Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Las Vegas: Jaleo

This is a forgotten post from a year ago. Better now than never.

Jose Andres has a number of restaurants in the DC area but when he headed West to Sin City, I was excited to try his Spanish tapas restaurant, Jaleo.

The menu

Sangria (right) and Inedit beer (left)

Croquetas De Pollo
traditional chicken fritters

Jamón Ibérico Fermín
cured ham from the famous, black-footed ibérico pigs of spain

Gambas Con Gabardina
batter-fried shrimp with caper mayonnaise and black olive salt

Gambas Al Ajillo
the very, very famous tapa of shrimp sautéed with garlic

Arroz A Banda Con Bogavante
literally meaning, ‘rice apart from lobster,’ made with lobster and cuttlefish

Flan Al Estilo Tradicional De Mamá Marisa Con Espuma De Crema Catalana
a classic spanish flan with ‘espuma’ of catalan cream and oranges

I love Spanish tapas as it's portion-friendly and when you're with a large group, you can try a lot more items on the menu. I noticed a number of newer items on the menu now so I think we'll be stopping by Jaleo on our next trip to Las Vegas.

Menu items to try next time:

  • La Serena Con Membrillo - la serena cheese and quince paste cone
  • Mini Pepito De Ibérico - spanish mini burger made from the legendary, acorn-fed, black-footed ibérico pigs of spain
  • Bikini De Jamón Ibérico, Queso Manchego Y Trufas - pressed sándwich of ibérico ham, manchego cheese and truffles
  • Flauta bread brushed with fresh tomato, extra virgin olive oil and serrano ham, cured pork loin, or manchego cheese
  • Buñuelos de bacala - salt codfish deep-fried with honey alioli

  • Jaleo
    3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89158


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