14 Cheap Eats In Las Vegas, Nevada - Updated 2021 - Updated 2022

cheap eats in las vegas

Las Vegas is one of those legendary cities that everyone knows about. The glitz, the glamour, and all the fun you can have in this amazing city are just some of the reasons why people come here. The big lights and fancy casinos, the themed hotels and resorts with a view of the Strip, as well as the party culture, are a few other reasons why someone might want to spend a few days in Las Vegas, because after all, what happens in Vegas, stays there. Maybe you’re a traveller on a budget, or maybe you lost a couple of bucks at the tables but don’t worry because there is still a myriad of options out there for some delicious eats. Here are some of the best cheap eats in Las Vegas.

1. CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Corndogs with a twist are what’s waiting for you at CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog. This Korean joint is the first of its kind in Las Vegas, serving your choice of hotdog and cheese in a dairy-free batter. Here you have your classic hotdog and mozzarella and sausage, but one of their bestsellers that you should get your hands on are the squid-ink hotdog!

This restaurant is one of the most affordable eats in the city, with a simple menu that’s been sprinkled with that refreshing Korean touch!

CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog

Address: 4284 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102, United States

Website: CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

2. Coronado Cafe

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Don’t forget, New York Steak and eggs are served at the Coronado Café from Midnight to 6am daily for $5.95! https://southpointcasino.com/dining/coronado-cafe/?cid=199

Posted by Coronado Cafe at South Point on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Getting the late-night munchies? Craving breakfast food in the wee hours of the night? One of Las Vegas’ budget eats is right here at Coronado Cafe, a 24-hour coffee shop at South Point Hotel Casino & Spa.

With a wide-ranging American menu, this cafe also serves authentic Chinese dishes from 11am until 12am. There’s even an exclusive “graveyard menu” to add to your choices. If you’re on the hunt for some midnight snacks with your crew, there’s no arguing that this place is the one to go to!

Coronado Cafe

Address: 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183, United States

Website: Coronado Cafe

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

3. Durango Taco Shop

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Al Pastor Tacos to cure your munchies . Stop by fore a few!! Open Daily 10am-10pm. Durango Taco Shop #1 7785 N Durango Dr Las Vegas 89131 702.405.6223

Posted by Durango Taco Shop on Saturday, November 14, 2020

Looking for the best cheap food in Las Vegas? Durango Taco Shop’s four locations alone are a testament to how in demand and well-loved it is among locals and tourists. This taco restaurant was greatly influenced by the taco shops and other Mexican dishes that originated in Jalisco.

The most popular items on their menu are the Queso Birria tacos with rice and beans, chicken tostada, deep-fried tilapia, chile rellenos, and beef taquitos. Their breakfast selection is hard to beat, too! When you’re craving tacos, you most certainly know where to go now!

Durango Taco Shop

Address: 7785 N Durango Dr #105, Las Vegas, NV 89131, United States

Website: Durango Taco Shop

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

4. Ocean One Bar & Grille

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An island salmon salad lunch for only $4.99. Our fish is so fresh you'll want to slap it.

Posted by Ocean one bar and grill on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

For an elevated dining experience that maintains a casual atmosphere and reasonably-priced dishes, Ocean One Bar and Grille is the way to go. Located in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, this laid-back restaurant serves a nice salad selection, such as warm goat cheese, island salmon, Southwest chicken, and Greek chicken. Their tacos are a must-try, especially the mahi-mahi and shredded beef. At this cheap restaurant in Las Vegas, handheld eats and breakfast exclusives are top contenders too. With a large menu that’s not going to break the bank, all-day dining here is a must!

Ocean One Bar & Grille

Address: 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

Website: Ocean One Bar & Grille

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Sun: 11am - 9:30pm

5. Komex

KoMex Fusion
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As previously stated, you’ll find some of the best Mexican food around this part of the United States and since Mexican is already delicious, why not combine it with another delicious cuisine? Well, that’s where you get Komex, an amazing hybrid of Korean and Mexican. Komex is a small family operated a restaurant that is fresh and cheap. All the food is made to order so every dish is fresh and delicious and who doesn’t love a couple of fusion-style tacos for under $5?


Address: 4155 S Buffalo Dr. #103,104(702) 778-556

Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11AM–8PM. Closed Monday.

Website: Komex

6. Feast Buffet

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed

A buffet for $5? No, you’re not dreaming, the Feast Buffet is one of the most popular and cheapest places to eat in Las Vegas and I’m sure you can guess why. Feast Buffet is also regarded as one of the best in Vegas and best of all, there are several locations all around the city all serving delicious and different kinds of food. Choose between classic American dishes, Chinese and Italian or mix it all up and create your own delicious dishes, all for a low, low price. Because these chains or buffets are located in the Station Casinos, it is open all day, every day.

Feast Buffet

Address: W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Website: Fest Buffet

7. Salvadoreno Restaurant

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Some of the best central and Mexican-American food in the United States can be found in the Southwest and the Salvadoreno Restaurant is certainly an exemplification of that fact. Specializing in some delicious Central American style food in a nice and welcoming family restaurant, this eatery serves us recipes straight from the owner’s homeland of El Salvador. The food is delicious and best of all cheap and filling for your day in Vegas.

