Jaleo - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Jaleo - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Jaleo - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jaleo.com/
  • Phone: 7026987950x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Paella Lunch: Daily I 12PM - 4PM
    Dinner: Daily I 4PM - 12AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: José Andrés
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harmon Avenue
  • Public Transit: Las Vegas Transit 24 hrs daily
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet as well as private parking lot
A word from 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.
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Jaleo - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reviews from OpenTable diners
236 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (176)good for groups (118)hot spot (97)special occasion (72)vibrant bar scene (46)notable wine list (42)romantic (38)late-night find (29)great for lunch (27)neighborhood gem (11)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Expected more
    Bobbied
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've been looking forward to eating at one of Jose Andre's restaurant - finally did on Saturday, Sept 27th. I expected so much more than the food actually was. Nothing exceptional about any of the Tapas served. Don't get me wrong, the food was good but I expected a WOW! Which I didn't get. My husband and I enjoy eating at top restaurants so we know about food, Jaleo was disappointing. We've eaten better Spaniard Tapas in NYC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jaleo @ The Cosmo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food & service. Jaleo delivers and definitely met our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL FOOD ADVENTURE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My hubby and I are not familiar with Spanish tapas, but wanted to try something new. SO happy that we chose Jaleo! It's located in the Cosmopolitan, red beaded decor and an open layout. The staff helped us pick out tasty choices, and we were delighted w/ the flavors!! I started with a cocktail, the Dark & Stormy made w/ rum ice cubes and ginger beer -SO GOOD. The Jamon Iberico, dry-cured ham from the free-range acorn-fed (only!) ibérico pigs of Spain- AWESOME. The shrimp Gambas al ajillo was GREAT. The Paella de pollo y setas silvestres (chicken and mushroom) was PERFECT. We weren’t sure how desserts would be, but my husband really liked the pan con chocolate. I had the flan with Catalan cream, and it was the BEST flan I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • friends in town
    homebrew48
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    this is a place to hang out with friends have a good couple of cocktails and tapas (bites) rather than wine and dinner, and of course the dessert and after dinner drinks make a difference. So definitely a place to go back "again" bring friends, keep that romantic date occasion for somewhere else with delicate food and a less casual ambience. This is an awesome familiar friend place to enjoy the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    BonfireandMosimo
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food was fabulous... best of all were their signature gin and tonics. Our waiter Corinne was knowledgeable and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas to die for!!!
    drkimmie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Best tapas I've ever eaten! The service was excellent and the food was outstanding! A definite repeat next time in Vegas!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Choice for Picky Eaters
    Drkhorsesj
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Took the family here when we met in Vegas. Some folks only like Meat and Potatoes so it was good to see that they were willing to try new things and really enjoyed the 'new' foods. Loved having the choice of delicious food and someone else picking for us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    n2bspldVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The restaurant has a lively environment, it is fun and a great people watching place. The server and staff were very attentive. The food was oily, overdone, and very disappointing. Although, I believe they are trying to be authentic, they have missed the mark. The best way I can explain it, is the food did not taste clean. The flavor did not mesh, most things tasted the same. Since we were in Spain this year, maybe our expectations were a little too high. I would sit at the bar next time, enjoy the atmosphere and skip the dinner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great people
    chairman
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    they have a great bunch of people that care about people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Foodfun78
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The quality of the food exceeded our expectations. We had six different dishes and one was better than the next. We also tried to of their specialty drinks, both were delicious and each had a fun and unique presentation. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    grtrxVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I've been here many times and continue to enjoy each and every visit. Service this time was a little over eager but still knowledgeable and helpful. Wine list has some real gems, especially if you are willing to go a little deeper into Spanish wines. Older Spanish whites are very much a delight. Food as always was top notch... specials remain a great place to start... and you just have to try the jamon... happy pigs make happy ham.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Tapas Ever
    Jamie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were staying at the Cosmopolitan and went to Jaleo with no expectation. We were overwhelmed. The most amazing dining experience. Brilliant food and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A terrific end to our SW adventure
    AliDutiNYC
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    2 weeks on the road, traversing the Southwest and ending with an R&R in Vegas. We are huge fans of Jose Andres, and this meal was a treat after a long day of pool and rest. Paella was delicious, service was adequate, atmosphere inside the Cosmo is like most other Vegas eateries (read: mall-like). Try the Ferran Adria/Jose Andres "olives," and the pan de tomate is a must. Pricey but well worth it and the servers can get you on the road in time to hit an early show. FYI: If you want seating at the Chef's Table (e by Jose Andres) you need to work with the bookers well in advance. But that said, regular dining at Jaleo was very satisfying and a real treat - a highlight of the Vegas leg of our trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a hit!
