Aioli Bodega Espanola

★★★★★
Your hand will be grabbed and kissed and your belly filled with sangria and intoxicating tapas of the Spanish variety.
  • 1800 L St

    Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • 916-447-9440

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This location is not as good as the Davis location. The crowd and staff is better in the Davis location, still really good Spanish tapas and paella and sangria though. They have Spanish guitar music on weekends that's always a plus.

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This location is not as good as the Davis location. The crowd and staff is better in the Davis location, still really good Spanish tapas and paella and sangria though. They have Spanish guitar music on weekends that's always a plus.

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Camareros in Spain are models of good manners. Spanish food requires an ambience of hospitality and sociability. Aioli Bodega should change its name from "Espanola" to "NewYorque" or "Parisiense," big cities where lackluster service is

3
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Camareros in Spain are models of good manners. Spanish food requires an ambience of hospitality and sociability. Aioli Bodega should change its name from "Espanola" to "NewYorque" or "Parisiense," big cities where lackluster service is

Pros: Authentic Spanish dishes, good location

Cons: Expensive prices for un-Spanish inhospitality

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The food is great, the bartender was friendly, but the waiter was impatient, impersonal and rushed us through dinner. Instead his focus was on the big crowds coming in for dinner, the regulars, the favorites. I have been to this

3
★★★★★

The food is great, the bartender was friendly, but the waiter was impatient, impersonal and rushed us through dinner. Instead his focus was on the big crowds coming in for dinner, the regulars, the favorites. I have been to this

Pros: ambience

Cons: waiter staff, specially older staff.

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The other day, I met a business client at Aioli?s for lunch and had their steak sandwich with a glass of exceptional red wine, which had cherry undertones. My client and I had lunch on the back patio, which was very enjoyable under the

3
★★★★★

The other day, I met a business client at Aioli?s for lunch and had their steak sandwich with a glass of exceptional red wine, which had cherry undertones. My client and I had lunch on the back patio, which was very enjoyable under the

Pros: Live Classical Guitar Most Thurs-Sat

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I treated myself to dinner the other night and decided that downtown Sacramento was the place to be. Naturally, I came to Aioli Bodega Espanola Restaurant, a.k.a., Aioli?s, as I have come to know the owner, Reda, and many of the long-time

3
★★★★★

I treated myself to dinner the other night and decided that downtown Sacramento was the place to be. Naturally, I came to Aioli Bodega Espanola Restaurant, a.k.a., Aioli?s, as I have come to know the owner, Reda, and many of the long-time

Pros: Great Atmosphere

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I come here just for the Paella. I have sampled their menu extensively, and the food is great, but once I tasted the paella, I was hooked. I need my monthly (at least) paella fix now. Great atmosphere, lovely decorations. Great for

3
★★★★★

I come here just for the Paella. I have sampled their menu extensively, and the food is great, but once I tasted the paella, I was hooked. I need my monthly (at least) paella fix now. Great atmosphere, lovely decorations. Great for

Pros: Paella, the rest of the food, wine

Cons: twice I had long waits for my food, but was with large groups both times

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I took my girlfriend out here recently because I had heard about this tapa restaurant before, and I was pleasantly surprised! The restaurant had a dim-lighted romantic feel to it to help woo the date. They also included some live Spanish

3
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I took my girlfriend out here recently because I had heard about this tapa restaurant before, and I was pleasantly surprised! The restaurant had a dim-lighted romantic feel to it to help woo the date. They also included some live Spanish

Pros: Very Romantic Experience, Live Classical Guitar

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First of all, let me say that Aioli has the best service. Their servers were friendly and attentive. Also, I was promptly seated. The wine list was extraordinary. I sat at the bar, which was well kept, lively and clean. I ate the award

3
★★★★★

First of all, let me say that Aioli has the best service. Their servers were friendly and attentive. Also, I was promptly seated. The wine list was extraordinary. I sat at the bar, which was well kept, lively and clean. I ate the award

Pros: Great food, service, old world wines, and people watching...lots of people watching!!!

Cons: This place is very popular on weekends (especially the patio) and so make reservations.

