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Aioli Bodega Espanola

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1800 L St, Sacramento, CA 95811-4115 (18th and L)
+1 916-447-9440
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we were late due to a GPS error, they were very understanding. We had tapas (pulpo, veggies, calamari and oxtails). All were exquisite. Service was friendly and attentive. The bread and aioli just kept coming. We even went for desserts (an orange is creme caramel for him, chocolate mouse for her). Both were excellent. If it weren't for the... More 

Thank Sobe_love_64
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for the first time this weekend and we loved it. There were four of us and we each ordered something different and then we all shared. We all agreed that the octopus salad, duck, roasted vegetables, and tuna tartare were excellent. The seafood paella was also very good, but I liked everything else just a little bit... More 

Thank OutOfMyElement
Los Angeles, CA
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I love this place and have been known to deliberately schedule a detour to Sacramento just so I can eat here. Their tapas are amazing, especially the mussels. The wine recommendations are always over the top. Service is excellent and the prices are quite reasonable. Can't wait to go back!

Thank TaxLass
Rossland, Canada
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This restaurant came recommended. We were a oarty of four. Tables are so close we could hardly hear ourselves speak. We ordered a four course dinner. Our order was rushed as we were not given adequate tme to complete a course before the next one arrived. The food was a huge disappointment... I could have made better a home. Will... More 

Thank Patricia C
Sacramento, California
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596 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A delicious spot for amazing tapas. Huge selection; friendly staff. We didn't try any of the entrees, but I'm sure those were delicious too.

Thank traveller2332
Chico, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Not being very familiar with Spanish food, everything we tried was out of this world and so unique that we have returned several times. If you do not wish a full meal, feel certain that the tapas are quite sufficient to experience the delights of this type of food and wonderful ambience Aioli offers. In the past, I have tasted... More 

Thank llascano
El dorado hills
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here with some friends. We arrived at five and were the only customers. My friend ordered the mushroom paella which was ready within 20 mins. I ordered the saffron rice and chicken. We also had calamari. All was fresh and tasty. By 6 the place was packed. The guitarist was playing. The service was prompt and courteous. The ambiance... More 

Rome, Georgia
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272 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on recommendation of a family member and it was wonderful. This is a Spanish restaurant specializing in tapas and paela. The paela was recommended so we ordered the Valencia version which serves two. The dish was wonderful well prepared full of flavor. We also ordered a salad which included arugula and persimmon and was delicious. Service... More 

Thank emorga
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Thank you Reda for another wonderful evening with your fabulous food, impeccable service and attention to detail. I've forgotten how many years I have enjoyed Aioli but every time is like the first. This will always be my fave restaurant in Sacramento.

Thank Douglas M
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254 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This place does tapas right! Extensive menu of small plates & wait staff is extremely helpful in helping answer questions or making recommendations. Live music on weekends, intimate cozy ambiance...overall great vibe. You won't be disappointed!!

Thank theresaw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 L St, Sacramento, CA 95811-4115
    (18th and L)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-447-9440
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?