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Alaro Craft Brewery, Sacramento, CA

Alaro Craft Brewery

4.7
4.7
355 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Alaro is a Modern Spanish Inspired Farm to Table Restaurant & Craft Brewery in the heart of Midtown Sacramento. Owners Ray and Annette Ballestero invite you to enjoy the beautiful but casual interior & outdoor patio area of this historic location. Featuring a diverse selection of creative seasonal dishes showcasing fresh seafood, tapas-style small bites & full-bellied burgers that border on sublime, our team has curated one of the most unique restaurants on the grid. In addition to being a heavily awarded craft brewery we feature a full cocktail bar, a well curated wine list including Spanish varietals and house made Sangrias, Fair Trade Sodas & Teas and Organic Soft Serve Ice Cream! Open for Lunch and Dinner daily. More at AlaroCraftBrewery.com

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 436-7711

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Santana

  • Private party facilities

    We offer large format Paella, Tabled Charcuterie and Passed Appetizers for your Private Event. Arrangements can be made for a personalized menu. Contact annette@alarobrewing.com for availability and information.

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    20th & Capitol Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and parking lots on 20th & Capitol and 19th & Capitol

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • “On Sundays We Brunch”!! Need we say more?

    Multiple dates available
    Slow down this Sunday on our Garden Patios - Enjoy our outdoor patio vibes with Mimosas, Sangrias, Signature Cocktails and Craft Beer made right here while feasting on our amazing Sunday Brunch!⁠ Join Alaro Craft Brewery for Sunday Brunch from 10:30am-2pm
  • Sunday Supper at Alaro!

    Multiple dates available
    Have you heard that Alaro is now open for Sunday Supper? ⁠ We think of it a as the late version of Sunday Brunch!⁠ Make that reservation now and enjoy a long, lazy early evening with friends and family gathered around the table sharing food & drink that’s delicious, comforting, and made with love. ⁠ Check out our instagram for the latest offerings @alarobrewing
  • Wednesday Night Paella on the Patio!

    Multiple dates available
    Join us most Wednesday evening for a unique cultural and culinary experience. Watch Chef Santana create a large paella on our secluded back patio gardens, while being entertained by a very talented Flamenco Guitarist and sometimes even the whole Flamenco troupe of singers and dancers. We rotate the type of Paella each week from Chicken & Chorizo, Mixta, Seafood and specialties. Enjoy our full menu with Tapas, Sangria, Signature Cocktails, Wine, and Craft Beer made right here! Follow us on social media to see what type of Paella and who is performing: @alarobrewing Most Wednesdays from 6-9pm!

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What 355 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for Groups

  • Sacramento

    Good for Groups

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  1. l

    lhberkeley

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious brunch and cocktails. Fresh, interesting ingredients and lovely plating. We've been to Alaro several times and it never disappoints!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Haven't enjoyed service at this level in a very long time. The entire staff was so attentive from the moment we walked in. They have it dialed in and know what team service means! Food and beer were outstanding as a bonus!!! Love love love this place and can't wait to come back.
  3. P

    Pattie

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was delicious. Our group of 5 wanted to try a variety of the Tapas and boy did we. The chips and caramelized onion dip had very crisp fresh chips the only thing I would have liked to see was actual caramelized onion in the dip. The Pulpo was very tasty and was gone in seconds :) We also had the pork cheek and wished there had been a bit more pork there were maybe three small pieces but very tasty. Papas Bravas was very delicious, crisp potatoes and wonderful sauce. The service was wonderful and friendly, I read in other reviews that some had encountered bougie staff but not my experience. The back patio was beautiful I recommend that area the most. We all plan to return on a Wednesday for live music and paella.
  4. JB

    JackieBrown

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beer and food were absolutely delicious. With a fantastic front and back patio, I highly recommend Alaro.
  5. JB

    JoanieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG I never knew a grilled cheese sandwich could taste so good! Veggie tacos were delicious also. Enjoyed them with a Pilsner! 😉
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had our puppy so we made a reservation on the patio. We got in the back section of table on the patio which was perfect. The patio was beautiful and the food and drinks were great. They brought a bowl of water for the puppy and he had plenty of space to explore without bothering other people. It was a perfect night!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and the back patio is very nice.
  8. MT

    MinnieT

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The octopus is a must-have. Inside was a bit too loud for us, but the patio out front was perfect, we did get forgotten out there for a while (maybe a shift change?) that was rectified quickly and nicely. Seats outside are comfortable.
  9. BM

    BobM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not the largest menu, but the food is always excellent. Service is quick and attentive. The beer selection is broad enough for most tastes, and always of superior quality.
  10. AI

    AdventuresInDining

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really relaxed and comfortable. Our server was engaging, attentive and responsive. He also did not smother us. It was perfect.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We have been to alaro many times and usually have a great experience. We know they are slow but that is usually OK because the food is worth it. This time, they were extra slow, taking 30 minutes from ordering to getting 2/4 entrees and another 5 minutes til the last two were dropped off at our table. The food was lack-luster. A burger ordered to be cooked medium was very well done, dry and chewy. The fish tacos were very bland. It wasn’t the waitresses fault but she also seemed very busy, as many are, and didn’t notice/ask about quality.
  12. KE

    KENM

    Sacramento

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch. Onion dip was the best!! Had the blt, clams and grilled cheese. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Beers are the best. Jonathan , our server was very nice and selected a beer for our guest. He’s the best!!!! Gotta try this place and I hope Jonathan is your server. Forgot to mention, the flight of ice cream sundaes were devoured.
  13. L

    Laurie

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    great staff and very reliably good food - great selection of beer and wines and interesting cocktails.
  14. JA

    JohnA

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Attentive and friendly service. Nice atmosphere. Many drink options in addition to good beer. Interesting Spanish influence on the menu.
  15. AJ

    AJ67

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I was disappointed. Super nice server and hostess but the kitchen was spotty- the food was not great (fish tacos had 1 huge piece of fish that was hard to eat plus an odd cornmeal crust; burger was under seasoned , tomato dip was under salted ) and the food came out erratically. ON the plus side, the beer was excellent and the fried pickles delicious. I would come back for these but not dinner.
  16. RS

    RochelleS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Really liked the beers and cider, but we were not super impressed with the food for the price and serving size. I would go somewhere else if you want a nice dinner or Spanish tapas. However good place for happy hour or beers and service was great.
  17. D

    eDragon

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food & tasty craft beers! Sevice was excellent as well.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A brewery with great beers, great food, a fun vibe and friendly staff. We went for the beer and the interesting menu and had a great evening. They have standard pub fare but we had the Spanish flair food. They had a seafood paella that was outstanding and an elote off the cob that was delicious. Fish tacos had a great flavor profile and were huge!
  19. JH

    JulieH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    They were having a paella special-seafood paella. It was $36. Some of the seafood was deep fried and the rice was tasteless. Tasted like no saffron was added. Totally overpriced and barely any flavor
  20. MP

    MatteoP

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch! Fantastic Food! Fantastic drinks! Fantastic service with Emily! Need I say more???
  21. CQ

    CarolineQ

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love the back patio with the misters! The beer and food were excellent, as was service. Standouts we’re the pulpos and shrimp tapa house specialties, the mixed green salad and the flight of soft serves with inventive toppings, especially (and surprising to us) the vanilla with tangerine oil.
  22. HM

    HeatherM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome, and our waiter was outstanding! We will definitely return!!
  23. TS

    TezraS

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were great! The service was top tier! The music was spot on.
  24. VJ

    VJ071

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to join friends for dinner and beer. Love the Spanish influence to their menu. We'll definitely be returning.
  25. W

    Woffie

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for Tapas!!! Wednesday, was an evening of FLAMENCO! It was great! The special of the evening was Seafood Paella!! The octopus is YUMOLA!!!!!
  26. H

