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Housemade orecchiette with braised short ribs at Locale Italian Kitchen.
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10 Restaurants to Try Near Mountain’s Edge in Southwest Las Vegas

A diverse collection of restaurants offers a variety of cuisines

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Housemade orecchiette with braised short ribs at Locale Italian Kitchen.
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This was supposed to be a banner year for the far southwest, as the quiet dining scene continued to welcome a new and diverse collection of restaurants. Located close to the Mountain’s Edge community, clustered around Blue Diamond Road, the compact collection of restaurants continue to serve a wide selection of menu options, created for every price point.

Listed geographically, these nine restaurants present their own spin on global cuisines that can still be ordered any day of the week.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Oaka Sushi House

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Head to Oaka Sushi House for all-you-can-eat sushi, including rolls, for lunch or dinner.

A variety of sushi and sushi rolls on a white plate.
Oaka Sushi House.
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Kabob Grill

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Kabob Grill features gyro platters, pita wraps, falafel plates, meat and seafood combos, and chicken shawarma.

A white oval plate with meat kabobs, pita bread, shrimp, and vegetables.
Kabob Grill.
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Bajamar Seafood & Tacos

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A sequel to the popular downtown home of Baja-style fish tacos, Bajamar Seafood & Tacos offers its whole menu for ordering online. Aguachile Bajamar with uncooked shrimp marinated in lime juice, beets, onions, carrots, and habanero chile on a bed of cucumbers and the Baja Tour tostadas with black ahi tuna, K38, and mulege are some of the more popular dishes.

A taco filled with tuna and lime
Bajamar Seafood & Tacos.
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XO Chinese Food

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Serving Chinese favorites, Thai specialties, and a section of healthy and vegetarian options, XO Chinese Food is a low-key neighborhood staple. Check online, or call 702-260-8788 for details.

Beef and broccoli, on the casual Chinese and Thai menu at XO Chinese Food.
XO Chinese Food.
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BabyStacks Cafe

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The Blue Diamond outpost of the BabyStacks restaurant family remains open seven days a week for its famous red velvet pancakes and all of its breakfast and brunch favorites. Available to go and for curbside pickup, choose from breakfast-inspired dishes, skillets, crepes, Benedicts, scrambles, and a collection of specialties prepared with “an island twist.” One of six locations in the Las Vegas area.

Nutella crepes served at BabyStacks Cafe, expanding to a sixth location and its second Summerlin restaurant.
BabyStacks Cafe.
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Fuego Mexican Kitchen

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Fuego Mexican Kitchen’s spin on Mexican favorites can still be ordered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving dishes including carne asada and fish tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and enchiladas. Call 702-361-0699 for the latest details, or place an order through Postmates.

Fiery spins on favorite Mexican favorites dishes can be ordered throughout the day at Fuego Mexican Kitchen.
Fuego Mexican Kitchen.
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Locale Italian Kitchen

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Grab some wine or beer to enjoy with your meal at Locale Italian Kitchen. Check online for the latest menus and specials, including entrees, panini, antipasti, family dinners, pizza, and pasta as well as wine. 

Gourmet dining is still available for pickup and delivery from Locale Italian Kitchen.
Locale Italian Kitchen.
Locale Italian Kitchen/Facebook

Bluebei Sushi & Grill

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Diners craving sushi and Japanese dishes can place an order from Bluebei Sushi & Grill’s extensive menu, including bento boxes, rice dishes, tempura, curries, ramen, udon, and specialty rolls.

Japanese entrees, sushi and specialty rolls continued to be served at Bluebei Sushi & Grill.
Bluebei Sushi & Grill.
Bluebei Sushi & Grill/Facebook

El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina

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El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina in the Mountains Edge Marketplace features house-made chips and bean dip made with pinto beans and a chorizo spice mix and table-side guacamole, queso dip, or nachos. Five varieties of tacos span mahi mahi, grilled skirt steak, braised pork, crispy shrimp, tempura-battered cauliflower, or achiote-marinated chicken and come with three paired with rice and frijoles. Burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and chimichangas — including the triple threat with adobo beef, chicken, or pork topped with three salsas in the colors of the Mexican flag — fill out the menu. Main courses on the short menu include arrachera steak, pollo asada, and pescado ala plancha, a crisp half dorade. Most items cost less than $20 with some of the bigger entrees and two of the fajita dishes going for the $20 mark.

Triple threat chimichanga with green, white, and red sauces
Triple threat chimichanga with green, white, and red sauces.
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Boran Thai Kitchen

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Experience “salty, sweet, sour, and spicy” flavors at Boran Thai Kitchen and its menu available for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery. Call 702-878-8080, or 702-355-1499 for Thai curries, fried rice, stir fried noodles, a full roster of entrees, and the chef special curry salmon. The restaurant also offers a patio.

A salmon dish prepared by Boran Thai Kitchen, open six days a week for takeout and delivery.
Boran Thai Kitchen.
Boran Thai Kitchen/Facebook

Oaka Sushi House

A variety of sushi and sushi rolls on a white plate.
Oaka Sushi House.
Oaka Sushi House/Facebook

Head to Oaka Sushi House for all-you-can-eat sushi, including rolls, for lunch or dinner.

A variety of sushi and sushi rolls on a white plate.
Oaka Sushi House.
Oaka Sushi House/Facebook

Kabob Grill

A white oval plate with meat kabobs, pita bread, shrimp, and vegetables.
Kabob Grill.
Kabob Grill/Facebook

Kabob Grill features gyro platters, pita wraps, falafel plates, meat and seafood combos, and chicken shawarma.

