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¿Thoughts on Jaleo?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by thecarve, Feb 24, 2016.

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  1. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I'm staying at Cosmo next month and starting to contemplate some dining options. I'm familiar with many of Cosmo's offerings but I've never tried Jaleo.

    Anyone have an opinion? I like Serrano next door...will I also like Jaleo?

    Gracias
     
  2. Madchef

    Madchef Tourist

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    You will like Jaleo, I do prefer Serrano better but Jaleo is similar in menu offerings. I think the hot spot vibe is whats different between the two. First time I ate at Jaleo I thought it was very good, but second I was less impressed. Was at Serrano just this last month and was still enamored with the flavors, and offerings. I think if your looking for scenery with good food Jaleo will deliver, I just think as a foodie Serrano has better food but almost splitting hairs. enjoy
     
  3. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    My reaction to Jaleo is .... meh. Doesn't compare to JS. There's nothing wrong with it, but no dishes that were particularly memorable either
     
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    spicole Low-Roller

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    I had a great experience at Jaleo last year. I might rate it a slight notch above Julian Serrano. The vibe and people watching is definitely better.
     
  5. Snidely

    Snidely VIP Whale

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    I thought Jaleo was very good but a bit overpriced. If you're used to spend that kind of bank on dinner, then you'll like it. If you're looking for a value play, this isn't it. I've only had Spanish food about 4 times in my life so I can't speak to its authenticity but it was very tasty and I'm a picky eater.
     
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    dannyocean High-Roller

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    Jaleo is fantastic. It is spendy -- the $20 gin and tonic is expensive but the best mixed drink on the Strip for my taste (also easily recreated at home, which is a plus) -- but the food is consistently excellent. They have a fantastic lunch special, which includes the paella, which is superb. Just a great joint, great vibes, and great staff. I always stop in every trip.
     
  7. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Danny, how do you compare it to JS? As I noted in my post above, I was a tad disappointed in Jaleo. But all these posts are making me think I need to give it a second chance
     
  8. Bommen

    Bommen High-Roller

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    The first time i went to Jaleo i thought it might have a small edge over JS. Since then i had a couple of just decent meals there and a great one so i find it to be inconsistent. JS has always been rock solid so its now my preference. With that said i haven't been to Jaleo in almost 2 years so maybe they got this issue resolved.
     
  9. whifi

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    good to know as a G&T lover myself. will be hitting up Jaleo for this on my next trip in May.
     
  10. parallax

    parallax Low-Roller

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    There is a Jaleo right down the street from my house, as Jose Andres has a restaurant every 5 blocks in the DC area. Jaleo is fine but I prefer JS. Maybe it is because I haven't had it as often. The funny thing when I was out in Vegas for a business meeting last summer, we ended up Jaleo and it was probably the best meal I have eaten at the Jaleo. Give it a try.
     
  11. Marky147

    Marky147 High-Roller

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    6 of us ate at é a few years back, and it was a superb all round experience.

    Very different, but I wouldn't put anyone off going, and may try it again one trip, if I can raise the numbers :)
     
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