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Aioli Bodega Espanola

894 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion (29)
  • Tapas (29)
  • Authentic (26)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Phone number
(916) 447-9440
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Pablo Hernandez
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Please come in or give us a call to discuss your particular catering needs.
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Cross street
18th and L
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Parking details
Aside from street parking there is convenient public parking offered Monday- Sunday evenings on 17th Street between L and Capitol.
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We have a latin guitar player playing Thursday, Friday, and most Saturdays.
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 894 People Are Saying
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BPOS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Absolutely delicious stellar meal. Two of us split 5 tapas and each was amazing I only wish we had room to try more. Favorites were the boquerones, albondigas meatballs, and beef pastries. Ambiance and cuisine felt very reminiscent of traveling in Spain. Excellent service. Look forward to coming back.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to have a festive Valentine Day lunch since we couldn't do dinner. We had never done that before and Aioli's turned out to be just the spot to do that! We had the special menu of the day starting with a delicious, light creamy zucchini soup, then a lovely salmon main dish followed by a small sliver (just the right size) of almond cake, and of course their Sangria and the lamb skewer tapas. A delicious meal with very friendly service all the while listening to the recorded Spanish guitar music - a great afternoon!

StephanyA (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was a great date night spot! Loved the food and the portions were just right! Would definitely recommend!

Zitro89 (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was spectacular and service made the experience enjoyable af. I strongly recommend this quaint and delicious midtown dining option.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic every time. One of those places you can walk and ask the waitress to just do the ordering for you and know that everything will be outstanding. Live Spanish guitar. Beautiful from the moment you arrive to the last bite.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always great food, great service and great ambiance!

Food (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I had been here a couple times before, but this was our first night out without the baby in a long time. We were happy to get an outdoor table, and since it was a relatively slow Friday night, we had the entire patio to ourselves for a little while. Even if it had been full, it would have still been cozy. The previous time we came, the server was a bit of a brat who gave my mother-in-law some attitude because she asked him to repeat the specials he had rattled off very quickly. This time, our server, Madelin, was very gracious, explained everything slowly and in appetizing detail, and checked on us regularly. We had the bacala first. Incredible. Then we had the Valenciana paella, which was at least as delicious as the mariscos paella we had the last time. And for dessert we had something that was like a creme brulee, but I forget what it was called. The tempranillo and albariño paired perfectly with all of our food. These guys always have the best Spanish wines. Perfect place for a date.

vipdiningdonna (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Food here is always amazing. Our waitress in thus occasion was pretty brisk and I didn't appreciate her tone. There was hardly anyone in the restaurant, which made her attitude even more surprising. Even though the restaurant was maybe only 1/5 full, we had to wait 30 minutes for our food to arrive. Makes it hard to go there if you have to head back to work....

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious food, great music and ambience. This has become one of our favorite restaurants in Sacramento.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was excellent, even for a picky eater. Wine selection, so-so, would expect a stronger selection of Spanish wines, and the Verdejo came overchilled. Sangria was good, not sweet, for a change. The service was more European style, “quirky”, some might say. The bus boys did not seem at all coordinated, and our waiter, while very professional otherwise, in the end grabbed the signed check before we left. The acoustics makes the place very loud easily, and they did not need to amplify the acoustic guitar playing, but they did, unfortunately... But the food was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food and ambiance always good, but service was bad! Waiter has been there forever. Asked for recommendations, he offered none. My friend asked him about the specials and he threw the specials menu at her. He got another friends order wrong. Maybe it's time to retire!

JulieMcK (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

This is one of our favorite special occasion destinations. With so many new, cool restaurants in Sac I still prefer the well established, classy vibe and sangria here.

JeanM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food!

GarytheVigilant (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We wanted a lighter meal so we shared small plates of thinly sliced salmon, tuna tartare and portobello mushrooms. The only difficulty was trying to decide which was best.

The service was a bit slow, but the place was busy.

An excellent blend of flavors and textures presented in a most pleasing way.

Nb16 (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was amazing thanks to our waiter who took charge for us! Thanks Nick....