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“Very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Firefly Tapas & Kitchen Bar

Firefly Tapas & Kitchen Bar
11261 S. Eastern Ave., Ste 200, Henderson, NV
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Ranked #32 of 548 restaurants in Henderson
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

1st thing: it was Dec 20th and we froze because the door kept being open. So that kind of put a bad spin on things. Tapas are excellent!!!! First rate. We ordered a paella as well, it was so-so at best. Lesson learned. If you go to a tapas place, stick with the tapas! (lol) You want to use their free valet parking if you go to this location or you can get towed. Not enough parking for the amount of people who frequent this place. It is obviously very popular because it is soooo good.
Don't miss this place. Very good value and great food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Henderson, Nevada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Love it, love it, love it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I absolutely LOVE Firefly Tapas.

So let's get the negatives out of the way, first. Why not a "five?" Two words: noise and parking.

I've dined at Firefly three times. Each time I had 6:00 reservations. The first two times were on Sundays; last night was a Thursday. The parking has gotten increasingly difficult. Last night was CRAZY! Absolutely crazy. Valet parking was lined up with no valet in sight. Their parking lot was full. We know that one of their neighboring businesses tow vehicles -- even after they have closed for the day -- parked in "their" lot. Even the handicap spaces were full. We drove around and around two business strips trying to find parking before finally getting lucky. Our friends parked in the strip next door, hoping that the law firms and other such businesses wouldn't tow them because they were closed for the day. We weren't alone; customers were parking a block away and walking.

Secondly, the noise level in the restaurant is quite high.

Now, why I love it:

The food.
Start with the dates. They are stuft with bleu cheese and wrapped with bacon. They are rich, so share. Also recommend the apple manchengo salad; shrimp ceviche; camerones diablo; tiera y mar; potatoes brava; eggplant canneloni (orgasmic!); mushrooms; salmon toasts. Actually, we've liked everything we've tried.

It's a unique way to dine, constantly ordering another dish.
It's a unique way to dine, sharing dishes with your friends.

I've been there three times, have had two different sets of servers, both of whom have been extremely attentive. (Armando and V are both excellent waiters; their assistants are even better!)

I find the price reasonable -- for two couples, it's consistently come in around $120 + $20 tip = $140 or $70 per couple (which includes alcohol).

Try it, you'll love it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“OMG”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We love spanish tapas and had been to the other Firefly locations but this new location is literally over the top - top of the hill overlooking Vegas that is. The food was excellent - service excellent. My advice to you is to order 1-2 items at a time - take your time like they do in Spain - savor the scrumptuous tapas and sip the heavenly sangria. Then when you are ready order a couple more tapas. We went during their drink happy hour. I honestly hate to tell anyone about this place - i want to keep it a secret just for me. OK...fine...go...because YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!!! I can't wait to go back. We have been to Barcelona Spain and will be returning to Spain next year so this is as close as it gets. GO!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always a Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We have been to Firefly, either in Henderson or Las Vegas, several times. As the full name states, they have Tapas and a Bar. We have sampled several different tapas on each visit. We have our favorites, but always try to order something new. This is not difficult, because they have over 50 different tapas. We have taken several friends to Firefly, and they all enjoy the place.
A drawback is the lack of parking. It's our experience that it is best to get there early, before the traditional dinner hour. This insures getting a good table and a good parking space.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Henderson, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Come hungry... Loud but fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

The prices aren't very reasonable and it adds up quickly. Great for large groups and parties. Atmosphere is loud and kind of drifts inside. Overall a fun time though.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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