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Aioli Bodega Espanola

4.7
4.7
1852 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 p.m.


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 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.

  • Neighbourhood

    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 1,852 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Value

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Healthy

  • Sacramento

    Best Overall

  • Sacramento

    Best Food

  • Sacramento

    Best Value

  • Sacramento

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. excellent tapas, wine, food, & service. Loved it !
  2. c

    champagne

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and good service. A very lively place.
  3. DR

    DougRoy

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming here annually and between a great staff, exquisite pallela, and a exceptional wine list my yearly Aoli continues to awe.
  4. ML

    MarilynL

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a great restaurant!! The food is exceptional as is the service. Great wine list, eclectic ambiance— just overall fantastic.
  5. RJ

    RachelJ

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy, delicious and always outstanding service! Great for a celebration!
  6. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Certainly one of our favorite Sacramento Restaurants. We've enjoyment many a lunch and dinner and always experience excellent food an service.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & service were outstanding! Planning my next visit!!!
  8. GD

    GeorgeD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the second time we have dined at Aioli Bodega. It was a busy evening, but the service was good and the staff made us feel like we their only table. The food is creatively prepared and presented. It was fresh and yummy. It's a great place for a meal before a show or for a special occasion. But, not stuffy. I will be back soon!
  9. S

    Sactokaren

    Sacramento

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I enjoyed the Dine Downtown menu. Since there were 4 of us, we were able to order everything (the restaurant had a meat-centric menu and a fish-centric menu). There was so much food, and everything was delicious. I highly recommend the paella (either meat or fish).
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    We were greeted by the owner. He took two phone calls before even acknowledging us standing there. He finally seated us, and was very curt. The food was okay, the sangria was mediocre, and the way we were treated by the owner was not the way I like to be treated by anyone let alone an owner of a restaurant I’m dining at.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on a date, visiting from Los Angeles. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The vegetarian paella was delicious. We had chocolate mousse for dessert with berries which was decadent. I had a delicious dry white wine with dinner recommended by the server and I wish I could recall the name of it.
  12. HB

    HelenB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Worst experience I’ve had in years! The owner was extremely rude when we arrived, told us there was a wait— and then rushed us after we ordered drinks at the bar. The kitchen was unwilling or unable to tell our server where the salmon was from, or if it was farmed. It took over 10 minutes for our server to approach the table, and when I tried to ask the owner if there was anything not in print, on the menu, he was rude and dismissive— again. The server referred to me as “Sir”, when I am obviously a woman— and then tried to make unrequested suggestions regarding wine (I am a Sommelier by profession. The wine list is not current, and the bottle I ordered was unavailable, so he brought a more expensive bottle that was not on the List. The food is extremely expensive for the quality and tapas portions. The quality is mediocre at best, and no telling where any of it comes from. All of our food arrived cold— including the patatas bravas. I never write reviews, and generally if I’m unhappy with an experience, I bring it to the attention of management at the time— but they were so rude the entire time, there was no point. If you enjoy mediocre food, served at room temperature, and being made to feel like an inconvenience, and spending plenty of money, this is the place to go. Otherwise go somewhere else.
  13. TA

    TiffanyA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I was a little disappointed with our dinner. We came here for the Dine Sacramento event. We walked in and was not greeted by anyone. I had to walk around after waiting for 10 mins to see if anyone can sit us. After we sat on our table, the waiter asked us if we wanted to order drinks but we had no wine menus to look through. The ventilation is really bad here and the side door was looked, not sure how I feel about not being able to escape if there was a fire. Our waiter took our order but hardly checked up on us. we had to ask a couple of times for refills on water and another round of drinks. Overall, the food was pretty good but the service was terrible. I will probably not come back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come here, we are never disappointed. We love the food, staff, and service. We love it!
  15. D

    Disappointed

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was not cooked right. Server did not ask if we want dessert or another glass of wine. So we exited and I had another glass of wine and dessert somewhere else.
  16. DP

    DiannaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Crowded and loud but great food. Plan to come back.
  17. CS

    CarlosS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great server, Aurora. Stuffed calamari Pork chop special Salads
  18. VT

    VeronicaT

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service!!! Reminds us of our trips to Barcelona!! Love it!!
  19. c

    caz23

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Went here for my birthday. First time here. Food was not bad but also not flavorful. Waiter checked on us only once the entire time. Was not busy at all; more than half was empty yet we received very little attention. No birthday dessert which is typical in most restaurants especially of this caliber. Not a bad time but would not return
  20. m

    michelle

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great service Great Atmosphere Love this restaurant!!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The waiter did not take our complete order the first time, missing a dish. When asked to correct the order, the waiter asked if we wanted the word now that we had waited so long.
  23. E

    Emdoza

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We came for my wife’s birthday and I stated it was her birthday on my reservation. No one on the staff acknowledged the special occasion at all. It was disappointing. Other than that the service was excellent and the food was good.
  24. LV

    LVGoodFood

    Sacramento

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve dined at Aioli too many times to count. Aioli is consistently very good. Last night I dined with a friend that hadn’t been before. We had a lovely dinner and she loved the restaurant.
  25. c

    cbinder

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch the day after Christmas with a friend. The lamb and the Octopus were excellent- grilled and tender. Chocolate mousse and flan were also delicious!
  26. SC

    SacCarlJung

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an amazing place for special occasion such as Christmas Eve Dinner. There were 7 of us. Food was delicious and came out impressively fast. Note: if you order the paella, the waiter will put that in first and come back and take the rest of the orders. That’s impressive because paella takes a while to cook. Highly recommending this place!
  27. DD

    DiscreetDiner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience all around! The owner is very welcoming and accommodating.
  28. B

    Becky

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this place. Fabulous! Tapas yummy and fun. Specials always top notch. Regular items don’t disappoint.
  29. JP

    JulieP

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautiful setting and perfect ambiance for a wonderful date night!
  30. SC

    StaceyC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! The ambience was distracted by loud noises coming from the living quarters above. That, of course, does not take away from the fact that the food was excellent! It did, however, disrupt conversations.
  31. TH

    TimH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Paella Mariscos, amazingly good. Back for tapas next time.
  32. AK

    AnKD

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good!
  33. TD

    ThomasD

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. We will definitely return.
  34. AI

    AIlina189415

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our holiday company luncheon. Food was divine! We had the homemade ravioli, charcuterie board, mussels in white wine sauce!Highly recommended!
  35. TL

    TahoeLocal

    Tahoe

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We tried assorted tapas (about 10-12) and loved them all. We found the food to be unique - not the standard faire and very flavorful. The Sangria was also different than what we'd had other places but the difference made it really good.
  36. M

    bobbyM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Service was good, food even better thank expected. Would definitely recommend
  37. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of tapas and paella. All of the dishes tasted amazing, especially the skewered lamb tapas. The service was amazing too. Our waiter was very attentive.
  38. JB

    JoannaB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good choices for tapas and plates. Genial holiday spirit with tree decoration going on as we aye. Very attentive wait staff. Delicious lamb tapa and white fish entree. Upscale dining experience.
  39. G

    Greataste99

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in town.
  40. BM

    BrendaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service. My friends and I will definitely will be coming back. The food was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 4.7 stars by 1852 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 p.m.


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Aioli Bodega Espanola

1800 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    18th and L

  • Neighbourhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 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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