Salvadoreno Restaurant

Address: 720 N Main St, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Website: Salvadoreno Restaurant

8. Sourdough Cafe

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Serving some classic American dishes like biscuits and gravy, nachos and delicious sandwiches like a Reuben or a Philly Cheese Steak sub, the Sourdough Cafe will fill you up without emptying your pocket. For those looking for a little comfort food or for those wanting to try some classic American fare, you’ve come to the right place. Sourdough Cafe also offers amazing breakfast options so no matter what time of day you come by, there’s something delicious waiting for you. Because this restaurant is located in a resort and casino, it is open all day.

Sourdough Cafe

Address: 740 S. Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107

Website: Sourdough Cafe

9. Frijoles & Frescas

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The owner of Frijoles & Frescas came to America as a young man from Mexico City and with him came some classic recipes from his homeland. Each and every ingredient is approved by the owner so there is definitely a certain level of care that goes into the dishes that the chef cares so passionately about. Serving some classic Mexican meals for a low price, it’s no surprise that Vegas locals love this spot and that people from Europe and Canada even come to try these dishes.

Frijoles & Frescas

Address: Located at 7000 W. Charleston Blvd.

Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11AM–9PM. Closed on Sundays

Website: Frijoles & Frescas

10. Tacos El Gordo

Tacos El Gordo
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Tacos El Gordo first opened their doors in 1972 and have been serving some of the most delicious tacos that side of the border for over 40 years. With that much taco experience, you better believe that you’ll get some amazing service and of course delicious and cheap food that will certainly hit the spot. Tacos El Gordo is the brainchild of a family that immigrated from Tijuana and now serves their delicious food in two different states. It is also one of the cheapest restaurants in Las Vegas that serve amazing food.

Tacos El Gordo

Address: 3049 S Las Vegas Blvd, NV 89109

Hours: Sunday–Thursday, 10AM–2AM, Friday–Saturday, 10AM–4AM

Website: Tacos El Gordo

11. Monta Japanese Noodle House

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Do you want something delicious, but you’re too lazy to cook? Monta ramen to the rescue! Our Kuro Ramen Black Garlic Oil...

Posted by Monta Ramen on Saturday, July 10, 2021

With several casual restaurants around the city, Monta Japanese Noodle House has but one plan in mind to set itself out from the hoi polloi: to deliver some of the best and tastiest ramen in Las Vegas. With its affordable menu and items for under $5, Monta Japanese Noodle House serves some of the best Japanese-style noodle dishes in the city. Monta tries to be as authentic as possible with dishes and recipes imported directly from Japan and many of its chefs have even trained in Japan.

Monta Japanese Noodle House

Address: 5030 Spring Mountain Road Suite 6, Las Vegas, NV 8914

Hours: Monday–Sunday, 11AM–11PM

Website: Monta Japanese Noodle House

12. Bosa Boba Cafe

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Las Vegas can get really hot, it is after all, a city in the desert. So if you plan on visiting, make sure to stay hydrated and grab yourself a delicious drink at the Bosa Boba cafe. Refreshing tea-flavoured drinks readily available and a 20 oz drink will only cost you about $4.50. They also serve tons of delicious snacks and treats like creamsicles so you’re hydrated all day under the Vegas sun.

Bosa Boba Cafe

Address: 3711 S. Valley View Unit J/I, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Hours: Thursday–Tuesday, 10AM–9:30PM. Closed on Wednesday.

Website: Bosa Boba Cafe

13. Pizzeria Francesco's

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Gourmet comfort food is what we do best! bit.ly/FrancescosatTI

Posted by Pizzeria Francesco's at Treasure Island on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Have a little bit of New York in Las Vegas at this delicious pizza joint located right on the iconic Las Vegas strip. Each pizza is hand tossed and made with fresh and delicious ingredients that will satisfy any pizza lover out there. Grab a slice or two for under $5 and get on your way while you explore the strip or share a pie with a friend and sit down while you enjoy your dish.

Pizzeria Francesco's

Address: Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Hours: Sunday–Thursday, 11AM–Midnight, Friday & Saturday, 11AM–1AM

Website: Pizzeria Francesco’s

14. Archi's Thai Cafe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Archi's Thai on Friday, March 20, 2020

Vegas enjoys a ton of restaurant options but few have earned the prestigious Michelin Star. Archi’s Thai Cafe not only boasts that accolade, but diners can also order a dish for under $5! This Thai restaurant serves some of the best authentic Thai food outside of Bangkok that doesn’t have gimmicks — just real and flavourful, authentic Thai. The menu has tons of vegan and gluten-free options for those out there with dietary restrictions.

Archi's Thai Cafe

Address: 9350 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117, USA

Hours: Monday–Sunday, 11AM–10PM. Closed on Tuesday

Website: Archi’s Thai Cafe

Viva Las Vegas

Grilled kusshi oysters, uni, foie gras - Japanese Cuisine by Omae, Las Vegas 1
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Las Vegas is a hub of fun so if you’re looking to save a couple of bucks for just that, or even if you just want something fast and affordable, there are a ton of great options in Las Vegas for some tasty eats under $5.

While you’re here, be sure to check out the top secret restaurants as well as the best spots for fried chicken.

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