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Julian Serrano - Aria
Julian Serrano - Aria
  • Address:
    3730 Las Vegas Blvd South
    Las Vegas, NV 89158
    Neighborhood:
    Aria Hotel & Casino
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: $31 to $50

Julian Serrano - Aria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arialasvegas.com/dining/julian-serrano.aspx
  • Phone: (702) 590-8520
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Jose Picazo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Julian Serrano - Aria
Tapas, Sangria and Spanish Cuisine
Julian Serrano stretches the boundaries of small plates and introduces guests to delectable interpretations of his native Spanish fare. Gather for lunch or dinner in an environment that rivals the energy of the innovative cuisine served. From the detailed décor to the hot tapas, flavor is abundant.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Pardon my French but this was a sensational meal for $39 (before 7pm.) My lobster gaspacho was the best version of the cold tomato soup I have had despite years in Paris, DC, Seattle and Las Vegas. The ladies shared their stuffed peppers--- almost as good. Main course of crisped chicken breast on cabbage and peppers with sour cream sauce was delicious if a little over cooked. The ladies' salmon sautéed in lemon and soy was better. Deserts were great, too, chocolate cake with sour watermelon sorbet, Spanish rice pudding glazed like crème caramel and my almond cake (the least flavorful of the three). This may be the best dinner bargain in Vegas."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • " First of all I must thank Jason our waiter!! What a pleasure and gem!! He was helpful, engaging and super friendly!! Totally made our vegas experience on our last night!! After overspending for dinner the first night in vegas at supposedly the finest french restaurant in vegas with a pretentious waiter who knew nothing about the menu we almost gave up on a good meal and good service!! Well let me tell you we received a great meal and great service!! It is obvious management at Julian Serrano-Aria realizes how important service is!! My wife and I couldn't of been happier with Jason!! He was attentive from the minute we arrived. He checked on us at appropriate times to make sure everything was to our liking!! It was!! Thank you Jason!!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Happy Hour menu is an UNBEATABLE deal!!! Drink and food specials."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were very excited to dine here but the food turned out to be appallingly bad, especially for the price. One of our dishes was described as eggs with chorizo on top of fried potatoes. The eggs were bland and mushy, the chorizo had the taste and texture of mediocre hot dog meat, and this restaurant actually had the gall to serve these things on top of pre-made french fries for $11. The other wildly overpriced "tapas" were consistently ill-conceived, poorly cooked, under-seasoned, or some combination thereof. I have never been actively insulted by food before, so the dining experience was unique in that respect. Julian Serrano should be ashamed. Avoid this place if you like food at all and have a modicum of self-respect."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "In the past I have eaten there and enjoyed it. Unfortunately, this time I did not enjoy the dinner. Service was spotty and the plates came very sporadically. A few of the dishes was not served hot, IE the ribs served was not thoroughly heated."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We made a reservation based on some other good reviews, but we're pretty disappointed. It was incredibly loud for starters & my husband could hardly hear a word I was saying. I expect that in a bar but not the entire restaurant. We were seated, but after the initial server assistant/busboy came to tell us our server would be over soon to go over the menu with us it took another 30 minutes for anyone to come and we had to wait that long just for water! The busboy apparently forgot that when he greeted us. All of the entrees we ordered were presented well but the taste left a lot to be desired. We had the grilled shrimp, Maryland crab & avo, short ribs & beef & cheese. I wouldn't recommend any of them. The mixed romaine salad was decent"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I had read some bad reviews on this restaurant but I am glad that I went to eat there. The food was OVER the top delicious."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service level was low. I didn't feel that we were welcomed at all. Our service staff seldom come to the table."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This is a Tapas style restaurant. We enjoyed many of the dishes and the waiter was very helpful in making suggestions as well as helping us with how much we should order. Its hard to get away from the ambiance of being a restaurant in a casino, but they do an excellent job of this. Good Vegetarian selections; Some dishes I liked - Stuffed Dates; Rabo De Toro (Oxtail); and the Spanish Tortilla."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Love this place! Such a selection of fabulous small plates. Their sangria is also excellent, the red, white & sparkling."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Sea food is not fresh at all. And my sever DID NOT tell us they charge for water so I ended up paying $70 for water only which is ridiculous. There are definitely better restaurant and Spanish food out in Vegas. Disappointed."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The pitcher of sangria was the best thing we ordered! Loved the bacon wrapped dates too!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Restaurant and service were amazing. Food was delicious. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I was a little disappointed with some of the dishes - they were all extremely small and 3 out of 5 were sweet - not a fan of sweet dinner. It was expensive considering how little you actually got toeat. It was OK, but my husband didn't like it all, so no return trips!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food was not impressive - looks good on paper. The tapas idea is great but the food was not impressive."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We could not decide which of two dishes we liked the best so we ordered them again. Everything was tasty and well presented. The waiter had been there since the restaurant opened in 2009 and really knew his job. Lovely experience."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The menu looked great but the food didn't live up to the menu and advertising. The ceviche was not ready (raw, needed more time in the lime juice). The tapas were generally greasy. Individual pieces were different sizes, looked odd. The champagne was cool, not cold. We left after our first round of tapas and went to another restaurant in the Aria which was spectacular. Too noisy for easy conversation."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Although the portions are small... it really is worth for your buck."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The sangria as always was pricey but worth it. One of the best I've had. The food is good, but has been better the past few times we went. The atmosphere vibrant, but never felt rushed. All in all would strongly recommend."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Everything was exceptional, however the piaella we ordered was supposed to take 45 minutes and arrived in probably about 20, so in that sense we felt a bit rushed. However our server was apologetic and said that that was not the way it should have been done. I would indeed go back and sample their food again."