Julian Serrano - Aria
Julian Serrano - Aria

Julian Serrano - Aria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arialasvegas.com/dining/julian-serrano.aspx
  • Phone: 7025908520
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Vegetarian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Julian Serrano - Aria reviews from OpenTable diners
312 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (201)good for groups (132)special occasion (103)hot spot (95)notable wine list (76)romantic (49)vibrant bar scene (47)late-night find (37)great for lunch (33)great for brunch (10)scenic view (9)neighborhood gem (8)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • julian Serrano
    robandlb
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was fantastic but service dropped off completely once the food was aerved. Had to ask for dessert and coffee. Water empty and they never offered more wine or cocktails. Service just stalled! My guest were so upset.. I'm so embarassed I suggested it for a large group .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    NAPAKRUM
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very good food and services Ox Tail was great had a very good time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Disappointed with the food. Not the same level as it was one yr ago....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must do!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This restaurant blew all my other Vegas meals out of the water. The food was excellent, the restaurant atmosphere was fantastic, and I am still talking about it now that I am home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    saucers
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I first ate here about 2 years ago and unfortunately I was not feeling very well and I couldn't taste the food. This time around it was so much better. The oxtail and octopus was excellent. The oxtail melts in your mouth. The octopus was soft and not chewy. It is very reasonably price for a restaurant at Aria. I would definitely come back the next time I'm in Vegas. BTW, it was so good that we actually came back for lunch prior to us leaving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Excellent
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My husband and i were very hungry and ordered 6 tapas dishes to share between the 2 of us, all vegetarian. Every single dish was outstanding! We could barely finish them. It's not that easy to find vegetarian in vegas, never mind such amazing tasting food. This is my new favorite restaurant in vegas; I would be happy just going here every night every time I come down to vegas .... I HIGHLY recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost a Perfect Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Started with the fried calamari and tuna carpaccio which were both excellent (the tuna was the highlight of the meal). Next was bravo potatoes and salmon both which were both well done. Finally, the steak tartar...very strange taste and didn't seem to work. Finally the chocolate lava cake which was outstanding. Overall, great food, I would just stay away from the steak tar tar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended restaurant
    Tapaslover
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at the restaurant, it came highly recommended to us and it didn't disappoint. Our waitress was very helpful & very attentive to us. I would have no hesitations in coming back again or recommending it to others
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Tapas Option
    foodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Vibrant fun (loud) restaurant with great Tapas and drink menu and great service. Would consider dining here again. Only downside was the noise level. Ok if you are not looking for intimate or romantic and if you are not with someone who is hard of hearing. Other than the noise level no downsides. Despite the noise was still able to enjoy and converse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for groups
    latinfoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went with a large group which was perfect. Everyone ordered something different and we just passed plates around the table. Food is great. My favorites were the duck confit and steamed mussels. Desserts were wonderful too. The restaurant is in the center of the casino and is rather open, so the noise level is a more elevated than I am used to. Overall, though, it was a great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    greatfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food. Its good to have the small plates since there is so much to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Tapas
    Malena925
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Oh my word! This was the best restaurant (aside from the noise level). We enjoyed every tapas we tried. I wish I had a never ending stomach b/c I would have eaten one of everything on the menu. The service was great and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic, even in an open setting!
    LoveStellaOlive
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Booked a table on a recommendation from a friend. Loved it! I was a bit unsure of the tapas approach to dinner, but it was amazing! We ordered approx 10 small plates to share and the waiter brought them out 2 at a time in pairings that complimented each other. The wine list was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not a single bad dish
    kjode
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Really fun ands different menu. Everything we tried (and there were 6 large, hungry people) was excellent. Desserts were so so but it didn't matter. We left happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad environment
    food4thought
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The good: Good food, good choices, helpful servers. Food tastes very fresh and flavorful. The bad: *Extremely* loud. Multiple servers not coordinated. Good find, but come prepared to get your Tapas staggered over a long time. Don't plan on being able to have any kind of conversation with your companions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too expensive!!
