Do you want to get away from the popular restaurants and the buffets in the casinos? Do you want to stay away from the crowds. What about trying something a little different. Reno does have some restaurants that are off the beaten path and you are bound to find something you like (and will want to keep secret) at one of these places.
If you want to stay downtown, visit the 775 Gastropub
for some quick bites and drinks, or the Old Granite Street Eatery
for some interesting appetizers. For some authentic pupusas and sauce, visit El Salvador
near the CalAve District.
Around downtown, try the lunch or dinner special at the Ethiopian restaurant, Zagol
, on Fourth Street. It's okay here to eat with your fingers. For some great vegetarian or vegan food, head to the Pneumatic Diner
near the Truckee River. The place is small, a little hard to find, but worth it for their baked goods and funky atmosphere. Another good vegetarian restaurant is the Dandelion Deli
on Wells Avenue.
For something out of town, try the Red Dog Saloon's
pizza in Virginia City or the Creole style food at the Crown Point Restaurant at the Gold Hill Hotel
, just south of Virginia City. Down in Genoa, visit the excellent La Ferme
and in Washoe Valley have dinner at Atabi
or breakfast at the Postal Café.
501 W 1st St
A Reno institution (vegetarian too!)... read more
517 Forest St
El Salvador serves up excellent Latin food in this small place near California Street. The most popular item being the various forms of pupusa. These little pockets of delight are served with excellent salsa and cole slaw and only cost around $2 each. Other items on the menu include seafood and mixed meat platters. El Salvador also serves up Latin beers and sodas. Outdoor dining is available during nice weather... read more
5162 Meadowood Mall Circle
3115 Eastlake Blvd
1170 S Wells Ave # 2
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items... read more