Julian Serrano Tapas - ARIA

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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
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

KD
Tallahassee
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
71 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
103 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.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good but the prices have gone up so much that I don't feel it's worth going there anymore. Like all things Vegas they are pricing themselves out as far as I am concerned! Won't be back again.

BH
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food but beware, when they say the Brava potatoes are spicy they aren’t kidding. A little pricey but reflective of the quality of the food and LV dining.

JH
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration for our daughters 21st birthday! From start to finish we felt VIP status and loved it!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I want to review this better but compared to previous experiences, I just can’t. The service was good overall, however, despite being welcoming and helpful the timing was off. Dishes came properly at first and then many at once and then none for quite a while, and then we couldn’t find out waitress for about 20 minutes. The food itself is very good but I remember the paella being better and somehow the prices being less and the menu more extensive. One sangria we tried was fantastic (the white), another (the blue) was ok, and the “usual” red was not good at all. The foie gras and steak dish, however, is a standout not to be missed.

AS
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was not impressive food was decent but some of it came after dessert

KM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best most innovative food ever!

TD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was inattentive but friendly. Food was delicious but I’ve had better tapas in my own hometown.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Julian Serrano in Las Vegas multiple times, and I would start by saying it never disappounts! In fact, since the last time I was here, they dramatically ramped up the wine list, which is the only aspect I would have criticized in the past. My only criticism this time is that they took their goat cheese stuffed piquillo peppers off of the menu, which was always one of my favorites. Nonetheless, they had plenty of great choices, including a new version of their amazing brava potatoes! This is a must visit restaurant while in Vegas!!!!

OT
Dallas
154 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Third time at JS. It used to be a good choice but the quality of the plates have declined and doesn't match the prices paid. Too many options in Vegas to go back.

KS
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere, great food & yummy churros! This was our second visit to the restaurant. It was even better the second time.

BR
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Honestly I felt uncomfortable...rather “stuffy”atmosphere....and I dislike a menu I have to struggle with (really unsure what your getting until you get it). We have eaten at several tapas restaurants and loved them. The service was great, food was okay....some dishes better than others.....nothing wowed us. We had combo pics: while garlic & special peppers.....lots of mildly pickled whole clove garlic and small “peppercini” like peppers. Not bad just not really what we were expecting. Ensalada mixta.. decent salad with good dressing on side, greens, hard boiled eggs and tuna. Lobster dish...small amount of lobster, nothing special on bed of buckwheat-like noodles. Serrano tender...husband said rather tough on bread w/foe gras. Had the albondigas....meatballs....nothing fancy. Best dish I enjoyed was the gambas...shrimp in mild tomato sauce. Both food and uncomfortable atmosphere will make it a “no”-return.....too many fun,comfortable better food choice restaurants in Vegas....on my opinion.

RA
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Our sommelier was very helpful in explaining the differences in several wines we were interested in. The small plates were unique combinations that were excellent.

OT
Salt Lake City
167 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Aria seems like a lovely hostelry for being on the tacky and superficial Las Vegas Strip. Julian Serrano is right off the main lobby. It is a lovely space, with a bright Iberian design. I do wish it was enclosed and not open to the lobby, but that saves money and is integral to a Las Vegas concept. The best thing about JST is the staff. Both Jimmy and Andrea were a joy to converse with, as we ate and drank wine at the bar. We ordered the lunch special, three choices for $29.00. The highlight were the tuna cones, a very fresh and tasty dish. JST was a perfect choice for a very pleasant lunch.

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall good food and vibe.
Paella was a little too oily.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So yummy! Service was prompt, all of the food was 5/5.

DF
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal and great service by Pedro from Madrid. Every single thing was amazing.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I can’t wait to go back again. I almost went two nights in a row but my feet were tired from standing all day at a trade show. I will be back.

C
Detroit
57 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Open for late night meal. Enjoy small plates/tapas option. Gazpacho was very tasty

r
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal