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Vino Wine & Tapas Room
Vino Wine & Tapas Room

Vino Wine & Tapas Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://vinowineroom.com
  • Phone: (818) 343-2525
  • Hours of Operation: Weekdays: 11am-12am;
    Daily Happy Hour: 4pm - 7pm
    Weekends: 11am-2am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering featuring the finest in Tapas and Continental Cuisine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dinning in a beautiful Spanish setting for any luncheon or dinner functions of 25 to 55 guests. From tapas and wine to a full sit down luncheon or dinner, let Vino cater your next unforgettable event. Book the entire restaurant for your Christmas office party that separates you from the rest.
  • Private Party Contact: Alla Volk (818) 343-2525
  • Entertainment: Wednesday: The guitar duo of 'Pancho' and 'Sancho' bring a playful Spanish flare to today's top hits with an energy to keep the night going.

    Thursday: Roger Espinoza brings the traditional Spanish Flamenco sounds to the room with a vivacity and precision that lifts the heart.

    Friday: Dominican Latin-Jazz guitarist, Richard Gomez, also brings the sounds of France, Spain and the Middle East on his guitar with improvised hand drumming that gets the Friday night started properly.

    Saturday: Yussi keeps the spirit alive with fast paced Spanish flares on his guitar and a wide variety of music ranging from the streets of Barcelona to Zeppelin's Ladder to Heaven.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private events, Executive Luncheon, group wine tastings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lindley and White Oak
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking; Parking in the rear anywherea after 6pm-- enter through Lindley behind the Arco.
A word from Vino Wine & Tapas Room
Vino Wine and Tapas Room Restaurant, a European-style wine tasting restaurant in the heart of San Fernando Valley, California (Encino, Ventura Blvd), offers a delicious alternative to the same old dining experience and more than 100 wines into the establishment, which diners can pair with myriad cheeses and tapas. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "I love being able to avoid going to hollywood, & find a really amazing place with great food & wine, & beautiful live guitar that's soothing, not too loud. Great for dates or an evening out with friends."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our first visit. Enjoyed the happy hour tapas and wine selection."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We have been there frequently, but the service was severely lacking on this visit."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We went for dinela and the food was decent. I would definitely go back for their happy hour menu. They have a nice and cheap selection of tapas and wine. We ordered the naranja salad, cold soup, date with bacon, zucchini chips, potatoes with aoli sauce, and white anchovies. The food was alright. But the zucchini chips and bacon wrapped dates were yummy!!! For the big tapas we got pollo and the steak. Bothwere good!! They werejuicy, and tender. The wines were ok. We got syrah and the red blend. Overall the food was good but nothing to write home momabout. Service was a little slow but we weren't in a hurry."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Found on dinela. The Tapas and wine was very good. Try the bacon wrapped dates. We each ordered the Salmon, Skirt Steak, and Chicken. They ran out of Salmon. That would have normally been okay, however, wish we would have been told much sooner. However, they did offer Tilapia. The steak and Tilapia were great. We were disappointed with the chicken. Very dry. We did mention it to the waitress and they offered us a free glass of wine. Overall, we really liked the food and wine. Since the rest of the food was good, I would just assume the made the chicken in bulk due to DineLa and it had been sitting for some time. Would definitely go back due to the ambiance, wine, and Tapas."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had the Dine LA menu. Portions were small but perfect so we didn't get stuffed. Everything we had was delicious. Bacon wrapped dates, papas bravas, yummy skirt steak! Our server was great.. She recommended really good wines along with food choices and was patient and very friendly, we loved her. We will definately be going back!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Would have never know about this place without Open Table - it's awesome. We've been back 4 times since discovering it and. Have brought friends each time who also love it. I hate to highly recommend it because I want to keep it a secret! ;) Soooo good!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "So many great choices on the menu. We loved the happy hour prices on both appetizers and sangrias. Pacing was well panned out so we could sample lots of different items. Our favorite was the ceviche de pescado. We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The Happy Hour at the bar with Demi was amazing. She was great, patient & knew all the wines. We will be back to see her and maybe will just sit with her at bar for dinner because when we sat for dinner it was like 30 minutes before I had to get up and ask for someone. The food was great & overall we loved it and will be back. Service at Dinner was the only big downer."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food is outstanding!!! Couldn't be happier to have found this place. The live music is just an added bonus. Go go go and eat have an awesome and delicious time. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "With small plates, it's essential that each bite be amazing. This was not the case, although the food was quite passable. One egg and potato plate was very good. The service was great and our wine, chosen on the advice of our server, was exceptional."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Wine was superb & food tastes were memorable- will return"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We met 3 other couples for dinner here and had a wonderful evening. The patio was comfortable and allowed for easy conversation. We loved the food and wine and our server was very attentive."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We're not really oenophiles, but I enjoyed my Argentinian cabernet, and we really loved the sautéed mushrooms (in a white wine garlic sauce). Service was friendly but a little uneven - people who arrived after we did were served first, but after a short wait (5 min.?) the waiter found us. My husband adored the slider, and I loved the steamed mussels. No dish was bad - they were all decent. The bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese were outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Horribly loud all 3 times we went there but food is great"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "First time ordering Tapas and will be back again. We loved the food and wine, we wished we could have stayed longer to listen to the music. The value is very good during the Tapas hour."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "They re great, its my second time there and not the last one ,that is for sure;) "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great service. Delicious food. Reasonable prices. Sunday love music. Super place."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I've been here to this restaurant about 6times the salmon salad is always amazing but this place loosing its touch! Their tapas are horrible burn dry no flavor! I had a salmon salad it's always delish but this sat it was extremely dry and burn!! The tapas we had were horrible and two tables that arrived later than we did for their food first before us. Plus our food was gross!!! We had about5 tapas dishes and one entree I'm extremely disappointed plus the waitress we had had to ask us 4x what we had ordered. Horrible horrible service all around!! The ambience was good and live music was excellent but the food /service was a minus--star !!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Excellent selection of wine -- lot of variety. Big Variety of tapas Live music Nice experience"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I love Vino. I have been there many times and love the ambience the food and the wines. I celebrated my bday last Sunday, March 24 with my girlfriends and this time we stayed in the outside covered patio. The patio is very cozy with sofas and a romantic lighting. The saxophone musician came and play happy birthday to me and Isn't she lovely songs for me!! What a treat! The water, a super cool Japanese guy was awesome!! We had a great time. Vino is an Encino gem."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The small plates here are outstanding and there is a large variety of them, including many that are gluten free for those who can't have gluten, diabetic friendly, waistline friendly and just plain delicious. They will help you pick out a wine by the glass and even give you a taste pour before you commit to a glass (their Sangria is awesome too!). If you don't know which wine you might like, they will make a recommendation based on the food you order (which they will also recommend if you're not sure) and give you a taste pour first. The service is amazing, the staff friendly and getting a reservation is a breeze. Warning though: It is VERY busy on Friday and Saturday nights so plan a little ahead. Overall, just outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Made 7:30 reservation. Restaurant was packed when we arrived..and they knew which table they would give us; problem was group there had been sitting since 5:30...and by 8:30 they were still there and we were waiting. First time had to wait that long at the restaurant.. Kudos to the manager/hostess for bringing us cheese to go along with the bread I requested while we were waiting. Server was great; she kept trying, but the restaurant needs a way to deal with customers who 'just won't leave'! (eve after getting check)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We arrived at 6:30, still in time for happy hour! We ordered a number if items from the happy hour menu, the eggplant with honey was delicious and the mushrooms are great, but you must love garlic! We purchased 2 bottles of wine and were able to receive a $10 discount/bottle. The food was great & so was the wine. We also ordered the filet, the lamb, and the paella. All were good, but the paella lacked flavor. I would recommend this restaurant & plan on returning."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great little place for a fun dinner out. The live flamenco guitarist added to the great decor of old spanish vineyards. The food was quite good, though the filet that was ordered medium rare came out well done. Even so, the staff handled it very graciously and was willing to make everything right. Caesar salad was superb. Can't wait to go back for their happy hour menu!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Rib dish was delicious! Chicken Empanadas were great, crust was flaky. Red wine complimented my meal. Next time, I am going for the filet mignon."