- Semifinalist, “Best New Restaurant”, James Beard Foundation Awards, 2011
Originally served in the late '90s at Jose Andres' Café Atlantico in Washington D.C., the Salt Air margarita recipe brings a twist with the addition of an emulsified salt foam.
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For a quick salty snack to cleanse the palate, go for the crispy fried lotus root chips ($3). But if you need something more filling, try the Rou Jia Mo street sandwich with braised pork ($4), the refried bean taco ($4) with black beans, tomato, habanero salsa and requesón (ricotta cheese), or the grilled chicken taco ($5), topped with guacamole and scallions.
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"My team and I first tried the Rou Jia Mo for breakfast one day while traveling through Beijing," says acclaimed chef Andrés. "We got it from a popular street vendor called Ping Wa, where there was a man chopping the meat with an enormous cleaver, and he would slice open the bread and stuff the meat inside. I loved the performance behind it and knew it would be perfect for Vegas."
FOOD AND WINE (JULY 2015) » More
You can’t beat the cheap tacos at China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
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The dining options at The Cosmopolitan are vast (there are 14). We couldn’t possibly fit everything in in one weekend, so we’ve highlighted three of our favorites though must insist you try Scott Conant‘s Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. and José Andrés’ Jaleo and China Poblano if you have time.
Haute Living (July 2015) » More
Mitchell Holmes moved to Las Vegas to open BarMasa and Shaboo for Masayoshi Takayama in Aria a the sous chef. Two years later he joined the team at Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, working as a sous chef for three years. Now he's the executive chef at China Poblano, a gem for some cheap tacos. He’s scoured Las Vegas for some of the best cheap eats and shares his findings here.
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China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is celebrating the Day of the Dead with a dinner dedicated to Tin-Tan, a Mexican actor, singer and comedian who led the zoot-suit-centric Pachuco Movement in the ’50s.
Las Vegas Review-Journal (Oct 2014) » More
China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan is celebrating Dia de los Muertos with an altar dedicated to Mexican actor, singer and comedian Tin-Tan and a menu including specialty dishes and craft tequila and mezcal cocktails available from October 13 through November 2.
Las Vegas Weekly (Oct 2014) » More
Communities In Schools of Nevada presents its fourth annual Harvest for Hope, with live dance, magic and comedy performances, as well as food from 10 Cosmopolitan spots, including China Poblano.
Vegas Seven (Oct 2014) » More
Get a Taste of Cosmopolitan at Harvest for Hope. China Poblano: Tastings will include When Pigs Fly, a version of pigs-in-a-blanket and the debut of the drink Elote Loco and Horchata.
Vegas.Eater.com (Sep 2014) » More
17 Ways To Eat and Drink Your Way Through Mexican Independence Day in Las Vegas
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Guac Tall: José Andrés takes on the classic game-day dip.
Tasting Table (Sep 2014) » More
China Poblano: A combo concept from celebrated chef José Andrés, China Poblano takes signature Chinese and Mexican items and puts them on the same menu, sometimes in the same dish.
Vegas Magazine (Feb 2014) » More
The Fabulous Fries of the Las Vegas Strip: Mole Fries at China Poblano
Las Vegas Weekly (Feb 2014) » More
Food, drink now a science on the Las Vegas Strip. At the Cosmopolitan's Jose Andres' Jaleo, which is known for cutting-edge techniques, chefs use a process called "spherification." It involves a seaweed-based bubble that captures liquids.
LAS VEGAS FOX5 (KVVU) (Feb 2014) » More
At the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas’ China Poblano eatery, a special menu this week includes a crispy red-snapper dish called Leaping Over The Dragon’s Gate, which is intended to pay homage to a Chinese myth about a koi that transforms into a dragon.
Aljazeera America (Feb 2014) » More
On the Menu: Chinese New Year specialties. Part of a special Chinese New Year menu of food and drink, available through Feb. 14, it’s seared foie gras with salted egg custard and Mandarin orange.
Las Vegas Review-Journal (Feb 2014) » More
Celebrate Chinese New Year at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The celebration begins at China Poblano where José Andrés and his culinary team invite guests to take part in one of China’s greatest traditions.
Las Vegas Informer (Feb 2014) » More
Start the Year of the Horse Right with China Poblano's Xunsu Gonzales
Las Vegas Weekly (Jan 2014) » More
From January 31 through February 14, celebrity chef José Andrés' destination restaurant China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan is celebrating with creative cocktails and a la carte specials.
USA Today (Jan 2014) » More
China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to serve a Chinese New Year special menu Jan. 31-Feb. 14.
Las Vegas Review-Journal (Jan 2014) » More
’Tis also the season to say “Gung hay fat choy” as the new Lunar New Year begins January 31. We welcome the Year of the Horse with auspicious dishes that invite prosperity, longevity and happiness, so that means lots of dumplings, fish and noodles. China Poblano rolls out an entire menu for the festivities.
Vegas Seven (Jan 2014) » More
Cosmopolitan Celebrates Chinese New Year. The celebration begins at China Poblano where José Andrés and his culinary team invite guests to take part in one of China’s greatest traditions.
Las Vegas Tribune (Jan 2014) » More
From Jan. 31 through Feb. 14, China Poblano will feature innovative cocktails and delectable menu items honoring the Chinese New Year.
