Popular San Antonio Restaurant La Gloria Opens In Caesars Palace In Las Vegas

The iconic Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas is known for its luxury food establishments, like Nobu and Mesa Grill, but this winter, they opened up a food court, appealing to those who want to sample delicious eats in a more casual setting, with outposts of New York's Di Fara Pizza and Earl of Sandwich.The newest additions to the Forum Food Court are Graeter's Ice Cream and La Gloria, a well-known San Antonio restaurant featuring Johnny Hernandez's authentic Mexican cuisine.

The new outpost of La Gloria will feature an abbreviated version of the menu in a fast-casual format, with dishes like tacos bistec, made with a house blended marinade; tacos al pastor, with roasted pork and pineapple; and quesadilla gringa, with roasted pork and bacon. The quick service restaurant will also offer smoothies and margaritas.

"Aside from being in the company of some of the greatest names in the chef world, Mexican street foods have gained global recognition, and we want to be the first to bring that to Vegas," Johnny Hernandez, the acclaimed Hispanic chef and guest judge on Top Chef, told The Daily Meal. "Our goal continues to be sharing glorious food with customers, and that's a heavenly experience."

As for more expansions, look out for new restaurants from Johnny Hernandez in his home turf, San Antonio, on the horizon very soon.