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About Aioli Bodega Espanola
Welcome to Aioli Bodega Espanola where our authentic food, wine and ambiance will transport you to Andalusia. We provide tapas, entrees and desserts for lunch, dinner, private events, and catering.
Sacramento, CA 95818
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
18th and L
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We have a latin guitar player playing Thursday, Friday, and most Saturdays.
Please come in or give us a call to discuss your particular catering needs.
Aside from street parking there is convenient public parking offered Monday- Sunday evenings on 17th Street between L and Capitol.
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
Aioli Bodega Espanola Ratings and Reviews
The food is unlike anything else in Sacramento. From the tapas to entrees, the food is delicious and unique. The servers know both the food and wine, while providing excellent service. I have been going here for several years and am always treated with great respect and courtesy. There are three choices to sit, dining room, bar, and patio. All are different experiences. The dining room is the traditional dining experience. The bar provides the opportunity to interact with the bartender and other guests. Always an entertaining experience. The patio offers a quiet oasis from the busy restaurant and vibrant street scene.
Very good service and terrific food. I had lamb and it was outstanding. Another person had a shrimp dish that was great and a third had a lemon chicken dish that was very good, especially if you are dieting. The fig hors d'oeuvres were awesome! My friend is still dreaming about them! I can hardly wait to go back and try the Osso Buco.
In general, my experience was good. Here were the only speed bumps (maybe me being picky).
1) Paella did not have the crispy layer of rice that I love and saffron was lacking and could not be tasted by myself or my wife. Reminded me more of a seafood risotto than paella.
2) Shrimp were of a low quality. IQF shrimp that could've been bought at COSTCO.
That's it. End of my qualms.
Flavors of the food were great and service was good. Prices were reasonable, but a higher quality, head-on shrimp would have been preferred. The day boat scallops were remarkably delicious and cooked perfectly.
Thank you for a good dinner. I will be back.
Very good food - just felt like our server tried to "oversell" by suggesting multiple plates of the same item so all could share. Even after saying we'd been there numerous times, the staff suggested more plates than we needed. Patio seating was lovely and music was nice touch.
We had to move from the table next to the air conditioner due to noise - but all was well in the end. Wonderful lamb. Terrific salmon tartare. Out of our favorite Barbera.
The food was good, but I didn't care for the ambiance. I expected more considering it has a Spanish influence. There were cardboard boxes stacked in plain view and the owner's appearance was unprofessional. Everyone was very friendly, but I had higher expectations.
The original Reda Bellarbi resto. Still fantastic with great choices for everyone. We had two vegetarians and the salads, bourek, mushrooms, tortilla espanola all delicious. The salmon for the carnivore delicate and tender. A great Rioja to wash it all down. Nice guitar musician in the patio....magical!
I have been to Aioli Bodega several times and it never disappoints. A seasonal menu highlighting the best quality ingredients prepared to perfection. Each visit, I have introduced friends or family to the tapas menu and all have left raving about the delicious food. Several favorites include the heirloom tomato tapas and the bogatini pasta - all have been very tasty. The menu is vegetarian friendly, with a variety of healthy options. We tried the vegetarian paella (with picture included). Excellent.
Excellent food, and good service, at a reasonable price. The room is comfortable and inviting. Overall, a very good meal. My only nit was that perhaps the bread had been left sitting too long and that no one automatically refilled it. We would certainly return.
My wife and I chose dinner at Aioli Bodega Espanaol to celebrate our 52nd anniversary. We have dined there before and were not disappointed on this occasion. We have visited Spain several times and enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine. Aioli's food is traditional Spanish in taste and presentation. We will return when our craving for for good Spanish food returns.
We came on a Saturday night. We sat out back in the patio. There was a musician playing the guitar. The food was all amazing. We had appetizers (tuna tartare and mushrooms), salads(beet salad) and dinner (pork tenderloins and lamb shank). It was all perfect. We will be back for sure.
Excellent food selections and nice portions. Daily specials are an outstanding value. We had one daily special and 3 entrees - chicken, pork tenderloin, salmon - excellent preparation, seasoning, and sauces. Desserts great too. Server was attentive, informed, and brought dessert with candle because she heard a birthday being mentioned. I highly recommend - been enjoying the food for many years. One of best restaurants in Sacramento.
Aioli never fails to deliver. The food is authentic, consistently good and prepared a timely manner. The welcome is always warm and genuine. Minor lapse by our initial waiter that the owner probably sensed and promptly changed servers. Didn't realize he had such a great baritone when he sang for my son's birthday.
one of sacramento's finest for many years now and never disappoints. great host and service creating a fun atmosphere but not cloying at all. very creative menu executed with much skill. scallops always impress and lots of other choices as well. go now and often! you won't be sorry.
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