EDO Gastro Tapa & Wine is a vegan-friendly tapas restaurant in Las Vegas. Tucked into a nondescript strip mall off of Spring Mountain, this intimate restaurant is anything but nondescript. In fact, it’s on par with Strip dining in terms of presentation, ambience and dishes.
Named after Chef Oscar Amador Edo, this gastro restaurant specializes in classic Spanish recipes with a modern twist and avant-garde techniques. The best part? There’s a full vegan tasting menu for only $40 per person. And this plant-based menu (no fake meat or cheese here) was no afterthought. Chef Edo has designed a menu where each dish is beautifully crafted and full of flavor.
You can also order items a la carte. Our suggestion: order the tasting menu (it’s oh-so-incredible) and add on an order of their version of patatas bravas (think pressed, flakey potato sticks that are likely the most unique version you’ve ever tried).
The six-course tasting menu begins with Green Tartare, a refreshing dish of stacked zucchini and avocado with pistachio vinaigrette and micro greens — a prefect dish to awaken your taste buds.
Next, Fermented Tomato Salad is served complete with a soft tofu sphere, covered in light basil air. We recommend taking a little bit of each ingredient in every bite.
The third dish is the Piquillo Pepper featuring aged sweet peppers, a zucchini filet, and a warm vegetable demi-glace.
Yes. There’s more.
The fourth course — Maitake and Shimeji Mushrooms Al Ajillo — is a showstopper. With roasted mushrooms, lemon cauliflower cream, and padron pepper oil, this dish is filled with gorgeous flavor (we could seriously eat this as a heaping plate and still want more).
Of course, the vegan tasting menu’s last savory dish is the Vegan Paella topped with artichoke hearts, piquillo peppers, and mushrooms. Brought out in a skillet with a five-minute hourglass, it is hard to resist the urge to dig in immediately. Hang in there, you want the rice to have that crispy, scrumptious texture that the paella is known for.
Finally, EDO’s last treat is the dessert. And this sweet treat is one you have never had before: Nixtamalizated Cherry Tomatoes. The dessert is made up of slice of compressed watermelon with candied pecans, lyo raspberry (think freeze-dried), almond yogurt, and tomatoes that somehow resemble a gusher candy. It’s something that you’ll have to try to believe!
Even more reasons to love EDO? They’re a vegan-friendly restaurant in Las Vegas open late.
3400 S. Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, 89146; 702.641.1345; Sunday – Thursday: 5 p.m – 11 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Kathryn Hartwig is a senior writer for Vegans, Baby. She decided to go vegan almost eight years ago while searching for the perfect diet to compliment her role as a professional dancer. After experimenting with multitudes of fads, she finally found a lifestyle that turned out to be so much more than just a diet. She settled in Vegas with her husband/photographer Daniel, and puppy, Layla, after traveling the world on cruise ships and living in New York City. The family recently welcomed the birth of their first child, a true vegan baby.