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Javier's @ the Aria. Anyone ??

I'm a member of Aria's facebook page and they just showed a link for a new place called Javier's. Its a mexican place with so-cal flair.

i visited its website and the dishes look to DIE FOR !! seafood enchiladas with shrimp and dungeness crab, the Fideo del Mar (linguini with crab, mexican white shrimp, and scallops in a lightly spicy tomato creme sauce) or the quesadilla de mariscos with monterey jack cheese, crab and shrimp.... mmmmmmmm - sounds a lot better than what i had for dinner tonight

this DEFINATELY looks like a place i want to go to when i get home.

anyone been here yet ??

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  1. I eat there once, in October. It had just opened. Food was very good, and for the strip, not ridiculously priced. And yes, the menu is pretty Baja-mex. authentic. The seafood enchiladas were very good.

    I'll be in LV for the first time since that trip this weekend. and I may just have to go back again. They have a carne tampequena combination that I used to have all the time when I visited Ensenada and Mexicali.

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    1. re: fishyak

      I have eaten at the one in Newport and it is excellent. Great atmosphere and service. Hopefully the Vegas outpost will be as good.

    2. The Las Vegas branch received a scathing review on the EatingLV website:

      http://www.eatinglv.com/2012/10/javie...

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      1. re: rcurtism

        Max Jacobson felt the same:

        http://vegasseven.com/dining/2012/11/...

        Also, I have to disagree with fishyak earlier in this thread and agree with Jacobson. The food is absurdly overpriced.

        1. re: Whisper

          Why are people surprised that everything in Las Vegas is obscenely overpriced? This town is designed to do one thing... to separate you from your money as quickly as possible.

          1. re: shamu613

            Who said they were surprised? I've lived in Vegas for about 14 years, most of them working at one of the major strip hotels. Believe me, I've had a first hand look at how these places try to squeeze every last dime out of their "guests". The last thing these greedy joints care about is giving you value for your hard earned money. Javier's is a prime example of that.

            1. re: Whisper

              The hotels are greedy?? How about the people who go there hoping to get something for nothing?

              1. re: mucho gordo

                Greed and stupidity go hand in hand. As long as there are people willing (ie: stupid enough) to throw their cash into a machine or pay ridiculous amounts of money for a meal the greedy casinos will be more than happy to accomodate you.

                1. re: Whisper

                  Just curious; what do the casino's (or any business that makes money) have to do in order to not be greedy?

                  1. re: mucho gordo

                    For starters, give reasonable value in return for their customer's money. There are plenty of businesses which make money that don't resort to gouging people. Not a difficult concept to understand.

                    1. re: mucho gordo

                      Lose the 6:5 blackjack for one...

                      Don't charge me $25 for a simple 2 eggs/greasy pig meat breakfast.

                      Ever pay attention to the price of a concert ticket? Double what you pay in any other city.

                      Don't jack up the price of a regular room to 3x, 4x or even 5 times the rack rate during a busy week. I understand supply and demand. I also understand gouging.

                      How about a full length stage show? I'm a little tired of the Reader's Digest versions that play in resort showrooms. Since when was Les Miserables a 90 minute production? Or ANY Cirque show? And they dare charge $200 a seat? $300 if you want the VIP backstage tour.

                      I first started coming to Las Vegas in the early 1960s when a room was $10, a buffet $3 and the mob was skimming 25 points off the top and the gambling still made the casinos a huge profit.

                      1. re: shamu613

                        Are you aware of the overhead for these places? Their payroll? The cost of the entertainment? The stars aren't cheap. Where do you draw the line on how much profit they're entitled to before you call it greed?

                        1. re: mucho gordo

                          >Where do you draw the line on how much profit
                          >they're entitled to before you call it greed?

                          Funny answer: About 1977.

                          Serious answers:
                          When they started adding "energy surcharges" to to room rates.

                          When they add a $25 "resort fee" to a $59 room.

                          When the cost of the buffet at Caesar's is more than the cost of an entree at Spago.

                          1. re: shamu613

                            Is that greed or passing their cost on to you?

            2. re: Whisper

              The OG one in Newport Beach is overpriced to begin with, no surprise there...