Aioli Bodega Espanola

(916) 447-9440 | View Website

1800 L St, Sacramento, CA | Directions   95814

38.575046 -121.483426

 
Restaurants, Mexican, South American  more

Price: $$

Tags: Bar Scene, Dine At The Bar, Group Dining, Local Favorite, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Check, Diners Club, Gift Certificate, MasterCard, Travelers Check, Visa

Neighborhoods: Central Sacramento, Midtown

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From The Owners of Aioli Bodega Espanola

Your hand will be grabbed and kissed and your belly filled with sangria and intoxicating tapas of the Spanish variety.

Reviews for Aioli Bodega Espanola

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Life music, warm ambience, nice outdoor patio – 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 Atun a las Canarias, seared ahi served rare topped with salsa fresca infused with pimento of espelette. Try to avoid showing up without a reservation, as this place is very popular, or show up early and get a table. I'd say more, but you better go and see for yourself... bon appetite!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Food, Service, Atmosphere – 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 seconds of standing in the crowd. Impressive! After ordering, our food came quickly, but it wouldn't have mattered anyway because the atmosphere was so fun. Live Latin Jazz! Everything I tasted was exquisite including the wine. The food was very fresh. We had grilled double breast of chicken with red pepper flakes in a wild mushroom & sweet sherry sauce and garbanzo puree. When we complimented the waiter on the food, he informed us that the food comes daily, always a plus! We ended up going back to Aioli?s on our second date with friends for drinks, and danced to the great music. So much fun, a must in Sacramento. I can't wait to go back again.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

never aioli to eat – " 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 it which took away from the flavor of the meet. Probably wont go back to eat but would go back for a good glass of wine. Excellent service, the staff was very helpful in showing us the different items on the menu. "

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Exceptional food and service – 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 the French or Italian Riviera. The staff, who really treat you great, including the owner and chef who came by each table to make sure everything was perfect, speak a number of different languages. We heard them relay messages in Spanish, French, and English. Truly an international experience worth having!!! The coffee is also very good.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Beautiful Decor, Excellent Service, and Very Yummy Food!!! – 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 with impressionist-like paintings that probably should be in a fine art museum. There was a classical guitar player playing inside but we opted for the patio instead. We had yummy food, wine, and our waiter, "Jiji", was this really distinguished looking fellow who selected the perfect wine for each of our appetizers and entrees. In summary, this place is really something!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Unique Wine Selection – 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 and the service was prompt, but what really impressed me was their wine list, riddled with wines from old Europe, many of which I had never heard of, being from California, and being a California wine lover. They were also excellent. We stuck with mostly with Merlots and blush wines.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fresh Food and Superior Service – Came here with some friends after work and loved the food and service. Very artistic decor. Recommended.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Good food...until 1:00 am – 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, mejillones ?aioli?, and merquez a la flamenca. So, if you're going to eat there, avoid those dishes. It was a finely decorated restaurant, but it wasn't worth staring at the toilet bowl 4 hours later.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Rude and Inconsiderate owner! – 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?

On Saturday morning, I parked in one of the public parking spaces in front of the restaurant. When I returned an hour later, the front end of my car was covered in mud. Well, as it turned out, the janitor of Aioli sprayed the sidewalk down. Unfortunately, the debris and mud that was on the sidewalk became plastered all over the front end of three parked cars! I approach the owner and janitor of the restaurant, and asked them that they be careful how they clean off their sidewalk.

What dismayed me was that both of them shrugged, and said "so what". They said it "wasn't their problem", and then pointed to the floor, and told me that "I" just messed up their floor by walking into the restaurant. I happened to have tracked in some moisture because the sidewalk was newly sprayed. In any case, there are lots of great restaurants in the area. Don't support one owned by someone who doesn't care about the neighborhood or the people who live in it.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Aioli's - A Great Restaurant in Midtown Sacramento! – 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 vine-covered patio. What a perfect place!!!!

Amy

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