Cheap Eats Under 5 USD In Las Vegas, Nevada

cheap eats in las vegas

Las Vegas is one of those legendary cities that everyone knows about. The glitz, the glamour and all the fun you can have in this amazing city are just some of the reasons why people come here. The big lights and fancy casinos, as well as the party culture, are a few other reasons why someone might want to spend a few days in Las Vegas, because after all, what happens in Vegas, stays there. Maybe you’re a traveller on a budget, or maybe you lost a couple of bucks at the tables but don’t worry because there is still a myriad of options out there for some delicious eats. Here are some of the best cheap eats in Las Vegas for under $5.

1. Feast Buffet

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A buffet for $5? No, you’re not dreaming, the Feast Buffet is one of the most popular in Las Vegas and I’m sure you can guess why. Feast Buffet is also regarded as one of the best in Vegas and best of all, there are several locations all around the city all serving delicious and different kinds of food. Choose between classic American dishes, Chinese and Italian or mix it all up and create your own delicious dishes, all for a low, low price. Because these chains or buffets are located in the Station Casinos, it is open all day, every day.

Feast Buffet

Address: W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Website: Fest Buffet

2. Salvadoreno Restaurant

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Some of the best central and Mexican-American food in the United States can be found in the Southwest and the Salvadoreno Restaurant is certainly an exemplification of that fact. Specializing in some delicious Central American style food in a nice and welcoming family restaurant, this eatery serves us recipes straight from the owner’s homeland of El Salvador. The food is delicious and best of all cheap and filling for your day in Vegas.

Salvadoreno Restaurant

Address: 720 N Main St, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Website: Salvadoreno Restaurant

3. Komex

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As previously stated, you’ll find some of the best Mexican food around this part of the United States and since Mexican is already delicious, why not combine it with another delicious cuisine? Well, that’s where you get Komex, an amazing hybrid of Korean and Mexican. Komex is a small family operated a restaurant that is fresh and cheap. All the food is made to order so every dish is fresh and delicious and who doesn’t love a couple of fusion-style tacos for under $5?


Address: 4155 S Buffalo Dr. #103,104(702) 778-556

Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11AM–8PM. Closed Monday.

Website: Komex

4. Sourdough Cafe

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Serving some classic American dishes like biscuits and gravy, nachos and delicious sandwiches like a Reuben or a Philly Cheese Steak sub, the Sourdough Cafe will fill you up without emptying your pocket. For those looking for a little comfort food or for those wanting to try some classic American fare, you’ve come to the right place. Sourdough Cafe also offers amazing breakfast options so no matter what time of day you come by, there’s something delicious waiting for you. Because this restaurant is located in a resort and casino, it is open all day.

Sourdough Cafe

Address: 740 S. Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107

Website: Sourdough Cafe

5. Frijoles & Frescas

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The owner of Frijoles & Frescas came to America as a young man from Mexico City and with him came some classic recipes from his homeland. Each and every ingredient is approved by the owner so there is definitely a certain level of care that goes into the dishes that the chef cares so passionately about. Serving some classic Mexican meals for a low price, it’s no surprise that Vegas locals love this spot and that people from Europe and Canada even come to try these dishes.

Frijoles & Frescas

Address: Located at 7000 W. Charleston Blvd.

Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11AM–9PM. Closed on Sundays

Website: Frijoles & Frescas

6. Tacos El Gordo

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Tacos El Gordo first opened their doors in 1972 and have been serving some of the most delicious tacos that side of the border for over 40 years. With that much taco experience, you better believe that you’ll get some amazing service and of course delicious and cheap food that will certainly hit the spot. Tacos El Gordo is the brainchild of a family that immigrated from Tijuana and now serves their delicious food in two different states.

Tacos El Gordo

Address: 3049 S Las Vegas Blvd, NV 89109

Hours: Sunday–Thursday, 10AM–2AM, Friday–Saturday, 10AM–4AM

Website: Tacos El Gordo

7. Monta Japanese Noodle House

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With several restaurants around the city, Monta Japanese Noodle House has but one plan in mind to set itself out from the hoi polloi: to deliver some of the best and tastiest ramen in Las Vegas. With its affordable menu and items for under $5, Monta Japanese Noodle House serves some of the best Japanese style noodle dishes in the city. Monta tries to be as authentic as possible with dishes and recipes imported directly from Japan and many of its chefs have even trained in Japan.

Monta Japanese Noodle House

Address: 5030 Spring Mountain Road Suite 6, Las Vegas, NV 8914

Hours: Monday–Sunday, 11AM–11PM

Website: Monta Japanese Noodle House

8. Bosa Boba Cafe

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Las Vegas can get really hot, it is after all, a city in the desert. So if you plan on visiting, make sure to stay hydrated and grab yourself a delicious drink at the Bosa Boba cafe. Refreshing tea-flavoured drinks readily available and a 20 oz drink will only cost you about $4.50. They also serve tons of delicious snacks and treats like creamsicles so you’re hydrated all day under the Vegas sun.

Bosa Boba Cafe

Address: 3711 S. Valley View Unit J/I, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Hours: Thursday–Tuesday, 10AM–9:30PM. Closed on Wednesday.

Website: Bosa Boba Cafe

9. Pizzeria Francesco's

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Have a little bit of New York in Las Vegas at this delicious pizza joint located right on the iconic Las Vegas strip. Each pizza is hand tossed and made with fresh and delicious ingredients that will satisfy any pizza lover out there. Grab a slice or two for under $5 and get on your way while you explore the strip or share a pie with a friend and sit down while you enjoy your dish.

Pizzeria Francesco's

Address: Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Hours: Sunday–Thursday, 11AM–Midnight, Friday & Saturday, 11AM–1AM

Website: Pizzeria Francesco’s

10. Archi's Thai Cafe

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Vegas enjoys a ton of restaurant options but few have earned the prestigious Michelin Star. Archi’s Thai Cafe not only boasts that accolade, but diners can also order a dish for under $5! This Thai restaurant serves some of the best authentic Thai food outside of Bangkok that doesn’t have gimmicks — just real and flavourful, authentic Thai. The menu has tons of vegan and gluten-free options for those out there with dietary restrictions.

Archi's Thai Cafe

Address: 9350 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117, USA

Hours: Monday–Sunday, 11AM–10PM. Closed on Tuesday

Website: Archi’s Thai Cafe

Viva Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is a hub of fun so if you’re looking to save a couple of bucks for just that, or even if you just want something fast and affordable, there are a ton of great options in Las Vegas for some tasty eats under $5.

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Alex is a Canadian university graduate with degrees in English literature and History. He was born in Montreal and when he's not traveling he enjoys movies, video games, playing the drums and...Read more

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