Botero Restaurant at The Wynn Encore

Botero Restaurant in Vegas dining room

When the husband made dinner reservations for Botero at the Wynn Encore in Vegas for Monday night I thought nothing of it until we walked in and were surrounded by ginormous bronze sculptures and paintings by artist Fernando Botero. And as I was pointing to the large nude in the center {titled “The Seated Lady”}, smugly explaining to the husband that it was probably fake {as most things in Vegas are typically fantastic facades}, I was quickly corrected by a waiter close by who informed me that it was indeed real and was purchased for 18 million {if I remember correctly}.

Fernando Botero is one of my favorite artists actually. Drollgirl & I have been lucky enough to see a few small to medium sized bronze sculptures pass through the gallery and have fallen in love with each equally. Though my most favorite was Little Bird, a small version of the one at MOCA – Hiroshima – Japan. Needless to say, I was taken by all the details in this restaurant …and the food was pretty great too.

orchids at Botero restaurant in Vegas

Fernando Botero sculpture at Botero Restaurant Encore Wynn Vegas

patio tables at Botero in Vegas

Botero Resturant poolside

Fernando Botero circus painting above bar at Botero Restaurant in Vegas

Botero Restaurant at the Encore Wynn Vegas

pear pearl drink at botero

Steak at Botero restaurant at Encore Wynn hotel in Vegas

dinner at botero

We sat poolside, which was pretty fabulous and ordered drinks off of the specialty menu which were divine. Many of the shots above were from Monday night however, I did return the next day to get a few in day light. I suppose I would give it 5 stars for design/ambiance and 4 for deliciousness but I definitely recommend it if you’re like us and go to Vegas more for the food than the gambling 😉

*We are leaving today and will be home soon …I miss our dogs so much it borderlines insanity and I cannot wait to get home to see them

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.



    August 12, 2010 |

    I love all the restaurants in the Wynn and the hotel itself is fabulous! SO glad you are having a great time. xoxo

  • J-Diggety

    August 12, 2010 |

    Wow, that place is stunning! Hope you had a relaxing vacay 🙂
    xoxo J

  • drollgirl

    August 12, 2010 |

    THAT BOTERO SCULPTURE IS INCREDIBLE!!! and so expensive! real boteros are not cheap!!! yeesh! you know!

    and girl, you are forever linking to me. how am i supposed to pay you back?! you are the sweetest thing.

    and i bet you cannot wait to get home. i KNOW you cannot wait to get home! and those doggies will be over the moon as soon as they hear your car pull up!

    hope you have had a blast there, and that you get home safely and quickly!

    p.s. you-know-who must be taking his x-tra-crazy pills. !!!!!!!

  • Ashley S.

    August 12, 2010 |

    wow looks like a great time! i’m such a foodie… do you mind sharing what side dishes you got at the botero? looks so yum!

  • esdelope

    August 12, 2010 |

    I love Botero! His work is everywhere in Madrid – all over the sidewalks, very cool!


  • Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    August 12, 2010 |

    Aha!!! Vegas it is!!! Enjoy babe!

  • The Pretty Pauper

    August 12, 2010 |

    That’s a very cool bar!

    (The Pretty Pauper)

  • Lindsey

    August 12, 2010 |

    Looks amazing! The hubs and I were just in Vegas a week ago for our two year anniversary. Hope you’ve had an amazing time!


    August 12, 2010 |

    Botero sculptures graced the Hyatt Grand Wailea…now the Fairmont, on Maui where we were married, many years ago.

    My favorite scenes to spy, were the Eruo ladies, laying under their shaded cabanas by the pool, sipping wine and and nibbling on grapes and cheese, mirroring the same Botero pieces a few feet away.

    Cheers!…to the big girls!

  • Ambypure

    August 12, 2010 |

    wow that place looks great!

  • Raquel

    August 12, 2010 |

    Holly shit!!!! I LOVE Botero!!! you lucky girl!
    My sister and I really enjoy your blog!

    Greetings from Brazil 🙂


  • high low

    August 12, 2010 |

    Beautiful restaurant! I remember spending some time at the Wynn for my stagette weekend in Vegas. Fun times!

    Cheers from a foodie in NYC!

  • Anonymous

    August 12, 2010 |

    it is a releif to see that I am not the only crazy who misses her pets so much that makes me want to come back home no matter how pretty the place or how much fun i am having… during our honeymoon my husband couldn’t stand me at the end of the trip because i just kept saying how much i missed my dogs

  • bustysatan

    August 12, 2010 |

    There’s a lovely restaurant in Boston, Hamersley’s Bistro, that has Botero posters in the ladies’ room.

  • Alex

    August 13, 2010 |

    Those are really cool statues. I want one 🙂

  • Lisa Petrarca

    August 13, 2010 |

    Glad you got away Maegan! It’s so good for the marriage to BE ALONE & away from the everyday stress of life.

    I’ll def. have to try that restaurant.

  • achmea

    August 13, 2010 |

    Such a familiar lady on the bull sculpture! (This is stolen Europe, right?..) Saw and even touch this and other Fernando Botero’s sculptures in Netherlans some years ago

  • Anonymous

    August 13, 2010 |

    Love your site — if you want to see more Botero go to the Citadel in the beautiful town of Villefranche sur mer and there’s a Botero exhibit through 10/31 in St. Tropez!

  • Jill

    August 13, 2010 |

    We never gamble in Vegas…only food and shoes!
    Looks like a great restaurant…nothing like some zaftig bronzes as eating inspiration.

  • Deborah

    August 14, 2010 |

    This is amazing. A few years back I rode the bus (shudder) to work in downtown Minneapolis and would ride by this building every morning and I would admire, every morning, this brilliant sculpture. I never researched the artist.

    Your post about him brought him back into my thoughts! His stuff is too unique to not recognize. Here is the link for the stuff that is right here in little (home of “little houses” – thank you Anna Wintour) ol’ Minneapolis.

    Love your blog, as always, and now I’ve learned something. Thanks!

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