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Aioli Bodega Espanola

4.5
4.5
1738 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
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.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    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

  • Phone number

    (916) 447-9440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Hernandez

  • Catering

    Please come in or give us a call to discuss your particular catering needs.

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    18th and L

  • Parking details

    Aside from street parking there is convenient public parking offered Monday- Sunday evenings on 17th Street between L and Capitol.

  • Entertainment

    We have a latin guitar player playing Thursday, Friday, and most Saturdays.

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,738 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. NS

    NeivaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Samon Tartar and a paella and it was great.
  2. JM

    JuMP

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Had requested to be seated in courtyard in the special request area of reservation several weeks ago. Upon our arrival we were told, “No outdoor seating available, only indoor.” Not a good way to start the evening. If the special requests are just going to be disregarded than don’t offer it. On the other hand some of our small plates were quite delicious and the servers were friendly.
  3. MM

    MikeM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    We sat outside - the table was very unstable. Ordered cannelloni, which was very dry, and mixta with Chicken, also dry. The server brought the check without asking if we like to have coffee or dessert. This used to be a very nice restaurant, unfortunately that’s no longer the case!
  4. DD

    DrizzleD

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good always hit the mark, tasty and well presented
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. We always enjoy eating here.
  6. E

    Ernesto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always good food, romantic ambiance in the garden and great service
  7. VM

    VivianaM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    according to the website they were opened until 11 , we arrived at the time of ot reservation 8:30 and ordered some tapas by 9 we wanted to order some more and was told the kitchen was closed
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect seating , service , atmosphere and of course food and drink. Bravo , perfecto !!!
  9. WI

    WIY1963

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was great. For some reason the AC must not have been working. the doors and windows were open Saturday but it was hot. Felt sorry for wait staff, some sweating profusely. With the doors and windows open, although we were inside, we got our share of flies.
  10. H

    Helen

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our food was delicious and service was superb. Our only complaint was the fact the air conditioning was not working. It was pretty warm.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The air conditioning was out so it was miserably hot.
  12. V

    Viktoria

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite spot for over 20 years, amazing food, never a disappointment, great service. If you’re European- Best coffee in Sacramento! Hands down!
  13. CW

    ChrisW2600

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very cool authentic place. We got 6 different Tapas dishes. I didnt care for one of the shrimp dishes (not bad but just not good) but the rest were excellent. Great vibe, friendly service. Will be back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food we got was mid
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Half of the waitstaff was unfriendly. It was extremely hot outside but they would not turn on the AC… Our first round of drinks took 15 minutes to arrive.
  16. MC

    MarciaC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited this delightful restaurant as we were looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. Couldn’t have been more pleased at our decision. The food was fantastic and the bottle of Rioja was utterly delicious! The price was very reasonable for the quality and amount of food. We were made to feel at home. Highly recommended!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aoili never disappoints. Great from the owners on down. Super friendly.
  18. GG

    GeekyGal

    Tahoe

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We did enjoy the food. We sat outside and little things form the trees kept falling in our food. The paella was very good, te garlic and chorizo was good too. My friend was not pleased wit the service and felt that we were not getting the device we should have. We enjoyed our time together and the meal.
  19. OV

    OliverV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You won't be disappointed. The service is great and the cuisine is very good!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food soooo delicious. Food servers great. Took nice pic of our group. Owner bantering with us! Bd girl so happy to finally get to go! Definitely a do over ! PS remember to order paella marisco (seafood) 1 hour before arriving. Worth it!
  21. LV

    LVGoodFood

    Sacramento

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aioli is consistently very good. Last night the food, wine and service were once again very good. If you haven't been to Aioli, give it a good. You won't be disappointed.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    It was intolerably nice. We hared
  23. BG

    BGotti

    Denver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It is super warm inside so definitely try to get an outside seat if you can. Good Sangria pitcher... Good chorizo & patatas bravas. Paella came out much quicker than 45 minutes which was good.
  24. m

    mzreviewsmz

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always excellent here. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Sacramento, although the size of the mussels has shrunk.
  25. C

    Charkee

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Aioli’s the muscles with the white sauce and paella are excellent! It’s our go to restaurant.
  26. CA

