Anima by EDO Named Top New Restaurant in the US by Yelp in 2023
Yelp recently announced that Anima by EDO has been named the best new restaurant in the US for 2023. The Spanish fusion restaurant topped a list of 25 restaurants in 14 states. According to Yelp, the winners were ranked by factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. Anima by Edo, which was opened in January 2022 at 9205 W. Russell Road in southwest Las Vegas by previous James Beard Awards finalist Chef Oscar Amador, made the top spot.
In March, Anima by EDO’s Chef Oscar Amador was also named a James Beard Awards finalist. The restaurant has garnered positive reviews and has become a favorite among diners. Another notable restaurant that made Yelp’s list was Martha Stewart’s Paris Las Vegas spot, The Bedford, which ranked No. 22.
In other Yelp ranking news, its 2023 list of top cheeseburgers in every state identified Nevada’s as served not by a burger joint but by Eggslut inside the Cosmopolitan. However, not all dining establishments received positive news. Tacos de Guiso at 2640 E. Tropicana Ave. was closed by the Southern Nevada Health District on Nov. 15, followed by the closure of Tacos La Carreta at 9010 W. Flamingo Road on Nov. 18.
Bourbon St. Parade, a New Orleans-themed bar, shut down on Nov. 22, just a little over a month after opening at the Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Horsehoe Las Vegas. No explanation was offered for the closure. On a positive note, The DDT Bar, which recently closed in Brooklyn, apparently did so to move to 124 S. 6th St. in downtown Las Vegas, according to What Now Vegas.
These developments show the ups and downs of the restaurant industry, with accolades for some establishments and challenges for others. Overall, the restaurant scene in Las Vegas continues to evolve, with new additions and changes to the dining landscape.