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This restaurant so charmed me on a first visit with some ladies who lunch this spring, that I returned 4 more times over the next few weeks with my husband who agrees it is a great place for tapas. I'm not a big fan of paella, and

3
★★★★★

This restaurant so charmed me on a first visit with some ladies who lunch this spring, that I returned 4 more times over the next few weeks with my husband who agrees it is a great place for tapas. I'm not a big fan of paella, and

Pros: Tasty food, great service, prime location, and beautiful decor.

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I love, love, LOVE this place! I probably eat here at least 5 times a month. The bartenders and waitresses are always helpful and happy! They also have subtle live Flamenco guitar. You can't beat that! The atmosphere is great, the decor is

3
★★★★★

I love, love, LOVE this place! I probably eat here at least 5 times a month. The bartenders and waitresses are always helpful and happy! They also have subtle live Flamenco guitar. You can't beat that! The atmosphere is great, the decor is

Pros: Superb Food, Service, and a Beautiful Outdoor Patio

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Visited Aioli Bodega Espanola after being recommended by coworker with this exact phrase "any dish in the menu will delight you" and make sure you try one of their two paellas. So, we visited on Friday and i must say that the food, service

3
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Visited Aioli Bodega Espanola after being recommended by coworker with this exact phrase "any dish in the menu will delight you" and make sure you try one of their two paellas. So, we visited on Friday and i must say that the food, service

Pros: Amazing food, service, and live music

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Very good dinner choice! The menu includes among others Spanish and Mediterranean specialties. The service is great and the food is delicious. We had Zarzuela de Mariscos, a spicy opera of seafood in a garlic tomato sauce & coca bread, and

3
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Very good dinner choice! The menu includes among others Spanish and Mediterranean specialties. The service is great and the food is delicious. We had Zarzuela de Mariscos, a spicy opera of seafood in a garlic tomato sauce & coca bread, and

Pros: Life music, warm ambience, nice outdoor patio

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I went to Aioli?s on a first date and things couldn't have been any better. With our reservation, we were seated immediately. The bar was very crowded (where I was waiting for my date to arrive) but I still was served a drink within

3
★★★★★

I went to Aioli?s on a first date and things couldn't have been any better. With our reservation, we were seated immediately. The bar was very crowded (where I was waiting for my date to arrive) but I still was served a drink within

Pros: Great Food, Service, Atmosphere

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" My boyfriend and I went here and we enjoyed the atmosphere and the great wine selection. The food on the other hand was very small not testy and didnt fill us up even though we got 4 items. Some of the food had way too much dressing on

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" My boyfriend and I went here and we enjoyed the atmosphere and the great wine selection. The food on the other hand was very small not testy and didnt fill us up even though we got 4 items. Some of the food had way too much dressing on

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Hadn't tried this palce before but heard a lot of great reviews from friends and family about the food. They were right, the food is very good, as is the service. You feel like you are eating in a really fancy restaurant somewhere along

3
★★★★★

Hadn't tried this palce before but heard a lot of great reviews from friends and family about the food. They were right, the food is very good, as is the service. You feel like you are eating in a really fancy restaurant somewhere along

Pros: Delicious food, coffee, and exceptional, personal service.

Cons: I don't live close enough to eat every meal here!!!

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Having reviewed City Search restaurant reviews, we found Aioli Bodega Espanola, a.k.a. Aioli's in downtown Sacramento. The reviews were almost all five star so we thought we'd give it a try. The inside is decorated like a fine art museum

3
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Having reviewed City Search restaurant reviews, we found Aioli Bodega Espanola, a.k.a. Aioli's in downtown Sacramento. The reviews were almost all five star so we thought we'd give it a try. The inside is decorated like a fine art museum

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Yesterday after work, some co-workers and I were looking to relax and found this perfect place at 1800 L street, the heart of Sacramento. We sat out on a flowery garden and had a number of assorted wines and tapas. The food was delicious

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Yesterday after work, some co-workers and I were looking to relax and found this perfect place at 1800 L street, the heart of Sacramento. We sat out on a flowery garden and had a number of assorted wines and tapas. The food was delicious

Pros: Unique Wine List, Great Food and Service

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Came here with some friends after work and loved the food and service. Very artistic decor. Recommended.

