Headed by Chef Saul, Diablo’s Cantina is a centrally located restaurant in Luxor that offers a lively atmosphere with authentic Mexican dishes. The open-air design allows you to feel like you never left the casino while filling up on delicious Mexican foods not seen at many Mexican restaurants on the strip.
Below is my review of the different menu items and what to expect when dining at Diablo’s.
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A Traditional Menu With Modern Twists
Diablo’s Cantina does an excellent job of mixing traditional Mexican food with Las Vegas ingredients to create a unique menu all patrons will enjoy. Whether you’re in the mood for tacos or fajitas, Diablo’s has it all. Below is a complete review of the menu sections and what you can expect from each one.
The Menu at Diablo’s Cantina in the Luxor
You don’t have to look far in the menu to see the Mexican food standards that people have come to love at the cantina. At Diablo’s, you can start your meal off with classics such as classic guacamole and chips or the Queso Fundido served with warm flour tortillas and pico de Gallo. Other choices include Chicken Taquitos and Aguachile Shrimp Ceviche. The Nachos are perfect for sharing with a large group and you can add chicken, steak, or shrimp. Prices range from $11 to $18 for all apps unless you are adding extras, then prices will increase.
Soups and Salads
Although you don’t have a ton of salad and soup options at Diablo’s, the ones you do get are uniquely Mexican and aren’t featured at most other restaurants on the strip. The Chicken Pozole is your only soup selection and it comes with shredded chicken, cabbage, spiced, and a guajillo broth.
Your salad options start with the Vixen Salad which is packed full of Mexican ingredients like roasted corn, queso fresco, and citrus-chipotle vinaigrette. The last choice for salads is a unique take on the classic Caesar adding in some southwest baja flavors like pickled onions, chili-lime dressing, and cotija cheese. Prices are all $11 but you can add proteins to any salad for an additional cost.
You’ll get street-sized tacos at Diablo’s Cantina but there will be three of them to make sure you get your fill. There are over six different taco choices and each one is expertly prepared with a special blend of ingredients.
The Filet Alambre Tacos are one of the must-haves but so is the Roasted Chicken Al Pastor.
You actually can’t go wrong with any of these delicious options like the Pork Carnitas, Rajas and Mushroom, or Baja Style Fish. Prices range from $16 to $29 depending on which ones you choose.
Burritos and Enchiladas
A couple of different burrito options will more than fill up your hunger cravings. The Shredded Chicken Burrito and Shredded Beef Burrito both come with a flour tortilla and other fresh ingredients like cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, and crema fresco. The only difference is the Pasilla sauce in the beef and the tomatillo cream sauce in the chicken.
The enchiladas are the real star of the show and you get four different options including Chicken, Veggie, Beef Barbacoa, and Shrimp. If you can’t decide on what you want, you can always take on the Diablo’s Enchilada Platter which comes with beef, chicken, and shrimp enchiladas. Prices are anywhere from $21 to $31.
Entradas & Fajitas
All of the main entrees, including the fajitas, come with a side of rice and beans. You might not need it though with the size of portions served at Diablo’s. The Trio Fajitas is ideal for groups looking to share the different kinds offered like chicken, steak, and shrimp.
Otherwise, you’ll see a list of popular Mexican food choices like the Grilled Shrimp Quesadilla, Carne Asada Steak, and Pork Carnitas Skillet. You can even get a Mexican-flavored Glazed Salmon if you’re looking to mix it up. You’ll pay slightly higher for this section with prices ranging from $22 to $39.
Diablo’s Cantina keeps it simple when it comes to desserts. A traditional Mexican Flan with caramel sauce, Churros with ice cream, and Bunuelos provide all the sweetness you need when rounding out your meal. The flan and churros are $9 while the bunuelos is $10.
Drinks & Cocktails
Margaritas are where you want to keep your focus when deciding which drink to unwind with. You’ll get a range of flavors from cucumber and passion fruit to hibiscus and mango and there’s even a section for frozen margs versus on the rocks.
There are plenty of domestic and Mexican beers as well as a handful of wines. There are even five different cocktails you’re probably familiar with like the Paloma, Mojita, and sangria. For a Mexican twist on an American classic, try the Mezcal Old Fashioned.
Reservations at Diablo’s Cantina in the Luxor
Diablo’s Cantina in the Luxor uses the Sevenrooms restaurant reservation platform, making it easy for diners to find availability, make a reservation, receive confirmation, and edit or cancel a reservation if plans change.
You can log into Sevenrooms using a Facebook or Google account or just make a reservation as a guest.
A Fun and Casual Experience
Located on the second floor of the Luxor resort, you’ll immediately notice the bright red sign and lighting that gives off a hue all throughout the dining room. The restaurant is completely open to the casino so you’ll hear the shouts of joy from gamblers winning their bets.
It’s the perfect spot for a fun and casual evening with friends after a long day of gambling and sightseeing in Las Vegas. There is fun decor and skeleton artwork that adorns all the walls. Diablo’s is decidedly a good time and provides a laid-back experience for any who dine there.
Things To Know About Diablo’s Cantina in the Luxor
Location: From the casino, head to the Northwest corner where the escalator is located next to the Playbar. Go up the escalator and Diablo’s will be at the top.
Hours of Operation:
- Mon – Sun | 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
- Hours subject to change
Dress Code: The dress code is casual but you will need to be wearing shoes and a shirt to receive service.
Price: For a couple, expect to pay anywhere from $100 – $200 including apps and drinks.
MGM Rewards Dining Perks: The Luxor is a part of MGM Resorts, so if you’re an MGM Rewards member, you can earn or redeem points for dining at Diablo’s Cantina. MGM Rewards membership is free. You can find more information here at MGM Resorts – MGM Rewards.
Diablo’s Cantina in Summary
Experience a unique take on south-of-the-border cuisine with a trip to Diablo’s Cantina. Located in the Luxor, this restaurant offers traditional Mexican dishes like fajitas, burritos, and enchiladas along with fun drinks and desserts. I hope this review helps with your dining experience and I want to thank you for checking out The Las Vegas Report.
If you’re looking for more dining options at this amazing resort, check out our complete guide to restaurants in the Luxor Hotel and Casino.
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