With one of the largest tequila bars in town and Latin nights every Friday and Saturday, Gonzalez y Gonzalez delivers on its promise to make every day a fiesta day at the New York New York in Las Vegas.
In this comprehensive review below, I break down every section of the menu to let you know what to expect and give you a glimpse into what it’s like to dine at Gonzalez y Gonzalez.
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A Mexican Menu With Vegas Ingredients
The menu at Gonzalez y Gonzalez is mostly what you would assume it to be – filled with classic Mexican-American dishes. What you might not expect are the Las Vegas ingredients that make some of these dishes stand out from your typical Mexican Restaurant.
Below is a look through each section of the menu and what type of items you should keep your eye on.
Gonzalez y Gonzalez Menu
Gonzalez y Gonzalez has a large number of appetizers to get your party’s taste buds salivating before the big entrees. For a delicious snack and fun presentation, get the Tableside Guacamole which is made fresh in front of you. Other chip-based favorites are the Chips and Salsa and GYG Chips & Dip Trio, which comes with chile con queso, tomatillo salsa, and roasted tomato salsa.
The Sopes are something you won’t find often at restaurants off the strip and you can’t go wrong with the Gonzalez Nachos or Quesadilla. Prices range wildly from $4.95 for the chips and salsa up to $17.50 for ceviche.
Soups and Salads
Unlike most menus in Vegas, Gonzalez y Gonzalez gives you a surprisingly large number of soups and salads to choose from. The Classic Tortilla Soup and Pozole are your two warm choices but the salads have a good variety and can even double as an entree.
The Burrito Bowl is similar to what you might find at Chipotle but with fresh, delicious ingredients. The Taco Salad is another favorite of mine but the Carne Asada Salad is a close second. The Southwestern Caesar Salad gives you the option to add chicken, steak, or shrimp and has some Mexican ingredients like queso anejo and green chili caesar dressing. Prices here range from $8.50 to $16.95.
You won’t be disappointed with any of these chef prepared house specialties from Gonzalez y Gonzalez. The Molcajete for two is probably one of the best and most unique options on the entire menu while the Habanero Chile Salmon is something you are definitely not going to see at every Mexican restaurant in Vegas.
Other delicious options include the Steak Picado, Skillet Rib Eye, and Camorones Mexicanos, which is Spanish for Mexican shrimp and the dish is served with poblano peppers and cilantro rice. This is one of the more expensive areas of the menu and prices range from $21.95 to $36.95.
Fajitas & Combinations
Everyone’s favorite when they get to a Mexican restaurant is the fajitas and Gonzalez y Gonzalez doesn’t disappoint. You’ll get plenty of options to choose from including Roasted Veggies, Fire Roasted Steak, Oaxacan Shrimp, Steak & Shrimp, and more. In traditional fashion, all of them come with chiles, peppers, onions, rice, and tortillas. Prices are around $22 or $23 except for the veggies which are $18.95.
The combination section is where you’ll turn to if you can’t figure out which type of Mexican food you really want. My family loves this area because you can choose two or three items between tacos, enchiladas, burritos, tamales, and chile relleno. The two-item option is $21 and the three-item is $23.
You’ll find most of the Mexican restaurant favorites that anyone will enjoy in this section. The Shrimp and Chicken Enchilada Suiza is a delicious combination and the Chimichanga is almost enough food for two.
A more Vegas centric choice is the Mahi Mahi Veracruz which has guajillo sauce and is grilled with onions and bell peppers. Other choices include the Chicken Tamales, Chile Relleno, and Fajita Burrito. Prices will range anywhere from $17.50 to $28.95.
All the tacos at Gonzalez y Gonzalez are served with a side of black beans and Mexican rice, so you won’t go hungry after a few small street tacos. You get your choice between six different base ingredients including crispy ground beef or chicken tinga, carnitas, fish, carne asada, and shrimp. Each one comes with a combination of fresh Mexican ingredients and prices are reasonable ranging between $15.95 and $19.95.
Mouth-watering desserts are ready for you to devour and they look just as good as they taste. You’ll find mostly traditional Mexican desserts with one American choice mixed in.
Mexican Flan, Tres Leches Cake, Churros & Ice Cream, and Fried Ice Cream are your Mexican options while the Chocolate Lava Cake appeals to everyone. Prices are mostly $7.95 except for the flan, which is $6.95.
The drinks at Gonzalez y Gonzalez will get you ready for any Vegas-filled fun night. They even have souvenir cactus cups that can be filled with various flavors of margaritas. Speaking of, Gonzalez has eight different marg options to choose from as well as a sangria for those summer nights. Tons of tequila options wait for the brave souls who want a shot or have a mixed cocktail.
Reservations at Gonzalez y Gonzalez Restaurant
Gonzalez y Gonzalez Restaurant in the New York New York uses the Opentable restaurant reservation platform, making it easy for diners to find availability, make a reservation, receive confirmation, and edit/cancel a reservation if plans change.
Opentable doesn’t require you to create an account, but if you do, you can earn points each time you make a reservation and complete your dining experience. Points can be redeemed for various perks including Amazon Gift Cards!
A Calm and Inviting Atmosphere
The atmosphere in Gonzalez y Gonzalez won’t blow your mind but it will allow you to have a relaxing and good meal. There is traditional Mexican decor along with red and green colored lights to give it an authentic Mexican bar vibe. There are also several rooms to choose from and each one has its own decor.
Your party will be able to relax and talk to each other without having to scream over loud music or rowdy Vegas crowds. It’s a perfect place for a family or group of friends looking to get away from the chaos of Vegas without having to travel far.
Things To Know About Gonzales y Gonzalez in the New York New York
Location: From the casino floor, head directly north toward the village street eateries. Continue northeast through the eateries past Greenburg’s Deli and Sirrico’s Pizza. Gonzalez y Gonzalez will be located next to Fulton’s Fish Fry.
Hours of Operation:
- Sun – Thurs | 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- Fri & Sat | 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
- Hours subject to change
Dress Code: The dress code at Gonzalez y Gonzalez is casual. All patrons will need to wear shoes and a shirt to get service.
Price: A couple dining at Gonzalez y Gonzalez should expect to pay between $150 and $200 including drinks and appetizers.
MGM Rewards Dining Perks: The New York New York is a part of MGM Resorts, so if you’re an MGM Rewards member, you can earn or redeem points for dining at Gonzalez y Gonzalez. MGM Rewards membership is free. You can find more information here at MGM Resorts – MGM Rewards.
Gonzales y Gonzalez in Summary
A decidedly Mexican menu combines with fresh Las Vegas ingredients to give you and your party a relaxing and inviting dining experience. I want to thank you for taking the time to use The Las Vegas Report and for reading this Gonzalez y Gonzalez review.
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