After being closed for much of the pandemic, Lorena Garcia's Chica is back open at the Venetian; renovated with a stylish Miami-inspired touch that includes colorful murals and faux foliage with dark and moody lighting. Yet the space also has the energy of an upbeat lounge—with bottle service in the bar area driving the point home—to match the vibrant Latin American flavors on the menu. The former Top Chef Masters star draws on her Venzuelan heritage with a variety of arepas, hand-made from ground maize, while working in a variety of Central and South American recipes. The Peruvian-style Tuna Ceviche is a bright, easy way to get the night started. Meats, including high-end Wagyu cuts, are grilled over an open flame of mesquite and oak or charcoal-roasted in a Josper oven. Agave spirits are in ample supply, but give the Black Truffle Old Fashioned a try.
How to book: Call 702-805-8472 or go visit Seven Rooms to make a reservation.