Bobby Flay Slays at MESA Grill

MESA Grill VegasAs more current posts pile up, we are back to Vegas as promised… to relive our visits to MESA Grill at Caesar’s. It was always in our plan to visit there and as it turns out, we had such a good time that we went twice, one of only two that made it into the rotation more than once. As is our tradition, we often sit at the bar when we are out and about and enjoy the fast, interesting service at the hands and wits of the bartenders.

This time was no different and we had a lot of fun being served by Nick!  We decided to have some light snacks to share on the first round, enjoying Blue Corn Lobster Tacos and the Tiger Shrimp Roasted Garlic Corn Tamales. Taste? Great! Portions? Smallish… but hey, that’s Vegas. And I guess you’re supposed to eat an entree after, so we can’t criticize not being stuffed!  We had not had a tamale before so it was a tasty introduction. The atmosphere at the bar was also busy, interesting, and entertaining thanks to Nick.

We had to make a return visit on the evening that we were flying home very late.  This time it was for entrees. No disappointment this time at all! The bread basket to start was delicious, but of note: the soft, chewy, salty bread sticks… just indescribable, and we ate as many of those as offered.  Grilled Lamb Porterhouse Chops and Grilled (16 spice) Chicken? Most delicious selections!  We are not usually fans of chicken breast, eat mostly thighs, but these were really how chicken should be done. And the lamb! Just juicy and grilly and lots of it! We were definitely satiated after this round. And again, the atmosphere and service around the bar was what we were looking for.

Overall, it has a somewhat chainy feel, but we found it fun and tasty with all of the food well prepared.  The prices were of course reflective of a restaurant of a known chef… in Caesar’s Palace…in Vegas… and I think that gives people a more critical opinion, but we feel you shouldn’t “missa” the MESA Grill… ugh, can’t believe I wrote that! It’s a little late for me to be writing this post… I promise to try to come up with better lines next time :D

K&L :D
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