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Viva

Las Vegas
Mexican Restaurant
$$$$

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After making a splash in the Los Angeles dining scene with Broken Spanish and the newly opened Asterid, chef Ray Garcia is making his presence felt in Las Vegas with ¡Viva!, at Resorts World. The chef's elevated take on Mexican cuisine feels right at home inside a dining room that's stylish, but not intimidating. The thick ropes and nets that decorate the walls suggest an oceanside environment—even though the gritty Las Vegas Strip is right outside. The atmosphere matches up well with the signature dish, a Wood-Grilled Snapper, served with yellow and blue corn tortillas that are pressed and cooked to order. Garcia is also known for his Pork Belly, marinated for 36 days, slow-cooked, and flash-fried for a crispy exterior. A Grilled Pineapple and Goat Cheese combo works as a vegetarian entree or shareable appetizer. Everything tastes best with the VivaRita, a margarita topped with salty foam.
How to order: Book a reservation via Seven Rooms.

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Chef Ray Garcia's first Las Vegas restaurant serves upscale Mexican cuisine within a casual, colorful environment—the right combination of great food and great vibes. While restaurants sometimes have sterile, plain-looking private dining rooms, that's definitely not the case here. The PDR (large enough for at least 16 guests) is decorated in wood accents, greenery, and large dangling ropes. ¡Viva! also has two patios—one indoors alongside a mural and a second in the open air with a wall of trees and the lights of the Strip as a backdrop.
How to order: Book a reservation via Seven Rooms.

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