Aria has brought a little piece of Mexico to Las Vegas with Javier's. The 9,000-square-foot restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine derived from generations of co-founder Javier Sosa's family recipes.
The restaurant, already established in Southern California and Los Cabos, Mexico, serves an extensive menu of seafood, steaks, pork, chicken and vegetarian options.
Try one of several varieties of fresh ceviche for an appetizer before moving on to house specialties like the Mole Poblano or the Cabo Azul, a Maine lobster enchilada in a creamy pasilla sauce served with a grilled chile relleno stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, shrimp and fresh Dungeness crab.
The mouthwatering carne asada is made with a New York steak, prime center cut, grilled and served with a pasilla chile stuffed with cotija and Monterey Jack cheeses.
If you can't decide on just one dish, try one of the combination plates featuring tacos, enchiladas, chile rellenos and more.
Every good Mexican meal needs a good margarita to go along with it and Javier's has an extensive selection of tequilas and hand-shaken, made-to-order specialty margaritas.
The decor at Javier's also has a heavy Mexican influence. Each culturally inspired decoration and piece of furniture was custom-made for the restaurant, including hand-crafted pottery from Guadalajara, Mexico.
The highlight of the restaurant's decor is the world's largest piece of chainsaw art, spanning 25 feet. It features five large wooden panels, which were carved by artist J. Chester Armstrong using a chainsaw. The intricate design illustrates the Mayan creation myth blended with modern Mexican history and incorporates hundreds of Día de los Muertos-inspired skeletons.
Javier's can accommodate groups and those celebrating a special occasion in a gorgeous private dining room with seating for 20. The walls are covered with shimmering abalone tiles and the ceilings feature hand-carved wooden ornaments and beautiful agave-leaf inspired chandeliers.
If you want to experience Javier's but don't want to sit down and dine, the restaurant also has a vibrant bar area and nightlife scene. Over the vintage metal bar topped with African Ziricote wood, hundreds of rope strands form an intricate canopy under which guests can sip signature margaritas. Tech enthusiasts will appreciate the cell phone charging hubs embedded within the bar. The bar offers Javier's full menu and transforms into a sexy late-night experience at 11 p.m. with authentic Cuban and Spanish music.