VEGAS RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Closing Time for Margaritaville on Strip

Posted on: March 15, 2024, 10:21h. 

Final up to date on: March 17, 2024, 02:42h.

Margaritaville on the Las Vegas Strip will shut by the top of Could. The X/Twitter account “Las Vegas Regionally” broke the information this week, and Very important Vegas confirmed that singer Jimmy Buffett’s famed restaurant has misplaced its lease with Caesars Leisure.

 Margaritaville on Strip
Whereas some individuals declare that there’s a girl responsible, an absence of income is the almost certainly offender, as is the case with nearly something that ever closes in Las Vegas. (Picture: Margaritaville Las Vegas)

In accordance with Very important Vegas, Margaritaville represents 32,000 sq. toes that Caesars can do one thing way more worthwhile with than leasing it out to a 3rd celebration akin to Margaritaville.

Sometimes, the on line casino firm earns many occasions extra revenue by opening its personal eating places tied to superstar cooks akin to Gordon Ramsay and Man Fieri in title solely. (In accordance with Very important Vegas, the superstar cooks solely acquire a set quantity — sometimes 5% of gross income — to make two appearances  per 12 months and assist with advertising and marketing by granting interviews.)

Margaritaville, named after Buffett’s greatest hit tune, opened on the Flamingo in 2003. It boasted 5 bars, two patios overlooking the Strip, and a volcano that spilled margaritas into two 300-gallon blenders.

In 2011, Buffett expanded his restaurant and bar so as to add the primary Margaritaville On line casino in an adjoining house, although his on line casino empire was presupposed to have launched years earlier with the Margaritaville On line casino Resort in Biloxi, Miss. The on line casino portion of Margaritaville Las Vegas closed in 2018.

Buffett died final September, at age 76, because of issues from pores and skin most cancers.

Sammy Hagar, now 76, advised the Las Vegas Overview-Journal he will likely be on website at Sammy’s Island “much more than you suppose.”

Sammy Steps in

The information of Margaritaville Las Vegas’ demise comes on the similar time one other multiplatinum musician with a penchant for partying, former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar, introduced that he’ll open a brand new bar and restaurant on the Palms.

Sammy’s Island will open Could 17 on the SOAK Pool with its personal tiki bar and poolside restaurant serving baja breakfast burritos, egg sandwiches, rooster tinga nachos, rooster wings, salads, and poke bowls.

Eating Ins & Outs

Michelin-starred chef Rick Bayless has partnered with Caesars Leisure to deliver his Tortazo Mexican restaurant to the Caesars Palace meals court docket. The station is slated to open in late summer time.

Michelin-starred chef Rick Bayless. (Picture:

Tortazo’s menu consists of tacos, guacamole, and, famously, the torta. The Mexican sandwich is a fluffy telera roll brushed with black beans.

“Chef Rick is a powerhouse — bringing a brand new, eclectic providing to our model — and is the right addition to our roster of culinary superstars that our friends can expertise and luxuriate in,” Caesars Leisure president Anthony Carano stated in an announcement.

Lindo Michoacan, the family-owned Mexican eatery that has served Las Vegas for greater than 30 years, is increasing to Palace Station this spring. The restaurant replaces Tacos & Tequila, which opened on the property in April 2022 and closed lower than a 12 months and a half later. Michoacan opened its first restaurant on East Desert Inn Highway in 1990, and it’s nonetheless there.

Forte Tapas has shuttered. The native eatery, recognized for its Jap European consolation meals and comfy really feel, opened in 2009 at 4180 S. Rainbow Blvd., #806. Although it survived the pandemic, it struggled  to get again on its toes.

The Southern Nevada Well being District closed El Taquero Mucho, at 2025 E. Sahara Ave., on March 6 for 47 demerits. Additionally lately shuttered by the federal government company was Jack Cebu Lechon, at 4777 E. Charleston Blvd., for 23 demerits.

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