Café Zupas opened in 2004 and now has restaurants in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. It has proven to be so popular in Las Vegas that there are now 2 locations. The Henderson location opened in April of 2013 and the Lake Mead Boulevard location opened in July of 2013. Café Zupas specializes in house-made soups, salads and sandwiches. The ingredients they use are fresh and you can choose one of their exotic salads or create your own. The menu offers 10 house-made soups, 12 salads, six panini’s and seven gourmet sandwiches. They finish every meal with their signature Belgian chocolate-dipped strawberry.
Signature salads include Summer Chicken with chicken, fresh Strawberries, cashews, dried cranberries, grapes, mixed greens and house-made fresh strawberry vinaigrette dressing, or choose Vermont Maple Blueberry with fresh blueberries, apples, cinnamon almonds, blue cheese, romaine lettuce and house-made Maple Vinaigrette Dressing, or try the Chicken Chop with chicken, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, croutons, black olives, Iceberg lettuce and house-made Blue Cheese or Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, just to describe 3 of the 12 signature salad selections. Large salads run $6.99 at the time of this writing, with half salads going for $4.99.
Examples of their grilled Panini and Gourmet Sandwiches ($4.99 each) are: BBQ Pulled Pork: Slow-roasted pulled pork with fresh red cabbage slaw, sweet BBQ sauce, and House-made Honey Mustard; Turkey Cranberry: turkey, cranberry sauce, sprouts, cucumbers, mixed greens, Muenster Cheese & House-made Honey Mustard; or the Italian Club with Ham, Genoa Salami, Turkey, Roasted Sweet Red peppers, Muenster Cheese, fresh mixed greens, tomatoes, & House-made Balsamic Spread, just to name a few.
House-made Soups include Wild Mushroom Bisque – the perfect mix of fresh Shitake, Crimini & Button Mushrooms; Wisconsin Cauliflower – cauliflower blended together with Chedder & Pepperjack cheese; and Lobster Bisque, packed with chunks of real lobster, carrots, tomatoes, celery, onion, & fennel. A large soup runs $5.99 – half is $3.99. Add a mix-in for $.59 each. All soups include fresh bread and their Belgian chocolate-dipped strawberry.
The best value is their “Try 2 Combo” for $7.99. Choose two from their whole sandwich, half soup or half salad.
There are also taste tempting desserts such as Crème Brulees, Cakes and Brownies. While the Crème Brulee was not quite as good as expected (the consensus was that it was more like pudding), everyone who got one of the brownies was very satisfied. There is a Chocolate Fondue for $9.99 and the chocolate is delicious, as are the marshmallows, strawberries, bananas, and brownie bites you dip in it. This is good for several people to share.
Check out the menu of Gourmet Soups, Salads, Sandwiches & Desserts at: http://www.cafezupas.com/menu/
Café Zupas food is delicious, which is why they are so busy and lines can be long. The restaurant is bright and appealing and, overall, the staff is friendly. If you are dropping in for soup and a sandwich or salad and don’t mind waiting in line for a brief time, then Café Zupas will appeal to you.
The only drawback to the popularity of the restaurant is that if you are going with a large group of people, there is the potential that seating will be a problem. When we notified the restaurant that we would like to bring a large party to the restaurant and asked if seating would be a problem, we were encouraged to come and told that, while they couldn’t reserve seats, if some of us arrived early, they would make sure to get tables put together when we arrived so we could sit together. There may have been a miscommunication from one manager to the next. When we arrived early, as instructed, we were told that we could not be seated until after we had gone through the line and gotten our food and that no tables would be put together until after members of our party arrived, went through the line, and were physically standing by our table holding their trays before they would then attempt to move tables over next to ours so the people could sit down! They are really serious about this - when you arrive at the restaurant, there are signs on all of the tables that you can’t reserve your seats and a staff member there to greet you and guide you into the line (and make sure you don’t try to sit down first). Because we were told to get there early, we were forced to stand around (since we weren’t allowed to sit down) and finally we went on through the line and got our food because we were tired of just standing there! Fortunately, it worked out in the end, but trying to bring in a large group was an experience we would not care to repeat.
Our bill for 2 people was over $28.00 and while you might think that is a little high for soup, sandwiches, drinks and dessert, the quality and portion sizes of the food justified the price. The only place you need to be careful is the mix-ins. About a tablespoon of cheese added to our soup was $.59…
Next time you are near a Café Zupas and are in the mood for some excellent food, give them a try… just be sure to order your food and have your tray in hand before you try to sit down!
7521 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 84604
Phone: (702) 763-6550
9460 South Eastern Ave
Henderson, NV 89123
Mon -Thur: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Fri-Sat: 11:00am - 10:00pm