It’s hard to ignore such an iconic and longstanding name on the Las Vegas Strip as the Tropicana Las Vegas. Featured in many films including “Viva Las Vegas”, “Diamonds Are Forever” and “The Godfather”, the name Tropicana is thoroughly cemented in pop culture. Beyond the glitz and glamor of this hotel’s history, there are a few hidden dining gems in this south strip location that are definitely worth checking out.
Before we get started with our list, I’ll share a pro-tip. The Tropicana Las Vegas has a player’s rewards program that offers all kinds of benefits including those for dining if you’re a member. Membership is free. You can find more information here at Tropicana Rewards.
Restaurants in the Tropicana
Robert Irvine’s Public House
Robert Irvine’s Public House is the best place to grab a delicious meal at any time of the day at Tropicana. Created by celebrity chef Robert Irvine, this restaurant provides guests comfort food inspired by his travel and experiences around the world.
The “Top of the Morning” breakfast menu consists of favorites like the Creekstone Steak and Eggs and the Breakfast Burrito.
The main menu features many of Chef Irvine’s shareable specialties such as the Bang Bang Shrimp Tempura, Loaded Smokehouse Tots, and Wagyu Beef Slider BLT. The menu also has a selection of salads, sandwiches, and burgers.
If you’re looking for something more substantial, the large plates, pastas, and pizzas are definitely the way to go. Some of my personal favorites include the Steak Frites, Rigatoni Alla Vodka, and Bianca White Pizza.
There’s tons of choice when it comes to draft beers, and it’s worth checking out the signature cocktail menu if you’re in the mood.
Oakville Tuscan Grill
Oakville Tuscan Grill is probably one of the best unknown steakhouses on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s tough when you’re up against some of the mega resorts but I’d put Oakville up against any of the best. I’ve dined here on several occasions and have never been disappointed with the food, ambiance, or service. Everything has been top notch.
There’s no messing around here at Oakville. It’s a classic steakhouse that focuses on high quality dishes.
The Crab Cakes and Shrimp Cocktail starters are fantastic. The Oakville Wedge and Caesar Salad round out the salad menu and if you’re in the mood for something lighter for dinner, you can’t beat the Branzino or Lemon Herb Chicken.
If it’s red meat you’re here for then you’re in for a treat. My personal steak favorites include the 18oz Ribeye and 14oz New York Strip. Add Lemon Aioli Asparagus, Sherry Butter Wild Mushrooms, and Chive Mashed Potatoes on the side and it’s an out of this world dinner.
If you have enough room for the dessert, you can’t go wrong with the New York Cheesecake or Chocolate Ganache Cake.
With an extensive wine list featuring over 100 labels, Oakville Tuscan Grill is one of the hidden gems on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
Red Lotus Asian Kitchen
This Asian eatery has some of the best grab-and-go dishes in the area. Whether you’re in the mood for Spicy Kung Pao Chicken, mouth watering Pad Thai Noodles, or crispy Fried Chicken Wontons, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen has it all.
If you happen to be a spicy food fanatic, pay special attention to the little flame symbols on the menu.
Some of the menu highlights at Red Lotus Asian Kitchen include the Avocado Fritter Bomb, Peppered Beef, Orange Chicken Rice Bowl, Shrimp Tom Yum Rice Noodle Soup, and the delicious General Tso’s Chicken.
Dine in or take out, it’s totally up to you. Either way, you’re guaranteed some delicious food at this Pan Asian eatery.
The Starbucks in Tropicana Las Vegas is conveniently located near the casino floor just beyond CHILL’M Bar so you can satisfy your coffee cravings with ease. Serving all your favorite classic Starbucks items, grab a coffee or a refreshing drink, or even a snack. Starbucks has you covered.
Although the choice of restaurants isn’t as vast as some of the other hotels in the area, the options the Tropicana does have are fantastic. Robert Irvine’s Public House and Oakville Tuscan Grill are incredible restaurants and are definitely worth trying. I hope this guide was helpful and thanks for checking us out here at The Las Vegas Report!