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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
Wonderful service, our server had excellent knowledge of the menu. The food was excellent! The ambience was fair, we were dining on a Saturday night so it was fairly busy. Due to the volume of patrons, the noise level was moderarely loud. The prices are on the more expensive side, so it is not somewhere I would dine for everday occasions. That being said, it is wonderful, and a restsurant that everyone should try at least once!
Service was good, food was generally good, but we had to wait over 20 minutes for a entree we ordered at the beginning of the meal after the last of our tapas came out. Our waitress kept apologizing, but it still took a long time to come out once they realized we hadn't gotten it yet. It was the mushroom pasta, which when it arrived was not worth the wait. It was very bland, as if they forgot to add any salt at all. The tapas we had prior to this dish were delicious though and seasoned well.
We were seated at the worst location in the restaurant right next to the storage/garbage closet, even though the restaurant was almost completely empty. The food was excellent, though. The service was pretty lousy. I mostly tip 20%, but our waitress was only half good (10%). Dishes were not cleared properly for a buffet. I had to put one dish on top of the other! For a $25 per person buffet, I expect much better service.
Every bite was delightful!
We enjoyed sharing all of the foods, both small and large plates.
It was all beautifully presented and the portions were sufficient for 4 people. Our second time here. I plan to return!
Also the bartender was very entertaining and the drinks were all unique and interesting. Delicious Sangria.
Came here for brunch. It wasn't very busy but our server was not very attentive. The food took about 40 minutes to come out. Then the server didn't stop by to check in for about a half hour (after initially coming over to see how the food was) so we were stuck at the table and couldn't pay for that long. The food was ok. Not bad but not out of the ordinary. I probably won't come back again but try it for yourself and make your own decision.
Had a wonderful experience again at Aventura, the menu changed since our last visit and appreciated our server's aid in navigating the changes. Food is wonderful, and we had a party of 4 with similar dietary tastes, so sharing 8 dishes was a wonderful way to sample a bit of everything.
We were seated in the basement near the bathrooms. Only two tables down there so definitely seemed like afterthought. Food was good but we ordered Lobster paella and server could not find any crackers to open the shells. Can't eat expensive lobster if you can't get it out of the shell. They eventually found one near the end of our meal. Bummer.
I've been to this restaurant before for dinner and really enjoyed it. This time we were there for brunch our daughter's birthdays. The service was very slow and the music was so loud we couldn't hear each other speak. I'm not sure why the music was so loud given people are there to eat and enjoy each other's company. The food was very good as always. Brunch was also awkward for a tapa's restaurant.
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.
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