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Try One of These 17 Inexpensive Restaurants All Over Las Vegas When Cash Is Low

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Yes, diners can blow $55 on a steak, shell out $100 on a seafood tower, or dole out $250 on a tasting menu. That’s what Las Vegas is all about. But sometimes an inexpensive taco, an slice of pizza, or comfort food such as steak and eggs or a juicy burger and fries really hit the spot. Look no further than this list of 17 go-to places. Note, one of the keys to eating inexpensively at many resorts is a player's card, so go ahead and enroll to land discounts on food all over Las Vegas.

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Durango Taco Shop

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Head up to Centennial Hills for inexpensive Mexican fare such as chile rellenos, chile verde, carnitas, mojarra, enchiladas, and more for less than $10. Those combination plates include rice, beans, and chips. Lunch specials ring in for $5.99 to $9.99. Four locations. Order takeout and delivery via Seamless, Doordash, Caviar, GrubHub, Postmates, or Uber Eats.

Durango Taco Shop
Durango Taco Shop
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Try the fusion taco with your choice of meat with KoMex slaw and pico de gallo on corn tortillas for $2.25 or the fusion tostada, a crispy rice “shell” topped with KoMex slaw and pico de gallo topped with Korean hot sauce, for $7.50.

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Bulgogi burritos at KoMex
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Frijoles & Frescas

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Frijoles & Frescas serves taco meals for $8.99. Make sure to order the popular $2.89 Mexican street corn. Six locations in Las Vegas. Online ordering available.

Tacos El Gordo

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The inexpensive tacos at Tacos El Gordo ring in with prices in the $2 to $5 range. Three locations in Las Vegas. Online ordering available.

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Tacos El Gordo
Tacos El Gordo [Official Site]

Viva Las Arepas

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The Venezuelan arepas sandwiches at Viva Las Arepas range from $5.50 to $8 and may be the best bet for an inexpensive sandwich in Las Vegas. Do order the reina pepieda with chicken, avocado, and mayonnaise for $7, and thank us later. Online ordering available. Two locations.

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Arepas at Viva Las Arepas
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Archi’s Thai Cafe

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Four locations in the Archi’s family fan across Las Vegas, serving 100 percent pure Thai food. And the menus lean toward the under $10 range during lunch. Order takeout online.

Shrimp panang at Archi’s
Shrimp panang at Archi’s
Amelinda B Lee

CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog

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The brief menu at CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog (formerly Myungrang Hot Dog) at Shanghai Plaza offers less than a dozen items, such as the Korean spin on a corn-dog-on-a-stick served as the $2.49 original, the $3.99 sausage and mozzarella dubbed the best, and a rice cake version. Two unusual options include a squid ink batter rendition and a dog wrapped in potato cubes. Takeout available.

A row of eight Korean hot dogs
CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog
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O.Onigiri

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A classic onigiri at O.Onigiri with spam, egg and teriyaki sauce will only run you $5.50, but even the fancier ones, with fillings like shrimp tempura, unagi, and soft shell crab are all under $10.

Monta Japanese Noodle House

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Visit Chinatown for budget-friendly ramen and fried rice dishes priced for less than $10. Toppings can range from 50 cents to $2.50.

Pizzeria Francesco’s

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Pizzeria Francesco's at Treasure Island serves hand-tossed New York-style pizza pies whole and by the slice. The average check is $10 per person. The pizzas are classic; cheese, pepperoni, supreme or build-your-own. Nab cheese slices for $5.95 or supreme for $7.95.

Pizzeria Francesco’s
Pizzeria Francesco’s
Treasure Island [Official Site]

Cafe Sanuki

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The udon section of the menu at Cafe Sanuki covers 16 varieties such as kamaage, niku, mentai cream, and pork shabu. The most expensive dish, the seafood tomato cream, goes for $10.90 for a giant bowl. Almost all except the zaru and bukake come hot. Online ordering available.

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Kokoro Ramen

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Head to Kokoro Ramen for ramen options that include the $8.95 shoyu, shio, miso, or tonkotsu options and the signature choices, such as the $9.95 black garlic featuring soy flavored ramen, a soft boiled egg and fried whole garlic. Rice dishes include the $5.95 chicken mayo don, topped with deep fried chicken and scrambled egg. Takeout and delivery available via Uber Eats, Postmates, GrubHub, and Seamless.

