Aioli Bodega Espanola

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$30 and under
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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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OT
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Great selection of Spanish wines. Knowledgeable service staff. A bit slow from the start, but finished well. Will go back…

GM
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. One of our favorites.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.

K
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent (as always) and I will definitely be back.

My one complaint was the waiter. While attentiveness is good, this waiter would not leave us alone. He was over-attentive, coming to our table every few moments to ask questions, refill water (when only a sip had been taken), or clear plates that still had food on them. He kept insisting on taking pictures for us and we had to repeat that we didn't want any pictures.

Good service is wonderful, but also know where to draw the line--we wanted to have a conversation, not be interrupted by the waiter every five minutes. Please let your patrons sit and enjoy their food and conversation without being disrupted repeatedly.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was slow. Food was good. Waitress threw three plates of take home into one take home container so my vegetarian husband won’t eat it now and I really don’t carw for soggy potato bravadas.
Won’t return even though food was good. Took forever to request our second drink.

J
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. The food was amazing and the prices for lunch were very reasonable. Would definitely go back!!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service, love sitting outside on the patio

SL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The shrimp linguini special was amazing and the pasta was perfectly cooked. The charcuterie tapa with chorizo, olives, and manchego cheese was a great starter.

KG
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the patio. It was lovely.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quiet, elegant dining with dishes that will entertain the most distinguished connosieurs

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I had been wanting to try this restaurant and finally made reservations. I ordered the prime rib and was completely disappointed. The steak was dry, over cooked and was topped with their own speciality sauce with made the whole thing worse. My advice - don’t order steak here ! They did however have a good wine selection and the service was friendly and fun . I might go back just to try a different dish so I’m not writing this place off completely just yet .

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic and great food

KB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top favorite restaurants in the Sacramento area. Always a treat to be there.

GC
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Amazing food and service. Highly recommend!

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were at the restaurant to celebrate mi husband’s birthday. The vegetarian paella was delicious! Our server was very attentive and offered us some great suggestions from the menu.

o
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular diners at this favorite spot in mid-town Sacramento. It is always a pleasure to come in and be treated like family, no matter what time of day. The food and service are top notch.

JA
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The presentation was superb and the advice given by our server was excellent. The Valencia Paella was definitely worth the wait. The beef short ribs and grilled endives were fantastic. We will definitely eturn to try some of the other exotic tapas and main courses.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quality of food and presentation was excellent... rivals our experiences in Barcelona. Cant believe we have not come here sooner...

CD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

My husband and I have dined at Aioli many times over the past 6 years. It is our go to place when people from out of town visit. This past Saturday we had guests from the east coast in town. We took them there for two reasons, one we were confident that we would not be disappointed and two it had been a good 8 months since we had made it in and we missed it. I do not know what happened in the last 8 months, but something has gone horribly wrong. We started off ordering the PAELLA DE MARISCOS, we knew it took 45 minutes to properly cook at and we wanted to get it in right away. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable so we figured we were in for a good night. We started out with the SALPICON DE PULPO which is always a crowd pleaser, but this time it was flavorless and lifeless. IT was dripping in heavy olive oil and rubbery, I tried to push it off, but it bothered me that it was no longer the dish I loved, I hoped for better on the next item. Next were a few items from the seasonal menu, the shrimp were good, but slightly salty, and the pork pinchos were dry as hockey pucks, I litterally was trying to drag them through oil to hydrate them a little. Then came the paella. It is 45.00 for a serving for two people. It has always been delicious. This time, it was horrible. Gone were the crispy bits of rice at the bottom of hte pan, it appeared to me they had made a giant pot of saffron rice and spooned it into a paella pan, the clams and muscels were dry, dry, dry like they had been cooked earlier in the day and left to sit. It was all so disappointing. We finished off with a couple of other non-discript dishes. All in all dinner for four was well over 200.00. We left hungry, our pallets unsatisfied and my favorite Handle district restaurant crossed off the list, possibly forever. One other weird experience was the owner came over and started pulling out menus off the table even though we had asked the server to leave them We tried to keep them and he

L
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food experience. Everyone ought to try this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

p
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas menu

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EL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outdoors was surprisingly comfy. Nice breeze. Dark atmosphere with some candlelight and some christmas lights wrapped around the tree. Great service too.

k
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!

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FV
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was great with live flamenco music, service was excellent, and a wide variety of Spanish food selection to choose from.

s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! The service and food are just wonderful. I would eat here every week, every DAY if I could!

j
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time. We had such a wonderful first time, so we returned with friends who also loved it. We will return again to try more delightful specials.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful, we let our server choose some tapas style plates for us and they were excellent! The Ambiance outside on their back patio was perfect. A great experience all around.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was very cute, never been here before but loved it!

P
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Although our appetizers were phenomenal, we were unfortunately let down by the paella

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, food was amazing. Fun experience!!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner Reda is so welcoming and kind. We felt like we were in our own kitchen dining table having the most delicious food and wine 🍷 Paella 🥘 is a must! Cocktails and wine are excellent! Can’t wait to go back!👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

DK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, atmosphere and quality of dishes. The seafood Paella was excellent, I even requested an item no longer on the menu, mushroom Bruscetta...accommodated my request.
A perfect evening!

S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My coworkers and I had a fabulous time the food was excellent the ambience was excellent we were celebrating our Leo birthdays!!!!

A
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service and a romantic atmosphere. Server helped us choose a perfect bottle of wine. Ordered the paella and some pork loin ponchos to start. Paella was very good. The pinchos were slightly undercooked. Dessert was chocolate mousse and berries. The mousse was average. I've been to Aioli before and would certainly go back. Their seafood selections are generally excellent and we're eager to try more tapas.

MS
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Live music in patio. Conscientious servers. Excellent food choices.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were looking for something a little different for dinner. We found it. It was delicious, and the service was great.

TM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food, amazing and I’m a foodie, service friendly and amusing, we’ve had Jason, Eddie, Nathan and Lucas as our servers and they were all great! Love the atmosphere as well, cute patio.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter/bartender was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful with tips on what to order. The tapas were delicious and a good value for the money. Its charming ambiance reminded me of restaurants in Spain. This was my third visit to Aioli Bodega and I’ve yet to be disappointed!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, good service, very nice patio ambiance

j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

we always enjoy our visits very much!
especially dining in the patio.