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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
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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240 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is our go to fave... excellent service and atmosphere. The food is always devine. They have been around forever!!!! LOVE this place...family bdays go to and always a hit. Exceptional service. The owner is classic and wonderful!

Thank Kelly B
Kennesaw, Georgia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Lovely place friendly water, great suggestions. Enjoyed the food. Pleasant surroundings. Just enjoying the day. Taking everything in, before going home.

Thank bhlytle
Sacramento, California
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

we had rabbit & lamb & white beans with chorizo (DELICIOUS, authentic Spanish!). The wines are Excellent! The outside area is very nice, pretty, shady, lots of nice shrubbery, quieter than inside (but there is always a wait so call 1st). Remember, these are Tapas, so the plates are SMALL, which can be surprising (unless you know & are looking... More 

Thank LoveToTravelSamson
Loomis, California
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The family took me out for my birthday here. It was fabulous! Expensive but fabulous. Interesting dishes, tasty flavors. The seafood zarzuela was amazing. Charcuterie plate was excellent. Steak was very very good. Tuna tartar excellent. Everything we ate was so good. Nice little patio to sit on.

Thank Fathorsemama
Ashland, Oregon
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90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

What a gem in the heart of downtown Sacramento. We were seated in an outside patio under a giant tree, with the sounds of live guitar music gently floating through the air. There was an intimacy to this setting that makes you want to spend all of your summer evenings in such a delightful ambiance. The food, a hearty selection... More 

Thank Travelathon
Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We started with various tapas including vegetables, short ribs, mussels and beef on skewers. The main course was lamb shank with a not too sweet Sangria. All were tasty and properly prepared. The Sacramento evenings in the summer are comfortably warm, with a slight breeze in the patio for more comfort. This visit exceeded my expectations for the evening. Recall... More 

Thank James L
Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were en route to Oregon from California's Central Coast and asked a Sacramento friend where to stop for lunch. We were very fortunate that he sent us to Aioli Bodega Espanola. The food was extraordinary, memorable and very reasonable. We each had a different prix fixe lunch. Both the pork and salmon lunches were cooked to perfection and truly... More 

Thank Ethelethel
Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The best thing about Aioli Bodega Espanola is the shady patio with fountain in the back; perfect for a relaxing lunch. The food is pretty good but nothing special.

Thank 28dazzling

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?