Aioli Bodega Espanola
Obveously we are big fans.
It is always a delight to relax and let the Aioli team steer the boat. We never order. We let them orchestrate the whole experience.
The older gentleman who waa at the door...seating people to their table was rude. The greeting was harsh. I was told I did not have a reservation because he was scrolling on the pad too fast. He did not make me feel welcome but everyone else did.
As always, Aioli doesn't disappoint! We tried a variety of foods and shared them...all delicious!
Got off to a slightly rocky start. We arrived a little early to find there was a bit of a line (a few groups waiting). I figured we'd at least check in and maybe take a little stroll, but there wasn't anyone to check in with just then. We waited, and I realized that they were super busy, and the host was helping set tables and checking on other things, so we just waited. When we were finally seated, I don't think it was very far past our reservation so wasn't bugged about it. I had wanted to get the paella so asked the host if they could still do it.. They said yes, but when our server came to take our order, she said they had a very large party that had all ordered the paella, so they ran out of pans to make and serve it. We decided to get drinks and tapas, though, and were not disappointed. We got a charcuterie platter which was good, with 2 meats and manchego cheese, along with olives. It was good. We got the scallops with orange ginger glaze and cauliflower puree which was very tasty. The scallops were perfectly seared and very creamy. We got the duck which had some greens and was quite tasty. The duck was maybe slightly overcooked, but that didn't hamper our enjoyment of it. The potatoes came out hot and steamy and while good, were not the best thing we had. Between the two of us we had the Honey Badger, Pear Flower, Barcelona Sour and a glass of Sangria. All were tasty (the Honey Badger and Pear Flower both have St Germain, of which I'm a fan) with the Sangria being good, but not as sweet as I would've liked. We found the ambiance to be lively and loud, which was great for us. Where we sat we had no problem hearing each other. If you prefer quieter settings this may not be the place for you. Our server was great. She was very busy, but always seemed to check on us at the right time and fill our glasses regularly. Though we maybe didn't off on the right foot, everything worked out in the end. We would definitely return.
Great food, great service. Can’t wait to go back.
Outstanding food, excellent service. The server's recommendation for a port wine to try was spot on. We had a wonderful evening!
We ordered several tapas dishes. Every one was so flavorful and cooked to perfection. The timing was good. The only complaint was the noise level. The guitarist was a wonderful addition but as the night progressed and the place filled it got a little loud.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Sacramento. From the warm welcome when we walked in to the moment we left - everything was great!
The Management and our Server Omer were outstanding. The Manager constantly came by to see how we were doing chatted to get to know my newborn grandson. We were very pleased and the food is phenomenally good.
Aioli provides a unique dining experience. The food is unique and very approachable. This time we shared 3 tapas and shared the seafood paella - all were fabulous. Dining here is a joy!
We went there for my Mom’s bday. The food, ambiance and service was awesome! Great location!
This is our second visit to Aioli, and we loved it, always excellent food, and very accommodating to our picky eaters requests. We'll be coming back for sure!
Aioil Bodega is my favorite restaurant in Sacramento. I have eaten there many, many times over the last decade. I love the food - variety, flavors, spices, and sauces. I highly recommend this restaurant if you like Spanish food. Quiet to lively, but not too noisy. Good bar drinks. Portions can at times be a little light, but much of the time just right. The waiters who have been there many years are excellent, but the newer ones are not familiar enough with the ingredients as I like. I highly recommend.
Due to a critical emergency my company and I had to leave very quickly. We did leave the restuarant almost forgetting our tab as we had literally just ordered our food and had not actually been served anything. A member of our party returned to pay and apologized, but due to circumstance she began crying after the host rudely patronized her. Our food was being brought out while she was insulted by the host and she was asked if she wanted it boxed. They took so long (she waited at least 15 mins) that we had to leave without our food.
We enjoyed a late 2:30 lunch at Aioli with our parents and it was a perfect non-busy time to go. The tapas and main dishes were just delicious and our server was excellent. We sat in the patio under a lemon tree, it was just a wonderful lunch!
Outstanding flavors and wide selection. We always love It!
Very good dinner, the muscles were especially tasty and the oxtails were perfect. Too cold to sit outside, which is the best. Good selection of Spanish inspired dishes, something that’s hard to come by in the Sacramento area. Server was attentive enough, but not especially engaging. Will of course be back again😊
The seating at the bar is limited to about 6 seats. The dining experience was great and the staff was very informative about the dishes and cocktails. The Barcelona Sour was very tasty.
This was our second time there in a matter of weeks. I was Wondering if it was going to be as good as the first time we were there. It was absolutely fantastic the service the atmosphere it was as if you were in a different country I highly suggest aioli restaurant.
We had a phenomenal experience dining with Aioli. Very romantic, great service, incredible food. We will be returning often.
For out of town visitors, Aioli Bodege Espanola was an absolutely stellar find. We found the cuisine to be genuine and sublime, although not quite spiced as some of the same plates in Spain. Prices were extremely appropriate, especially given the proportions provided.
Food was delicious. We had the lunch special. M;y latte was great and the service was very good
Yet another great experience at Aioli--my wife and I have dined at Aioli perhaps a half-dozen times. Roman did an outstanding job as our server, recommending wines and various dishes to try. My college roommate and his wife were in town, and they loved the dinner as well. Thank you again Roman.
This was a wonderful experience from the knowledgeable suggestions for wine to the suggestions for tapas to try. One of the best meals we've had in Sacramento.
Great experience as always! In particular the waiter is always very attentive and friendly! He talks so fast and make sure your food get ready fast as well!
Pre concert dinning with family just wonderful food and service!
Food and Service was Great!!
Nathan made our whole evening. We sat down and noticed the large menu, asked Nathan to select the best for us and he took over and made it an amazing night out. The food he decided on for us was on point, flowed well together, and executed by the kitchen with perfection. thanks again for the wonderful night out!
Fantastic meal great service great atmosphere
Always a magical time at Aioli! Still my favorite spot in Sacramento!
Great food and service. Good way to try many different food combinations with the Tapas.
Very quaint family run place; a little chaotic at the front door (there are three door options) but nicely set up for Valentine's. We arrived early and the service was excellent. We ordered four different tapas plates and all of them were creatively made and yummy. The rock cod was the best!
The paella was not flavorful and it was almost 40 dollars! Food was not the gratest. We ended up spending 130 dollars for Mediocre food. The Borracho fessert was overpower by cheap wine. Very disappointed really. Not going back. Was velebrati g my 20 year wedding anyversary 🙁
Great service and food. Waiter did a great job of describing the menu and answering our questions. The food was to die for.
Celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary and this was a great choice.
This place is great- it has such a large menu that there is something for everyone. We love sharing the small plates .
It was great...the food was very tasty! Better than I expected. I highly recommend this restaurant. Our server Nathen was very knowledgeable and kind. We will be going back very soon.
I ordered a Fabada soup for starter, and several tapas. After a while the fabada came together with the tapas, so by the time I finished the soup the warm tapas were cold. The soup was okay, except it was not a fabada. They used white beans instead of the big faba beans, and it didn't taste the same. I ordered Boquerones en Vinagre and they gave me four (4) dry boquerones on top of little pieces of pita. What a sad view! I ordered a Pulpo Gallego and they served me two small legs of pulpo that were cold and not very tasty. The Legumbres a la Parrilla were not anything to write home about, and of course they were cold too. Very disappointing!
When we travel on business to Sacramento we eat every night at Aioli.
Very good experience. Love it.
Food and all that. Our waiter did a fantastic job. I love the music in the background.