1. Chica Las Vegas at The Venetian, Las Vegas
This brightly decorated Latin American restaurant, from John Kunkel’s 50 Eggs team, brought in celebrity chef Lorena Garcia to head up the food. Garcia has appeared on “Top Chef Masters” and (though it’s not noted in her official bio for the new operation) served as a consulting chef for Taco Bell. The menu features home-style dishes from Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. The cocktail menu spotlights mezcal, rum and tequila. The restaurant, which serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, opened last weekend.