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For 2
Date
Fri, 5/25
Time
7:00 PM
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Vino Wine & Tapas Room

4.5
530 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Vino Wine and Tapas Room Restaurant, a European-style wine tasting restaurant in the heart of San Fernando Valley, California (Encino, Ventura Blvd), offers a delicious alternative to the same old dining experience and more than 100 wines into the establishment, which diners can pair with myriad cheeses and tapas.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Weekdays: 11am-12am;
Daily Happy Hour: 4pm - 7pm
Weekends: 11am-2am.
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Phone number
(818) 343-2525
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Private dining in a beautiful, authentic Spanish setting for any luncheon or dinner functions of up to 30 guests. From exceptional tapas and wine to full sit down dinner and wine pairing, let Vino cater your next unforgettable event!
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Private party contact
Alla Volk: (866) 944-0661
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Catering
Catering featuring the finest in Tapas and Continental Cuisine
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lindley and White Oak
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Parking details
Street parking; Parking in the rear anywherea after 6pm-- enter through Lindley behind the Arco.
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Entertainment
Wednesday: The guitar duo of 'Pancho' and 'Sancho' bring a playful Spanish flare to today's top hits with an energy to keep the night going.

Thursday: Roger Espinoza brings the traditional Spanish Flamenco sounds to the room with a vivacity and precision that lifts the heart.

Friday: Dominican Latin-Jazz guitarist, Richard Gomez, also brings the sounds of France, Spain and the Middle East on his guitar with improvised hand drumming that gets the Friday night started properly.


Saturday: Yussi keeps the spirit alive with fast paced Spanish flares on his guitar and a wide variety of music ranging from the streets of Barcelona to Zeppelin's Ladder to Heaven.
Yussi
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Special events & promotions
Private events, Executive Luncheon, group wine tastings

We are featuring DineLA Happy Hours from 4-7 and 10:30 until close, from April 27th until May 1st for LA Happy Hour Week. Come join us during this time for Moonlight Late Happy Hour.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 530 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Much larger than what you see from street view, the bar and a few group and smaller tables. There is another room as well as backside patio with fireplace. Large selection of tapas to go along with wines offered. All 5-7 plates we had were well executed and tasty. We were there for their first Sunday Brunch offered, looking forward to returning, trying other menu items.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The food and service here are outstanding. Everything we ate was wonderful. The atmosphere is very nice, live guitar playing Spanish music, very lovely.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Went there for my fathers birthday and while it was quite dark and quite noisy, the amazing atmosphere and food will definitely keep me coming back for more!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

What a delight! I took a dear friend here for her birthday and we both absolutely loved it. It was great to get the wine flight -- gave us a chance to sample different wines. The service was great, too. We ordered a little a time and our server was delighted to give us recommendations. The small plates were great to share and yummy, too. They had a guitar player who was terrific. Perfect ambiance. We stayed 3 hours and the time flew. We didn't know it, but there was a large party in the next room. The soundproofing must have been well constructed because we didn't hear them at all. I would recommend this place for friend get-togethers, a date, and also, a party. Seems to have it all. Don't go anywhere, we'll be back soon!

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Had reservation for 4. When arriving we had to make several attempts to flag down a waitress to say that we’re waiting for a table. We finally got hold of a hostess and we’re lead into their covered back patio and they offered us seats in a sofa table together with another couple and not a private table for 4. The whole covered/sealed patio smelled like smoke, and why they allow this, as it’s not legal in California I have no idea. When we said we won’t take a smoking table, they took as back to the main dining room , and after promising a table for four, they soon reverted and said that another party was waiting for it. At this time we had enough and left and we will never recommend or come back again.

We found another restaurant pretty close by in Tarzan called Arcwood which had real hospitality and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

First time here. Surprised Happy Hour is even on weekends. Tapas were very good. Sangria was also a big hit. The Filet Mignon pinchos we're extremely tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food, great ambiance, great wine, great fun!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I've been driving past this place for over 10 years - finally booked a table to celebrate my wedding anniversary last Saturday night. Wow - I was blown away by the food. Everything was delicious. The only downside for the night was the group of 8 energetic 50 + women celebrating a friend's birthday. They got rowdy and loud, and this place is dark and quiet. but they had fun, and so did we - we will go back soon I hope!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The space is rather small so reservations are a must for a table. The happy hour selections are very nice, small plates, good food at a good value. There is live entertainment that starts at 8pm. A nice restaurant to sample a variety of small plates complimented by a glass of wine or sangria.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Perfect ambiance

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing Tapas and sangria, it is a lovely restaurant with great ambience

