Julian Serrano - Aria - MGM Resorts
Best Tapas in VegasSpecialty food that you won't get anywhere else. Amazing.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingThe experience here was incredible.
We started with the seafood ceviche and and black rice. The seafood ceviche was simple yet excellent, and the black rice took a moment but it grew on you. Of the two, the ceviche was definitely the better choice.
Next we went the roasted red peppers and the pan manchego. Both dishes were excellent - the red peppers were a pleasant surprise and the manchego was akin to a bruschetta - very good.
The last two choices by far stole the night though. The beef and cheese was excellent, but the best dish by far of the night was the Iberico black pig ribs. I rarely ever order pork when I eat out, but there was something about the description of this dish that made me have to try it. Amazing.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAvoid the paellaThis is a very quality restaurant if you like good tapas. The dates wrapped in pancetta were excellent as was the lobster safron. My favorite dish was the huevos estrallodos. It was two fried eggs over french fries and chorizo sausage. I do not know what kind of eggs they were, but they were fantastic. I decided to wait the 40 minutes for the paella, which was brought to the table in the allotted time, but was disappointingly unflavored and flat. This restaurant gets noisy quickly. I red and black decor is high end and quite nice.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLoud, better for groupsI loved the food. Highlights have to include the tuna tartar, the spicy meatballs, and the charcuterie plate. It's a very loud restaurant, hat attracts big groups, which in turn, increase the noise level. The wife and I went and had to request a different table due to the large group next to us. Our second table was much better. I would definitely take a large, boisterous group here in a second. But would have some hesitations about date night with the wife. That being said, as good as the food was, the sort of haphazard way your order comes out of the kitchen can be disconcerting.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFun atmosphere with good foodGreat atmosphere. Food was delicious. Try the Serrano ham and cheese dish. The paella is a must as well.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper TapasDined at Julian Serrano on Sat June 1. We were promptly seated, very friendly greeting staff. Having a reservation was a must - customers without reservations were being turned away. We had excellent service from Donovan. The food was fabulous. We had six dishes between two - just the right amount to food. Although everything was excellent, the risotto, mixed seafood ceviche and lobster salad were standouts. This restaurant will be one of our regular stops every time we go to Vegas.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent tapasif you like tapa this is the las vegas place. many many choices of seafood, meat and vegetarian all done extraordinary well. tasteful servings are large for tapas. we even had Julian stop by the table to ask is how things were6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, presentationWonderful food, presentation and service. We eat well in Barcelona, but nothing this great. Best tapas ever!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent TapasIf you are familiar with the Tapas concept this is an excellent place to try.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great valueBest tapas I've had. They have the classics as well as inventive ones. Everything we tried was good to great and our number one dish was the heirloom tomato salad which had a "mozzarella ice cream" that was not only surprising but also very tasty. The beef and cheese plate was also outstanding as were the churros. Overall we had five dishes including dessert, as well as two drinks for about 100 dollars including tip. This is a great value in Las Vegas.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good tapasFood was excellent with a notable selection of authentic tapas and some creative dishes. Staff was great. But c'mon, $41 for a pitcher of sangria and $14 for a glass? That seems a little much.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat quality, design and brandI make it to this spot at least once every trip I make to Vegas, since the doors have been opened. the food is always beyond fantastic, I have so many favorites and inevitably when I try something new... that item gets added to the favorites list, this trip was the stuffed dates and we had to order a second round:) Sit at the bar and ask for Primo!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatGreat restaurant with unbelievable service. Food was amazing.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWOWED!This trip we visited a few award winning restaurants in Las Vegas and each seemed to best the next, and then our dining experience was taken to a whole new level at Julian Serrano. A friend had recommended your restaurant and I HAD to text him immediately after dinner in Canada to thank him - everything was so absolutely perfect. Our server Antonin was professional and friendly; he definitely left a lasting impression on us and truthfully all of the staff shone. The food absolutely wowed us - the flavour, the presentation, it had it all. When we return to Las Vegas we will definitely be back for this experience and have already recommended it to friends!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and social atmosphereThis was a fantastic restaurant - we were a group of 8 with diverse tastes and the menu was so large with too much to choose from so we left it in the hands of our amazing waiter. He outdid himself in his selections and there was something for everyone. I would recommend this restaurant for a date, a group of friends and for a celebration. Food and service were top notch and the lcoation was great as you felt like you were a part of everything.