United States Isla Mexican Kitchen

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Address
3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South
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Phone Number
702-894-7349

Isla Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar

Isla Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar, with its stunning selection of tequilas, splashes onto the scene with one of the strip's most dynamic cocktail programs. Mexico City-born Chef Richard Sandoval has created a menu that explores traditional Mexican cuisine, infused with a modern twist.

Isla supports approximately 25 Tequila brands and Agave products, with close to 75 selections. 

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Overall rating 
 
91
Agave Spirit Selection 
 
90  (1)
Food 
 
90  (1)
Price 
 
93  (1)
Knowledge - Service 
 
96  (1)
Ambiance 
 
85  (1)
Date reviewed: Friday, 7/27/07, 8pm.

I really thought, going into this place, that it would be incredibly overpriced. In Vegas, it is not uncommon to see wine mark-up of over 300-400% and I was worried that my favorite tequilas would be too pricey for me to feel comfortable buying. This was certainly not the case. The prices per serving were very comparable to El Carmen in Hollywood (which I find quite reasonable). My standard for calibrating the prices is always Herradura Seleccion Suprema which was $35 here.

The service was excellent and knowledgeable - they didn't appear surprised or taken aback when I asked that the tequila be poured at the table. I did ask that blancos be served in caballitos while reposados and anejos be served in snifters, and I got my first reposado in a caballito. But I forgave her and it was never wrong again and my wife told me that I was a tequila snob.

I was also happy that when I asked them to make recommendations, they were willing to let me taste for free before buying (or not).

Overall I would give this place a B+/A-. The Ambiance is something you would find at any chain Mexican restaurant. We only had tacos and they were fine. And I would have liked to see a bit more selection in brands. Of the 2 tequila bars on the strip, I give this one a slight edge over "The Tequila Bar" at Bally's only because of a slightly better selection. They are both worth hitting up if you are in Vegas, though.
Overall rating 
 
91
Agave Spirit Selection 
 
90
Food 
 
90
Price 
 
93
Knowledge - Service 
 
96
Ambiance 
 
85
Reviewed by tvJefe August 01, 2007
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Date reviewed: Friday, 7/27/07, 8pm.

I really thought, going into this place, that it would be incredibly overpriced. In Vegas, it is not uncommon to see wine mark-up of over 300-400% and I was worried that my favorite tequilas would be too pricey for me to feel comfortable buying. This was certainly not the case. The prices per serving were very comparable to El Carmen in Hollywood (which I find quite reasonable). My standard for calibrating the prices is always Herradura Seleccion Suprema which was $35 here.

The service was excellent and knowledgeable - they didn't appear surprised or taken aback when I asked that the tequila be poured at the table. I did ask that blancos be served in caballitos while reposados and anejos be served in snifters, and I got my first reposado in a caballito. But I forgave her and it was never wrong again and my wife told me that I was a tequila snob.

I was also happy that when I asked them to make recommendations, they were willing to let me taste for free before buying (or not).

Overall I would give this place a B+/A-. The Ambiance is something you would find at any chain Mexican restaurant. We only had tacos and they were fine. And I would have liked to see a bit more selection in brands. Of the 2 tequila bars on the strip, I give this one a slight edge over "The Tequila Bar" at Bally's only because of a slightly better selection. They are both worth hitting up if you are in Vegas, though.

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