About Ricardo's

4930 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
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Ricardo's is a full service Mexican restaurant and cantina. Our menu has authentic, creative, and unique plates. We've served over 25 million Las Vegans and visitors for over 30 years. We offer traditional dining, banquets, private parties, off site catering, and cantina parties. The cantina offers video poker machines in the bar top. The full bar serves 100% blue agave tequilas in every margarita! Strolling magician and free WiFi offered. Mixers, group dinners, luncheon meetings, cocktail appetizer events.....we're ready to serve you and your guests! Home of the Guinness World's record largest margarita....7,627 gallons!

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Traditional Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 2;30pm - 6:00am

Cross Street:
W. Flamingo and Decatur

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(702) 227-9100

Website:
http://www.ricardosoflasvegas.com/

Entertainment:
We can arrange additional entertainment for private parties and catering events.

Catering:
Our catering team executes everything from casual group deliveries to fancy sit-down fiestas. We have a liquor catering license. We'll serve from 10 to 1000, in a meeting room, park, or any remote site. On larger groups, we prepare any cuisine desired. We've accommodated Las Vegas' catering needs for 30 years!

Parking Details:
Our parking lot offers ample parking for traditional vehicles, RV's, and large buses.

Public Transit:
CAT bus service is offered on each street at our corner. Cabs are plentiful.

Executive Chef:
Casildo Moreno and Jose Carbajal

Private Party Facilities:
Our restaurant offers many different dining areas (rooms). One is private while the others are able to be segregated. Ricardo's offers group menus, action stations, or buffets for groups.

Private Party Contact:
Susan Gomez: 7022279100

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Ricardo's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

neighborhood gem (9)
good for groups (9)
kid-friendly (6)
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special occasion (5)
great for lunch (5)
fit for foodies (3)
late-night find (3)
romantic (3)
notable wine list (2)
scenic view (2)
great for brunch (2)
hot spot (1)
great for outdoor dining (1)
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Ok food and service needs improvement

vip
Dined 6 days ago

Surprised that the meat on the Fajitas was not tender and they would not make them with Jalepenos. Service was slow and they kept forgetting to bring out more Salsa.

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Ricardos_Great Mexican/Southwestern

vip
Dined on April 25, 2016

The food and service were both much better than expected. Had the Colorado burrito. Highly recommend that and the queso.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Highly Recommended

Dined on April 10, 2016

We rented a vacaction house not far from Ricardo's... One of our Uber drivers highly recommended Ricardo's... We stopped in for dinner on our last night in Vegas, and deeply regretted not going there earlier... The food was completely satisfying!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Awesome away from the strip Mexican!

Dined on March 27, 2016

Food was excellent as was the margarita's! Service was prompt, professional and very friendly staff! Definitely will return on my next trip to Las Vegas!!

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Ricardos maintains excellence

Dined on March 26, 2016

My family has been enjoying Ricardos for the past 25 years! Whether for lunch, dinner or special celebration, Ricardos never disappoints. The food is the best Mexican food in Las Vegas! Nowhere can one find better margaritas or service! I am a devoted fan!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service4
value4

Disappointed

Dined on January 20, 2016

I was in Las Vegas for two days, met up with some relatives for dinner. They suggested Ricardo's. I'm from California and I've lived in New Mexico, so I have had really good Mexican food. The service at Ricardo's was very good and the margaritas were very good also, but the dinner plates were just average at best. I had the enchiladas suizas and my entrée was served at room temperature. Since my guests had suggested this restaurant, I didn't want to embarrass them by sending my dinner back, so I just ate about half of it. I've had much better food at chains like El Torito, so I think they need to work on the food if they'd like to be considered a good Mexican restaurant.

food4
ambience3
service1

Once our food was delivered, our waiter ...

Dined on December 22, 2015

Once our food was delivered, our waiter ignored us. By the time we were able to get his attention, our glasses were all empty including our water glasses. We had to eat about half our meal with nothing to drink.

food5
ambience5
service5

I have been dining at Ricardo's for years.

Dined on November 21, 2015

This Mexican restaurant is always delicious. The food is authentic and the service is outstanding.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service1

Our server couldn't have cared less abou ...

Dined on November 11, 2015

Our server couldn't have cared less about us. We have never felt so unwelcome in a restaurant. Went for our 24th anniversary as we read good reviews. We should have just stayed at our hotel and had dinner there. Our salad looked like an after thought. I was embarrassed taking my wife here for a special night out.

food5
ambience5
service5

Perfect!

