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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
  • Email: info@vinowineroom.com
  • Phone: (818) 343-2525
  • Hours of Operation: Weekdays: 4pm-12am;
    Daily Happy Hour: 4pm - 7pm
    Weekends: Dinner: 4pm-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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We're not usually sangria drinkers but decided to try it - it was the best we've ever had! The tapas were also very good. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food was great we'll be back many times over!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "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
  • "Such a good place for two or twenty Food good people very friendly"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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
  • "The food was unbelievably good, each bite delighting the senses. The waitstaff were kept quite busy but they were excellent and properly attentive."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The fake piano music was to loud and made it hard to hear my friend, and we are two ladies in our late 20's not old people. The service was very poor, it was unclear who was our waiter/waitress. There was a long wait for our food. We initially ordered a ceviche and they brought another dish. We did the Dine LA menu, it was very salty, I was disappointed as I was very much looking forward to it."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The server had an issue remembering what i ordered, but it was a good meal!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Good food but pretty loud. Good wine list and very good Sangria. Tapas plates are great but very small. Really, a nice place to go, just not my type I guess"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We came at happy hour by coincidence n their HH menu filled us up. Instead of only one entree each, we got a wonderful variety of tapas."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "had a reservation, but didnt get seated for 30 minutes plus. Felt like i was an inconvenience more than a customer. We were sat but told wed be moved because our table was needed for a big party. This delayed us being able to order for almost another 30 minutes. Very frustrating."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We ordered the Bri appetizer. They served us cream cheese. No lie. While I like cream cheese, it's not Bri. Hahahha... and when we told them it was cream cheese, they looked baffled. Also, the rice dish for 2 tasted like rice-a-roni... the chicken was bland and the rice was over cooked. Too much sprite inntheir sangria and not enough character in their food. The The ambiance is good... but the food lacked big time. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We really enjoyed the food and the service. We would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I love Vino Wine and Tapas Room! The food is always amazing, the staff and the owner are so sweet and I always have a fabulous time whether I go with friends or family."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Every item we ordered was unique and flavorful. Each dish was better than the last. The spinach empanadilla was my favorite. The wine selection was also very thorough. Be warned the tapas are TINY. order MANY courses if you are hungry. (5 courses for 2 of us barely dented our appetite). The service did not match the food. We waited forever for a server to take our order and forever to pay the check."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Vino offers wonderful food, a great atmosphere with live music (Spanish guitar on the night we were there) and tasty tapas. Their friendly service tops that off."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "OK, so I'm a food snob (I admit it). Down from SF to the San Fernando Valley to see my GF, she's never really had tapas, looking for a romantic and good place. Rave reviews on Yelp - all accurate! We had an OUTSTANDING meal - food, service, ambiance, price, EVERYTHING! Split a Mixto salad, then a 5-plate of the Delicias (bacon-wrapped figs stuffed with blue cheese and a carmelized walnut - YUM!!), outstanding cerviche, terrific calamari frite (with 2 sauces, a romesco and something else, both great), mushrooms in garlic and wine to die for, and about the best potatas bravas I've ever had. Totally full, with a great Spanish red, live flameco guitar, wonderful ambiance and attentive service - you owe it to yourself to try this place!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Great selection of wine and tapas. And excellent service."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Everything was delicious from the Sangria to the best Flan since Mexico. Cant wait to go back."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We went to Spain a few weeks ago and never had a chance to experience Tapas. This was perfect! Food was delicious. Ambience was perfect, though for a small room the keyboardist was a little loud. Highly recommended. Cannot wait to go again."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "Vino opened an area in the back that was nicely decorated. We'd eat in this area again because it was more relaxing and easy to talk unlike the restaurant. Really like the food."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This is a solid tapas and wine bar in an area without many good restaurants. The food is a nice mix of tapas and fun to share. The wine selection is large although not the greatest in the world. They have wine flights which are fun and reasonably priced. At night there is a live musician who is pretty good."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "My wife and I went here on a whim. We had driven past on multiple occasions, and I'm so glad we decided to go here. The place was packed, and our reservation was honored within moments of arriving. The food was amazing, as well as the wine. They had live music that was also fantastic. Couldn't have been better. A+"
    Dined on 10/11/2013