Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina Offering Daily Happy Hour and Specials for Nearly Every Day of the Week

Photo by Joe Urcioli.

Since opening last fall, Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina has become quite the crowd pleasing hangout, serving high quality offerings at reasonable price points. You can save even more during its daily happy hour from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. featuring half-off starters, $5 Bandito Margaritas and $5 draft beer. In addition, Bandito is now offering all-daylong daily specials for nearly every day of the week. 

Specials are: 
Monday: $5 Bandito and Sandia Margaritas
Tuesday: two-for-one taco platters
Wednesday: half-off bottles of wine
Thursday: half-off drinks for industry pros 
Saturday and Sunday:extended happy hour pricing from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Bandito is located at 325 Hughes Center Dr. off of Flamingo and just west of Paradise. 


Kitchen Table Squared Now Open at The Gramercy

Photo by Bill Bokelmann.

Since Kitchen Table opened in 2015, there have been throngs of loyal patrons making their way to its location in Henderson from all ends of the Vegas Valley to enjoy breakfast and lunch creations. Now many can save some money on gas and also come for dinner at the newly-opened Kitchen Table Squared, located on Russell just west of the 215 at The Gramercy.

The chef behind the cuisine is Chef/Owner Javier Chavez, an El Paso, Texas native who studied Culinary Arts at the Art Institute in San Antonio. After graduating he relocated to Paris to broaden his skills and while there graduated from Le Cordon Bleu with The Grande Diplôme for cooking and baking classical French cuisine. After coming to Las Vegas he attained positions at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio at The Venetian, Tremezzo at the former Aladdin, Vic and Anthony’s at the Golden Nugget, Mi Casa at The Silverton, Mercadito at Red Rock Resort, Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq and Whist Stove at The District at Green Valley Ranch. Chef Javier designed his first restaurant as “A Social Eatery,” where customers come together, converse and enjoy his blend of European cooking style with Latin American flavors, a style not typically found in the burbs.

The new rendition offers a relaxed and rustic feel in the 3,000-square-foot space that seats 100 diners, with decorative tile, three-toned repurposed wood, polished cement floor, high industrial ceiling and hanging Edison lights. A bright and airy feel is accomplished via large windows.

The breakfast and lunch items that fans of Kitchen Table have been enjoying can still be found here, with favorites such as crab avocado dip with roasted poblano and Oaxacan cheese; duck hash with duck pastrami and sweet potatoes; Shorty Benedict with braised short rib and red wine reduction; Egyptian Benedict with house-made Dukkah seasoning; kale salad with pear vinaigrette, candied nuts, blue cheese and dates; and cure burger with house beef blend, sunny side up egg, Irish cheddar and jalapeno bacon.

In the new dinner menu Chef is exercising his creativity and offering some items not found elsewhere, like ostrich burger, buffalo burger, duck and rabbit paella, veal schnitzel and roasted suckling pig. The variety continues with chicharron tostada (chipotle chicken tinga), foie gras Belgium waffle, baked gnocchi, mushroom risotto, sesame seed-crusted ahi tuna and baked Chilean sea bass. An array of fine meats are served, including herb-crusted rack of lamb, marinated flank steak and osso bucco.

While there are traditional desserts such as apple pie, carrot cake, tiramisu and crème brulee, the milkshakes certainly qualify as a full dessert. The strawberry cheesecake version I enjoyed came with a slice of the classic dessert perched at the top of the glass along with fresh strawberries. 

Accompanying the varied fare are some equally unique cocktails, including the Rise & Shine with La Hechicera Rum, coffee, caramel sauce and Xocalatl Mole Bitters; and Maui Wowie with RumHaven Coconut Rum, Tattersall Orange Crema, rock candy syrup and Tattersall Fernet.

This new opening adds to the collection of interesting and fun eateries helmed by accomplished chefs, providing Las Vegans with options of heightened cuisine without having to venture to the Vegas Strip. Kitchen Table Squared is open Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and till 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and happy hour is daily from 5 to 7 p.m. 

The Gramercy, 9205 W. Russell Road