Dined on November 7, 2015

Wonderful food and service - as always! Love this place

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Good food and excellent service by Raul! ...

Dined on October 2, 2015

Good food and excellent service by Raul!! Thank you very much.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

Great Mexican food. I wish I lived close ...

vip
Dined on October 1, 2015

Great Mexican food. I wish I lived closer. Great service.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
food2
ambience3
service3

Reservations

Dined on September 26, 2015

Had reservations for 4:00 pm arrived at 3:50 pm let the hostess know we were there and waiting on one more person. At 3:59 pm we were ready to be seated same hostess said we did know you were here. Then said we have a full house and we had to wait 10 minutes and was placed in a very noisy part of the place. Very disappoint in our dinning experience. Doubt if I would recommend this place

food5
ambience5
service5

Love The Buffet!!!!

vip
Dined on September 13, 2015

What a wonderful find, the brunch buffet (including steak or chicken fajitas!) that they serve daily for less than $20 including drink is so great! We will be back!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

Nice Afternoon Meal. Highly recommend.

Dined on August 22, 2015

We have gone to Ricardo's for over 20 years.They always do a good job with their food and the service was very good.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
food4
ambience3
service4

Service was very good as well as the foo ...

vip
Dined on July 26, 2015

Service was very good as well as the food. We received our meal quickly.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Long time Vegas favorite

Dined on July 12, 2015

Ricardo's provides an extensive, authentic Mexican menu in a great atmosphere. The staff enjoy pleasing the diners, the food is hot and delicious and the price is very reasonable. The shrimp and lobster enchilada special was mostly lobster and had just the right amount of spiciness. Mexican cerveza on tap provided a great enhancement. Close your eyes and you will think you are dining in one of the great restaurants in Mexico City.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
food1
ambience2
service2

What happened to this place?

vip
Dined on July 10, 2015

With out a doubt the worst Mexican food I have ever tasted. I used to eat at Ricardo's exclusively but as the city grew, so did the options. I was in the mood for Ricardo's or what I remembered Ricardo's to be and I got hoodwinked! From the absolutely brutal reception at the entrance to the wonderfully aggressive server I had.....to the most consistently inedible food ever, Ricardo's is to be avoided at all costs!

food4
ambience4
service5

Terrific Dinner!

Dined on June 26, 2015

We have always had good experiences at this restaurant. The menu is varied, and the service was great. The food was fresh, and we only have good things to say. Our dinner was tasty and terrific, and we look forward to our next visit.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Easy to reach by public bus from the strip

vip
Dined on June 23, 2015

I took the public bus here and got off right in front of the restaurant. The food was much cheaper and fresher than any Mexican restaurant that I had eaten at on the strip. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive. The lobster in my lobster tacos was actual lobster meat and the portion was of decent size.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service2

Average Mexican in a Festive Locale

vip
Dined on April 30, 2015

Mexican food is so heavenly when prepared with fresh ingredients and authentic recipes, but it's so hard to find a place with flair. Unfortunately, Ricardo's fails and simply delivers average, cheese-smattered, often tasteless dishes. It was apparent with the watery and passionless salsas that there lie little hope in anything above mediocrity, and that was absolutely the case. The atmosphere is nice; the place is huge. But the service was woefully slow and methodical (except by the fantastic host Manny! What a gem he is.) Plus, it's incredibly overpriced given the low quality ingredients. You can do so much better for Mexican in Vegas.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

First time to Ricardo's. Loved the food. ...

Dined on April 19, 2015

First time to Ricardo's. Loved the food. Best Mexican food in Vegas. We are returning again next week with more friends.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Great Food & Salsa

Dined on April 12, 2015

We had 10 people during our visit . The food was very good, Service was wonderful. Never a dry glass. Would reccomend and visit again.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food4
ambience2
service3

Pretty standard. Oversized portions. Oh ...

Dined on April 3, 2015

Pretty standard. Oversized portions. Oh yeah, and my SO told me she was leaving, so that happened.

food5
ambience5
service5

Will definitely return.

