Leonora

4.2
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516 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.

Complimentary specials

Fried Chicken Sundays

3 pieces of Chef Tyson's famous Fried Chicken, 1 Poblano Bacon Biscuit, and our house-made barrel aged Fresno Pepper Hot Sauce for $9.00

What 516 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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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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vipKbsesquire
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had one of the worst experiences that I’ve ever had in the last 5 years, the service was horrible and our food was ice cold and we had waited for over an hour and a half to even receive it. I would never go back to this place again!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Leonora! We found it through Open Table with friends and have gone back again. Great food and service!

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vipEdwardS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Great plates to share and excellent service. Our last night and dinner in Vail was excellent was complete with dinner at Leonora

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Terrible food experience for Christmas dinner, prefix menu. Everything was cold, had no flavor and dessert was stale.

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vipKarenA
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was just ok. The restaurant is in a hotel so maybe that is why. Nice and quiet so we were able to have good conversation.

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AJBD
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were excited for Christmas dinner tapas, but there was only a prix fixe option. It was delicious, but the kids meals were truly subpar. We wish we would have been advised and we would have switched nights.

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gordo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Outstanding service and a wonderful selection of meals to choose from for families will diverse tastes!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The service was good, the drinks were very good, but the food was not. It was Christmans Eve, so the price was higher than normal (even for Vail). Of the four fixed courses, two was OK and two was difficult to eat (the desert specially).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Monterrey
56 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were there for Christmas Eve dinner. They had a fix price 4 course dinner. You would think that being a special night with only 4 courses, with an average of 3 choices per course, it would be great. We were thoroughly disappointed. The foigras was served with a reduction that totally overwhelmed the unique flavor of the foigras. The beef and the pork chops were overcooked. For dessert the bread pudding tasted as cartoon and for the glazed donut, they should have gone to Dunkin’ Donuts or even Starbucks.

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vipAdamG
Nottingham
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Unfortunately it was a set menu on the night we went. We wanted the tapas but this was not available.

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ShannonB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant. The staff from hostess, wait staff and bartender was first rate. The food was excellent, too.

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Ozzie
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Generally good but not great for overall value with respect to portions

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vipSirdinealot
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, highly recommend the trout!

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vipDisappointing
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful breakfast/brunch! Food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a fantastic experience here!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was fantastic and the servers could not have been more accommodating

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