The original Jaleo opened in D.C. in 1999, and the restaurant has since expanded to a few other cities, including this Vegas location at the Cosmopolitan. Run by culinary guru and goop favorite José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup, its a transportingly lively Spanish restaurant with a focus on tapas (which you can enjoy at the cocktail bar) and paellas (cooked on an open-fire wood grill)—you’ll forget your on the Vegas strip. Side note: within the restaurant, is a second, somewhat hidden restaurant, designed to be more exclusive, called é by José Andrés, which boasts a tasting menu and eight seats in front of a chef’s bar. Those reservations are by email only ([email protected]) and are available three months in advance. And since we’re talking about spots in the Cosmopolitan, don’t miss Jose’s Mexi-Chinese fusion spot, China Poblano.

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