Dined on March 7, 2015

We celebrated my son's 21st birthday at the Ricardo's that used to be at the MGM Hotel and Casino. That was 13 years ago. This is a different location but the food and service are just as good now as it was then. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service4

Try Ricardo's!

vip
Dined on February 1, 2015

Sat down for drinks, an appetizer, and entrees. The service was top notch & the food was fantastic. I took the advice of another reviewer who suggested the mango margarita - wow, refreshing & delicious! Atop leaving a carafe of iced-tea at our table (bonus points!!..cuz we drink A LOT of iced-tea) everything we ordered was perfect; no complaints. We've lived in Vegas nearly 10 yrs but I myself had never visited Ricardo's till last week. The locals love this place and I can certainly see why. Check 'em out .....they're open 24-hrs!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5

Fantastic.

vip
Dined on January 30, 2015

Food was absolutely delicious and the server made the experience even better. Everything was made fresh to order and arrived at exactly the right temperature. The mango margarita was just as good as it should be. Can't wait to return.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Another vote for the Best Mexican Restaurant in LV

Dined on January 1, 2015

I am always a little reticent when a business' own website declares it "The best ____ in ____", but in the case of Ricardo's, they are absolutely correct. I enjoyed it all - the ambiance, the food, the service, the whole chimichanga, which is what I ordered. The server was very attentive to my needs without hovering. Also, my drink, a Blue Mexican, was delicious. Go there (corner of Flamingo and Decatur) - NOW!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience3
service4

The only reason I gave the food a fair r ...

Dined on December 26, 2014

The only reason I gave the food a fair rating, is because the beans , rice and some sauces were over salted, The enchiladas were so salty we had to send it back and the second plate was just as salty.

food5
ambience5
service5

Awesome staff even on Christmas Eve

vip
Dined on December 25, 2014

Our waiter was awesome. Even when I had to ask for special treatment for my tamales, guacamole and quesadillas. He went the extra mile to pamper us on our Christmas dinner :)

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
food5
ambience4
service5

as alway s SPLENDID

Dined on September 13, 2014

The staff is very accommodating as my wife is severely handicapped. anything she needs appears nearly by magic our favorite item is the Chili Rellano it is nearly DESERT! the chips served with THREE dips from different areas of Mexico is very tasty. the kitchen staff is very accommodating for special requests (one in our party was very allergic to cilantro so they made her dinner without that specific spice) all in all a great experience we try to go out to Ricardo's at least once or twice a month most nearly every time the owners are in site and actively working showing employees and guest alike how much they love what they do and want employees and guests to enjoy Ricardo's s well!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great Food

Dined on August 25, 2014

The food is always served fresh and hot. The menu is filled with lots of choices! Our server was very attentive!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Like

Dined on August 24, 2014

Pancho Villas is an amazing server and I will continue to go back

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Best Mexican Restaurant in Vegas

Dined on August 20, 2014

I've been a customer of Ricardo's since the early 1980s. This is the best Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas - locally owned and operated by wonderful, good people.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food1
ambience1
service1

Horrible

Dined on August 10, 2014

We made a reservation and still somehow got stuck in the loud, very unromantic, bar seating. The margarita was horrendous and the food was only marginally better. Not impressed with any part of the experience.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great Mexican food

Dined on August 3, 2014

I looked up a place on yelp & found This restaurant to be out of the strip so I tried it out. I made a reservation thru open table but it seemed like the front lady didn't care :( I enjoy the chips & salsa the grilled halibut was delicious. I had the chile relleno it was good. I was sad bc I didn't get a dessert for my bday so we weren't able to take a pic

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Very Happy!!!!

Dined on August 1, 2014

Over 48 years of going to Mexican restaurants around the world and comparing them has finally lead me to this one. I took my wife there after she arrived on a flight from California for our Anniversary Dinner. I was so very pleased with the entire experience. I believe what impressed me the most was the genuine friendly service. I am telling everyone I do business with to go and try out this wonderful place. The food was the finest. Thank you very much! Jim DeLaigle De l Aigle Ranch

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service4

Five stars for Mexican Food

Dined on July 26, 2014

The food and the variety are excellent. I rated this five stars for Mexican food, not to be confused with five stars for Fine Dining. We drove all the way over there from Aliante because my 85 year old father will only eat ground beef enchiladas. They have machaca, chicken, cheese and shredded beef enchiladas also.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service5

Good food at reasonable prices

vip
Dined on July 5, 2014

There's not a lot to say here. We liked Ricardo's. It is a typical upper end Mexican restaurtant. All the dishes were prepared as expected and the guacamole was outstanding. The food was served quickly, hot and to perfection. A huge tequila list, so if you have a favorite or are interested in trying a new one, it is likely for sale at Ricardo's. The food was good and there are many dishes on the menu not found in the normal Mexican restaurant. I felt it was a great value - great drinks and everything else that goes with it.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

A refreshing break from the strip

Dined on June 28, 2014

Ricardo's just hit the spot for us and is well worth the short drive or cost of a taxi to get their. Their service was exemplary, the food was fresh, clean on the palate and simply delicious.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining

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