Julian Serrano Tapas - ARIA

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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing.

l
Las Vegas
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were very disappointed with this restaurant. Have dined here serval times but found this time a total failure. Was looking forward to churros and chocolate as we had in Madrid but were disappointment.

LV
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We have been several times, but this was last. Quality of food and selections has go e down. Even waiter was suggesting to pass on some menu items. Do waste your money here

AF
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The restaurant was cold and we had to dine with jackets on. Service was bad, food was very forgettable and overpriced.

JB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great Service!!

t
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Too noisy. Food mediocre at best. Avoid the ribs.

L
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Every dish came out cold, disappointing

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner with a large party (11) including 2 children. To notch service, amazing food, creative presentation at a reasonable price. Couldn’t have asked for more. Everyone was thoroughly impressed

GA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend the paella.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ammmmmazing! Everything we ordered was delish. Our server Romain did a great job guiding us through the menu. We will definitely be back!

a
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always. We will return.

r
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Reserved this place for my birthday on a Thursday evening. The restaurant wasn't busy at all. There was plenty of staff around. Our server was extremely rude and not attentive at all. The bread was hard. The food was sub par. Since it was my birthday my party informed the server. We saw the server take the birthday dessert to one table, watch them blow out a candle and then he picked it and brought it to our table to be served. At that point, we had enough and had to get management involved. The manager was just as Rude. What really got to me is that no one ever apologized. We will not be returning to this establishment.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome we loved it!

EM
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a girlfriend for a nice dinner out. They have some excellent sangria pitchers! With the many options of tapas you can try just about anything - STRONGLY recommend the avacado toasts and the short ribs!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

s
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good portion. Good paella

MP
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went it Vegas for our anniversary and wanted a light lunch before dinner. All the tapas were amazing but the shrimp ceviche was creative and wonderful. We had the meatballs, cheese and charcuterie platter also. More than enough for a light lunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The sangria was terrible... the food was ok, but nothing amazing. The only really good was the desert.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Waiter is not very responsive. Foie gra is the bomb.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The wine by the bottle prices were excessive! The food was good and the service was ok but you kind of feel like you’re in a mall since the restaurant isn’t enclosed. We felt the tapas were authentic so if you’re only looking for authentic Spanish tapas, it’s a place to go. But if you want more than one glass of wine you’re going to pay more for that than your entire meal!

OT
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best paella I’ve ever had!

KD
Tallahassee
24 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Mixta paella is the best artichokes were superb. Wine is pricey suggest a pitcher of the delicious sangria

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Service was fine. Can’t wait for the paella taste to finally subside. Definitely not a fan of that one. The only menu items with flavor that we sampled were supposedly “spicy”. Seating was a cluster$&@% with one table’s seats blocking access one direction in an aisle for staff and patrons and then waitstaff allowing a table for two to rearrange/add seats and block the same aisle access for staff/patrons in the other direction. Empty tables elsewhere in the restaurant to boot. Stupid... another “pretty” and overpriced Vegas “experience”.

l
Washington DC
108 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our experience left us confused. The tapas portions ranged from way too much to not enough (especially at those prices). Also, our service was very haphazard. It was very noisy and distracting. While I expect some level of tapas comes out when it is ready, we did ask for some things to be brought out first, such as our cheese plate and gazpacho. Of the 10 dishes we ordered, guess which dishes came last ... the ones we asked to have first. Moreover, of those 10 dishes - most were pretty average - only two really wowed me as exceptional (the oxtail and the meatballs); and the wine list is very good.
I was embarrassed because this was a business meal and I had talked up this restaurant to my colleagues.
Overall, a disappointing experience compared to our previous meal here a few years ago. Instead, this time, all I wanted to do was to finish our meal as quickly as possible and get out of there.

A
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The restaurant is so noisy that it is difficult to hear across a small table.

Y
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing tapas. Well made food, very filling. They need a better selection of tequila and meszcal.

PR
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the small plates. My wife and I sampled 5 different dishes and all the different flavors were wonderful. We especially liked the braised short ribs. Service was great too.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Spanish food! Love the paella and the sea bass our waiter recommended! Great service and experience!

M
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tapas and small plates: the weight staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about the food and selections.

Enjoyed the experience would highly recommend

SF
San Francisco
166 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First a warning. The restaurant is open to the lobby & not far from doors to the street, so I recommend wearing a sweater or jacket to keep warm. It was 35 degrees outside when we dined here.

The décor is quite lovely, with wonderful colors on & off of the table. A visit to the toilet is recommended to see the colorful tiles!

I've been to several tapas restaurants in San Francisco, and each one has it's own version of food & this restaurant was no exception. Food was very good. I liked the cold soup & highly recommend it for a refreshing course. Other courses were good.

One of the things I noticed at 3 restaurants in Las Vegas was that the rice was not cooked as much as it should have been - curious. The same situation here. Rice should be easy for any kitchen to prepare. Because of this I would rate the rice course a 9 instead of a 10.

The staff were cheerful. One of the staff came by the table & offered to take our photo, a nice gesture.

PM
Miami
106 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is good, portions small, prices high......our waitress was totally inattentive.

Note to mgmt, the server that helped us should not be waiting tables. She was inattentive, disinterested and appeared to hate her job.......promote Juan (helper) he is exactly what customers want! He made our dinner enjoyable, constantly checking on us to make sure everything was going well.

OT
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My first time at Julian Serrano Tapas in the Aria Hotel even though I have stayed at the ARIA many times. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, the small plates were excellent and we had more than enough for 3 people ordering 5 different plates. The ambience was cool and our dinner server was great. Overall, an excellent choice if you are visiting or staying at the hotel.

EC
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When dining here - you almost feel like you are part of the hotel lobby - like you are “on display”. We had such a great experience here- service was excellent and food and drinks were great. Will definitely come back when in town!

B
Seattle
53 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant team, including our team of Premo and Lalo, led by manager Jonathan, is passionate about the menu and providing good customer service. Our selections of oxtail, chicken croquettes, artichokes and stuffed dates were all outstanding. We also appreciate the impressive work of the chef and kitchen to design and execute the authentic menu. This is now one of our favorite restaurants anywhere! We are looking forward to trying one of the beautiful paella next time.

RS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Asked the front desk for a nice table where we could people watch. Was put in the back corner of the restaurant. Ended up sitting at the bar

TW
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was super slow, it took too long to get our food. Overall it's overpriced.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas and service. Expensive but it’s Vegas and the food was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience3

We’ve been several times, but it’s been a couple of years. Something in the paella wasn’t very fresh. Drinks were very good.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best tapas we’ve ever had. The service was wonderful as well. You will not be disappointed. The restaurant is open to the lobby area but that didn’t bother us. Will definitely be back.

RY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas, service and ambiance! I would definitely recommend to my friends.