Aioli Bodega Espanola

4.6
1381 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1381 people are saying
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DeniseE
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a lovely, fall afternoon savoring a delectable assortment of tapas on the back patio to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Service was excellent - friendly, informative, and attentive. Thanks to the entire staff for whisking us away to Spain for the afternoon. Will be returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a moment to siege the day and enjoy a great meal with a bottle of wine, was raining and I’ll tell you the outside dining was still amazing! Thank you for the great food and service!

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JLG2018
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great option for lunch, dinner, or special occasion. Love the gambas, paella, lamb chops, salads, almond cake, chocolate mousse. Too many other wonderful items on the menu to list. Nice outdoor dining during Covid - back patio and sidewalk tables.

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vipRrg13
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for both the meat lovers and vegans in our party! Everything was excellent. Had both seafood and vegan paella. Will visit again!

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Jeanne
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like this place very much, the service is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was absolutely incredible! The chorizo, lamb chops, chicken and vegetables were amazing! Even the tapas were amazing as well. Money well spent! I cannot wait to come back here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The menu sounds authentic but the actual food didn’t taste authentically Spanish. The cheese plate is described as Spanish cheese, but we were given cheddar, Brie, Gouda and one Spanish cheese. I have made better gambas (garlic shrimp) at home. Service was okay, but not great. Started off rocky and this was the second time we tried this place. First time we left due to a bad attitude by front door staff (prepandemic).

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SoniaN
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service and food , and YES I will definitely recommend Aioli Bodega Espanola to My friends and family

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BrianM
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot patio is great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great

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LaurenK
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We were seated outside facing L St on a Friday night. Every tenth car was a muscle car whose driver felt the need to rev his loud engine when passing by. Had I known I would have asked for a table on the back patio. As for the food, it did not blow me away, and it was expensive. The turnip soup was really bitter and my flan was not rich and creamy, but light and forgettable. My shrimp was good and my mushroom ravioli was okay. My husband rated his salmon dinner a B minus. My son really enjoyed his chorizo and the orange creme brûlée. He thought there was too much sauce on his potatoes, drowning them. Probably will not go back anytime soon.

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LornaYAlvaradoOyola
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. The attention is excellent and the quality of food and wine is great. Will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish is delicious! If you love seafood...each seafood dish is delicious! I love lamb and the lamb was tender and flavorful. I am only eating outdoors at this time and the back has an outside courtyard that is nice and intimate, candle lit at night.

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LeahT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely delicious tapas. we'll be back for the paella!

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NikkiS
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely wine, incredible food, friendly service. One of our favorites!

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vipkadidiac
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fine, service was fine. There was nothing that really stuck out at me. I would eat here again but it would probably not be my first choice. Some of the food was truly very good, some of it was just ok - inconsistency.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I was looking forward to have Paella de mariscos and I was a bit disappointed. The flavors were not there. I feel that the elements were prepared separately and the plated together. The rice was flavorless. The beauty about Paella is that all the juices are captured in the rice.
The Mejillones a la creams were incredible

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Mary
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside, which we loved. It was like eating at an European restaurant. Since we cannot travel right now, I totally appreciated the European feel. I felt like I was a piazza in Rome!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our first time eating there and it was really good. We will be going back to try other things off the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our dessert was cold and there was mold on my napkin

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Shar
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Aioli and am so glad we were able sit outside safely. Missed the bourek de casa, but can't wait to go back.

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Oram555
Sacramento
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to date night spot. This was our first big outing since COVID and we were happy to see all of the tables outside. It was busier than we’ve ever seen it-which was great for the business. We thought perhaps service was slow because it was so busy and they were short staffed but overheard another table inquire as to the busy-ness and the server said it was like that most weekends. That being said they should then have more servers. We absolutely would’ve had more beverages. Our first round came after the food had started coming out. The second round came as dinner plates were being cleared.
The food is always a home run. Charcuterie. Lamb skewers. Beet salad. Watermelon salad. Gambas ...
Please go and make sure we support this longtime Sacramento gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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cathyc
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy our meal. The bruschetta is to die for! Great wine

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MatthewP
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a large variety of options. Despite being very busy, service was very good. Will definitely go agin.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nick the waiter was always there on time to fill our drink order and was very quick to give us our first drink. The food was delicious and I will definitely be back.

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TriciaS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Aioli's is a wonderful place to dine.

JR
vipJulianR
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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GeenaS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Ambience was romantic. We loved sitting at a table along the sidewalk, it reminded us of our time spent in Spain, sitting along a cobblestone street enjoying paella. Service was outstanding and fast. Overall the experience was everything we were hoping for. Thank you Aioli!

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LaurenH
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. We had a great experience.

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silvinac
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had a very bad service. We did not have any plates, no silverware, no napkins when runner brought food to table. We were expecting better service.

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vipStephL
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

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juliat
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this Spanish restaurant! Authentic food and excellent wines. Love the portabello mushroom and lamb kebabs!

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Cooper
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food & Service...

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vipozinsac
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This has been a favorite restaurant for a long time. This was our first time to 'eat in' since the pandemic began. It was good to be back and be greeted by the staff. We had a new waitress and all was just as we had hoped and remembered.

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vipAmybeth2014
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here and it was fabulous. The food is delicious and the service is great. I love sitting on the patio by the fountain, very soothing. All items were perfect!

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vipKevin
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner at Aioli is always great... the food and service is always top notch. This was the first time dining there during the pandemic, and dining outdoors on the front sidewalk was not an issue. Even with the smaller menu, there were still a number of specials, and we tried numerous new items which we have not had before. The variety of dishes, and the pacing of the food was perfect. We were shocked to see the final bill.... not that it was too high, but so low and reasonable. For these reasons, Aoli is a favorite restaurant.

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vipmichelle
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Dining experience!!! Absolutely fabulous dishes with superb service. Great job with maintaining Covid-19 precautions. My husband and I had such an enjoyable dining experience!!

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Intermission
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our hostess and waiter were very attentive and efficient. They showed great poise and communication. The male manager with longer dark hair was a bit obnoxious, his conversations bleed into our table. Wonderful food/energy/timely....we're very happy. Thank you for the your inquiry.

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ChristinaH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great services, a sac town gem!

FAQs

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

Aioli Bodega Espanola is rated 4.6 stars by 1381 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.