3
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Came here with some friends after work and loved the food and service. Very artistic decor. Recommended.

Pros: Fresh food and freindly service.

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I thought the food tasted great. But at 1:00am, both my wife and I were sick. Both of us "expunged" our dinners. I guess those green "Pass" signs don't mean much. We had the ensalada verde mixta, salpicon de pulpo, setas con comino,

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I thought the food tasted great. But at 1:00am, both my wife and I were sick. Both of us "expunged" our dinners. I guess those green "Pass" signs don't mean much. We had the ensalada verde mixta, salpicon de pulpo, setas con comino,

Pros: Nice ambiance

Cons: Uh, spoiled food.

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Beware, Aioli Bodega Espanola is not a community restaurant. The owner is selfish, rude, and inconsiderate. Do you really want to support a restaurant like this despite their ambiance, decor, and food?\r
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On Saturday morning, I parked

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★★★★★

Beware, Aioli Bodega Espanola is not a community restaurant. The owner is selfish, rude, and inconsiderate. Do you really want to support a restaurant like this despite their ambiance, decor, and food?\r
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On Saturday morning, I parked

Cons: Do you want to be treated horribly, then this is the place to go.

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Came here with some girlfriends after hearing about what a gem this place is. A gem is an understatement! There was live classical guitar, tapas to die for, and really good wine! Later we moved the party to the otherwise hidden

3
★★★★★

Came here with some girlfriends after hearing about what a gem this place is. A gem is an understatement! There was live classical guitar, tapas to die for, and really good wine! Later we moved the party to the otherwise hidden

Pros: Hidden Vine-Covered Patio, Live Classical Music, and Great Food and Wine

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This is by far the best restaurant I have had the pleasure to try in Sacramento. I came with my wife to celebrate our 5th anniversary and the whole evening was perfect, and very reasonably priced for what you get. We started with Sopa de

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This is by far the best restaurant I have had the pleasure to try in Sacramento. I came with my wife to celebrate our 5th anniversary and the whole evening was perfect, and very reasonably priced for what you get. We started with Sopa de

Pros: Flavors and wine from old Europe that you are certain not to find anywhere else in California.

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I went the Aioli Bodega Espana for my birthday and it was great. the service was attentive and knowledgable. the food was fantastic. we had the bean and tuna tapa to start along with their refreashing sangria and for the main course i had

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I went the Aioli Bodega Espana for my birthday and it was great. the service was attentive and knowledgable. the food was fantastic. we had the bean and tuna tapa to start along with their refreashing sangria and for the main course i had

Pros: Very romantic, authentic and relaxing

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Food is not very Iberian and is even a poor South American - more of a Mexican spices and temperament. Staff are not very helpful either. Skip this one. Sacramento offers far finer choices.

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Food is not very Iberian and is even a poor South American - more of a Mexican spices and temperament. Staff are not very helpful either. Skip this one. Sacramento offers far finer choices.

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This is one of the finest restaurants in sacramento. I go there just for the fine Spanish Wines, but the food is great and the atmosphere is very comfortable. it's not too elegant but not too casual - it's "casual-elegant". I've never

3
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This is one of the finest restaurants in sacramento. I go there just for the fine Spanish Wines, but the food is great and the atmosphere is very comfortable. it's not too elegant but not too casual - it's "casual-elegant". I've never

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This our second visit to this restaurant and our last. We ordered to paella which was listed on the menu for $34.95 for two people. The paella had four mussels, four small scrimp, for-five small pieces of chicken chunks, one and a half

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This our second visit to this restaurant and our last. We ordered to paella which was listed on the menu for $34.95 for two people. The paella had four mussels, four small scrimp, for-five small pieces of chicken chunks, one and a half

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The restaurant has a really nice ambiance and the food selection and preparation is good. We ordered 8 tapas dishes to share between two people which, having been to Barcelona and had authentic tapas, would have been plenty of food. We

