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Aioli Bodega Espanola

4.4
4.4
1784 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Phone number

    (916) 447-9440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Hernandez

  • Catering

    Please come in or give us a call to discuss your particular catering needs.

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    18th and L

  • Parking details

    Aside from street parking there is convenient public parking offered Monday- Sunday evenings on 17th Street between L and Capitol.

  • Entertainment

    We have a latin guitar player playing Thursday, Friday, and most Saturdays.

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,784 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. SF

    SacramentoFan

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening dinner on the back patio. Our server was highly professional and personable. The grilled octopus was delectable, the shrimp incredibly fresh, and the pastas were terrific. Really talented chef and welcoming staff. A five star supper and evening.
  2. CA

    ChristieA

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were three ladies of a certain age who enjoyed a wonderful dinner before theater. We ordered the paella Valenciana, which was awesome. Our waiter recommended that we get the paella for 2–perfect with no leftovers. We also split the arugula,beet, and orange salad and a chocolate mousse with berries. Both were delicious. The wait staff was attentive, friendly, and professional. We were enjoying ourselves so much we had to hustle to get to the theater on time. This is our third visit to Aioli Bodega Espanola, and we will most certainly return. Highly recommend.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This was my first time going here and I loved it! The waiters were kind and checking in to make sure everything was good. The restaurant was pretty chill when we arrived but as more people came in, the atmosphere became more lively but it wasn't too loud. The food was delicious! My favorite dish was the patatas bravas. I recommend the lasagna con ragu de pato. I think my least favorite was the chocolate mousse. It was good, but I just think it wasn't worth it. Overall, it was a great experience with great food and great service :)
  4. V

    Virg

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    What a little gem. The service and food were excellent. We had the salmon, grill shrimp, ravioli, and the flan. Great flavors, everything cooked perfectly. Next visit to Sacramento, I definitely will be coming back!
  5. LM

    LisaM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place to share a meal with a bunch of coworkers and try a lot of different delicious dishes!
  6. B

    Betty

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was very nice. We sat outside and it was perfect. The food was spectacularly delicious and we’re already talking about coming back?
  7. TB

    TerryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service and delicious food - paella well worth the wait - lovely restaurant, like being in New York or London
  8. JA

    JaimeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have not been to Aioli's for quite a while. The food was still delicious and our server did a great job!
  9. M

    Micster

    New Orleans

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was attentive. We each got different Gambas dishes and I got the ravioli. The Gambas were delicious but the ravioli was tasty but lukewarm. I should have sent it back. The albiriono at $44 was very good.
  10. k

    kyleg22

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were fantastic! It was a great experience overall, and I would highly recommend Aioli.
  11. N

    Nicky

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service at Aioli Bodega Espanola.
  12. JE

    JamesE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. The staff was great. The selection is wonderful. We are not from this area but wish we had this restaurant where we live. We would be regulars.
  13. l

    lincolntravler

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable dining experience. The service was excellent with multiple staff members tending to our every need. The food was delicious, something different. This was our second visit and we look forward to returning soon.
  14. LE

    LindaE

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We also enjoy Aioli’s and last nights dinner did not disappoint! Everything was spot on from the mussels in spicy tomato sauce, the salmon tartar to the potato bravas -lovely!
  15. VT

    VeronicaT

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food!! One of my favorites downtown. ❤️
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The restaurant has no A/C and it was 100 degrees at 730pm The host /owner/manager was dressed like he was working on the garden with a shirt mostly unbuttoned and his chest exposed - not really appealing to be greeted that way and not really the sign of a nice place. The food was excellent and the server was great
  17. T

    Teri

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    W ordered the Pulpo and the Chorizo and I was very very disappointed!!! Both were OVERCOOKED and looked and tasted LIKE THEY WERE leftovers!!! We were seated in the corner and there were so many flies that it was very uncomfortable. We ordered Paella and it was good!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Server was very nice the food wasn’t that great had much better paella my biggest issue was the bus girl she kept asking to take our plates even when we weren’t done felt extremely rushed
  19. RG

    RocioG

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinning experience! The best customer service in town. It would be awesome if they upgrade the a/c during the summer time. Overall, a great experience!
  20. D

    Dulce

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great. Especially loved the lamb skewers, salmon and grilled shrimp. But the winner was the chocolate mousse. Entire staff was courteous and helpful.
  21. y

    yulianahm29

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We had reservations and even though we asked for back patio and they had a ton open tables we were sat in the front. Not a huge deal, we were seated 5 min upon Arrival. They had fans that was nice. It took our food 1 hr to arrive. I had the pulpo and scallops (no flavor at all very bland) our waiter after 40 min went back to ask us what our order was. I had puertas al infierno drink that was a 10/10. Someone had closed an umbrella on top of us ( we did not ask them to) and all the leaves etc fell on our drinks and appetizers. I asked for another drink and they o my brought it half full u can tell they used the same glass they did not even wash it (I did not drink it) we will not be going back unfortunately
  22. VT