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Chashu pork in miso ramen at Kokoro Ramen
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Marilyn’s Café

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Breakfast is served all day at Marilyn’s Cafe at the Tuscany, so try the ham and cheese or bacon and cheese omelets for $10.99, or go for burgers for $10.99. Takeout available.

French toast with eggs and bacon
French toast at Marilyn’s Cafe
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Via Focaccia

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Most of Via Focaccia’s sandwiches hover around $10, which is a steal considering they’re made with house-baked focaccia and stacked with high-quality Italian meats. You’ll pay a little more for expensive ingredients like prosciutto, but our favorite sandwich is the Cotto & fontina, which has imported ham, fontina cheese and creamy béchamel sauce and only costs $9.

Bang Bar

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You don’t have to blow the bank at Momofuku Meat & Fish to check out one of David Chang’s dining concepts. Head to fast-casual Bang Bar inside the Cosmopolitan and try the U Wrap, a freshly made, flay flatbread stuffed with your choice of teriyaki chicken, spicy pork, or spicy eggplant.

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Gabi’s Gorditas

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Gabi’s Gorditas features gorditas stuffed with nopales, a grilled cactus with house-made pickled corn, picked red onions, and avocado garnished with oven-dried tomatoes, jicama strings, avocado salsa, and crema; Colorado pork loin filled with chili Colorado sauce, Peruvian beans, spicy Latin giardiniera, and cotija; tuna poke packed with ahi tuna, sesame soy ginger cactus, cucumber, edamame, spicy Latin giardiniera, avocado salsa, and tostones chips; and tinga de pollo stuffed with shredded chicken that has been brined for 24 hours, onion, and chipotle tomato sauce garnished by pickled cabbage, queso fresco, avocado salsa, and pickled red onion. Vegetarian versions come tucked with charro beans, Peruvian beans, or roasted poblanos. All cost less than $8 each.

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Gorditas and ube pudding at Gabi’s Gorditas
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Munch Box

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Order a build-your-own breakfast or lunch sandwiches for under $10 at Munch Box. Those who don’t feel creative can order from the menu with its omelets, pancakes, and French toast for breakfast or Philly cheesesteaks, poutine, salads, and pulled pork tenderloins. The restaurant even has a kid’s menu with pancakes with ice cream and grilled cheese sandwiches. Also at 6105 S. Fort Apache Road. Online ordering available.

Munch Box
Munch Box
Munch Box [Official Site]

Kuru Kuru Pa Yakitori

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Created by DJ Steve Aoki and his restaurateur brother Kevin Aoki, this Japanese spot in the Famous Food Street Eats food court at Resorts World Las Vegas features a variety of yakitori. Chicken skewers run about $6 each. Even the combo plates of three to four items top out at $17.

Skewered chicken and shishito peppers
Kuru Kuru Pa Yakitori
Kuru Kuru Pa Yakitori

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Durango Taco Shop

Durango Taco Shop
Durango Taco Shop
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Head up to Centennial Hills for inexpensive Mexican fare such as chile rellenos, chile verde, carnitas, mojarra, enchiladas, and more for less than $10. Those combination plates include rice, beans, and chips. Lunch specials ring in for $5.99 to $9.99. Four locations. Order takeout and delivery via Seamless, Doordash, Caviar, GrubHub, Postmates, or Uber Eats.

Durango Taco Shop
Durango Taco Shop
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KoMex

Four burritos wrapped in aluminum foil
Bulgogi burritos at KoMex
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Try the fusion taco with your choice of meat with KoMex slaw and pico de gallo on corn tortillas for $2.25 or the fusion tostada, a crispy rice “shell” topped with KoMex slaw and pico de gallo topped with Korean hot sauce, for $7.50.

Four burritos wrapped in aluminum foil
Bulgogi burritos at KoMex
KoMex/Facebook

Frijoles & Frescas

Frijoles & Frescas serves taco meals for $8.99. Make sure to order the popular $2.89 Mexican street corn. Six locations in Las Vegas. Online ordering available.

Tacos El Gordo

An overhead shot of tacos
Tacos El Gordo
Tacos El Gordo [Official Site]

The inexpensive tacos at Tacos El Gordo ring in with prices in the $2 to $5 range. Three locations in Las Vegas. Online ordering available.

An overhead shot of tacos
Tacos El Gordo
Tacos El Gordo [Official Site]

Viva Las Arepas

Three sandwiches stacked
Arepas at Viva Las Arepas
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The Venezuelan arepas sandwiches at Viva Las Arepas range from $5.50 to $8 and may be the best bet for an inexpensive sandwich in Las Vegas. Do order the reina pepieda with chicken, avocado, and mayonnaise for $7, and thank us later. Online ordering available. Two locations.