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a great time and enjoyed all of the tapas we tried.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I go for the wine and food...service needs improvements.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was so-so. Service was absolutely horrible. We had to ask repeatedly to get water, an extra fork, etc. The waitress failed to order 3 things we ordered. The music was so loud we couldn't converse, but they did have the musician turn his speaker down (just a bit) when we asked. They have a covered patio at the rear, that would have been quieter, but they allow smoking there. They claimed they have a "grandfathered" status to allow smoking, which makes no sense to me under the Los Angeles smoking ordinance. We don't plan to return.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Awesome tapas and wonderful atmosphere! Wine list extensive. Great live Spanish music. All around great place for celebrating or meeting up!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Very noisy, poor parking situation. Service was outstanding food was bland. Poor wine selection in my opinion for a wine bar

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Outstanding experience, phenomenal food, environment and service! Loved it!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was amazing except they brought out my dinner but my wife’s dinner was not brought out. It took them an hour to realize that they were out of the scallops she ordered and then it took another 30min to get served rack of lamb, which the owner wouldn’t comp for us. But we had a blast!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent we love it the owners and servers are kind & helpful

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

This was my third visit to this tapas room. The ambiance is that of a neighborhood bar. At happy hour the place is hopping. The food is mostly good though uninspired. The ceviche is excellent the two eggplant dishes are good though the one with the drizzled honey is sometimes a bit greasy. The fillet mignon skewer is excellent as well. I would recommend adding few more items to the menu.
The service was friendly fast and excellent. On our last outing there was a guitar player. Though the musician was good, the place is too small for the volume of the music and it rendered conversation almost impossible.
I would heartily recommend this place for happy hour and a casual evening out.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I come here often and I love it! They have an amazing wine list with great variety; there's something for every palate and price point. Their tapas are delicious as well, a lot of comfort food and heavy on the potatoes, meat, and cheese. Ambiance is great and there's live music every time I have gone on weekends. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Nice place to have a bite to eat and talk. Friendly service and nice atmosphere. Not authentic Spanish tapas but the food was good.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

When we arrived they didn't have our reservation. The owner sat us on a back room with no view to the main room so we couldn't see or hear the performer. The Tapas were good but the main courses were not that good. All orders came one at a time with some time elapse in between.employees were courteous.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

We really like it. The mood was chill food was great service was good and they had a guy playing the guitar. Definitely want to go back

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Food is delicious; atmosphere on back patio is great; wine by glass is overpriced ( most $16+) Service - horrible

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great gem in then the Valley! Food is fantastic. Nice ambiance.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The back patio is seriously beautiful! Excellent food and wine as well. Loved it.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent Experience Overall!!!

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was slow. After the appetizer was brought after a while They brought my steak almost cold .The plate was not heated so the French fries got cold fast.My wife's salmon was brought almost half way after they brought mineThe food was tasty and the music great

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and ambiance. Love the live guitar but it is too loud in the main room to be able to have a comfortable conversation.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

A small hot spot with amazing Spanish cuisine and live music. Best Paella in town!

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Don't think they are use to taking reservations since we were told the wait would be over an hour. Waited until a spot opened up at the bar instead after 30 mineuuts and sat there. But this is still one of my favorite neighborhood gems.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a beautiful variety of dishes from the tapas menu and loved almost everything, potato balls, short rib, eggplant chips, bacon wrapped dates. We paired it with a wine flight. Our table was too small for the amount of food and wine but otherwise it was very nice. Service was unbelievably fast. Great experience for a birthday on a Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

My friend and I went for the first time and We had such a pleasant time. The acoustic guitarist enhanced the whole environment. And We even caught Happy Hour!

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

I have been here many times but this time wasn't as great. The service took forever and some things were just not good, like the meatballs that were filled with mint leaves (not described on menu) and the ceviche barely had any fish in it. The mushroom soup was really good though. It was way too loud in there to have a conversation also. In general I really like this place so I hope this was a rare occasion.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

First try in this place and I would say that it is a very nice experience. It's small restaurant but cozy. I love jazz music and I love that they have someone infront performing instrumental jazz. I went here for a business meeting and we all enjoyed the night with wine and cheese plate. Will definitely come back for hang outs.

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3.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Service was not so great, however, I like the atmosphere of this restaurant. The food is also pretty good quality. I do not know if I'd ever return to this restaurant again because it is not very memorable. I believe service should always supersede the whole restaurant.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Great good yes

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food with many GF, vegetarian and vegan options. Everything was great! Amazing happy hour and live entertainment at 7pm. We loved it!!!

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

It was exactly what I was hoping when I booked the reservation. Quiet, but not overly quiet. Really pretty setting, nice wine list and a great cheese board. The service was lovely -- never intrusive, but always there when we needed something. If it were a bit closer to me, I'd be back already.

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