Open Hours: Mo to Fr from 11:30 AM to 02:30 PM,Mo to Fr from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM,Sa from 05:00 PM to 12:00 AM,Su from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The charm and romance of old Spain jump out to greet patrons of this fine eatery. Simple burlap covers the tables surrounded ... More
Aioli Bodega Espanola
The charm and romance of old Spain jump out to greet patrons of this fine eatery. Simple burlap covers the tables surrounded by wall mural paintings. The bar lit by flickering candlelight offers a great place to wait for a table, or just to unwind and meet people. The menu presents an intriguing selection of Spanish tapas, however, the restaurant is famous for the Paella Valenciana filled with pork ribs, chicken, fish and shrimp. Patio seating is available.
Some very close friends introduced me to this little gem. I have been grateful to them at every Mediterraneo dining experience since then. Every time I've tried tapas in the past, I've been underwhelmed, but the food here is outstanding. Well-prepared , fresh and flavorful. Out with the pretentious "fusion foods" that have been so popular and in with unique combinations of tastes that just work on the palate and have you craving more! The staff is warm, knowledgeable and responsible - by this I am referring to the fact that I ordered one dish that I was not personally fond of and so I ate very little of it. My waiter noticed that I had hardly touched it and asked if I wanted to have it removed from the bill. This is the kind of service that encourages people to try new foods without trepidation. I really appreciated that! Must-have's: Paella con Hungos (saffron rice with truffled mushroom & dry aged Manchengo cheese); Pollo Aragon (grilled double breast of chicken with red pepper flakes in a
wild mushroom & sweet sherry sauce and garbonzo puree); and of course their famous chocolate soup for desert. If you live in Sacramento, you must experience this place. If you're outside of the area, it is worth the drive. Be sure to take a stroll down the street to The Grand Wine Bar..1600 L Street, when you are done for an after dinner drink, and then onto the state capital rose garden, another block down.
I love this place! I came to a birthday party at the Aioli's in Davis (down the street from the cute little train station) and was turned on to Aioli’s in Midtown Sacramento. It is now my favorite spot! Not your typical Sacramento restaurant at all. Great menu, wines you'll love and fantastic art on the walls. Dinner is wonderful and lunch on the weekend is worth it! It's a definite must...it's the best Mediterranean food you'll find in the central valley.
I went the Aioli Bodega Espana for my birthday and it was great. the service was attentive and knowledgable. the food was fantastic. we had the bean and tuna tapa to start along with their refreashing sangria and for the main course i had the opera of seafood in the spicy garlic tomato sauce. for desert they brought out a delectible chocolate mousse that was not too rich, with a huge strawberry on top that looked like a rose. they also have live music, a man singing and playing songs in beautiful spanish. the whole place was very relaxing and the most romantic place i've ever been. i would definitely dine there again, it was fabulous!
This is by far the best restaurant I have had the pleasure to try in Sacramento. I came with my wife to celebrate our 5th anniversary and the whole evening was perfect, and very reasonably priced for what you get. We started with Sopa de Tomate y Trigo, a classic spanish tomato soup served with cracked wheat, and Fabada, a white bean soup spiced with chorizo and swiss chard. We moved onto incredible tapas, specifically, Salpicon de Pulpo, octopus with potatoes, onions, roasted bell pepper & pimenton, and Salmon Tartare en Romesco, fresh salmon chopped and tossed in our special romeco sauce served with endives. For dinner, my wife had “Jarret” de Cordero Basco, braised lamb shank in tonato and onions served with flageolet beans, and I had Pato al Porto y Aceitunas, honey glazed duck served in a port wine cinnamon sauce with cracked green olives. For desert, we shared a Flan and chocolate truffles in a white chocolate soup. The wine we had was from Spain and was perfectly selected for us by our waiter "Jose". Our new favorite restaurant, we are sure to come back for more.
Hadn't tried this place before but heard a lot of great reviews from friends and family about the food. They were right, the food is very good, as is the service. You feel like you are eating in a really fancy restaurant somewhere along the French or Italian Riviera. The staff, who really treat you great, including the owner and chef who came by each table to make sure everything was perfect, speak a number of different languages. We heard them relay messages in Spanish, French, and English. Truly an international experience worth having!!! The coffee is also very good.
Then you have to experience the selection that is offered there, I will not give up any names so you'll just have to drop in and enjoy for yourself.
It's almost as if the wine is looknig for your table.
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