Le Thai in Downtown
Why locals love it
This is the first place my neighbors introduced me to when I moved to Las Vegas. It's an incredible spot for Thai food and the prices are excellent. Chicken wings are insane, their noodles, larb - this spot never disappoints. Add the patio seating where you feel like you're in a luscious jungle and you're pretty amazed you're anywhere in Las Vegas.
Why you should visit it
This location is on Fremont Street just a few blocks away from The Fremont Experience. Go here not there. If you want to feel like a local, this place is it. The staff are very friendly. And, they have a great lunch special for $9.95. I've sent visitors to Le Thai on their own and it's nothing but rave reviews.
This is in Downtown Las Vegas. If you have a wait go next door to The Griffin for a beer or cocktail. You'll get a text when you're table is ready.