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Julian Serrano Tapas
Julian Serrano Tapas

Julian Serrano Tapas

20 reviews
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Tapas/Small Plates, Spanish
Ranked #26 in Las Vegas restaurants
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3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 590-8520
https://www.aria.com/en/restaurants/julian-serrano.html
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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 ... Read more
energy of the innovative cuisine served. From the detailed décor to the hot tapas, flavor is abundant.

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Los Angeles

One of my favorite go to staples in Vegas. It usually isn't overly crowd so no long lines to get in. Tapas, beautiful decor and comfy. I love the food here like the black rice paella to the sangria. It's not cheap so come with some dough and come hungry. Love that it's right next to the Aria lobby if you're staying here.

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Los Angeles

I came here for an early dinner tonight to enjoy the tapas. For a resort hotel the food was very good. But overall, I found the food close to great but just not there.

The risotto was full of flavor, but a bit too al dente and firm. It should have been a little soupy but the sauce was thick.

The black rice was prepared the same. Full of flavor with lots of color and contrast and the squid was cooked perfect. But again, I found the rice a bit too firm for my liking.

Lastly I ordered the monkfish. Cooked crispy, but a touch over seasoned with salt. The veggies underneath and the flavored oils were delicious.

Service was a bit inattentive and I came early and it wasn't crowded. There's lots of intriguing dishes on the menu, but I'm not sure if I'd make this a dining destination.

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Toronto

One of the best Spanish restaurants I've ever been to. The tapas will delight your senses. Sexy ambience.

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New York City

Julian Serrano's Tapas restaurant in the lobby of the Aria is a great Spanish restaurant where sharing is key. Be sure to come with a group of friends so you can try out a variety of flavored. There are even Vegan options.

I recommend the Valencia Paella, Patas Brava, the Asparagus, and the Anchovies. For dessert, the Orange Creme Brûlée.

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New York City

Got my best cooking tips from Chef Jose Picaso and Raffi Salinas from Julian Serrano http://vickiwinters.com/secret-from-chef-jose-picazo/

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San Diego

MUST try the lobster salad!! 2 huge lobster claws on top of greens tossed in a house-made vinaigrette dressing. WOW!! SO delicious!! Great customer service and super friendly staff!

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San Francisco

it's really 1 star but i'll be generous with an extra star because of the water guy (who should have gotten all our tip since he's the only one who paid us any attention.)

food and service were meh. and prices were okay. most of my friends had sandwiches that came with a side salad or fries and a small shot of gazpacho (thought it was ok)... I had very disappointing steak salad.. the steak was dry, the salad itself kind of tasteless and the portion wasn't even filling.

service was less than attentive (except for the water guy), it took about 30 minutes to get our food.. everyone around us got their food before we did, and when it came time to pay the bill, i had to track someone down to swipe my credit card and waited 10 minutes to get the slip to sign.

maybe it was an off-day. i don't know but next time I'm in vegas, i'll pass on this one.

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New York City

Excellent tapas in the Aria Las Vegas! I highly recommend the beef and cheese and also the Valencia Paella. It has a very bright and festive atmosphere and the staff is very friendly. Definitely worth checking out and after the meal try the chirps!

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Alameda

All I can first say is "wow". This place was amazing. I went with a large group and they customized our dinner. We all shared chef's special of tapas for around $55 each. There was so much food that we were in disbelief as they kept bringing out more dishes. The staff was great and I love how they could even customize our dinners to range from $55 to $75 per person depending on if you ordered paella. Although I love paella, I don't think I could've eaten another thing. I highly recommend this place!

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Paris

Tapas restaurant with a vast menu and an incredibly cute environment. All dishes we ordered were great... Creative flavor profiles and everything was cooked properly. Bring a few friends and share plates. Service was mediocre but that's my only complaint.

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My sisters and I splurged on the Tasting Menu with the Wine Pairing and it was so worth it. The service was excellent, the staff knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed sharing knowledge about the great food.

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SF Bay Area, Western US

The Julian Serrano Tapas Restaurant carries the name of its executive chef, Julian Serrano, who has made a name for himself in Las Vegas as the celebrated chef at Picasso's at the Bellaggio for the past decade. Prior to that, he was the head chef at the world famous Masa's, in San Francisco.

Here in the Aria at City Center, the grandiose, massive and latest project of MGM Hotel Group, it adds a nice modern Euro feel to the ultra modern and art infused City Center complex, and adds a splash of mediterranean hot colors to the understated Japanese-like hotel color motif of the Aria hotel. It's like a saucy Flamenco dance hall in the middle of the hi-rise offices of corporate giants in the Shinegawa section of Tokyo. Or like the Guggenheim's museum in Bilbao, Spain amidst the rustbelt of the surrounding aging industrial factories that once were the heart of that city.

It was later on a Thursday when we came, and it was fairly unoccupied. Sat at the bar and was professionally waited on with a lot of attention, owing to the sparse crowd. The room is large and very open; there are dozens upon dozens of bar seats, the ideal tapas location, strung along one side of the restaurant. The ambiance is a classy-festive feel and decor, but very pro in service.

The specials were told, but they were all fairly heavy and hearty, and we were in a lighter mood, it being about 9:00pm. So we opted for 4 light dishes:

-Marinated Olive Medley ($3) about 5 different offerings including pearl onion
-White Ceviche ($10) This was light, with just a touch of onions and tomatoes, served with a wafer and garnished with cilantro and radicchio
- Escalivada ($8) - were roasted bell peppers and mushrooms in olive oil with a baguette toast slice
- Avocado Cannelloni ($10) this was a light cannelloni wrapped not in noodle, but thin avocado slices topped with chopped nuts, and sided with a dollop of guacamole topped with watercress and a side splash of aioli

With a Gin and Tonic, the bill was $43.24 before tip, and satisfaction came with the refreshing flavors with the creative and traditional dishes from Julian Serrano at Aria.

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Fremont
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Julian Serrano has a solid reputation with his restaurant Picasso in the Bellagio. His restaurant inside the Aria has a casual feel to it, with tapas style dining or entrees. The tapas/appetizers are all pretty decent. They have lots of Spanish-influenced tapas.

Service is excellent and the whole staff was very accommodating and helpful in providing suggestions and even designing a set menu of recommendations for us on the spot!

Good for groups, date, or business meal (this place gets packed during CES).

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London

Best tapas in the strip! Try the beef and cheese and the Valencia paella.

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East Palo Alto
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Bellevue
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Great tapas!

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Los Angeles
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Santa Clara
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