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Top 10 budget restaurants in Las Vegas

Las Vegas sparkles with cheap restaurants – you’ll find steaks, burritos, pizza, even a three-course lunch, says John Curtas

• As featured in our Las Vegas city guide

No tour of Old Vegas’s ethnic eateries would be complete without a stop at its oldest restaurant. It opened in 1950, and has had José Aragon at the stoves since 1955. He will tell you his cuisine is New Mexican, not Mexican, and his chile verde and chile colorado, with their deep, fiery flavours, are as reminiscent of Albuquerque as anything you will find in this neck of the woods. Aragon’s salsas, burritos, enchiladas and huevos con machaca are made from scratch – not from a can – at prices ($10-$13) that seem to have been frozen in the “We Like Ike” era. If you’re looking for spicy authenticity, this is as cheap as it comes.
807 South Main Street, +1 702 382 9234, no website, mains from $10. Open Mon-Thurs 11am-4pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8:30pm

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