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Paymon’s Mediterranean

Posted on | November 4, 2009 | 4 Comments

4/2010 update: Paymon’s is no longer open.

This was my first visit to Paymonds. A friend of mine used to come to this location often, and hadn’t been there in awhile, so off we went! We started out with an order of hummus and pita bread.


The hummus reminded me a lot of one I used to get at a Persian restaurant in Los Angeles. the texture was rich and creamy, with a bit of olive oil and paprika on top. Very nice. The pita was served warm, and tasted freshly made.


I found the menu a bit confusing here. I thought it was a Mediterranean restaurant, but found the menu to have a combination of Greek, Italian, Indian, and Persian items on the menu. Given all of the choices, I wasn’t sure what to order, and I ended up ordering the gyro platter. This dish consisted of a large helping of beef and lamb gyro meat, along with a tomato and string bean stew-like side, and rice pilaf. The gyro meat was tender and quite tasty, and I imagine the gyros must be pretty good. The veggies and rice were okay, I found the rice to be a bit overly salty, and the veggies a bit over cooked. The accompanying tzatziki wasn’t the best I’ve ever had, but was okay.


The restaurant felt like a bit of old school Vegas to me. The interior is quite large, with two dining areas, as well as a hookah lounge in the back. I found the prices to be pretty good, considering the amount of food you get, and the service to be good.

Cost: $$

4147 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 702 731-6030

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4 Responses to “Paymon’s Mediterranean”

  1. atdleft
    November 11th, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

    It looks like you’re willing to be more forgiving than I. The falafel had no spice, the dolmas were stale, and the baba ganosh was just too gummy for me. For whatever reason, Las Vegas doesn’t have very many good Middle Eastern restaurants (just like our “curse of the bad Mexican food”)… But Crazy Pita at The District at GVR is one of those few exceptions that IMHO serves fantastic, authentic, and VERY tasty Middle Eastern fare.

  2. atdleft
    November 11th, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

    Btw, I’ve tried both the UNLV location and the Summerlin location… And neither one really turned me on. But perhaps if you had a better experience recently at UNLV, I’ll have to stop there for lunch some time and perhaps give them another chance.

  3. Kristi
    November 12th, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

    Don’t get me wrong… this certainly wasn’t the best Mediterranean or Middle Eastern (still not sure which it really is) restaurant. But I thought the food I had was pretty good. Have you ever been to Royal Persis? Their food is pretty good, and probably the best Persian restaurant I’ve been to in Vegas so far.

  4. atdleft
    November 13th, 2009 @ 4:32 pm

    Here? I’ll have to try it when I’m back in town. Thanks for the suggestion! :-)

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