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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.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 12pm - 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 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, 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
We were so looking forward to trying Jaleo but it was a complete disappointment. We did the chef's tasting menu and for $75 per person I thought we got ripped off. It was the worst tasting menu we've ever had. The first 5 courses were 2 pieces of so-so cheese with almonds, a few slices of salami, little pieces of bread with some tomato spread, a salad with grapefruit, and gazpacho soup. Really? These are the cheapest dishes on the menu. We could've had better cheese at Trader Joe's, and we didn't even get the traditional jamon that was displayed at the center kitchen. The scallop dish and steak were the 2 best items, but were very small and they weren't even as good as we expected them to be at a Jose Andres restaurant. After the steak they gave us a cauliflower salad, which was odd, and then the paella which was extremely disappointing. Fist off they gave us a vegetable paella when we were supposed to get a pork paella, and it was also cold to boot. When we told our waiter about the paella he said they just took whatever was available at the paella kitchen (honestly? for a tasting menu?) but they weren't supposed to do that, so he gave us a new paella dish. It was better but still not the authentic tasting paella that's usually steeped in saffron, as we have tasted in Spain. The taste was very bland. Was saffron just too expensive to put into the paella?
The chef's tasting menu is supposed to be a selection of premium items that the chef carefully makes from his repertoire of best dishes. This was far from it. And having been to Jose Andres' LA restaurant Bazaar, one of our favorite restaurants, this was at the opposite spectrum of dining experience. With just 2 glasses of wine each, we actually spent $260 (with tip) for the two of us, and we really regret going there. This restaurant should not bear the name of Jose Andres, and I think if he actually ate there he'd be very disappointed too.
Sad to say I was disappointed in Jaleo. I had high expectations given I have been to the DC Jaleo several times and I am a huge fan of Spanish food.
I realize that the strip can be a bit spendy but the prices charged for the portions at Jaleo were ridiculous. The tapas are literally one mouthful in size. We ordered the jamón Iberico and received 2 tiny pieces of jamón. Despite my date and I ordering seven tapas and spending well over $100, we left hungry.
The food was amazing the service was equally inspiring. Server was knowledgeable the Ambiance was amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough for either a business luncheon social Gathering or an anniversary, in my case my wife and I just enjoy an evening out before we stepped out. Did I mention how amazing the food was.
We decided to have the chef's tasting menu, along with the wine pairings. Each course that came out was as good or better than the next one. Was not just a meal, but a true dining experience. Waiter was very attentive and helpful and went out of his way to make our dining experience great.
Pleasantly surprised by authenticity of food. Delicious. Waiter extremely helpful with recommendations. Suggest waiting to eat bread with tomatoes after vegetables/meats arrive to properly prepare food. Even the flan was noteworthy and different. Best service in Vegas so far.
Will try Jaleo in Wash DC and other locations because it was so good. Ambiance fun, colorful. Paella recommended but we preferred lots of small plates.
We went on a Monday night...we were very excited, and were looking forward to an amazing meal...I ordered a main tapas...the waiter came back and said they did not have it that night...I looked over the menu, after being disappointed about my first choice not being available...I came up with a second choice that I was happy about...waiter came back and said that was not available as well...I gave up...my husband ordered a paella, but the one he wanted was not available...he made a second choice....we sipped on our Sangria while we waited...we were not fond of that either...the day before, we had an amazing Sangria at another restaurant...it took almost 30 min. for his paella to arrive...my husband will eat almost anything...it was not good...I really believe that this restaurant is over-rated...I would not recommend it...
Every dish was outstanding. Lots of choices for vegetarians, but some of the menu descriptions are inaccurate (e.g. a spicy tomato soup did not mention ham in the description, but arrived with chunks of it floating on top), so be sure to check with your server (they did not charge me for the soup). I'm not a big fan of flan, but their rendition was outstanding. Pricey, but not out of line for the location.
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