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About Aventura

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.

216 E Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour:
Monday-Friday: 3pm-6pm

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

Cross Street:
S. 5th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 369-3153

Website:
http://aventuraannarbor.com/

Parking Details:
CLICK HERE FOR PARKING NEAR AVENTURA

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, View, Wine

Aventura Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (39)
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Fun (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Authentic (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Romantic (26)
Hot Spot (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Bar Seating (18)
Casual (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Healthy (13)
People Watching (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Spicy (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Detroit)·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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·Dined on November 28, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food and service as always!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 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!!!!

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·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!

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience! Amazing food and great service!

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 (Detroit)·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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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·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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 (Detroit)·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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Detroit)·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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was a great lunch. We really enjoyed the sangria.
Food was very authentic and delicious.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and food! Always a winner! Make your reservations early.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went here for brunch with my family for parent's weekend. The food was amazing! We split the french toast and it was to die for. Tasted like a churro. I had one of the omelettes for my meal and it filled me up and tasted great. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone in Ann Arbor.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Really great place. Was there on a football game weekend so there is always a balance between bustling and overcrowded but they handled quite well.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved the ambiance, the tapas, and the cocktails! Fun place to go.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We loved everything we ate. Our waitress was very helpful and made great suggestions. Highly recommend Aventura!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good food. Great decor. Too loud if you want a conversation

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Paella was on the salty side. Cocktails and appetizers were excellent. Service was attentive but unobtrusive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and service - Anya had some great ideas and suggestions. We loved everything we ate (including a meat/cheese board, gazpacho, shrimp, chicken kebabs, olives, lamb meatballs). The brussel sprouts and hummus we will amazing.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was amazing! We had brunch there. The service unfortunately the worst I ever had. Brunch took 2.5 hours because the waiter was so slow. The restaurant wasn't even busy. We had to leave the table to order drinks at the bar because the waiter didn't tend to the table for 20 mins after we had been sat.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We dined on a Saturday night, and the restaurant was super busy. Glad we made a reservation! The food was delicious, and the menu had lots of great choices. Our waitress was very attentive, even though she was very busy. We will be back for sure!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Amazing food, amazing service. Went for our anniversary and was surprised with complimentary flutes of champagne for each of us. Wonderful place for any occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I love Spanish food and its hard to find a good Medeterriean Restaurant in the states that is authenticate. Having traveled to Spain extensively in the past two decades, my expereince in Aventura activated many memories, smells and tastes of the various wonderful foods of Spain that I love and savor. Two thumbs up! A++ I only wish it was closer as I live in Boston! But, if my child is accepted and attends University of Michigan, this will be a stop for each time we come visit him!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The owner of Aventura owns several restaurants and I've not received good service throughout at any of them. This time, tapas items we never ordered were repeatedly presented to us by a questioning waiter, and one of our items never arrived at our table. The food was decent but not spectacular, though the cocktails were terrific. The noise level, though, was beyond irritating. My husband and I couldn't hear our server or each other, and we were there on a Tuesday night. I'd recommend to friends who wanted to go for a drink and a meat and cheese place, but don't expect intimate, romantic interactions. You'll be shouting at each other, and at the waiter who can't hear you when you tell him the calamari doesn't belong to you.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food. Of course the price is a little high but most tapas places are.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I can always count on aventura for a memorable dining experience and exceptional service. Great sangria and everything I’ve sampled has tasted wonderful. Definitely a pricey evening but worth it for a special occasion. Pleas bring back the caramel sauce for the churros!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is always great. The specials of the day are always worth a try. Had a great time for my daughters birthday!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Loved Aventura - Happy Hour was a good value, and the discounted Tapas were a plus! Great food, great service - we will be back to try other plates!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Wonderful food. Good for sharing Great service Monday's half price Sangria

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fun
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food is quite good but too expensive from my point of view. The cheese and meat (jamón, chorizo and lomo) were spectacular! It was my favourite. On the other side, the sangría was the worst one I've ever had.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and it was great! I filled out that it was our anniversary when I made the reservation and when we got there we had a cute card on our table. And the food was incredible, we split 2 tapas, 1 order of paella, and the churros for dessert. Everything was perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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