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great fun spot to eat. I always take time out when I'm in Vegas to come here. The sangria is delicious also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • its okay
    DailyDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Service was good, but food was kind of just okay. Flavorful for some dishes, kind of bland for others. Not terribly special, and restaurant so load you cannot hold a conversation. Overpriced for what you get.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Tapas Bar
    Liteappetite
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Upscale Tapas Bar. Food was flavorful and perfect for the light appetite. The white Sangria was delicious. If you are looking for a huge plate of food, go somewhere else. Service was great! Would go again next time in Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun evening
    Zogbot
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Quite a variety of food to choose from. Pay attention to your server and don't get overwhelmed by the menu. Most people don't have a clue as to what the menu is about. Go with some suggestions from your server and then expand from there. Lots of really good and unusual foods. Be ready to eat foods you have never had. You won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Find!
    JemmyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Was not sure what to expect but we love Paella so we went for the Paella lunch! Wow! The food was amazing - we sat by the tapas prep station and saw the exquisite selections that were prepared with such professional care. The paella was PERFECT and we can't wait to go back for more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GoodVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Went for the Paellas but told they didn't have any :-( Food was Very good to outstanding and the Red Sangria and flan were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual and comfortable
    Bloominglovely
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Enjoyed our meal All food very tasty, service excellent. Cost fairly high as dishes are small $150 + for two with very little alcohol is a little steep considering casual setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service at best
    FOODIE
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wouldn't recommend the restaurant to anyone that is looking for a "true" dining experience. The service is poor at best and besides the first three tapas the time it takes to get your food is forever. During the 90min dining experience we must have seen our server for 5min top and that included dropping of the check. Had some sangria that needed extra ice thankfully we had "leftover" ice in the drink from our oldest son. Requested Dessert menu and waited 15min!!!! to get one, only then because we had asked over and over again. Expected better considering the prices that are being charged. Management walked the dining room but never once stopped by the table to inquire about our experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty Tapas
    Want2eateverything
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Jaleo was from start to finish a fantastic meal. It is a must try for anyone who appreciates fine quality, delicious food and a beautiful and fun presentation. I can not wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jaleo does it again
    foodhobbyistVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Intro to tapas was at Jaleo in Washington D.C. It was great then and still is. Did the one in Arlington (Crystal City) VA also. No disappointment there either. Now the experience of wonderful tapas continues in Las Vegas at Vegas prices but worth it. Like tapas, Jose Andres and his staff are masters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restored my faith in tapas!
    SonicVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Been to Spain, and never liked the food. Thought to try Jaleo for a "second opinion". We asked our server what she'd recommend, and she gave us a list of the most popular and some of her favorites. With each suggestion she described the preparation and the ingredients. We went with 6 of her suggestions. The best bite was the pan de cristal con tomate, which she told us that the bread was flown in from Spain, actually each dish was excellent and we really enjoyed our Spanish tapas experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SirDineALot
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was very good, great dishes for sharing and tasting different dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Spanish Food We've Had in U.S.
