By: Bob Gourley
There are some friendly banditos hanging out in Vegas and you had better go visit their restaurant soon or you will be missing out on some great food and libations. Bandito Latin Kitchen and Cantina is the brainchild of Kent Harman who formally worked at the very popular Border Grill at Mandalay Bay. He has brought some of the culture of that place to this new venture.
Located just off the strip on the corner of Flamingo and Hughes Center Drive, the sparkling new building offers an open, airy look with a huge mural that towers over the dining room. There is a large patio area that affords views of the strip and is a friendly spot for conversation, or something more romantic.
This is not your momma’s Mexican food restaurant. The emphasis is on ‘fresh’ and everything on both the food and cocktail menu reflects that theme. They make all their tortillas, sauces and dips in-house every day.