    yorkshire1
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    As I eat tapas regularly in Spain I found the food rather bland not enough garlic for me also madly expensive
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Round 2
    BBGirl
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was our second time here (May 2013 was the 1st) and it wasn't as good. Food was either over salted or not very flavorful but the service was excellent as last time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monica
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Simply delicious! The restaurant's menu is light, refreshing and great for sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food for Vegetarians/Vegas
    UTAustin
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was incredible. I went there with a group of girls and we had a great time. We ordered some fabulous vegetarian and Vegas dishes. The egg dish with fries wasn't a hit but the risotto, kale salad, potatoes with aoli sauce, and desserts were amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great
    Cindy8000VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is my second time at this restaurant. It seemed off this time. When I asked the hostess for the pre-theater menu, it drew a blank from her. She finally found it. The pork chop was undercooked despite asking for it to be well done. The chocolate cake was amazing though. My last visit was wondefil so this was more disappointing. Perhaps it was just an off day.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worst paella ever -mediocre service
    DenverTraveler
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a reservation on a Friday night for a partying of four. We were seated almost immediately. We started with a pitcher of sangria and several tapas plates. The tapas plates were under seasoned. They were good, not great. We followed the the tapas with a seafood paella that was terrible. The rice was undercooked and near flavorless. Some of the seafood was raw and some over cooked. We would have sent it back if we could have found a server. We won't go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Nighthawk231
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Very good food, some authentic and some fusion. Service was outstanding. Noise level at our table was a little high because we were in front of restaurant which is next to hotel lobby. Wine selection good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luigi
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our waiter was great! Very friendly and knowledgable about the food and wine! He even met our request for an update on a baseball score we were interested in! The tasting menu is the only way to go! Lots of different tastes selected for you ( including desert). The tasting menu should be offered the entire night - not just early evening. If they don't offer you the tasting menu - ask for it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food
    Sheep0805
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It was great and creative food experience. Sometimes menus mixed English and Spanish so little bit difficult imagine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK this time
    PaulH
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We have eaten here several times in the past and have always enjoyed the food. But this time the Paella was not that good. It seemed dried out, almost as if it was sitting back there under a heat lamp for a while before it was brought out to us or was pre-made and overcooked. As we were leaving, we saw another table had just received their Paella at their table and it looked GREAT, moist and steaming hot. The tapas were great as usual. The wine sommelier that helped us with the wines was very knowledgeable and helpful. We just wished they had a bigger selection of Spanish Rose's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A winner....with caution
    EcurtisVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    If you like a wide selection of high quality, well prepared Spanish tapas dishes that are served well paced this is a winner. On the other side the noise level is extreme. My wife and I typically sit across, rather than next to one another. Even sitting next to one another conversation was difficult. The wine list was extensive but would have benefitted from a Few more choices under $100. Next trip we will go for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazeballs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This was my second dining experience and I was blown away, AGAIN! Truly exceptional mouth watering flavors. The service is over the top, spot on. I can't say enough, I've told all my friends this is a must try! Truly awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SUPER FIND AT JULIAN SERRANO
    FireballVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    VERY GOOD FOOD, NICE PORTION SIZE, CONSIDERING SMALL PLATES. SERVICE WAS OK, COULD BE A BIT MORE ATTENTIVE, BUT OVERALL NO COMPLAINTS. WILL GO AGAIN, AND RECOMMEND.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    JoycdVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    His is the 3rd time we have eaten here and if it is possible it gets better every time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific food and service
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We tried an assortment of tapas, all of which were very good, including an especially good citrus creme brule for dessert. The service was professional but friendly. The only thing that I'd have liked better were slightly smaller tables for two so that I did not have to shout at my dinner companion to be heard. Also, ladies room needs to be larger because the line was too long for a restaurant / bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tapas were incredible!
    Fishface
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had 4 small plates for dinner along with a glass of wine. The tapas we had were delicious and paired with the wine perfectly. Great food, great service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Freitas
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Ambiente lindo, equipe atenciosa e sem ser chata. A comida deliciosa, texturas e sabores diferentes em cada tapa. Sobremesa fechou com chave de ouro, churros com calda apimentada de chocolate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favourite restaurant in Vegas
    DanikaVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Exceptional food (you have to order the paellas), amazing sangrias (the red and the white), great staff. Year after year we keep coming back to this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Tapas
    Gastronomia
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We've dined here before and each time we try something new along with our old favorites. This time we tried the short ribs. The meat just fell off the bones and the sauce was rich and flavorful. We also tried the mariscada since we're seafood lover's and we weren't disappointed. Our regular standbys were still as good as always: white fish ceviche, bomba, churros and buñuelos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great tapas
    food4good
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Good food, good service, delicious white sangria. The menu had so many items we wanted to try- we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Superb
    FancyCatVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We discovered this tapas restaurant a few years ago and have returned every time we visit Las Vegas. We've taken carnivores, vegans, kids and city slickers and the verdict is the same. It is beautiful; the food is good and the service is impeccable. We always start with the ahi cones to get the party started and its always a hit. The mushroom soup was rich and luscious. The beet salad is superb. The calamari was good but the stand-out was the large-plate salmon dinner -- all world. The short ribs were a miss and they took it off our bill. The molten chocolate cake was the perfect ending to our wonderful dinner. Yes, we'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch Deal
    DanjoVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Three course lunch for $19. Lobster gazpacho was outstanding; rib eye great; chicken on skewer just ok and desserts were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hoped for more
    vegascookie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I love Picasso so expected this to be a gem. My mushroom soup was great but the chicken kebabs were just fair and the Santiago cake for dessert was also only fair and nearly as good as the one I had in Madrid. Seating is comfortable and I liked much of the decor, especially the colorful tile work, but it is a bit too noisy for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • terrible
    bonmanVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Went the last day of restaurant week and the menu was the same as their everyday $19 lunch special. Soup was ok and somewhat tasteless. Entree came out luke warm. Dessert was not that good. Guess I got what I paid for. The service was bad too...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fixed lunch deal
    Fishytravel
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A bit noisy but offers solid choices for a good lunch at a reasonable price. Doesn't include the restaurant's tapas but an idea of the restaurant's flavor, not just in terms of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.