    Reillysluck
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We ordered the tomate fresco, Escalivada catalana, and Jamón ibérico Fermín, to share. All were very good. I highly recommend the Escalivada which melts in the mouth with a wonderful mixture of flavor. The tomate fresco was nice but nothing special. I order the lunch special. the Gazpacho was creamy and unique-in a good way. The salad was refreshing, and the Paellas was amazing. It had so much flavor, great texture, and exemplified why Spaniards are so proud of this dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • reviewVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful lunch here. We tried the Restaurant Week menu and we had a great meal. The Gazpacho was outstanding. The salad was good, the paella was very tasty but I wished there was either seafood or sausage in it plus the rice was a little too toothy to my liking but flavor was great. The dessert was fabulous. Servers and staff were great. Overall we have found a new place to dine when in Las Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Candicane
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Jaleo was superb. We love the DC location and we're not disappointed with Jaleo Las Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great spot to discover in Vegas. The food and service was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    SpainForReal
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I am from Spain and was really looking forward to Jaleo when we vacationed in Las Vegas. The server began to explain what a paella is. I told him I was from Spain so he did not need to explain. Annoyed, he responded that they were only offering vegetable paella. I have never heard of vegetable paella, as it is always served with some kind of protein. We ordered our tapas. The food was good, but the service was awful. Despite the restaurant being almost empty, our drinks were not delivered until our second plate was served. We were done with our last plate for 10 min before the waiterh showed up to take our plates and offer additional tapas. He didn't even offer coffee or dessert. Definitely not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Tapas
    john1200
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This nice restaurant at The Cosmopolitan is the closest you get to Spain in Las Vegas, thanks to Spanish chef Jose Andres; there you'll find a strong variety of tapas, surely enough to satisfy most tastes. We started with jamon Ibérico and scallops, then proceeded to 'huevos fritos con caviar' (superb!!) and the delicious 'Rossejat', a paella style toasted pasta, finishing with 'bunuelos de bacalao'. So much food for too, but we still had goat's cheese with fig jam as dessert. Ambiance and service are good, not great, but it's a playground for flavors, after all, and it definitely worths the visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was a little loud but we were given a great table. The food was excellent. Our first server was extremely helpful and then went home so we got a second server that seemed less than pleased to be working. As a server and bartender for over 20 years, I was definitely soured by the second waitress however I would without a doubt go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tapas elevated!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Once you enjoyed the offerings at Jaleo, you will realize what you have been missing when eating what passes for tapas at your neighborhood restaurants. From the elegant presentations to the nuanced pairings of ingredients, this is a truly fine dining experience. If you have never had iberico ham, you simply must order it at Jaleo. It has a flavor and consistency that justifies its price ($60 or more per lb.). Jaleo is in The Cosmopolitan, so the crowd can be loud and boisterous. A midweek night might be best for those who would like to have a conversation without shouting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Jaleo!
    bonmanVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Yummy Spanish Tapas... everything was delicious! Went here for Restaurant Week and the courses kept coming and coming. All dishes were delish! The surrounding clientele were all beautiful people... Nice environment. Staff were very friendly and serviced us quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Dishes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was amazing. Our server had great knowledge of the menu items, but lacked great interpersonal skills. The rest of service was amazing and efficient. Can't wait to go back next time I'm in Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • South Beach Vibe & Loud
    vegasgays
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The energy at Jaleo has a very South Beach feel. The main dining area is very loud so be prepared to yell at your dining mates and servers. The food was creative, flavorful and interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New to Spanish cuisine?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My friend was - she fell in love with the absolutely amazingly delicious food that Jaleo served for Restaurant Week! She loves the ambiance and can't wait to return. The layers of flavors were outstanding in each dish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Amazing food, great service and got to see chef Jose Andres at work!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Lauxor
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was our second time eating at Jaleo and it was just as we remembered, great. We brought more people with us this time so we tried even more. Everyone was very pleased. Our server was fantastic and even noticed our vegetarian theme and adjusted a dish accordingly. We will definitely be eating here again when we return in February.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie in vegas
    Brn2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I go to vegas 4 times a year. I always try new restaurants on and off the strip. In my 20 years of going to vegas as you could imagine I have had many great meals. jaleo has now taken my number 1 spot of beat meals. Oh my I can't stop thinking about it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.