    ChristieA

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, as usual; we were early enough that it wasn’t too crowded so the noise level was ok. Service was very good! We had tapas, shared among the 3 of us (5 dishes was plenty)
  27. MM

    MissMG

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Based on the star level we were expecting more. Food was just ok. Service was ok. True tapas-sized portions. Not enough bread/toast accompaniments. Ingredients seemed to be missing from a couple of dishes. We likely won’t go back.
  28. AK

    AllisonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and overall experience! Would highly recommend.
  29. b

    bobrwb

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday & an anniversary by sharing many tapas recommended by our waiter and it was delightful. A relaxed & intimate evening…just what we wanted.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good but not great. The wine and sangria were both worth it. The waiter seemed a bit more concerned with trying to up sell us instead of making sure we were ordering something we would like. Cute place for a date night. Would give it another chance.
  31. d

    davids

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    If you like 2-4 small dishes at $15 a piece per person you will enjoy it. The dishes were very flavorful and tasty and the service was excellent however they should have main entrees and not just tapas(small dishes) . It’s better to eat indoors due to nonstop traffic with all the noise and the diesel smell. Overall it was good. Great place if you want to drink a lot and just have light dishes.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Food came 2 at a time. Wrong dish served and 1 ordered dish not provided. No compensation or offer to bring missing item. I still gave an 20% tip but will probably not return due to order inaccuracy and okay service
  33. SA

    SuzanneAgasi

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted by Rodrigo who knows the menu very well and had great recommendations for the Paella and specials! It was Cinco de Mayo so he whipped up very delicious margaritas for the three of us and our server Sierra was sweet, Swift and a joy to be around. They're doing instruction outside but the back patio is the perfect oasis with water feature, huge lemon tree and bistro seating so this was really a perfect way to celebrate our special occasion. I've been to Elie in the past and have always enjoyed the delicious food from the Spanish cuisine to the fresh salads. Excellent wine list and again Rodrigo is quite a mixologist! Should be fun to go to on a date night or just reconnecting with friends. We will return soon
  34. JL

    JoeL

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Food and service was great!
  35. JF

    JoeF

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Even though the staff appeared to be shorthanded they were great servers and I appreciate all their efforts
  36. IC

    IreneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All was great the only complaint I have is that we wished our waiter had told us about the dessert specials, which I saw only when going inside the restaurant to use the restroom. The specials are posted inside and we were seating outside. The dessert we had was awesome but if we had known about the specials we would have ordered the pears which is an unusual treat and we've never seen it anyplace except when we travel to Europe. Aside from my comments I want to point out that our waiter was very nice and professional and he did nothing wrong, he probably just forgot to mention the specials on the dessert list. He did tell us about the lunch specials. We look forward to returning, its our very special place when we go to Sacramento. We live in Berkeley. Thank you! Irene and John
  37. N

    Neal

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Were denied seating despite having a reservation.
  38. ST

    SlashTJ

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We sat on the patio outdoors and it was a beautiful night. From appetizers to the drinks and entree it was delicious and well worth your time. We had the Halibut and Chicken Specials. Plus the Portobello mushroom and a shrimp appetizer. Service was attentive and professional. If I had one comment it was the tart nature of my my cocktail. However they promptly brought and additional mixer for me to rectify the issue. Quickly handled my only issue. Take some time to visit this midtown gem.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rada, Gigi and crew do a consistently excellent job. The bar is extremely well equipped and attended by very friendly staff and customers. The two inside dining rooms and two alfresco front & rear patios are a delight. No better restaurant in Sacramento for large groups, tapas and sharing a Spanish banquet table. Great wine list, too.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I mean the food, the ambiance, the service… everything was EXCELLENT! We got the seafood Paella, the lamb, the Arugula and goat cheese salad and the Ravioli and everything was amazing! Most definitely a new favorite and will be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Aioli Bodega Espanola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 447-9440.

Aioli Bodega Espanola is rated 4.5 stars by 1738 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Aioli Bodega Espanola

1800 L Street Sacramento, CA 95818

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th and L

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Aside from street parking there is convenient public parking offered Monday- Sunday evenings on 17th Street between L and Capitol.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Hernandez

  • Entertainment

    We have a latin guitar player playing Thursday, Friday, and most Saturdays.

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 447-9440

  • Catering

    Please come in or give us a call to discuss your particular catering needs.

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