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous TapasWe thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Julian Serrano. The food was delicious and it was fun being able to try different dishes. The service was excellent. The staff seemed genuinely happy to be there and happy to serve us. We shared 4 small plates, steak tartare, huevos estrallasdos, spanish iberico sliders and albondigas. The sliders were our least favorite and it was impossible to choose one of the other 3 as our favorite. They are each fabulous! Julian Serrano is now our favorite restaurant in Vegas. We look forward to our next visit.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!!Recently dined here with my husband for his birthday while in Vegas. Made reservations but when we got there they were backed up so it was going to take another 30 minutes to get our table. Luckily there was space at the bar so we saddled up for what ended up being a wonderful dining experience. The food was so amazing and luckily we got to see lots of the items coming out of the kitchen. We got to take our time and order 2-3 plates at a time and it was all so good. Also had fun chatting with John John who was working behind the bar. Would definitely go back, many items on the menu I still want to try!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service by bartender,Food and service by bartender, David, were great. Unfortunately, the reservation time was not honored and they weren't able to seat us until a little over an hour past the open-table scheduled time. By then, we had already eaten, standing up, at the bar. That's OK though because David, the great drinks and food made-up for it.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceThe food was good. I didn't care for cheese lollipops like others. Service was great- best we experienced in Vegas.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food - but too fast!The restaurant was incredible. Great food and a great scene...but they brought it way too quickly, even after asking them to slow down. High turnover is the name of the game in Vegas!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat small platesThis was a fantastic dining experience for us. The food was great & so was the service. All of our choices were very good & tasty. Great find in Vegas. Highly recommended. Do not pass this up.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food! Great recommendationsAmazing food! Great recommendations from the waiter. The dates stuffed with cheese and wrapped in Bacon were the best part of the meal!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLots of fun for a group dinner!This was my second visit to Julian Serrano. The food was excellent both times. We ordered many different dishes to pass/share and had a great time tasting it all. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful too. The only "down-side" that I found was that the service was too fast. They brought all of the food very quickly and we all commented that we felt rushed. We were looking for a fun night out with the group - it turned out we were in an out of there in about 90 minutes. When I go to a good restaurant for a special dinner (this definitely fits that description!), I also want to slow down and enjoy it. I'd suggest if you're looking for a leisurely dinner, be sure to tell the wait staff you want that and hopefully they'll slow it down!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOrdered seared foie gras andOrdered seared foie gras and seafood ceviche. Both were excellent!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFantásticoOne of the best dining experiences I've had. We know Spanish food and this was great. The service was phenomenal. Will come back every time we are in Vegas.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service excellent.Food and service excellent. Only downside was noise level. Background music was a bit loud and talking of patrons made hearing one's companion almost impossible5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great lunchWaiter was friendly and knowledgeable. We ordered the chicken croquettes, the wild mushroom risotto, and the grilled scallops. Everything we tried was excellent. We had the white sangria, and though a little sweet, the addition of an apple slice gave it a very refreshing note. Wish this place was in our hometown, we would be regulars. I would recommend Serrano without reservation.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest part of our Vegas trip!My husband and I came to Las Vegas for our one year wedding anniversary and wanted to book a fabulous restaurant to celebrate... Nothing too stuffy or with too much of a dress code, but still casually elegant. The menu was vast but not overwhelmingly so- we chose 4 shareable tapas to start (GET THE CHEESE LOLLIPOPS) and each was better than the next. We added a few more with same result- could NOT have been better, food-wise. Similarly with service; our server was attentive but he was not overly so, JUST right, and he was knowledgable about wine and helped make a recommendation for what might be my new favorite red! The night ended with a special "happy anniversary" warm donuts and caramel sauce (oh goodness that sauce...) LOVED this place!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI tried the salmon with truffleI tried the salmon with truffle sauce, very tasty. The tuna carpaccio is always good. They have some new dishes, such as the yellow tail that is very good. The service is excellent and they have a nice selection of wines, both by the glass and by the bottle.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLove TapasThis turned out to be a great surprise. Food was excellent, love the small plates. My wife and I ordered 6 small plates. Love the different choices. No complaints and would definitlely go back the next time we are in vegas.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy!Second time to Julian Serrano- this time with a group of 5. We each ordered two tapas each and left happy and full. The wine list and sangria is awesome. Had a great time!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!Took a picky group (some foodies, some wine snobs) to the restaurant - all positive comments. The food and the wine were awesome. Service was amazing. They guided us perfectly through how to choose with a group our size. Service was seamless - perfect timing bringing all dishes out.
Returned as just a couple. Service wasn't as seamless/good, but the food and the ambiance was wonderful. We chose to return to Serrano rather than frequent our favorite steak place.