3
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The restaurant has a really nice ambiance and the food selection and preparation is good. We ordered 8 tapas dishes to share between two people which, having been to Barcelona and had authentic tapas, would have been plenty of food. We

Pros: Menu selection, authenticity of dishes

Cons: Extremely poor value, overpriced for what you get

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Better than your typical tapas...this is a culinary delight. price fixed meal at lunch is available, as well as tapas. also, various yummy dinner entrees. but i love going for the exquisite and unique tapas and wine for dinner. they

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Better than your typical tapas...this is a culinary delight. price fixed meal at lunch is available, as well as tapas. also, various yummy dinner entrees. but i love going for the exquisite and unique tapas and wine for dinner. they

Pros: small european atmosphere. the tapas are unique and oh so delicious. romantic. great service.

Cons: need to get a reservation sometimes on weekends. call and ask.

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This is my first review and was inspired by the worst dining experience we have had since we've been in Sacramento (over six years). We had made reservations, as did the couple who happened to follow us in. The waiter greeted us and

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This is my first review and was inspired by the worst dining experience we have had since we've been in Sacramento (over six years). We had made reservations, as did the couple who happened to follow us in. The waiter greeted us and

Cons: Noisy, rude service, crowded

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Went there for my birthday dinner ~ my friends were running a tad bit behind schedule and the waiter kept complaining that they were "booked" for the evening and how busy they were. Waiters were rude, rude-commenting and unhelpful. Food

3
★★★★★

Went there for my birthday dinner ~ my friends were running a tad bit behind schedule and the waiter kept complaining that they were "booked" for the evening and how busy they were. Waiters were rude, rude-commenting and unhelpful. Food

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Rude Waiters

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I've only been to Aioli once, and it was for my aunt's birthday, so we had a large group, but there were also smaller groups and couples in the restaurant. The tapas were excellent, and the service was friendly, helpful, and attentive.

3
★★★★★

I've only been to Aioli once, and it was for my aunt's birthday, so we had a large group, but there were also smaller groups and couples in the restaurant. The tapas were excellent, and the service was friendly, helpful, and attentive.

Pros: Chocolate Soup!, Tapas, Atmosphere

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We went to Aioli for my cousin's birthday party. Since we made early reservations, the restuarant was pretty quiet and comfortable when we got in. The host was affable and knowledgable about the food. We let him decide our tapas for

3
★★★★★

We went to Aioli for my cousin's birthday party. Since we made early reservations, the restuarant was pretty quiet and comfortable when we got in. The host was affable and knowledgable about the food. We let him decide our tapas for

Pros: Group Dining, Good Location

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After moving back from San Francisco, I wasn't entirely impressed with the restaurant scene here, but this place has helped soften the blow. It is expensive, but the food is very good. If you're a food aficianado, you must make a trip

3
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After moving back from San Francisco, I wasn't entirely impressed with the restaurant scene here, but this place has helped soften the blow. It is expensive, but the food is very good. If you're a food aficianado, you must make a trip

Pros: great atmosphere, authentic spanish, good service

Cons: can get pricey, parking

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Aioli is by far the best dining experience I have had in Sacramento. The atmosphere and menu selections have you thinking you have left Sacramento and are on vacation in the Mediteranean. I am completely captivated everytime I visit.

3
★★★★★

Aioli is by far the best dining experience I have had in Sacramento. The atmosphere and menu selections have you thinking you have left Sacramento and are on vacation in the Mediteranean. I am completely captivated everytime I visit.

Pros: Ambience, Service, Musician

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They couldn't call it Ricks Cafe American, but it is the next best thing. Dining is a cultural and gastronomic experience. Be prepared to savor food unlike any other in Sacramento - or the Bay Area for that matter. You must go more than

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They couldn't call it Ricks Cafe American, but it is the next best thing. Dining is a cultural and gastronomic experience. Be prepared to savor food unlike any other in Sacramento - or the Bay Area for that matter. You must go more than

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This is a good choice for those seeking upscale Spanish cuisine in an intimate setting. The relaxing outdoor patio, lushly draped with greenery, is one of the city's best-kept secrets, while the indoor dining room welcomes guests with warm…

 

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