Tacos & Tequila, the Mexican restaurant known for its mariachi brunch and margarita options, has closed its second location in Las Vegas. The restaurant, which opened at Palace Station last summer, served its last day on September 10.
The restaurant had previously operated for more than a decade at the Luxor, before being replaced by Diablo’s Cantina in 2018. It then moved to Palace Station, taking over the space formerly occupied by Little Tony’s, a pizza and pasta joint by San Francisco-based chef Tony Gemignani.
Tacos & Tequila offered a variety of tacos, nachos, enchiladas, and other Mexican dishes, as well as more than 100 tequilas and margaritas in flavors such as angry mango, pineapple chipotle, and strawberry agave. The restaurant also featured a lively atmosphere with TVs, neon lights, and colorful murals. On Sundays, a roving mariachi band entertained the diners with traditional and pop songs.
The reason for the closure is unclear
A representative for Station Casinos, the owner of Palace Station, issued a statement saying that Tacos and Tequila team members will be encouraged to apply for available positions within the company. However, the reason for the closure was not disclosed.
Some possible factors that may have contributed to the decision include the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected the hospitality industry in Las Vegas and elsewhere; the competition from other Mexican restaurants in the city; and the lack of visibility and foot traffic at Palace Station, which is located off the Strip.
The future of Tacos & Tequila is uncertain
It is not clear whether Tacos & Tequila will reopen at another location in Las Vegas or elsewhere. The restaurant’s website and social media accounts have not been updated since August. The restaurant’s phone number is no longer in service.
The closure of Tacos & Tequila leaves a gap in the dining options at Palace Station, which also features restaurants such as Boathouse Asian Eatery, Charcoal Room Steakhouse, Brass Fork Kitchen & Bar, and Feast Buffet. The resort is also home to a casino, a sports book, a bingo hall, a pool, and a hotel.
Tacos & Tequila fans who are looking for a similar experience may want to check out Diablo’s Cantina, which has two locations at the Luxor and the Mirage; or El Segundo Sol, which is located at the Fashion Show Mall across from the Wynn.