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Aventura

4.7
642 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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  • Good for a Date (22)
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About

Aventura is a new and unique restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor offering both a sophisticated and stylish approach to traditional Spanish tapas, served with a genuine and unique approach to hospitality. Servers guide guests on a culinary journey through the menu Beginning with Basque pinxto (small tasty morsels served on skewers) and cocas (deliciously distinct flatbreads) guests will then venture further into the menu with over twenty five crafted tapas and several traditional Paella. Aventura features local produce, seafood and pork (including roast suckling pig.) Enriching the experience is service from our trendy and sexy bar, offering craft cocktails, house made bitters, tonic, juices, syrups, and of course, Sangria. The extensive wine list includes over fifty bottles of Spanish wine.

At Aventura, we are constantly learning, growing and adding value to our community. We extend a warm welcome to all of our community to become a part of the Aventura family.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour:
Monday-Friday: 3pm-6pm

Dinner:
Monday-Sunday: 3pm-12am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10am-3pm

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Phone number
(734) 369-3153
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. 5th Ave.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, View, Wine
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Wife’s Birthday! The waitress treated us well and also provided us with a birthday treat for desert!

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vipLuv2eatout (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

First time dining here and won't be the last. We had a variety of dishes to share from appetizers, small plates to entrees. Definitely trying the paella next time. Favorites were meat and cheese charcuterie board (which was pricier than menu stated ), cauliflower, the potatoes with egg, shrimp in garlic chili oil with bread, brussel sprouts and the ham croquettes to name a few.

A few mixed reviews on the lamb meatballs, which needed a touch of salt or more seasoning, but friends liked the sauce. Bacon wrapped in chicken was okay.

Cocktail menu was fabulous! Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Using Opentable for our reservations was very efficient! Personal confirmation was timely. Our evening was enjoyable all around! Thanks

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pigeon (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food and service as always!

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Lovegoodfood (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

I enjoy the food tremendously. The space is attractive, a mixture of hardwood floors and exposed brick. My one disappointment is the sound level. The hard surfaces bounce and amplify sound, making conversations more difficult.

Highly recommended!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a delicious brunch here while 120,000 people froze at the Umich-Ohio football game. I love the Tapas approach to brunch. I hope they continue brunches next year! Finished off with a passion fruit flan-yum!
Our server was very good too!

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vipyellowfoodie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Price is on the higher side but the food was pretty good. 4/5.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Second time in both for Birthdays!
Service & Food Amazing
Great wine list

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good night. Will come back again to try more of the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience! Amazing food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

My friend and I had dinner at Aventura for my birthday. We had never had food like this before, and our waitress explained everything very well. The food was absolutely delicious, and very well presented. This is a great restaurant for a intimate dinner, or even with a group of friends. The food is designed to share with each other, so order a bottle of wine from their large list and plan for a fun 2 hours.

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Docika (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Best paella marisco we have ever eaten!
Superb.
Dessert was less than mediocre.
Lovely service. Noise level & music were unpleasant. Still, we would return for the paella marisco & the attentive service.

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ysys (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

We gathered for a friend's birthday brunch. We enjoyed a dish and drink on Sunday. Thank you for the birthday dessert, which made our gathering special.

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JenL (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

At my Sunday brunch excursion every single thing was on point!

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vipTina (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

We loved the new menu items we tried! Great service as always.

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Bmoyn (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

It’s a bit overpriced but a fun option overall. Interesting craft cocktails & a good selection of Spanish wines.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
2.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was cold and unresponsive. Ordered draft beer that truly had something wrong with it (I have my own for 4 years and know what IPAs taste like, others at table confirmed it was off; I suspect dirty lines), no apology when sent back, not taken off bill. Several other beers on menu not available. Food has moved away from Spain in terms of recipe (my wife is native Spanish, we visit Spain every year), more traditional tapas poorly prepared (gambas al aljillo overcooked with too much sherry, could go on). Prices have jumped since last visit.
All in all it was a disappointing meal, would not recommend, we will not be back.

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TaniaE (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

We were with friends from France/Spain and from Argentina. They loved it! That makes it authentic enough for me. Great service. No problems. Will go again soon.

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viprick (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

It is a pleasure to be able to sample many interesting items during a meal and not be over full. One can do that at Aventura. Many choices of dishes but the ones we tried were all pretty successful and they were quite distinct, for example the Iberico jambon had such nice additions-3 kinds of olives, garlic, only jam, tomato jam, marcona almonds, etc. Wow! The dessert we chose was only okay ; the coffee was bitter-tasted old but we will go back soon for the food.

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TGBL (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food...best paella I have had and smaller plates all interesting and delicious. Great ambiance in the restaurant and our server was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Hi grades all around. One of the top 2 or 3 restaurants in Ann Arbor.

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