Firefly

Price guide: Mid-range

3900 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89169

Price guide: Mid-range

Firefly

By Julia Buckley, your Las Vegas expert

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#13 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Las Vegas
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
3.6
3.6
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Seasoned travellers, Escaping the crowds, People watching

Expert review of Firefly

The tapas at this locals' favourite makes the trek off the Strip more than worth it.

Firefly is a restaurant (or, technically, tapas bar) that's legendary with Vegas locals, but very rarely patronised by tourists. Which is a huge shame - yes, it's off the Strip, but it's right by the Hard Rock and Rumor hotels, and it's a five minute cab ride for anyone else. Prices are extremely low, the food is wonderful and the atmosphere is unlike anything you'll find on the Strip. When I want to "be a local", it's my first port of call.

Food and drink: 

There's a huge list of tapas: hot tapas, cold tapas, meat and poultry tapas, and seafood tapas - as well as a selection of regular main courses as well. Portions aren't huge, though, and prices are low, so you can afford to order a few things. The signature drink is (of course) sangria.

Recommended dishes: 

The stuffed dates, which come wrapped in bacon and stuffed with smoked almond, blue cheese and a red wine reduction. Absolutely delicious.

Ambience: 

Very laid back. The place is always packed, but it's full of locals so people are dressed down and more relaxed than on Strip properties.

Service: 

Again, it's relaxed but fast.

Location: 

On Paradise, a few blocks off the Strip, near the Hard Rock. It's about a five minute drive from the central Strip.

Price advice: 

Tapas dishes from US$3.50.

Other useful branches: 

They opened a branch in the Plaza Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas this year (1 Main Street, 702-380-1352, open for dinner only) but I prefer the original. The Paradise location is more easily accessible from the Strip, too.

More information on Firefly:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Tapas bar
Food:
Spanish
Address:
3900 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89169
Telephone:
702-369-3971
Website:
http://www.fireflylv.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 11.30am-2am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

Have you been to Firefly? Would you recommended it?