Hussong’s Cantina

Hussong’s Cantina is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas, offering excellent food and drink options.

Jeremy K.

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Jeremy K.

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Last updated on December 20, 2022

If you’re looking for a delicious and authentic Mexican dining experience, look no further than Hussong’s Cantina. This Mandalay Bay restaurant offers excellent food and drink options that will transport you south of the border. Whether you’re in the mood for tacos, enchiladas, or margaritas, Hussong’s has something for everyone. So next time you’re in Las Vegas, be sure to stop by this popular cantina for a taste of Mexico!

Keep reading to learn why Hussong’s Cantina made our list for Best Mexican Food and Best Tacos in Las Vegas.

Hussong’s Cantina

Price: $25–50+

Location: Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino

Summary: Overall, Hussong’s Cantina is a great spot for Mexican food and drinks in Las Vegas. The margaritas are some of the best in town, and there is an extensive vegan menu with reasonably priced entrees. The atmosphere is loud and festive, making it a great place to go out with friends or family. Just be aware that it can be difficult to find – it’s located upstairs in the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay.

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  • Bill can add up quickly
  • Difficult to find, upstairs in the Mandalay Bay Shoppes

Hussong’s Cantina in Las Vegas is best known for their margaritas, but they offer much more than that. They have what they call Baja cuisine, which includes guacamoles made fresh daily, as well as steak fajitas, chimichangas, enchiladas, and more.

I tried the steak fajitas and they were very flavorful and enjoyable. My wife and I split the entrée, which made it a relatively inexpensive meal. The margaritas at Hussong’s are also very good—I’ve tried to confirm that they’re the original margarita, but it’s a bit of a controversial topic.

In addition to their regular menu items, Hussong’s also has an extensive vegan menu, which is not very common in Las Vegas. If you’re looking for a delicious meal and a good margarita, Hussong’s Cantina is definitely worth checking out.

How expensive is Hussong’s Cantina?

Hussong’s Cantina is a reasonably priced Mexican restaurant located in Mandalay Bay. My wife and I ordered an appetizer, steak fajitas, and a couple of drinks during happy hour and our bill came to $65. This is a great price for the location, as most restaurants at Mandalay Bay will charge around $50 per person if alcoholic beverages are included. If you’re not planning on sharing, an entree and margarita will cost you between $35 and $50 per person.

Hussong’s used to offer a happy hour special, but they have not brought it back since the COVID pandemic began.

Where is Hussong’s Cantina?

Hussong’s Cantina is a great spot for pre-gaming before heading to a show at House of Blues or a game at Allegiant Stadium. The cantina is located at Mandalay Bay, but it’s a bit hard to find. You have to go upstairs to the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay, which doubles as a walkway to Luxor.

Once you’re in the Shoppes, head towards the Irish bar Rí Rá. Hussong’s Cantina will be on your left. The cantina has a lot of energy and a great atmosphere. The drinks are strong and reasonably priced. I definitely recommend stopping here for a drink or two before heading to your next destination.

If you’re coming from Luxor, walk past Fat Tuesday and continue through the mall, Hussong’s will be on your right.

What is the atmosphere at Hussong’s Cantina like?

The atmosphere of Hussong’s Cantina is a loud, festive vibe. The music is blasting, the crowds are partying, and it’s pretty upbeat. This isn’t the place for a relaxing Mexican dinner, it’s a place to enjoy the crowd and enjoy the environment as a whole. While I was there they had big Mexican soccer matches which felt very fitting. Many fans were at the bar hooting and howling.

The bartenders were mixing drinks and serving shots while also trying to keep up with the crowd. It was all very overwhelming but in a good way. The energy in the cantina was electric and I had a great time. If you’re looking for a place to let loose and have some fun, Hussong’s Cantina is the place for you.