    VeronicaT

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always exceptional. Reminds us of Barcelona every time we eat at this restaurant. Love it....
  23. F

    Foodie

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The place looked like it was being renovated, we didn’t enjoy seeing all the fans, garbage cans, and boxes being torn down in front of us.
  24. C

    rlhChicago

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal in the garden. The wine was excellent, the food was delicious, the service impeccable and the ambiance was relaxing. The garden has a lemon tree and a pomegranate tree which transform the space into an oasis in the city. It can be the perfect setting for a dinner with friends or a romantic dining experience.
  25. TP

    TamiP

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Have been there several times always enjoyed the food. This time however was not up to par. Disappointed .. paella both veggie and mix seafood and meat had very little flavor. Bread was cute very small and not slot considering the price.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Inattentive waiters/waitresses. We were there for late lunch, there were some 30’ when nobody stopped by the table to see if we need anything and the drink we have ordered got delivers when we asked for again. The Paella was good, with fresh ingredients, the duck lasagna tasted stale though. Overall still a unique restaurant, the food and service quality went down since we have visited last.
  27. RN

    RebecccaN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Like everywhere, the service was slow. Both the lamb kebabs and the almond cake were exceptional. The noise level outside was challenging, but not their fault.
  28. C

    Cheri

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The place needs to be refreshed, old, and AC isn’t working. Food is still good as well as the service.
  29. VS

    ViejoSudoroso

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience1
    The restaurant was not air conditioned on a day with 106 degrees temperature outdoors. They did provide floor fans, which unfortunately blow menus and table coverings all over, but when the waiter moved the floor fan we had in order to accommodate a larger party that came in after us, we had to leave after only two tapas (which were delicious, by the way) because the heat became too much for my wife. In addition, the sangria was flavored with way too much cinnamon, which I've never seen at all even in Spain; in a past visit the sangria was superb with plenty of citrus. The service was good. I'll probably go back when the temperature is cooler.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Met my parents here for lunch. My father is not an adventurous eater, but he was so pleased with everything we ordered! He said he would come back on his own and try more! Great service
  31. P

    Pupsull

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Noise level impacted by our outdoor seating and passing traffic, still very tolerable. Food was very nicely executed and my friend loved her octopus; I loved my ravioli. The salads were both very nice as well. Our service was good and we had several people check on us throughout the meal to be sure we were in good shape and enjoying it. I'd not hesitate to return again, which is really the best compliment you can give, isn't it? Thank you.
  32. MB

    MBDW

    Salt Lake City

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The duck was exceptional! Air conditioning wasn’t working but they installed a fan. We were very comfortable. I had visited several years ago and was happy to return when I was in the area
  33. JH

    JanetH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family enjoyed a nice meal. Service was great!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    One of my go to restaurants I’m Sac. Food is consistently delicious. Love the back patio when it’s not too hot or cold outside.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always awesome. We had some patatas brava, mussels, scallops and of course must have paella. The Tempranillo is excellent as well as the sangria. Aioli is a great place to go with friends and just take the time to eat good food in a slower and enjoyable pace. The service is great and they provide the right amount of check in while you eat. I would highly recommend it!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seated quickly, attentive service. Tapas were excellent, as were the two varieties of paella. We weren’t as pleased with the ravioli, but that’s on us.
  37. L

    Loistina

    Sacramento

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    If was very good, though the Paella was a little burnt on the bottom.
  38. LD

    LisaD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of 5 on a sat night. We were seated at a lovely table outside on terrace. It was hot outside, but the tree coverage and fans made it comfortable. Wait staff was excellent and attentive. The paella was well worth the wait. We also had 2 pasta dishes, halibut, duck lasagna, all were served right out of oven hot, and all excellent.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, great place! We had been looking for a tapas restaurant. This was it😉. The food was great, and we tried pretty much everything. We all shared our food at the table, recommended. Drinks were great, especially the sangria. Service was great and the food arrived at a good pace. The older gentleman that was maybe the owner, at least running things was kind and had a sense of humor. We were pleased with entire experience. It was a little warm inside as it was over a 100 degrees. It’s an old building. This was not an issue for us. It’s California people, deal with it 😂 We can’t wait to return to dine again!
  40. l

    lincolntravler

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very flavorful and something different for a change. All the plates were shareable. Looking forward to returning soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

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

Aioli Bodega Espanola is rated 4.4 stars by 1784 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Aioli Bodega Espanola

1800 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95818

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th and L

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Aside from street parking there is convenient public parking offered Monday- Sunday evenings on 17th Street between L and Capitol.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Hernandez

  • Entertainment

    We have a latin guitar player playing Thursday, Friday, and most Saturdays.

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 447-9440

  • Catering

    Please come in or give us a call to discuss your particular catering needs.

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