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Leonora

4.3
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532 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
When it comes to playful sophistication, restaurant Leonora is a staple. Named for Leonora Carrington, a famous Mexican surrealist painter and novelist, this hidden gem honors her legacy with edible works of art composed of fresh, organic and locally-sourced ingredients. The menu is designed as a tapas experience, one where diners embark with shareable small plates, pinxtos and cheese and charcuterie before progressing to larger plates which revere alpine flavors. Colorado lamb pops, elk tartare and local flat iron steak are just a few of the many. In the mood for a traditional dish with distinguished Vail flare? Try Chef Tyson's fried chicken with barrel-aged Fresno hot sauce. Embellish your selections with supplements including a caviar tin, Hovey & Harrison hearth bread, and a winter truffle.

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Special menus

  • Reheat & Eat

    Starting Jul 28, 2020 · Sun - Sat 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Enjoy a culinary excursion presented by our Chef team: Chef Tyson, Chef Leo, Chef Nick and Chef Amaya. You get a meal that serves 6 in the comfort of your own home. Pop it in the oven (directions included) and 45 minutes to an hour later, you have a fully cooked ready to eat meal for your family. Please contact Dylan Stills at 970-477-8058 or dstills@thesebastianvail.com for more information and to order.

Offers

Sunday Fried Chicken

Starting Jul 16, 2020 · Sun 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Enjoy 3 pieces of Chef Tyson's Fried Chicken, 1 Poblano Bacon Biscuit, and a side of Chef Tyson's House Made Fresno Pepper Hot Sauce, all for just $9.00.

Happy Hour on the Terrace

Starting Jul 26, 2020 · Sun - Sat 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join us for cheap drinks and good food outside on our patio starting at 3pm every day. We have specialty cocktails, pitchers of these cocktails, and savory snacks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 532 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Quiet
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience2

If this rating was based on service alone it would receive a negative score. Upon arrival we were seated quickly, gave our food/drink orders, then the service stopped there. Our water glasses were low and never refilled and we didn’t see our waiter come around for at least 30 minutes. The food was great but service was TERRIBLE! Don’t recommend this place.

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vipCOskier
Denver
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to go if you like Tapas style dining and don't want to bust a budget. Wife & daughter with me and we had about 7 different 'tastings' and left feeling satisfied, not full.

Most of the tapas were 1-2 bites per person and the flavor and quality of each plate was a 10, other than the fried chicken. I think the fried chicken fingers are there for parents who have little ones in tow.

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vipDCRanchresident
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If there were zero stars, I would have selected zero. The service could not have been worse. Wait staff with attitudes and a manager who was useless. The food was marginal but overpriced. Would never recommend the place to anyone. Tried it 3 times to give it the benefit of the doubt. Dinner...drinks ... and brunch. Nothing ever got better. Stay away!!

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Happybirthday
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. They have lovely food. 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most reasonable priced breakfast in Vail but still very good food and service

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vipHankP
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Leonora for brunch a couple of times during our stay at the Sebastian. Given the challenges with the pandemic, the staff was well prepared and accommodating. We felt very safe and secure. The brunch was excellent with a variety of nice offerings. I had the power breakfast and my partner enjoyed the GF pancakes. I would highly recommend.

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vipSmallPortions
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We went to Leonora for Sunday Brunch. My coffee carafe was leaky and it still had soap in it. I had the soapy taste in my mouth for the rest of the day.

They wanted us to use the QR Code menu, but three in our party did not have a cell phone. They were allotted one paper menu to share. Gee thanks!

The food tasted good, but it definitely seemed overpriced. I would skip this one for some much better options nearby.

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suzannem
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the outdoor dining lovely and our server, Rebecca was the absolute best!

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vipEittles
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lenora was great! We got a really nice table outside and when we got chilly they turned on the heaters. The food was creative and delicious and the ambiance was really perfect. It was clean and everyone was happy. I would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quiet atmosphere and gorgeous patio. Food was very good but overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bachelorette weekend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal, but as we have often experienced the entrees did not live up to the appetizers. The poblano biscuits and the tuna poke were outstanding. Service was great, especially given the constraints of Covid 19.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scenery, staff, food was EXCEPTIONAL! As a travel agent I will definitely be recommending Leonora to my clients!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

No ambience. Service was lacking. Not really set up yet for proper dining. It was fine.

