About Jaleo - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Culinary mastermind José Andrés & ThinkFoodGroup bring the authentic flavor of their award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant, Jaleo, to Las Vegas with a concept re-imagined to include the city's excitement. A perennial favorite in Washington DC, Jaleo restaurant was one of the country's first successful tapas restaurants, setting the standard for Spanish cuisine in the U.S. for almost two decades.
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Paella Lunch: Daily I 12PM - 4PM
Dinner: Daily I 4PM - 12AM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet as well as private parking lot
Las Vegas Transit 24 hrs daily
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Jaleo can accommodate private events for groups of up to 10 guests in the Private Dining Room and up to 225 guests for a buy-out of the restaurant (a minimum spend is required). Semi-private events can be hosted in the main dining room and lounge for groups as well. We offer several set menus.
Jaleo - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Ratings and Reviews
This used to be one of my favorite resta ...
This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Vegas. It had great food and service. The food is still pretty good, though I was disappointed my favorite punch bowl now had a different champagne served with it and it wasn't nearly as good as it used to be. Second our service was pretty awful. It's started ok but soon after it was clear our server was not interested in serving us any longer after I told her she was serving us the wrong drinks. It just turned into a bad experience thereafter. I have so many fond memories of this place and always tell people's to check it out. I'm not so sure anymore.
Good but not quite great food although a ...
Good but not quite great food although a couple dishes stood out. Like some other reviewers on Yelp, I was disappointed that the only paella choice was vegetable. I mean c'mon!
Service was perfectly acceptable but the ambiance was marred as in many of the restaurants in Vegas hotels because it's open out to the walkway/shopping area. Not bad overall but not my first choice.
This was our second visit to Jaleo. It ...
This was our second visit to Jaleo. It is now our Las Vegas tradition! We never even look at the menu. We just ask our server to bring us 4 or 5 dishes that they love. Each time it has been spectacular! And the Sangria is magnificent!
As a frequent customer of Jaleo in DC an ...
As a frequent customer of Jaleo in DC and Virginia, I was anxious to try the Vegas branch. The noise level is typical Vegas (jet engine takeoff level ambient surroundings) and the menu is similar and equally well executed. The biggest difference was the lobster and shrimp croquettes, the upscale version of the simply wonderful chicken croquettes which have long been a favorite. These little morsels are so delicious that words simply are inadequate to describe them. A very nice evening for our party of five. We enjoyed each offering (the garlic shrimp were devoured quite rapidly.) Jose Andres is a true master!
Great service. Timing between plates was ...
Great service. Timing between plates was near perfect. The food was excellent. Special note for the seafood. Did not get to the paella, but look forward to trying it. It can get a bit pricey. We had 12 tapas between 3 people, more than enough, but it adds up. The Wine list is limited to Spanish wines.
We have never had a bad meal at any Jose ...
We have never had a bad meal at any Jose Andres restaurant and this experience was no different. Wonderful plate of jamon and chorizo along with tortilla to die for, croquettes that are incredible and service that is efficient and friendly.
Fantastic meal. Authentic, tasteful, wel ...
Fantastic meal. Authentic, tasteful, well-presented dishes. Everything was delicious, especially the lamb and the tomato bread. The sommelier was very helpful and our bottle was perfect. Not inexpensive, but feel like we got a unique, fun meal. Definitely recommend.
It was just what we needed after a lot o ...
It was just what we needed after a lot of heavy meals during the week. People could eat as much or as little as they wanted and our waiter provided us with some great recommendations. Everything we had tasted great.
We had the Jose Experience which was a 9 ...
We had the Jose Experience which was a 9 course tasting menu which was only $68 per person. Everything tasted great. Our only downside was that one course was a tomato spread on some excellent toast and another was anchovies on a very similar tomato spreaded toast--these being very similar items. I would keep the anchovies (I had never had anchovies before. They are great.), and replace the other item. Courses we loved included the gazpacho, the steak, and the paella. Desert was a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of hazelnut ice cream. Altogether a great choice for a meal. Wish Jose would open one in Houston.
The food was fantastic, and I recommend ...
The food was fantastic, and I recommend the Chef's Tasting. However, it should be noted that this menu item will leave you incredibly full. We received 11 different plates of food, all delicious, but I have never been so full. The service was also really great, the only thing I would say is that this place is a lot louder than I was expecting due to their large groups. So if you are looking to have a quiet dinner, I suggest going earlier for dinner to avoid the larger groups. I had a wonderful experience and would go again without a doubt!
Some dishes were sublime, like the croqu ...
Some dishes were sublime, like the croquetas de pollo, others weren't up JALEO DC level of execution to me.
The JALEO bramble (drink) was lovely, very sophisticated and layered. I could eat the tomato bread and croquettes forever.
The quality of the food was great, taste ...
The quality of the food was great, tasted just like what I had while living in Spain. I found it a bit overpriced for the size of the portions but if you love real Spanish cuisine it's worth it as a special occasion splurge.
Pretty good but the service was slow and ...
Pretty good but the service was slow and the portions were pretty small. The food was good, but definitely not for anyone on a budget because the portions are pretty small, meaning each person would need to order a couple items.
We've had a lot of hits and misses in Ve ...
We've had a lot of hits and misses in Vegas. This was definitely a hit. The food was great and creative. There were definitely more menu items that we wanted than we had an opportunity to try, so we'll head back next time (which will be soon). Their various presentations of Iberico pork alone is enough for us to have to return. We had 6-7 items, and they were all fantastic.
I was especially happy that they didn't fall into the usual Vegas trap of obscenely overpriced wine selections - where the prices are 3-7X wholesale - or a sommelier who instinctively up sells. We had a great bottle of wine, recommended by the sommelier based on our tastes. It was even on the low end of the range we provided (that rarely ever happens, and when it does, I'm always pleasantly surprised and tend to go back).
Honestly, it's our new favorite Vegas spot.
We make a point every time we visit Vega ...
We make a point every time we visit Vegas to make a trip to Jaleo. Table service is great but we love the bar, sitting close to the open wood fire. Paella is a must, the chicken croquettes and the black foot pig sliders. If you are looking for a great gin and tonic this is the place.
Really disappointing for our one planned ...
Really disappointing for our one planned dinner in Vegas. Scene was fine, but so much pretense on the menu. Fortunately the group had good attitudes and humor about it all - and Jaleo dished up plenty of reasons to laugh. The hangar steak was still mooing. The chicken fritters were served inside of a man's shoe. There weren't enough bites of the $30 cheese plate to share. Rabbit bones in the paella. The prices for what you get are outrageous. We all agreed afterward we were starving - after paying $80 per person. Don't go hungry or actually, with much desire to eat at all.
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