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food prices

Hi we are planning to go next may/june, we come from the UK and have only been to florida keys, miam and orlando in the US, so only know food prices there, can anyone tell us the cost of an average meal in LV, so we know how much to budget for, example prices for 3 course meal in good restaurant, buffett meals etc. many thanks

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1. Re: food prices

There really is no such thing as "an average meal" in Vegas! You can spend $10 or $500 on dinner and have a worthwhile experience depending on your tastes. There really is something for everybody and you're virtually guaranteed of finding something worthwhile whatever your budget.

In fact if you tell us what your budget is and what sort of food you're interested in you'll get some great recommendations here.

The better buffets are typically $12-15 for breakfast, around $20 for lunch and $30 for dinner. You can find much cheaper alternatives but these are often best avoided.

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we wouldnt really like to spend more than $200 a day on food and drink,not big eaters, dont do breakfast, maybe light lunch then evening meal

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we wouldnt really like to spend more than $200 a day on food and drink,not big eaters, dont do breakfast, maybe light lunch then evening meal

Depends on how much you drink and where you drink, that will determine whats left over to eat on. Light lunch for two should not be more then 20 25 dollars again depending on what and where you eat. Having $100 left over at the end of the day will not get you in to the upper scale restautants but will be enough to feed two people at buffets, cafes and other less expensive places.

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when i say food and drink i should of added i meant soft driniks during the day and drinks with food, not alcohol, thanks

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Good luck finding a 'light lunch' in Vegas ;-) We had to abandon a plan to eat an evening meal at Hugo's Cellar once because we were both still stuffed from our 'brunch' 9 hour earlier!

We find eating out in Vegas extremely good value for money (especially with the$2:£1 rate we're getting now) and I don't think you'll have any problem eating well on your budget, especially if you're cutting down to 2 meal a day (as we do).

The links below are for a few places we especially like and should give you a good idea of the general price level. Also have a trawl through some of the trip reports on here as they often mention meals and prices.

www.hugoscellar.com/files/010408menu.pdf

billslasvegas.com/dining/…

www.monamigabi.com/vegas/menus/dinner.html

essex england
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thanks for the links, wil have a look, yes when we are on hols if we have a big lunch then we normally skip evening meal and just pick about 10pm

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We found that we'd have one meal, and one "snack" per day. The portions out there are monstrous in comparison to home, so a sandwich/burger at one point of the day and a decent meal at another were more than enough for us! We looked at a nice main mean coming to around $20, but you can pay a lot more or less for it, too. As a good restaurant, we loved Casa di Amore (www.casadiamore.com) where they have a limo pickup and dropoff from your hotel (complimentary) and the food was outstanding. The $20 buffet lunch we had on the strip was superb too, and there's more food than you can shake a proverbial stick at, too. We took the offer of the extra $3 for unlimited champagne, but you can read sparkling wine for that - was still quite nice though.

essex england
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8. Re: food prices

is hugos cellar on the strip? and how much is the tax on everything, looking at all these restaurants are making me hungry

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Hugo's Cellar is isn't on the Strip. It's at the 4 Queens Downtown.

Sales Tax is 7.75%. Hotel Tax is 11% Downtown, 10% in Henderson and 9% everywhere else including the Strip.

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I think the menu prices include sales tax (VAT), but don't forget to factor in the cost of a tip, which should be a minimum of 15%.