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DawnE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Everyone tried their best but they were short staffed and having trouble with what was coming out of the kitchen timing wise.

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vipAndyr
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipRobinE
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pretty environment and presentation. The food was quite expensive and tapas are by definition small plates. Also, the combination of dishes wasn't optimal. They didn't go well together, but there weren't enough options that did. Service was great.

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vipstevenm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Portions were extremely small with “large plate” dishes barely enough for one person.
Very overpriced for the size of the portions even for Vail.
Ambience was more like an everyday hotel restaurant rather than an upscale restaurant.

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LauraG
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place and great food. Expect more of a tapas experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, one of the best restaurants I’ve been in Vail.

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RyanC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was extremely helpful given our dietary restrictions. The food was excellent and we did not leave hungry

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BenM
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and food. Several of the share plates could have been a bit more "shareable" (actually suitable for 2 bites) but everything was delicious. We had a bit of trouble using our OpenTable credit as the staff did not seem to know how to manage it and I had to call the service provider myself.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hidden Gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We planned a 50th birthday months in advance for 14 people. I had a very difficult time reaching the restaurant before we arrived. Eventually I confirmed our reservation. I also ordered champagne and appetizers to be ready when we arrived at 8pm. When we got there, our table wasn’t ready. We didn’t sit until 8:30. The staff had no idea what to do. I had to ask for water. I had to ask for menus. I had to remind them about the birthday. The manager didn’t know what to do to get the table ready. I had to help him figure it out. After dinner, people complained about their food not sitting well in their stomach. And I felt terrible that it just overall went terribly. The only compensation offered was to pay for the champagne toast. Just awful.

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JeffC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had a marvelous evening at Leanora‘s. The food was spot on delicious. We had mostly small plates that were shared as well as the mountain trout. The food and atmosphere made for a comfortable and relaxing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Buena experiencia y recomendaciones de comida vino y trato!

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ReginaFilangie
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was overpriced for the quantity served.

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vipJimmie
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Waited for every stage of the dinner.

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Bailey311
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! We were with a group of 6 people. The waiter suggested ordering a tapas per person to share with the table and then order more for the next course. It was the perfect amount and everything was so good!! The atmosphere in the restaurant was clean and very chic decor.

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JimT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a group of 8 people and sat in the back room, which was perfect since we wanted to talk. We could hear the main dining room and it seemed pretty loud, but didn't affect us at all. The small plates were perfect for us we shared the Octopus, brussel sprouts, avocado/tuna dish and chicken dishes. They were all fabulous. The service was very professional and prompt. We enjoyed it immensely.

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lesroceats
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place hard to find, worth it. Unusual food and delicious. Get the ahi guac poke!

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vipRodolfoS
Mexico City
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In my opinion very expensive for what it is. Good meals but ridiculous small portions. Any other similar place could cost around 40% less. Most restaurantes entrees are bigger than leonoras main dishes. But it was ok....

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible size food and poor service

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful creative, shareable dishes! Service was spot on and perfect atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was splendid except it was freezing.

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vipWavy
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Interesting menu. The elk osso buco was ok. The poke was great.

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vipPMR1
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. We had young kids in tow and appreciate the kindness and accepting them at such a great restaurant.

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vipFunsmiller
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Food was pretty terrible. We had to send back two dishes that were completely overcooked and inedible. What we did eat was meh. Restaurant is beautiful and service was lovely, at least.

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Gabby
Buckinghamshire
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great decor, fun Tapas menu. Xlint Lamb pops, crab legs, to-die-for poke. Fried chicken was a bit heavy on the batter. Perfect service. Lively atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.
Attention was impecable.

FAQs

Leonora offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 477-8050.

Leonora is rated 4.3 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.