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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
My boyfriend and I were in town visiting family. We wanted a date night away just the two of us and found Aventura when searching top restaurants in Ann Arbor. The chicken and fried cauliflower were perfect tapas to share and the authentic sea food Spanish rice dish was amazing. A lot of food for two people so we took some home.
Highly recommend eating here! The service was friendly and quick. And the atmosphere was outstanding as well. Very modern, industrial which is always a plus in my book!
As always delicious but also, as always service needs improvement. Wrong orders, always waiting for drinks and water refills. Makes me almost want to never come back ... but then the food and atmosphere bring me back. Totally fixable but it's a recurrent issue and this a consensus amongst almost everyone I know.
Excellent Spanish bases dishes. We enjoyed the tempura asparagus as an appetizer, which was lightly fried with cheese. Our main dish was the chicken-chorizo-sausage paella which was exceptional! All was washed down with their sangria tinto. Highly recommended.
I love eating at Aventura when in Ann Arbor! The outside patio is wonderful for a larger group or business meeting as it helps keep the noise level lower than if inside the restaurant .The food is always wonderful and drinks and wine menus have a lot of variety! Aventura is a "must" for me when in Ann Arbor!
Aventura continues to be one of the top restaurants in Ann Arbor if you're looking for highly flavorful and diverse food. Classic tapas approach with great diversity. Service is typically very good to excellent in a great ambiance without too much noise. Vibrant but not to the point you can't hear each other. Cudos to them for staying on top of their game!
Salmon was tasteless while pork flatbread was delicious. At 6:30 had run out of one entree and by 7:00pm had run out of two desserts. Waitress wasn't very friendly and said there were no bags to take food home yet he gracious hostess found one easily. Finally they seated two of us at a table only big enough for one person. The couple next to us also complained that they tabled was too small--and there were many open larger tables. Our previous experiences had been great--but his was so radically different that I wonder if they changed management?
A great variety of food kept a curious palette.
We were a group of 4 who ordered the paella at the end of our tapas. It was plenty filling and on time. To enjoy the last of a summer evening, we sat outside where a high-bench paired with a low-table made for an odd arrangement. Despite a clean seating area, the patio offered little refinement of ambiance. The low natural light and cool evening contrasted well with a dancing fire heater.
A cozy, well-appointed spanish-themed restaurant in the heart of Ann Arbor and only a 10 minute walk from the famed U. Michigan campus. Their Black Paella is to die for, not to mention the delicious tapas, which aren't really small, but rather medium-sized platters! The lamb, and octopus tapas are simply decadent. A great selection of Spanish wines too! Ambience is wonderful, with outdoor roadside, indoor, and outdoor patio seating available.
Very nice staff...our server, William, was on top of things but the restaurant has a good process of running the food and drinks as a team...no long waits or overburdened staff that way. We had some great small
Plates...mushroom risotto was a particular favorite. We commented that one dish was not our favorite and William took the feedback directly to the kitchen....we weren't even really complaining...they just noted that our feedback was appreciated and took that item off the bill. Very customer oriented and we will certainly go there again.
Always a great experience here. The ambiance is great, service is knowledgeable and food is always quality. Only criticisms: the pricing is typical of Ann Arbor (can run a little high) and the hosting service can sometimes borderline on apathetic posh. All in all, always a recommendation.
This was my first visit to Aventura. I went with some friends and had made a reservation. We were seated at a table next to the kitchen. The tables were close together, which made it hard to hear at my table, due to all the conversations around us. It started to get very hot where we were seated. Our waitress was very knowledgeable but slow. We had a 7:00 reservation and finely left by 9:30. The food was excellent. We ordered the fried cauliflower, brussel sprouts, pork chop and beef tenderloin with asparagus. I was disappointed that the beef tenderloin was so small(5 very small pieces) compared to the price I paid.
Overall the mgr stepped in at the end and remedied the situation, but alls they had to do was tell us right at the top that our waitress was training and also that they were going to be switching our server about 60% of the way through our meal. This would've alleviated our excessive wait times at the end and, more frustrating than that, calling a waitress who was seemingly ignoring us, but who we didn't know wasn't assigned to our table anymore. It could've been a very easy fix if ANYONE had came over and told us our servers were switching up, but honestly seemed the mgr and staff didn't care enough to address how unpleasant the 45min wait in the middle of our meal had made my father's bday dinner until I literally had to go inside and speak to the floor mgr... who wants to deal with that when you're in from NYC for just 2 shorts days celebrating dad's 60th? In any case, they tried to make up for it with a gift card, so we didn't leave offended, just disappointed. Overall, the staff on the floor is really nice, maybe just a bit aloof. The food is okay, but overpriced for the quality and I wanted to love the lobster paella, but the rice was more salty than my taste (and everyone kind of agreed on this). Overall, I would return bc the staff was really nice -
even if disorganized. Also, the bar is lovely and the bartenders are sweet. When I return, it will be for bar bevs or casual lunch.
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
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