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Wonderful food, on both our first and second visits. Nice wine menu, responsive caring service. It does get noisy, but we could still easily converse to each other. They have a back room that seems quieter. Wonderful place, will be back again!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We made reservations for valentines and still had us wait about 45 min. We were seated at 9:15 and did not leave until 11. They kept forgetting to bring our orders. The price does not match the quantity or quality of food. We ordered the popular bacon wrapped dates which were good but the serving was only 3 per couple. The rice in the paella was undercooked was so hard to eat. And the couples desert was supposed to be chocolate covered strawberries which was only one strawberry for two. I was really looking forward to trying tapas but was dissapointed. Not going back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Been to this restaurant before, and while it wasn't anything amazing, and the food wasn't wonderful, it was close and edible. Well let me tell you, since being there last the whole place has gone down hill. From the first moment we entered, we had to wait. No one greeted us at the door, and then when finally they did, they sat us at a small table squished between other tables. It was almost a communal dining experience. Probably took about at least 20 to 25+ minutes for anyone to even come over to the table to ask if we had been helped. We weren't even offered water or anything during that whole time sitting there. Food was bad. Service was worse. Not going back. Stay far away. This place is clueless about customer service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is not the 1st time my wife and I have been to Vino, Wine & Tapas. And each time we visit, we have a memorable experience. This occasion was Valentine's Day and as in the past, the ambience set the proper tone for a romantic and intimate evening. We will continue to patronize this establishment."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Try the Delicias! Bacon wrapped dates with bleu cheese inside. Petite filet mignon is unbelievable. Paella for two must not be missed. Ceviche on happy hour menu is ridiculously delicious. This in an incredible spot with an extensive wine menu and delectable tapas and main courses. Service is not as good as it should be, but the food and ambiance make up for it. Highly recommended by two foodies and wine geeks!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall very happy with the quality of the food and the service. It was Valentines night so it was a bit busy and the menu was set."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The white wines arrived at the table at outside air temperature -- about 90 degrees. This is supposed to be a wine bar. No way. It's supposed to be a Spanish bar, but there are only 2 Spanish wines on the list. No way. The food is hit and miss. Paella is superb and accurately Spanish. On the other hand the croquettes taste like something from Kentucky Fried or McDonald's -- indistinct, crunchy, and totally lacking signature Spanish spicing. The main dishes are mostly heavy and taste like Midwestern comfort food. The tapas dishes that are hard to ruin -- e.g., olives, mushrooms -- are great. Stick with them."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We walked in to guitar music being played - very nice! The ambiance was romantic - saw a first date at a bar before we were seated. They have an extensive wine list - when asking questions our server offered to bring us tastes of a few, she wanted to make sure we chose a wine that we would enjoy. The tapas were delicious - the croquettes and the empenadas, the short robs were outstanding. The chocolate dessert was amazing. The menu really does offer a variety for all - vegie, meat and seafood. Check to see when they play the music - it adds a nice touch. Also after we got there I realized I had been there before for a birthday party but in the back - there was an outside area with couches and bar tables, great space for a party"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We were delighted with our dining experience. We really enjoyed the food, everything we tried was very well prepared and tasted great. The place was very busy but staff was attentive and food came at a nice pace. Open Table was the way to go. Already planning our next visit."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Went in for DineLA. The restaurant had nice live (guitarist) music playing. They have your regular restaurant portion and an outside, under a tent style, seating. My group were seated underneath the tent, and the ambience was noticeably quieter there. To get to the tent we were walked and crossed through a portion of the kitchen (I thought it was pretty cool to see the behind scenes, 1 foot flame during a pan-toss). Our waitress was nice and helped us choose some great tasting wine and champagne. I tried the lamb, mushroom soup, meat balls, fried potato balls, eggplant. ALL were delicious. The bread pudding and chocolate desserts were a great treat. I would go back for the wine and ribs."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious! The wine selection was extensive and thoughtful. Try the flight of wines. We look forward to going back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Such a good place for two or twenty Food good people very friendly"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was great we'll be back many times over!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014