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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:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10am-3pm
S. 5th Ave.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Aventura Ratings and Reviews
I've been here many times before and I've always loved the bar and their tapas. Nowadays, with the various changes to the menu, dinner is a thing to do while their. We began with sangria's, invierno and tinta specifically and they were cold, perfect and not sleep inducing. We moved on to the coliflor frita or the fried cauliflower and the texture was perfect, crispy, crunch and portioned perfectly to share.
Then the paella came, I cannot tell you how happy I was that they were able to reduce the portions to allow for 2, because where I'm from, you'll just go home with enough left over for a few days. We got the paella aventura and it was colorful, textured and flavorful.
We ended the night with the flan, also shareable, given the portions of the other courses my spouse had. Topped with strawberries and a cream that tasted of passion fruit, and a bit of whipped cream on the side, it was the subtley sweet end to a perfect post-movie dinner date.
This was one of our last weekends in town, and what a way to end our time here.
My wife and I had our first introduction to Aventura. The food and wine were excellent and the service exceptional. Our waiterJosh went out of his way to meet our requests. He arranged an uber ride for us as I was having a medical difficulty. Thanks to Josh everything worked out fine.
Aventura is five stars in our view. We will be back.
Ray and Marilyn Jolly
Recently ate at Aventura for a business dinner when I had some business associates in town in Ann Arbor/Michigan for the first time. The service, food, and atmosphere represent the best of Ann Arbor and really impressed my guests. Our waiter was amazingly helpful in recommending food and drink and most importantly to me, let me know as a pregnant woman which cheese was not pasteurized. I will absolutely be back to Aventura in the future.
After spending four months in Madrid, I was eager to try Aventura's take on Spanish cuisine. The dishes I tasted had some variations from the traditional Spanish versions, but were delicious nonetheless and a good way to show my boyfriend what some of my favorite foods abroad were.
My first time for brunch at Aventura. We ordered too much food, but it was nice to try different stuff. The french toast and the ....something...patatas brava? Delicious! I wasn't fond of one of the dishes and the waitress offered to take it off of our bill. That is class. Great service. Nice atmoshpere inside and out. We sat on the patio surrounded by beautiful flowers.
I really like tapas restaurants and Aventura was spectacular as one of the best. We had a variety of tapas, ranging from a pear salad to shrimp in a garlic sauce to calamari to beef tender tips to mushroom flatbread. The only questions I would have concern the size of shrimp (they were tiny) and the flavor of the tempura asparagus. Its sauce was weird, sort of like tasting soap! Otherwise my husband, my husband's daughter and son-in-law, and I were immensely pleased with our dinner. Our waiter, Josh, was fantastic, explaining the cocktails and tapas in a relaxed, knowledgeable way. He was quite excellent! We will definitely try this restaurants again!
This is a pricey place and last time was phenomenal. This time - just ok. They forgot one item initially, brought it late but then didn't charge us for it - nice. The fries (under egg, forgot the name of the dish) were too dark, the sauce pretty standard commercial, the fried cheese sticks ok. Mushrooms very ordinary, the grilled peppers were the best. Overall pretty disappointed
The white Sangria was great, and the non-alcoholic drink too.
Noisy! Ask server to slow down the arrival of food so it is possible to enjoy the courses as they come out. Noise level and close vacinity of other diners makes it difficult to enjoy conversation at the table. The premise of tapas is to slowly eat, converse and enjoy a leisurely meal but the ambience in the restaurant and the speed with which the plates arrive make this next to impossible, at least at peak dining hours. Food was excellent.
My favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor--especially for date night. Excellent food and ambiance. It's always a scene. With the new Chef, they made some changes I'm not a fan of. I wish they would bring back the fried artichoke dish! The tempura asparagus is far inferior. I would prefer bread instead of those little bread "cigars".
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