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September 30, 2012

Vegas Elites Say "Bienvenido A Marbella!"

Posted by Misti Yang

Jet-setting off to the Mediterranean coast of Spain for a Thursday evening fiesta may be impossible for most, but Vegas Elites made the journey in First Class with a visit to Marbella Tapas, Bar and Lounge, a sophisticated and stylish tapas restaurant. From sights to sounds to taste, the night was a full Spanish immersion just blocks off the Vegas Strip. 

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Endless libations and tasty tapas guaranteed a good time. Jessica F concurs, "Cinco estrellas! Mi bebida favorita es la sangria roja!" In addition to their signature red sangria, Marbella poured white sangria and one of their classic cocktails, the Vesper Rose martini featuring Lillet Rose. 

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To please Elite palates, Marbella's Chef Beltran prepared a genrous menu of Spanish-influenced tapas. Heather H recaps, "Although there is usually at least one miss, every appetizer was very, very good.  The standout for me was the brussel sprouts. I would come here for dinner just for those crispy little things!" But, there was more, including creamy Hummus, Shrimp Ceviche with fresh lime, red onions, cucumbers and Serrano peppers, Cheese and Spanish Chorizo Empanadas made with cured Spanish chorizo, Piquillo Peppers with Crab Meat, and Shrimp and Chicken Kabobs. Muy bien! 

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To keep the party on its toes, Marbella offered salsa lessons throughout the evening. (Yelpers can try out their new dance moves on Friday during Mama Rumba Tapas & Latin Dancing!) The crowd also received a crash course in Spanish with a series of questions and answers in Spanish designed to encourage the festive-makers to get to know each other. Sounds of, "¿Cómo estás?," "Estoy bien!" filled the evening.  

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Read more about the fabulous evening in the glowing reviews right here. Peruse the sexy photos courtesy of Anthony M on our Flickr set

And if you still want more: Read about what it takes to be Elite

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Misti Y, Your Friendly Yelp Las Vegas Community Director

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