We will definitely return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the tapasThe food was just delicious. I always enjoy tasting lots of dishes. Everything we ordered was great. Expect to pay for it though. Such a great find. We had lots of choices for restaurants and actually changed dinner reservations 3 times, but so happy we ended up eating here :) We would definitely eat here again!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFriends Night OutOur group of 3 chose Julian Serrano restaurant because of the tapas type dining set up. The small plates are wonderful as you can place an initial order then add plates as you go if you need to. All the plates we ordered were delicious, extremely variable, and perfect for sharing. While we were there we saw 3 large party groups, 2 of which were bachelorette parties. I would absolutely come here again!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVegas anniversary dinnerMy wife and I went here for our 10 year anniversary prior to going to Zarkana. I talked to the staff earlier in day about doing something special to celebrate our anniversary. They brought us a decorated happy anniversary dessert plate. To which my wife was very surprised. The staff did an excellent job making this night special. I highly recommend the tuna cones. It is a tuna tartare in a won ton cone with avocado. They look like mini ice cream cones and taste great. The yellowtail was also excellent. Highly recommend.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Tapas option at BellagioThis was our 2nd time at Julian Serrano and we can't wait for visit #3. The food here is incredible - extremely innovative options, great taste to essentially every dish, and attentive service that matched our need to catch a show. The suggestion by the waiter to select several items and get two orders of each so all 6 of us could try everything worked out great. Highlights were the bacon wrapped feta filled dates, head on garlic prawns, and tempura tuna. Ceviche was a bit "thin" and was a little short on the amount of seafood included, though the taste was excellent. The wine was overpriced, but I feel that way about every restaurant in Las Vegas. Overall, a great option for a group, especially if you don't want an extra heavy meal.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMfun spot!Great food, great service. You can order just the right amount of food! A little or alot! Couldn't figure out how to enter the noise level, yet it wasn't an issue Medium.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Tapas and Small PlatesWe dined here rather than traveling off-strip for a dinner and were delighted in the menu selection. On a whim we ordered the house sangria in red and white and found it to be very flavorful. Only downside is the lobby location of the venue, otherwise Julian Serrano would be a five star.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb TapasExcellent food in a superbly buzzing atmosphere, not to be missed.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGem of a restaurantFood was fabulous, all our small plates scrumptious. the waiter had great suggestions, and was attentive but not overbearing. highly recommend4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat group dinnerMy husband and I had lunch here a while back and it was delicious. This time we took a group of 9 people for dinner. They got us in on time, sat us in a great location, and immediately started giving us great service. From the waiters to the sommelier, everyone gave great service. They spaced out the dishes perfectly, and the quality of each dish was great. The wine list was wonderful at a great value.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Julian SerranoThe food at Julian Serrano was fantastic. The seared scallops...we had to order a second plate they were so good. It's tapas, so it's a little awkward for four people as the servings are small and if you don't know what you want, you may not want to order two of something. But all the food was so good that it didn't really matter, even though you were always wanting more. The service was just okay. I ordered a drink at one point that took about 20 minutes to get to the table, and our second round of plates took a very long time as well. But if you're not in a hurry, I'd recommend it. We spent about $300 for four people including tip and a round of drinks, so it's pretty reasonably priced.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there on our lastWe went there on our last nite in vegas - 20 min before kitchen closed and a bit rushed as we took tram to find restaurant that doesn't stop serving at 10 - suprising in vegas. Our server was GREAT- her name was Reine I believe. She suggested what we should get and we orders 6 dishes- 1 scallop (best ever), rissotto (very good), chicken croquettes (just ok)chorizo (very good/ different)shrimp (good garlic sauce) and one other. Food came out very quickly and was not hot but it didn't taste like it had been sitting long. We had delicious desert of churros and chocolate sauce and even though we were there at closing they brought my husband icecream with a candle for his birthday. Pretty expensive but not unexpected due to location.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you are staying at TheIf you are staying at The Aria or seeing a show, great place to go. Food was delicious, we had stuffed Paquillo Pepper, Bomba Meatballs (perfectly spicy for us, too hot for table next to us), Heirloom Tomato Salad (amazing!), Mussels (beautifully sweet and well prepared, enough for four!). Fried doughnuts for dessert, how can you go wrong. Excellent value for The Strip. Would definitely go back!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food, great service.Fabulous food, great service. Loved the yellowtail, also the black rice.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMdelightful tidbitsoutstanding dining experience in the heart of the Aria Resort and Casino.....tapas samplings of tempting although small portions...no disappointment with anything we tasted and we tried several dishes.....design of the restaurant is smart and fun...staff was attentive and helpful.....washrooms a hoot4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurantsOne of my favorite restaurants on the planet earth.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely food and service. WouldLovely food and service. Would highly recommend it to friends.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Tasting Food in Vegas!I have been to Julian Serrano several times. Each time I make sure to try different tapas. All of Serrano's dishes are exquisite! The flavors of every dish seem to blend together to perfection. I first discovered Julian Serrano's cuisine at Masa's in San Francisco many years ago. I also ahve been to Picasso in Vegas. His French cuisine is excellent, and his Spanish dishes are special! Some of my favorites include: Stuffed Piquillo Pepper (incredible!); Lobster Saffrom; Beef and Cheese; Branzini; Spanish Tortilla; and Octopus. If you are in the mood for great tasting food, you have chosen the right place.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways delicious food. TheAlways delicious food. The new yellow tail dish was excellent. Always love the tuna carpacio. Great place to enjoy a good variety of food.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM