Atlantis The Royal’s Jaleo by José Andrés officially opens its doors to welcome its first guests. Imagined through the creative lens of the globally renowned chef and entrepreneur, Jaleo which translates to lively in Spanish, brings alive the spirit and flavours of Spain by showcasing the rich regional diversity of Spanish cuisine in a festive, stylish, and casual atmosphere.
Located on the ground floor of Atlantis The Royal, the world’s most ultra-luxury entertainment resort, guests are invited to explore the Jaleo space, which is designed to be varied like a tapeo, a meal that consists of many delicious little morsels. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy a casual beverage and bites at the tapas bar or play a game of Foosball, before taking a seat at one of the many small private bays or on the expansive outdoor terrace where guests can dine beneath 100-year-old olive trees.
At Jaleo, plates are designed to be shared, with the menu featuring the best authentic Spanish and local ingredients, simply prepared, and designed to be enjoyed with good friends and conversation. Guests can expect to sample the restaurant’s award-winning assortment of signature tapas, traditional small plates of Spain, savoury paellas, as well as a wide selection of the finest Spanish cheeses and vines. A signature to Jaleo is the Chef’s tasting menu, ‘José’s Way’, which features a collection of José’s personal favourite dishes paired with delectable Spanish beverages.
At the heart of the restaurant are live cooking stations, where the most well-known traditional Spanish dish “Paella” is prepared live in front of guests. Cooked over a wood-burning fire, every time a Paella is ready, the chef rings a cow bell before the team shouts out “PAELLA”. This is the signal to make everyone aware that Paella is ready. The live cooking area also features a grill section, where traditional Spanish meats and Mediterranean fish are cut and prepared in an authentic Spanish way.
Jaleo is open daily from 6:00pm until 1:00am.
Jaleo, Atlantis The Royal, Dubai, + 971 4 426 2800