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This page from my master list of all Las Vegas articles I wrote while developing Vanabode as the best travel vehicle for cheap easy long term road trips.
Mandalay Bay Hotel In Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas has a large selection of restaurants and casual dining to choose from. Even their 'quickie eats' diners like Raffles is open 24 hours, has a view of the beach and serves steaks and seafood. At the Bayside Buffet try the crabs, either steamed or chilled and enjoy the beautiful view of the tropical gardens.
A big favorite for informal dining is Giorgio's Ristorante E Caffee. Great tasting pasta for dinner and gelato for dessert. I send lots of people there. It's more traditional than Café Martorano at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. If you want to get rowdy with your friends go to the Border Grill. You can select between dining on the patio or one of two dining floors. Portions are large and margaritas will keep you animated.
Red, White and Blue is situated next to the casino floor. I recommend the spaghetti and meatballs. In the Red, you can choose from an all-American menu. Check out the oyster bar if you are with a date. The White is designed for coffees and desserts and the Blue serves sandwiches. There are more places to choose from for dining at the Mandalay Bay that at the neighboring Luxor.
If you've never eaten in the House of Blues, it's an experience. It's like being in a Southern blues memorabilia museum with Southern food and blues music to match. If you want to try spicy foods in Vegas, try the Creole Jambalaya or the Cajun gumbos. Their Sunday Gospel brunch is legendary and includes live music.
For a totally different and romantic place to dine try the Red Square at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. You'll be greeted by a large statue of Lenin (sans tête) and invited to snuggle up and dine in the plush red velvet décor. The caviar selection is amazing and only topped by over 200 types of vodkas! A much more sophisticated experience compared to Nine Fine Irishmen at the New York Hotel Las Vegas.
Rumjungle is another favorite place to dine. It's hot, literally. When you enter, you must 'go through the fire,' a 22-foot high wall of fire, before being seated. The cuisine is a fusion of Cuban, Caribbean and Brazilian. It will surely show you why we love spicy foods. Of course you can guess that because Rumjungle is in Vegas, you have an incredible selection of rums to choose from. The restaurant morphs into a nightclub at night and really sizzles.
Mandalay Bay is best known for it's huge fight and concert events, stunning outdoor beach pool scene, and great restaurants, the desert oasis does not disappoint on any scale. I have ate, slept, swam, partied, people watched, danced, and gambled here and I have had a great time every time. It has much to do with the huge size of Mandalay Bay. Most tourists will still want to leave the resort and wander the strip and that's easy to do either by walking or taking the free in-house monorail. If you have been here a lot like I have though and want to settle in and relax in one location big enough to occupy you day and night for 5 days, Mandalay Bay is a perfect choice.
It's a super active joint, complete with great nightly concert venues like the House of Blues, huge Broadway shows like Mamma Mia!, one of the biggest pool scenes in all of Vegas complete with a lazy river you can float around and around in for hours, a huge beach sized wave pool complete with white sand for body surfing.
The Rum Jungle nightclub is top rated with lines forming most nights to get in. It has dancing swinging showgirls, walls of fire and good food. Don't miss the hot bar Red Square with its imposing massive headless Lenin statue out front. This place is worth seeing for sure, classy and rich. If you like marine life check out the $60 million attraction Shark Reef. It has hundreds of species of animals like stingrays, sharks, jellyfish, crocodiles, turtles, and more. It costs to get in but its fun for your kids for an hour or two.
Overview: If you want an exciting upbeat indoor outdoor hotel, show and casino experience Mandalay Bay is a great choice.
Fleur de Lys at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas is a very French dining experience in a modern wood and stone setting. It gives you the feeling of dining in a private French chateau with award-winning Chef Huber Keller at the helm. With over 10,000 wines to choose from, it's no wonder visitors choose to dine at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.
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