Restaurants, Travel

Vegetarian in Vegas: Chayo at LINQ

I recently went to Las Vegas for work…and it was a blast! I wouldn’t normally chose to go to the City of Sin on vacation, but it ended up having a lot to offer, especially in the shopping and dining departments (I didn’t get to see a show).

A Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Out in Las Vegas: Wynn Las Vegas

As I explained in my earlier post on Society Café at Wynn and about BLVD Cocktail Company, I do research when it comes to making reservations. As a picky vegetarian, I want to make sure that there’s something I can enjoy being served. The menu isn’t the only factor to consider when making a reservation. Atmosphere is important, too. While the food at Chayo was great, it wasn’t the best place for the kind of evening I wanted to have. The food can be amazing, but the mood of the restaurant can make or break a dining experience.

I had chosen this restaurant because I’d be meeting my friend for a late dinner and we wanted margaritas to sip while we caught up. We’ve been known to sit and chat over cocktails for hours.

Our margaritas were perfect—Patron and Grand Marnier, plus lemon and lime. The guacamole had pomegranate seeds, which wasn’t something I’d ever tried. The service was quick and friendly, yet they didn’t hover. But long conversation just wasn’t possible in this atmosphere. I should have read more about the restaurant beyond the menu.

There was a mechanical bull. And they were blasting music—mostly 90s pop.

enchiladas-at-chayo

 

But my sweet corn enchiladas were great. Really.

Lesson learned. We enjoyed our meal, but I’ll remember to consider the atmosphere when making a reservation in the future!

 

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