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Excellent choices - everything was delicious. Try tuna cones, chilies, dates, sparkling sangria and the churros."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I am not a fan of Spainish but this was the best Spanish food I had thus far. We tried many of our server's (Beatrice) suggestions and they were all great, the best bite was the oxtail tapa. The prices are a bit high but for Las Vegas strip, the price seemed on par perhaps cheaper than many of the high end place. Sour cherry cocktail was amazing with the food, I enjoyed it although I rarely drink. The ambiance is electric some can be hard to hear or converse during dinner."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The only complaint I had was that in a nearly empty restaurant they put my husband and I in a corner. The service was otherwise fine, the food very good the wine quite pricey but the atmosphere for me was nonexistent. I faced a wall and could not wait for the meal to end."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "If I still lived in Las Vegas I would go often for the fine selection of Tapas dishes. The menu has many classics and new wave items to enjoy. The food is well prepared and presented. The Somm and his service is top notch. The restaurant present good price value experience."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The restaurant had a great look to it and it wasn't really crowded at lunch time. the lobster gazpacho was great. The salmon was cooked really well. I would recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We have taken large groups to dinner at Julian Serrano twice. Definitely get a reservation for large groups, and make sure that everyone is there on time! They would not seat incomplete parties, but we made our way to the bar while we waited for the stragglers. Tapas is a fun option, as it gives everyone a chance to try a few different things. I would not order the duck salad again, but the other small plates were good and our shared paella was rather nice."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The Serrano and pata negra hams were so soooo very good...."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The Spanish-themed menu at Julian Serrano was quite authentic. As one might expect from a restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, the prices were a bit high compared to a neighborhood haunt. We had the paella and it was indeed quite filling for two people. It was a bit loud and the tables are just a bit too big to easily have a normal conversation."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Review title says it all. We greatly enjoyed selecting interesting dishes, discovering they were all delicious, and sharing them until we were sated. The Gazpacho is excellent. Also black rice, tuna "carpaccio" and MANY others. The Paella was delicious but not as special as the myriad of other dishes."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Wonderful tapas!! Had peppers stuffed with goat cheese, crispy artichokes, japanese eggplant, oxtail with mashed potatoes, iberico and beef sliders. The favorite was the peppers with their luscious sauce that was finished up by cleaning the plate with bread. All were really excellent. Unfortunately, the mixed paella was not as successful. it had a somewhat overwhelming smokiness which made the rice almost unpalatable. We mentioned to the waiter that we enjoyed the tapas more than the paella (without actually complaining about the dish.) He comped us two of our three desserts ( all excellent, especially the churros with chocolate/chili dipping sauce) because of that comment. Cocktails excellent as was sangria. Knowledgeable staff."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The restaurant is a little crowded, they could rethink their table placement. We sat off a peninsula on the bar. Four of us went to have a fun dinner before seeing a show. The We had a blast, the cocktails were amazing (even if a bit pricey, but hey, it is Vegas) The menu is massive. Ask for advice from your server! Our server, Jason, recommended the oxtail and yellowtail tiradito, two of our favorite dishes. Definitely order the tuna cones, they didn't finish the meal, but they finished us!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Eat here every time I'm in Vegas! Love the tapas, and the white sangria."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "From the food, to the ambience, an excellent experience. Food quality is top notch with an interesting menu."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "What a night, food, service, all perfect. Vry similar at flavour of original spanish plates. Thanks"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The tapas were interesting, unique and delicious. The sommelier was helpful and knowledgable. The food is really excellent here. The wine/ sherry selection was enticing. My only concern was the lack of any dress code. I was dressed in dress slacks and shirt. I was overdressed. I saw men in shorts and tshirts and women in jean cut offs. I realize this is Las Vegas in July, but the restaurant has a/c, so there is no need to come in and look like you are at a beach bar. The restaurant must be desperate for business, so wear whatever you want. But then the prices should come down to "beach bar" prices."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My favorites were the black rice, the tuna cones, and the marinated olives (though I admit, my favorite part of the olives was the garlic!). Awesome, awesome dinner. Everyone at my table (all nine of us) LOVED it!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "When you open the menu here, the food choices are overwhelming. You can get something in every category of food imaginable - from Ahi tartar to vegetarian to full steak entrees. The tapas are generous portions but small enough to try several items from the menu. We loved the bacon wrapped dates and the chicken coquettes, but everything we ordered was done with flair and perfection. Note, this is not a quiet, relaxing, romantic scene. The openness of the restaurant is deceiving as it is very, very loud here. That's not necessarily a bad thing if you want a high energy setting to enjoy tapas and drinks, but don't expect to have any deep conversations here. The pace is frenetic but we never felt rushed and the servers were top notch."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "There is a new chief at Julian Serrano and the food is not as good as it used to be"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Arranged a booking online for a group of 18 for a Bachelor party, requested the $59 set menu. Upon arrival was approached by the waiter who stated he didn't think the set menu was an accurate reflection of the variety of food available and offered a different option for $60pp basically filling the table with dish after dish after. The dishes kept coming all evening- excellent value for money, great service including advising two people with allergies which dishes to avoid. Waiter staff were advised we only had a limited amount of time due to transport arrangements and were served our first dishes within minutes of this. Great selection of tapas, amazing food and vibrant friendly restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "It was extremely loud, so much that we could barely hear anyone in our group of six talk. Waiter could have does a better job with dinner suggestions, his recommendation for three orders of each tapas would have been way too much of each dish. I will say the food was well prepared and very good."
    Dined on 7/15/2014