Fabled originator of the margarita

Fabled to be the originator of the margarita, the landmark Hussong's Cantina of Ensenada, Mexico, has brought an approachable menu and buoyant Baja atmosphere to Shoppes at Mandalay Place with its first U.S. outpost. Whether it's the authentic Baja cuisine, the unusually strong Original Margarita, or the sing-along rock ‘n' roll Mariachi band, Hussong's Cantina has universal appeal.


For Reservations 702.632.6450

Hours of operation

Mon - Sun 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Price Range



Guest Chef Katsuji Tanabe

Chef Tanabe has created an eight-item menu that we will be featuring during the month of May. Chef will kick off with an in-person event on May 11.

Son of a Japanese father and Mexican mother, Tanabe was born and raised in Mexico City, where he spent his formative years training alongside private chefs in the homes of the city’s elite; picking up recipes and techniques while sparking a lifelong passion for Mexican cooking along the way.

In 1999, Tanabe chose to move to America where he chased his passion for cooking. Arriving in California, he embarked on his culinary journey, learning the ins and outs of the industry working in various kitchens while studying at Le Cordon Bleu. Upon graduation, he was eager to expand his knowledge about his Japanese culture and moved to Hiroshima where he apprenticed for local chefs, learning precision, discipline, and organization. After extensive research, Tanabe returned to Los Angeles where he worked in the city’s most acclaimed kitchens, including the four-star Bastide Restaurant as well as Beverly Hills’ Mastro’s Steakhouse.

Living his American dream, while growing his business, Tanabe was asked to be a contestant on Top Chef, where he was recognized for his enthusiastic and competitive attitude - an obvious choice for the series and consistently a fan favorite. In the last four years, he has competed on “Top Chef Boston,” “Top Chef Mexico,” and most recently “Top Chef Charleston.” Tanabe also had a winning appearance on the Food Network’s “Chopped.”



The Shoppes at Mandalay Place

Walking Directions

From Front Desk

Walk past guest elevators to the casino floor and take a right onto the casino floor. Follow pathway to Starlight Tattoo and take a left. Take escalator up to the shoppes at Mandalay Place and continue to walk straight. Hussongs will be on the left.

From Parking Garage

Enter the doorways from the garage area and walk straight on cobblestone walkway. Take a left at the casino floor. Take escalator up to the shoppes at Mandalay Place and continue to walk straight. Hussongs will be on the left.

Hours of operation

Mon - Sun 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM


Large Party Booking


We offer special group dining options for large parties of 15 or more. With the finest restaurants in Las Vegas—an eclectic combination of international menus, famous restaurateurs and spectacular settings we can make sure your group has an adventurous and unforgettable dining experience.