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The Top 5 Tapas Restaurants in Las Vegas

What’s not to love about a dining experience that encourages conversation while eating? That’s the whole point of tapas, the delicious Spanish cuisine served hot or cold on small plates. Order a bunch and let the conversation ensue. Grab a group of friends and order up a bunch of tasty tapas at one of these great Las Vegas restaurants.

Jaleo at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 1.877.893-2001


Jose Andres’ Jaleo was one of the country's first successful tapas restaurants, setting the standard for Spanish cuisine in the United States for almost two decades. And finally he’s in Vegas. He serves up jamón ibérico de bellota, an acorn-fed pork is a signature item of José Andrés and Jaleo, the first restaurant in the U.S. to offer it.
Julian Serrano at Aria at CityCenter, 1.877.230.2742.

Julian Serrano

Do you argue with a restaurant that made John Mariani’s list of best new restaurants in the country? No, you don’t. This is the type of place where you can go overboard on the tapas. Chef Julian Serrano returns to his Spanish roots at his eponymous restaurant at Aria. You can find a salmon roulade with rocoto mayo and tartar sauce, ahi tuna tempura with avocado and mango ensaladilla, avocado cannelloni with Scottish salmon and rocoto mayo or the infamous tuna-raspberry skewer with ahi tuna, “molecular” raspberry, wasabi and sesame seed. We love the pintxo de chorizos with garlic mashed potatoes and the stuffed piquillo peppers with goat cheese and mushrooms. See how you can go overboard?
4180 S. Rainbow Blvd.; 702.220.3876

Forte European Tapas Bar & Bistro

Look for Eastern European-style tapas on the menu of this foodie favorite. Marcona almond-stuffed dates, chorizo con vino and beef and lamb confit are just some of the dishes that make the menu here.
6555 S. Jones Blvd.; 702-434-8856

Kyara Japanese Tapas

This Japanese izakara serves up Asian versions of small plates. Look for a variety of dishes such as Koro koro steak, Age dashi tofu and beef tongue stew.
3620 E. Flamingo Road; 702-456-6674

Nosh & Swig

Small plates are the name of the game at Nosh & Swig. Look for Thai, Japanese, Italian, French, Mexican and American influences on the menu.
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