A white oval plate with meat kabobs, pita bread, shrimp, and vegetables.
Kabob Grill.
Kabob Grill/Facebook

Bajamar Seafood & Tacos

A taco filled with tuna and lime
Bajamar Seafood & Tacos.
Bajamar Seafood & Tacos/Facebook

A sequel to the popular downtown home of Baja-style fish tacos, Bajamar Seafood & Tacos offers its whole menu for ordering online. Aguachile Bajamar with uncooked shrimp marinated in lime juice, beets, onions, carrots, and habanero chile on a bed of cucumbers and the Baja Tour tostadas with black ahi tuna, K38, and mulege are some of the more popular dishes.

A taco filled with tuna and lime
Bajamar Seafood & Tacos.
Bajamar Seafood & Tacos/Facebook

XO Chinese Food

Beef and broccoli, on the casual Chinese and Thai menu at XO Chinese Food.
XO Chinese Food.
XO Chinese Food/Facebook

Serving Chinese favorites, Thai specialties, and a section of healthy and vegetarian options, XO Chinese Food is a low-key neighborhood staple. Check online, or call 702-260-8788 for details.

Beef and broccoli, on the casual Chinese and Thai menu at XO Chinese Food.
XO Chinese Food.
XO Chinese Food/Facebook

BabyStacks Cafe

Nutella crepes served at BabyStacks Cafe, expanding to a sixth location and its second Summerlin restaurant.
BabyStacks Cafe.
BabyStacks Cafe/Facebook

The Blue Diamond outpost of the BabyStacks restaurant family remains open seven days a week for its famous red velvet pancakes and all of its breakfast and brunch favorites. Available to go and for curbside pickup, choose from breakfast-inspired dishes, skillets, crepes, Benedicts, scrambles, and a collection of specialties prepared with “an island twist.” One of six locations in the Las Vegas area.

Nutella crepes served at BabyStacks Cafe, expanding to a sixth location and its second Summerlin restaurant.
BabyStacks Cafe.
BabyStacks Cafe/Facebook

Fuego Mexican Kitchen

Fiery spins on favorite Mexican favorites dishes can be ordered throughout the day at Fuego Mexican Kitchen.
Fuego Mexican Kitchen.
Fuego Mexican Kitchen/Facebook

Fuego Mexican Kitchen’s spin on Mexican favorites can still be ordered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving dishes including carne asada and fish tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and enchiladas. Call 702-361-0699 for the latest details, or place an order through Postmates.

Fiery spins on favorite Mexican favorites dishes can be ordered throughout the day at Fuego Mexican Kitchen.
Fuego Mexican Kitchen.
Fuego Mexican Kitchen/Facebook

Locale Italian Kitchen

Gourmet dining is still available for pickup and delivery from Locale Italian Kitchen.
Locale Italian Kitchen.
Locale Italian Kitchen/Facebook

Grab some wine or beer to enjoy with your meal at Locale Italian Kitchen. Check online for the latest menus and specials, including entrees, panini, antipasti, family dinners, pizza, and pasta as well as wine. 

Gourmet dining is still available for pickup and delivery from Locale Italian Kitchen.
Locale Italian Kitchen.
Locale Italian Kitchen/Facebook

Bluebei Sushi & Grill

Japanese entrees, sushi and specialty rolls continued to be served at Bluebei Sushi & Grill.
Bluebei Sushi & Grill.
Bluebei Sushi & Grill/Facebook

Diners craving sushi and Japanese dishes can place an order from Bluebei Sushi & Grill’s extensive menu, including bento boxes, rice dishes, tempura, curries, ramen, udon, and specialty rolls.

Japanese entrees, sushi and specialty rolls continued to be served at Bluebei Sushi & Grill.
Bluebei Sushi & Grill.
Bluebei Sushi & Grill/Facebook

El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina

Triple threat chimichanga with green, white, and red sauces
Triple threat chimichanga with green, white, and red sauces.
Louiie Victa/Eater Vegas

El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina in the Mountains Edge Marketplace features house-made chips and bean dip made with pinto beans and a chorizo spice mix and table-side guacamole, queso dip, or nachos. Five varieties of tacos span mahi mahi, grilled skirt steak, braised pork, crispy shrimp, tempura-battered cauliflower, or achiote-marinated chicken and come with three paired with rice and frijoles. Burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and chimichangas — including the triple threat with adobo beef, chicken, or pork topped with three salsas in the colors of the Mexican flag — fill out the menu. Main courses on the short menu include arrachera steak, pollo asada, and pescado ala plancha, a crisp half dorade. Most items cost less than $20 with some of the bigger entrees and two of the fajita dishes going for the $20 mark.

Triple threat chimichanga with green, white, and red sauces
Triple threat chimichanga with green, white, and red sauces.
Louiie Victa/Eater Vegas

Boran Thai Kitchen

A salmon dish prepared by Boran Thai Kitchen, open six days a week for takeout and delivery.
Boran Thai Kitchen.
Boran Thai Kitchen/Facebook

Experience “salty, sweet, sour, and spicy” flavors at Boran Thai Kitchen and its menu available for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery. Call 702-878-8080, or 702-355-1499 for Thai curries, fried rice, stir fried noodles, a full roster of entrees, and the chef special curry salmon. The restaurant also offers a patio.

A salmon dish prepared by Boran Thai Kitchen, open six days a week for takeout and delivery.
Boran Thai Kitchen.
Boran Thai Kitchen/Facebook

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