ABC Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) (Jan 2014) » More
China Poblano was featured in GQ's article, "Where To Take Her" which explored what the ideal trip to Vegas with a girlfriend, not the crew of your bachelor party, would entail.
China Poblano's lunch makes the cut of "Where To Take Her" in Vegas (January 2013). » More
Las Vegas food critics Al Mancini, John Curtas, and Max Jacobson discuss the evolution of the Las Vegas dining scene in the New York Times.
Food Critics Al Mancini, John Curtas, and Max Jacobson explore the evolution of the Las Vegas dining scene (June 2012). » More
Travel and Leisure selects China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as one of its top five buzziest hotel restaurants.
China Poblano ranks among the top five buzziest hotel restaurants in the nation (May 2012). » More
China Poblano was highlighted on the cover of Hotels Magazine as one of the exciting new restaurants inside the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. See photos of the restaurant in the recent August issue!
Hotels Magazine features China Poblano on their front cover as one of the exciting new restaurants inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel » More
A Chinese Mexican Mash up in Vegas; Restaurant’s Hospitality’s Coverage of José´s Recent Creation. Learn more about the motivation behind this exciting new restaurant its tasty menu options.
Restaurant Hospitality explores José´s elements of Chinese and Mexican cuisine at China Poblano in Las Vegas. » More
Hotels Magazine features The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas highlighting both Jaleo and China Poblano as Vegas hot spots.
Hotels Magazine features the design and creativity of José's Vegas hot spots (August 2011). » More
Corby Kummer of The Atlantic reviews China Poblano and the Las Vegas food scene.
China Poblano: "the most interesting meal of the year" (The Atlantic). » More
Conde Nast Traveler features China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas as one of the World's 21 most exciting new restaurants among others across the globe from London to Singapore to Mexico City.
Conde Nast Traveler features China Poblano as one of the World's 21 most exciting new restaurants. » More
Food Arts Magazine highlights the unique features of José's restaurants at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Jaleo and China Poblano.
Food Arts Magazine explores José's two restaurants at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas. » More
"José Andrés’ new Chinese and Mexican restaurant at the Cosmopolitan isn’t a fusion restaurant, but this dish is definitely fusion. Braised quail is paired with dragonfruit, chestnuts and rose petals. It’s one of the most unusual dishes in Las Vegas, but one that tastes better with every bite."
"Like Water for Chocolate at China Poblano", Vegas Weekly Seven, February 10, 2011 » More
Las Vegas reinvents itself to emerge from the recession: a new hotel puts emphasis on leisure and reduces the presence of gaming
"Las Vegas se reinventa para salir de la crisis", El Pais, February 6, 2011 » More
Paella valencia gambles...and wins. Chef José Andrés takes a chance on Las Vegas and opens three new spaces
"Paella valenciana juega... y gana", El Pais, February 3, 2011 » More
"At China Poblano in Las Vegas's buzzy new Cosmopolitan hotel, the Spanish-born chef José Andrés has entered uncharted territory: the flavors and cuisines of China and Mexico. There, diners can try ceviche and tacos alongside noodles and inventive dim sum, but every meal is best started with a bowl of Andrés's silken guacamole. Prepared tableside, the dip reinforces the magical combination of avocado, lime and salt. And garnishes of queso fresco and tart tomatillo complete a snack that's perfect for Super Bowl Sunday, whether you serve it with tacos or Chinese takeout."
"Guac Tall: José Andrés takes on the classic game-day dip", Tasting Table Chef's Recipes, February 1, 2011 » More
"China Poblano: The most exciting and inventive restaurant at Cosmopolitan has to be Andres' merger of Chinese and Mexican staples under one roof. The flavors are fabulously authentic and the vibe is right on. Probably my favorite dining experience at Cosmo."
"Cosmopolitan brings more glitz and glam to the Strip", Hearst Newspapers, January 24, 2011 » More
"At China Poblano, Andrés and the Cosmopolitan skillfully ride current trends—gourmet street food, multicultural tapas/small plates—with delicious, addictive results. It’s the right food at the right time. You’ll see."
"China Poblano feels made for the hipster foodie in all of us", Las Vegas Weekly; January 20, 2011 » More
"If you want something a little more creative, just head downstairs to José Andrés's China Poblano. Andrés is something of a mad genius. He's one of the world's top experts in molecular gastronomy. He's widely credited with introducing traditional Spanish tapas to an American audience. And he's one crazy bastard! (At The Cosmo's opening, he was jumping on chairs, excitedly hugging his gorgeous female fans and posing for pictures with anyone who asked.)"
"The Cosmopolitan's street food options replicate...", Las Vegas City Life, January 13, 2011 » More
"José Andres is a force of nature, a proud Spaniard in chef’s whites who cuts a swath through his dining rooms like a tornado...He’s also the chef taking Las Vegas dining to the next level, at the newly opened Cosmopolitan."
"Two Bold Visions", Vegas Weekly Seven, December 23, 2010 » More
Mr. Andrés, the 41-year-old Spanish chef known for his bold ideas and commercial cunning, was brainstorming the menu for China Poblano, the $6 million Chinese-Mexican restaurant he is creating for the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a 50-story resort casino opening in mid-December.
"A Vegas Wedding for China and Mexico, Under the Chef José Andrés", New York Times, October 12, 2010 » More