Three sandwiches stacked
Arepas at Viva Las Arepas
Viva Las Arepas/Facebook

Archi’s Thai Cafe

Shrimp panang at Archi’s
Shrimp panang at Archi’s
Amelinda B Lee

Four locations in the Archi’s family fan across Las Vegas, serving 100 percent pure Thai food. And the menus lean toward the under $10 range during lunch. Order takeout online.

Shrimp panang at Archi’s
Shrimp panang at Archi’s
Amelinda B Lee

CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog

A row of eight Korean hot dogs
CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog
CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog/Instagram

The brief menu at CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog (formerly Myungrang Hot Dog) at Shanghai Plaza offers less than a dozen items, such as the Korean spin on a corn-dog-on-a-stick served as the $2.49 original, the $3.99 sausage and mozzarella dubbed the best, and a rice cake version. Two unusual options include a squid ink batter rendition and a dog wrapped in potato cubes. Takeout available.

A row of eight Korean hot dogs
CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog
CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog/Instagram

O.Onigiri

A classic onigiri at O.Onigiri with spam, egg and teriyaki sauce will only run you $5.50, but even the fancier ones, with fillings like shrimp tempura, unagi, and soft shell crab are all under $10.

Monta Japanese Noodle House

Visit Chinatown for budget-friendly ramen and fried rice dishes priced for less than $10. Toppings can range from 50 cents to $2.50.

Pizzeria Francesco’s

Pizzeria Francesco’s
Pizzeria Francesco’s
Treasure Island [Official Site]

Pizzeria Francesco's at Treasure Island serves hand-tossed New York-style pizza pies whole and by the slice. The average check is $10 per person. The pizzas are classic; cheese, pepperoni, supreme or build-your-own. Nab cheese slices for $5.95 or supreme for $7.95.

Pizzeria Francesco’s
Pizzeria Francesco’s
Treasure Island [Official Site]

Cafe Sanuki

Cafe Sanuki Sam Abrams

The udon section of the menu at Cafe Sanuki covers 16 varieties such as kamaage, niku, mentai cream, and pork shabu. The most expensive dish, the seafood tomato cream, goes for $10.90 for a giant bowl. Almost all except the zaru and bukake come hot. Online ordering available.

Cafe Sanuki Sam Abrams

Kokoro Ramen

<span data-author="-1">Chashu pork in miso ramen at Kokoro Ramen </span>
Chashu pork in miso ramen at Kokoro Ramen
Kokoro Ramen/Facebook

Head to Kokoro Ramen for ramen options that include the $8.95 shoyu, shio, miso, or tonkotsu options and the signature choices, such as the $9.95 black garlic featuring soy flavored ramen, a soft boiled egg and fried whole garlic. Rice dishes include the $5.95 chicken mayo don, topped with deep fried chicken and scrambled egg. Takeout and delivery available via Uber Eats, Postmates, GrubHub, and Seamless.

<span data-author="-1">Chashu pork in miso ramen at Kokoro Ramen </span>
Chashu pork in miso ramen at Kokoro Ramen
Kokoro Ramen/Facebook

Marilyn’s Café

French toast with eggs and bacon
French toast at Marilyn’s Cafe
Tuscany/Facebook

Breakfast is served all day at Marilyn’s Cafe at the Tuscany, so try the ham and cheese or bacon and cheese omelets for $10.99, or go for burgers for $10.99. Takeout available.

French toast with eggs and bacon
French toast at Marilyn’s Cafe
Tuscany/Facebook

Via Focaccia

Most of Via Focaccia’s sandwiches hover around $10, which is a steal considering they’re made with house-baked focaccia and stacked with high-quality Italian meats. You’ll pay a little more for expensive ingredients like prosciutto, but our favorite sandwich is the Cotto & fontina, which has imported ham, fontina cheese and creamy béchamel sauce and only costs $9.

Bang Bar

Momofuku Bang Bar Photo via Momofuku Bang Bar

You don’t have to blow the bank at Momofuku Meat & Fish to check out one of David Chang’s dining concepts. Head to fast-casual Bang Bar inside the Cosmopolitan and try the U Wrap, a freshly made, flay flatbread stuffed with your choice of teriyaki chicken, spicy pork, or spicy eggplant.