We went to the 24-hour 'ultimate' Taco Bell in Las Vegas, where they serve alcoholic Baja Blast slushies

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taco bell cantina las vegas Matt Weinberger/Business Insider This is a Mountain Dew Baja Blast slushie with a shot of rum in it.

In November 2016, the Las Vegas Strip got a brand new Taco Bell Cantina - the latest, and arguably greatest, in the fast food chain's new line of upscale restaurants, as it wages war on Chipotle .

" This flagship restaurant is our ultimate expression of the Taco Bell brand, and lifestyle," Taco Bell CMO  Marisa Thalberg said in a press release at the time.

Located right on the world-famous Las Vegas strip, this restaurant goes a little bit above and beyond your average Taco Bell. Not only is it super-swanky inside, it also serves alcohol (including slushies made from its famous Mountain Dew Baja Blast soda, with an optional shot of liquor). Better yet, it's open 24 hours.

We knew we had to swing by while we were around Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, especially after a cab driver told us that it was the hottest ticket in town.

Here's what it was like:

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The Taco Bell Cantina on the Las Vegas Strip is the latest in the chain's attempts to appeal to a higher-end audience with more upscale restaurants. Chicago and San Francisco already have their own Taco Bell Cantinas.

The Taco Bell Cantina on the Las Vegas Strip is the latest in the chain's attempts to appeal to a higher-end audience with more upscale restaurants. Chicago and San Francisco already have their own Taco Bell Cantinas.

The biggest difference between this Taco Bell Cantina and your mall's Taco Bell is that it serves alcohol. There is a selection of beers, but the main event is the so-called "Twisted Freezes," which are slushies that can come with or without alcohol.

The biggest difference between this Taco Bell Cantina and your mall's Taco Bell is that it serves alcohol. There is a selection of beers, but the main event is the so-called "Twisted Freezes," which are slushies that can come with or without alcohol.

Even though it was lunchtime, I opted for a Mountain Dew Baja Blast freeze with a shot of Bacardi rum. You could also get it with a shot of vodka, or other liquors. You can also get frozen margaritas, or spiked lemonade freezes. This cost a hair over $10, so it ain't your cheapest option for frozen alcohol on the Vegas strip.

Even though it was lunchtime, I opted for a Mountain Dew Baja Blast freeze with a shot of Bacardi rum. You could also get it with a shot of vodka, or other liquors. You can also get frozen margaritas, or spiked lemonade freezes. This cost a hair over $10, so it ain't your cheapest option for frozen alcohol on the Vegas strip.

They also come in giant novelty souvenir cups, if you're into that. It costs extra.

Otherwise, the food is pretty much the same. I had the Crunchwrap Supreme fresco-style, my go-to Taco Bell order. You may note it comes in a slightly nicer tray, though.

Otherwise, the food is pretty much the same. I had the Crunchwrap Supreme fresco-style, my go-to Taco Bell order. You may note it comes in a slightly nicer tray, though.

Taco Bell Cantina does offer a menu of "shareables," which normal humans might call "appetizers." I didn't see these on the menu, or I would have ordered some! The good news is that this managed to be my biggest regret in my time in Vegas, so it could have gone worse.

Taco Bell Cantina does offer a menu of "shareables," which normal humans might call "appetizers." I didn't see these on the menu, or I would have ordered some! The good news is that this managed to be my biggest regret in my time in Vegas, so it could have gone worse.

The vibe of the Taco Bell Cantina is somewhere between "hip Brooklyn loft" and "insufferable Las Vegas nightclub."

The vibe of the Taco Bell Cantina is somewhere between "hip Brooklyn loft" and "insufferable Las Vegas nightclub."

Exposed wooden rafters and brick walls are the order of the day, plus a TV wall that shows sports and Taco Bell-related social media posts.

Exposed wooden rafters and brick walls are the order of the day, plus a TV wall that shows sports and Taco Bell-related social media posts.

The good news is, that nightclub vibe translates into some surprisingly comfortable seating, both inside...

The good news is, that nightclub vibe translates into some surprisingly comfortable seating, both inside...

...and outside.

...and outside.

Better yet, almost all the seats — even the outdoor ones — have power outlets and USB charging slots. It's a welcome oasis in the Las Vegas desert.

Better yet, almost all the seats — even the outdoor ones — have power outlets and USB charging slots. It's a welcome oasis in the Las Vegas desert.

The Taco Bell Cantina also offers exclusive Taco Bell merch, like these hot sauce-themed iPhone cases...

The Taco Bell Cantina also offers exclusive Taco Bell merch, like these hot sauce-themed iPhone cases...

...or limited-edition Taco Bell apparel, themed for Las Vegas.

...or limited-edition Taco Bell apparel, themed for Las Vegas.

There are fun little flourishes all over, too. Like these wooden handles for the soda...

There are fun little flourishes all over, too. Like these wooden handles for the soda...

...a TV screen that tracks everyone's order so you know when yours is coming up...

...a TV screen that tracks everyone's order so you know when yours is coming up...

...a staircase that takes you up to the second floor...

...a staircase that takes you up to the second floor...

...an open kitchen...

...an open kitchen...

...and some subtle wallpaper designs over the obligatory hot sauce bar.

...and some subtle wallpaper designs over the obligatory hot sauce bar.

So basically, the Taco Bell Cantina is just your average Taco Bell with a more upscale vibe. But at this point, I should probably tell you that my Baja Blast alcoholic slushie was not great.

So basically, the Taco Bell Cantina is just your average Taco Bell with a more upscale vibe. But at this point, I should probably tell you that my Baja Blast alcoholic slushie was not great.

Thanks to Vegas' open container laws, I was able to take it to the streets with me as I walked back to my hotel after a slimy-yet-satisfying Taco Bell meal. But I ended up throwing it out after only a few sips. Your mileage may vary if you like Mountain Dew and/or rum more than I do.

Thanks to Vegas' open container laws, I was able to take it to the streets with me as I walked back to my hotel after a slimy-yet-satisfying Taco Bell meal. But I ended up throwing it out after only a few sips. Your mileage may vary if you like Mountain Dew and/or rum more than I do.

Finally, the Taco Bell Cantina seems to get pretty lit. I wasn't here when this happened, but oh boy, do I wish I had been:

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