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11 Ways to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Mardi Gras

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgMardi Gras comes late this year, dropping tomorrow. The New Orleans tradition brings Cajun and Creole cuisine as well as Hurricanes galore to restaurants all over Las Vegas. Here, 11 ways to eat and drink your way through Mardi Gras in Las Vegas.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cabo Wabo Cantina

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3663 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 699-5525
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Try the Hurricane Punch cocktail, a 21-ounce drink made with Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum and Red Rum and fresh tropical juices, for $14.

2. Delmonico Steakhouse

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-3737
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Head to Delmonico Steakhouse (as well as Emeril Lagasse’s other two Vegas restaurants, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand and Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes) for three cocktails created by mixologist Max Solano to bring the spirit of Mardi Gras to the Las Vegas Strip. Try the Throwback Sazerac ($15) with Remy Martin 1738 cognac, sugar, old-fashioned aromatic bitters and Pernod Absinthe, stirred for exactly 40 rotations; the Fleur Gin Fizz ($14) made with New Orleans-born Ramos Gin Fizz made with Hendrick's gin, Luxardo Maraschino, freshly squeezed lime juice, condensed milk, egg whites, rose flower water and tonic water, garnished with a floating red rose petal; and the Rum Old-Fashioned, ($14) with Pusser's British Naval rum in lieu of whiskey with oranges, Luxardo cherries, a sugar cube and black walnut bitters to make this unique libation.

3. Garden Buffet

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9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 796-7111
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Garden Buffet at South Point has a Mardi Gras buffet for lunch and dinner with Louisiana gumbo, crawfish bisque, ratatouille salad, voodoo seafood casserole, jambalaya, shrimp Creole with fettuccine, king cakes, bread pudding and more.

4. Lola's - A Louisiana Kitchen

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231 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102-2591
(702) 227-5652
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Lola's throws an all-day Mardi Gras celebration with Hurricanes on Tuesday. Be sure to bring a mask.

5. The Orleans

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4500 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 365-7111
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Celebrate Mardi Gras at The Orleans, where on the hour from 2 to 8 p.m., Mardi Gras girls will parade through the casino, handing out beads and T-shirts to guests, and stopping at the Party Pit for a photo opportunity after each parade ends.

6. PBR Rock Bar & Grill

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3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S. #730
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 750-1685
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PBR Rock Bar & Grill has carnival cocktails for $5 each and sweet chili shrimp, chipotle chicken sliders and fried pickles for $7 each.

7. Rhythm Kitchen

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6435 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 767-8438
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Head to Rhythm Kitchen on Tuesday for the fifth annual crawfish broil for $32 per person. Mardi Gras drink specials include Hurricanes and Aribas.

8. Rockhouse

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-9683
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During its second annual Rock You Like a Hurricane Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, the Strip-side party spot will encourage Fat Tuesday debauchery with $5 Hurricane cocktails, available all day, and plenty of beads to go around.

9. S7 Buffet

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4100 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Silver Sevens’ S7 Buffet celebrates Fat Tuesday with a Cajun inspired buffet special for $9.99 with an A-Play Card or $12.99 without an A-Play Card on Tuesdayfrom 4 to 9 p.m. In addition to the regular buffet, guests will feast on a variety of Cajun inspired dishes including a Cajun-rubbed roasted pork loin, jambalaya, shrimp Creole and more. A la carte options include seafood gumbo, andouille sausage, bread pudding and an assortment of cakes, pastries and pies. .

1. Cabo Wabo Cantina

3663 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Try the Hurricane Punch cocktail, a 21-ounce drink made with Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum and Red Rum and fresh tropical juices, for $14.
3663 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

2. Delmonico Steakhouse

3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Head to Delmonico Steakhouse (as well as Emeril Lagasse’s other two Vegas restaurants, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand and Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes) for three cocktails created by mixologist Max Solano to bring the spirit of Mardi Gras to the Las Vegas Strip. Try the Throwback Sazerac ($15) with Remy Martin 1738 cognac, sugar, old-fashioned aromatic bitters and Pernod Absinthe, stirred for exactly 40 rotations; the Fleur Gin Fizz ($14) made with New Orleans-born Ramos Gin Fizz made with Hendrick's gin, Luxardo Maraschino, freshly squeezed lime juice, condensed milk, egg whites, rose flower water and tonic water, garnished with a floating red rose petal; and the Rum Old-Fashioned, ($14) with Pusser's British Naval rum in lieu of whiskey with oranges, Luxardo cherries, a sugar cube and black walnut bitters to make this unique libation.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

3. Garden Buffet

9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89104
Garden Buffet at South Point has a Mardi Gras buffet for lunch and dinner with Louisiana gumbo, crawfish bisque, ratatouille salad, voodoo seafood casserole, jambalaya, shrimp Creole with fettuccine, king cakes, bread pudding and more.
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

4. Lola's - A Louisiana Kitchen

231 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102-2591
Lola's throws an all-day Mardi Gras celebration with Hurricanes on Tuesday. Be sure to bring a mask.
231 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102-2591

5. The Orleans

4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Celebrate Mardi Gras at The Orleans, where on the hour from 2 to 8 p.m., Mardi Gras girls will parade through the casino, handing out beads and T-shirts to guests, and stopping at the Party Pit for a photo opportunity after each parade ends.
4500 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103

6. PBR Rock Bar & Grill

3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S. #730, Las Vegas, NV 89109
PBR Rock Bar & Grill has carnival cocktails for $5 each and sweet chili shrimp, chipotle chicken sliders and fried pickles for $7 each.
3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S. #730
Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. Rhythm Kitchen

6435 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Head to Rhythm Kitchen on Tuesday for the fifth annual crawfish broil for $32 per person. Mardi Gras drink specials include Hurricanes and Aribas.
6435 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118

8. Rockhouse

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
During its second annual Rock You Like a Hurricane Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, the Strip-side party spot will encourage Fat Tuesday debauchery with $5 Hurricane cocktails, available all day, and plenty of beads to go around.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. S7 Buffet

4100 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Silver Sevens’ S7 Buffet celebrates Fat Tuesday with a Cajun inspired buffet special for $9.99 with an A-Play Card or $12.99 without an A-Play Card on Tuesdayfrom 4 to 9 p.m. In addition to the regular buffet, guests will feast on a variety of Cajun inspired dishes including a Cajun-rubbed roasted pork loin, jambalaya, shrimp Creole and more. A la carte options include seafood gumbo, andouille sausage, bread pudding and an assortment of cakes, pastries and pies. .
4100 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169

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