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Aventura is a new and unique restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor offering both a sophisticated and stylish approach to traditional Spanish tapas, served with a genuine and unique approach to hospitality. Servers guide guests on a culinary journey through the menu Beginning with Basque pinxto (small tasty morsels served on skewers) and cocas (deliciously distinct flatbreads) guests will then venture further into the menu with over twenty five crafted tapas and several traditional Paella. Aventura features local produce, seafood and pork (including roast suckling pig.) Enriching the experience is service from our trendy and sexy bar, offering craft cocktails, house made bitters, tonic, juices, syrups, and of course, Sangria. The extensive wine list includes over fifty bottles of Spanish wine.
At Aventura, we are constantly learning, growing and adding value to our community. We extend a warm welcome to all of our community to become a part of the Aventura family.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Hours of Operation:
Friday and Saturday: 5pm-Midnight
Friday & Saturday: Midnight-1am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm
S. 5th Ave.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Aventura Ratings and Reviews
The food, as always, was awesome. This time I had paella. I've spent time in Spain, and Aventura feels quite authentic, especially the Serrano hams suspended from the ceiling!
The less stellar aspect of my dining this time was the service. Our waitress was very friendly, but we had to ask for several things. We asked for salt, she brought an empty salt mill. We asked for another, she brought another empty mill. I asked to see a menu again to compare ingredients once we'd tasted things, instead she tried to explain it. When I asked again, she finally brought one. When she brought out churros for the 3 of us, my husband had to get up to go find plates. I'm hoping she was just having a bad day.
I'll definitely be back, because I really think this was a fluke.
Food was excellent as was the service and ambiance of the place! Its a bit high priced but worth the experience and if you already are use to A2 prices and Tapas this will not be an issue for you! Loved the meat and cheese tray, drinks were wonderful, pear and beet salad was excellent as were the lamb burgers, the steak and cheese plate and the flat bread with pork. All was delightful and would order again. Drinks were also interesting and delish. Do take the servers advice, ours was awesome with guidance and suggestions. Definitely will be back.
We went to Aventura for dinner before a concert. The food was very good. We had a meat and cheese plate and a few tapas and dessert. My husband got the cocktail on special, which he loved, and I had one of the gin and tonics. I have only two complaints. One is that the pacing was very uneven. I'm not sure if this was the fault of the wait staff or the kitchen/bar, but it took a long time to get our appetizer and we barely started on that when tapas started arriving. Then it took a very long time to get another drink toward the end of the meal - this is something that's tricky at Tapas restaurants, but was troublesome in our case. The only complaint I have about the food is that the bread that came with our shrimp was not very good - seemed like bread I would get at Kroger. I highly recommend the shrimp, patatas bravas, cauliflower and artichoke and churros.
This is the best place I've been to since I moved to Ann Arbor. The lobster paella, croqueta de manchego, and patatas bravas were A++. I'll also be dreaming about the churros for days to come.
Unlike most restaurants I've been to in A2, this one actually has ambience.
Walked in and this place looked very promising but was ultimately underwhelmed with everything. The "manchego croquettes " were manchego cheese sticks. The "patatas bravas" were french fries with an egg on top. Fancy wording for moderate food. On top of that, the drinks I ordered, while pretty good, were empty long before the server came back, even though the dining area was not busy. I wouldn't return.
We managed to choose just the right amount of food and we thoroughly enjoyed each dish. The shrimp with garlic were wonderful and the apple, fennel ,manchego salad was very well done. The dense chocolate dessert needed abit more passion fruit pulp but was very tasty. We also blundered into a good wine choice. Overall, we enjoyed the meal very much. But... 1) It was almost impossible to read the prices in the dim light and the peculiar choice of font on that column of the menu and 2) it was not clear what made up a meal. For us, an appetizer, a sald, a side vegetable a main course and a dessert was just fine for 2 people but we were guessing. The salad was more than enough for 2; I could easily see a couple each ordering a salad by mistake. There should be some indication of portion size on the menu.
Met our son and his roommate for dinner in Ann Arbor. Two of our group had travelled to Spain and were very happy to have authentic tastes from the Iberian Penninsula. Like always -- small plates always end up being easy to order and add up quickly...Great service...
The food was delicious! We had the flatbread with mushrooms and goat cheese, patatas bravas, and lamb meatballs. We also had desserts and highly recommend the rice pudding. And they made the best sangria (tinta) I've ever eaten. The atmosphere was loud, decor is minimal, and the prices are high -- more than I paid for equal quality tapas in NYC just a few months ago. Still excellent food and good service. Definitely recommend making a reservation, preferably several days in advance.
I like this spot but it gets super packed! They didn't seat us right at our reservation time and the waiter was very overwhelmed/busy. It took a while to get everything ordered and to us but it was all good. The only downside is that the server didn't mention that paella takes 45 minutes to cook. I would have liked to know that when we sat down so we could have ordered right away.
It was ridiculously loud, so much so that we couldn't hear each other. We texted at one point. Would help if someone turned off the music. Service was outstanding and food was good. Have enjoyed Aventura in the past, but the noise this time spoiled the experience.
Not our first visit - enjoyed the meal (and some new options) as always. Service was very disappointing. Birthday dinner reservation but no mention made; the waitress was not friendly and at times spoke condescendingly to some of the diners. If not for the occasion and not wanting to ruin the celebration, we would have requested a visit from the manager... It will be a long time before we decide to return!
Food was good but service was terrible. Dishes did not even come close to arriving at the same time. Getting waiters attention was challenging and it wasn't even busy. Getting the check took forever and then it was divided into four even though we didn't request that.
Was very loud, service was mediocre, food was very mediocre and highly priced . Supposed to be a bday surprise dessert with a candle but did not happen this way. Our waiter forgot to tell his helper about bday , but he corrected it at the end. Also our waiter forgot to bring us 2 dishes to try... Needs more improvements not only in service but in a kitchen as well.
We are not coming back, sorry.
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