    Hungy1

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alaro does absolutely everything to perfection. This is the way a restaurant should be run. The hostess greeted us with a warm and friendly smile and was super friendly and pleasant. The atmosphere and decor of the space is rustic, yet sophisticated. Now to the important things: the food and beverage. Just outstanding all around. Unique menu items are prepared beautifully and tasted as good as they looked. Great selection of beer and wine (we didn't try any spirits on this visit). The staff was professional and helpful with just the right timing: we weren't rushed, nor were we ignored. We look forward to returning to Alaro soon.
  27. L

    Looking4local

    Hawaii

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both excellent. Fish and chips, fish tacos, and veggie tacos are all highly recommended.
  28. JC

    JamesC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great. The Hogs & Rocks (pork belly and clams) was maybe a little pricey for the product, but the fish & chips made up for it.
  29. J

    Jbbsac

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many options for vegan and vegetarians in addition to a varied menu for meat eaters. Some atypical options with a Spanish slant as well. Enjoyed a pitcher of sangria along with a ver reasonably priced entree. Noise level grew as the evening went on but not too high to converse
  30. T

    Timbo

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had our date nite there last night. And it didn't disappoint. The fried pickles in the aioli is amazing along with the cicerones which are warm and so good. We split the Cuban and the fish and chips. Everything is so good.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, well prepared food, relaxing covered outdoor patio in the rear. Portion sizes of the “bites” menu items are my only pause…an order of seasoned almonds was 2 tablespoons at most. All other items (minus the sandwiches and salads) were similarly small for the price. Size up and charge more.
  32. j

    juliec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We reserved a table on the patio with our dogs and the staff were extremely polite and accommodating. The food and beer were very good and we'll definitely be coming back
  33. DB

    DonnaB

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love the true to style beers here and the interesting food. The wine list is excellent. Keep those Albarinos and cava’s coming.
  34. YS

    YvetteS

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go to place when out of town guests come to visit.
  35. PK

    PeterK

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious drinks, tapas, and entrees. Great service. We’ll be back!
  36. b

    birdman

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were some new beer selections that were outstanding. The craft beer menu is the gourmet's delight. Food, as always, is fresh, unique and gourmet. The menu is not typical pub food. Everything at this place is gourmet quality including the cocktails and wine!
  37. R

    Ryan

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I actually saw Alaro mentioned on the Bacon Fest website, so was excited to see if they had any specials (food or drink) with a bacon inspiration, but was a little disappointed to find out there really wasn’t anything. Still, the fish tacos were really good and we enjoyed the “Frickles” and Chicharonnes (sp?). Their version of a Manhattan was one of the better ones I’ve had & the IPA (can’t remember which) was pretty good as well.
  38. DD

    DebbieD

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely day to eat outside.
  39. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The back patio is where you want to be. Incredible ambience in the city, enjoyed a delicious meal in the fresh air. The blonde ale was delicious. The farro salad was incredible and filled. The fish and chips was a great option to split for the kids. I wasn't too impressed with the Spanish olives ... They were good, but not worth it. The fish tacos had delicious fish but lacked dynamic flavor. It needed more kick from limes, lemons, or a good sriracha aioli. Either way, those issues were minor. We really enjoyed ourselves and will be back.
  40. s

    sharkchow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall I feel the experience was good. Would I go back yes? However, the food value I felt was a little high for what you received. The drinks were great. The service was OK not the best. The kitchen I believe got behind which caused all orders to be backed up. Although the quality of food that came out of the kitchen was overall decent. There is a good selection of vegetarian options which led me to choose this restaurant. All in all, I would go back during a less busy time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alaro Craft Brewery using the Order Online button. Alaro Craft Brewery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 436-7711.

Alaro Craft Brewery is rated 4.7 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Alaro Craft Brewery

2004 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811

Additional information

  • Cross street

    20th & Capitol Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and parking lots on 20th & Capitol and 19th & Capitol

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Santana

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 436-7711

  • Private party facilities

    We offer large format Paella, Tabled Charcuterie and Passed Appetizers for your Private Event. Arrangements can be made for a personalized menu. Contact annette@alarobrewing.com for availability and information.

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