in or around Boca Park. And while the options might be plentiful, here are five standouts that fit into any weekend agenda.
Round the clock fare isn’t just reserved for the city’s nightlife-oriented neighborhoods. Located on the corner of Fort Apache and Charleston, The Martini serves contemporary cuisine like Kobe meatball sliders, truffled mac and cheese balls and entrees like bone-in pork chop with honey dijon glaze and rosemary salmon with lemon beurre blanc and risotto. True to its name, the lounge-like setting also offers martinis ranging from the classic gin or vodka and vermouth variety to specialty martinis like the Nick’s Liquid BLT, which is served with bacon muddled Skyy Vodka and tomato juice.
The Martini, 1205 S. Fort Apache Road, 702-227-8464
Located in Boca Park’s Fashion Village, Hussong’s Mexican Cantina is a convenient post-shopping watering hole. One popular origin story for the invention of the margarita dates back to the original Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada Mexico, a recipe which the Boca Park reincarnation of that bar honors today with original margaritas and specialty versions such as The Romance, which is a 64-ounce concoction of Hornitos Blanco and Reposado, Grand Marnier, banana liqueur and strawberry puree. The colossal cocktail, which is meant to be shared, pairs perfectly with steak, barbacoa or even vegan tacos.
Hussong’s Mexican Cantina, 740 S. Rampart Blvd.; 702-778-2160
A great brunch
Nestled in Boca Park’s upscale neighbor of Tivoli Village, Echo & Rig is part steakhouse, part butcher shop — that also happens to serve an excellent brunch. As one might expect, meat is the focus of the brunch menu, with dishes like rib-eye steak frites with béarnaise and a sausage and filet mignon scramble topped with creamy burrata. Other selections include a sandwich with red wine marinated goat cheese and cranberry chutney and blueberry buttermilk pancakes.
Echo & Rig, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., 702-489-3525
Happy hour for people watching
A sushi and cocktail happy hour in an open-air setting is an inspired combination. Boca Park’s Kona Grill serves an all-day happy hour every Sunday with specialty mules, sangrias and martinis along with sushi rolls like the Yamada Roll — which is made with tempura sea bass, crab and fried wonton — and appetizers such as avocado egg rolls served with honey-cilantro dipping sauce and smoked Gouda fondue with pretzel bites and apple slices.
Kona Grill, 750 S. Rampart Blvd., 702-547-5552
Lattes and light bites
Patrons entering the deceptively narrow storefront of Boca Park’s Sambalatte will find a surprisingly expansive multi-story space within, complete with ample room for those working remotely and cozy nooks for curling up with a latte and a novel. The menu dazzles as well with specialty espresso creations such as the highly Instagram-able Rainbow Latte and the unique Lavender White Mocha. All day breakfast items like the savory ham and cheese croissant and vegetable quiche make for lazy Sunday essentials.
Sambalatte, 750 S. Rampart Blvd., 702-272-2333