Don’t waste time and money on bad food, bad shows, or boring venues when you visit Las Vegas Nevada.
Here’s the places to avoid.
Hash House a Go Go
Keep go go going. Their slogan should be: If you’re fat and you want to stay fat, or aren’t fat and want to get fat; eat here. Their claim to fame is ridiculously big portions. Mediocre food is still mediocre no matter how big you make it. To add insult to injury, if you want to share a dish that no normal human could possibly finish….there’s an extra charge! Go to a buffet instead. It’ll be cheaper and better.
Batista’s Hole in the Wall
It should be called Batista’s Hole. It’s awful. This Italian restaurant has been around forever and is the biggest tourist trap in Las Vegas Nevada. I can’t imagine anyone eating here more than once. You get a salad or soup, all the “house” wine you can drink and a cappuccino for dessert. The salad was good, the garlic bread was good. I wish I could stop there. The wine was horrible and the entrees were sub-par and the cappuccino was a joke. It had no coffee flavor at all. It was like a hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, not foamed milk and it ain’t cheap. The pasta dishes were $23.95 and entrees up to $32.95. Go to Tuscany Gardens instead. Now that’s Italian!
Golden Steer Steakhouse
This is another tourist trap. People go here because they want to experience “Old Vegas”. The Golden Steer isn’t old Vegas, it’s just old.
Noodle Shop at Mandalay Bay
The Mandalay Bay has some wonderful restaurants. The Noodle Shop isn’t one of them. The food is completely lack lustre and the service was…..strange. All around us were tables that were only served half of the guests order. My food arrived, then two out of four at another table were served, and then half way through my meal, my husbands order showed up. Weird. My fortune cookie should’ve read; “Next time eat at Tao“.
Chris Angel “Believe” at the Luxor
Believe? I can’t believe this show is still on stage and I’m a Chris Angel fan! I’ve watched his “Mind Freak” TV show many times and bought the special “not open to the public yet” tickets. Chris, you should’ve stuck to TV. Any kid with a beginner magic kit could’ve performed better tricks. If you’re impressed with an exploding micro waved potato, and astonished as pigeons (ok they were doves, whatever) “magically” appear from the sleeve of a cape large enough to hide Shaq in, go see it. If not, go see Nathan Burton at the Flamingo. He’s 10 times the magician and the tickets are half the price (FREE if you check for coupons).
Elvis- Cirque Du Soleil at Aria
First there was Mystere, then “O”, and Le Reve, Ka, Zumanity, Love, and now Elvis. Is there no end to these Cirque productions? Paying tribute to Elvis is a great idea, but they missed the mark on this one. Go see Jersey Boys, great story, great singing, great staging, great show.
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