Aventura restaurant was sparked from a creative journey to Barcelona, Spain, where Sava Lelcaj took her team to experience the flavors, art, and lifestyle of Cataluña, one of Spain's most culturally diverse regions. From pyrotechnic performances of flare at the bar to the beautifully-designed spaces, Aventura's atmosphere exudes a spirit of adventure. Experience a modern spin on tapas style dining in the heart of Downtown Ann Arbor.
Aventura brings Spanish flavor and flair to life! Breathing life into one of Ann Arbor’s oldest downtown buildings, Aventura features rustic brick arches, original stonework, and a sleek diamond-white bar top. With a full array of Spanish wines, exotic cocktails, and fusion tapas, Aventura can provide a thrill for any palate. Whether you seek a cozy night out with a loved one or are looking to spice up your nightlife, come enjoy the sights, the sounds, and the experience of a modern Spanish tapas bar.
At Aventura, we have three exclusive spaces designed for the most intimate of gatherings. For more information and to book your next private event, click here.
Our full-service bar is a main attraction. And from house made gin & tonics to a fantastic selection of over 30 Spanish wines, our bar has something for everyone.
Tapas-style dining is about connecting through eating. It is about coming together as friends and family around a table, sharing in the joys of food, drink, conversation, and laughter. Our dishes are designed for sharing, from bite-sized croquettes to a suckling pig for the table.
Originally from Valencia, Spain, Chef Cob brings with him passion, excellence and over 25 years of experience. "One of the 15 Most influential Chefs in Spain" and "Ambassador of the Paella" are just a couple of the awards this Top Chef has received over the years.
Raúl began his career in Valencia, where he mastered his technique and proceeded to open his own restaurant, El Cabanyal, which quickly gained fame as one of the best places to find fish, seafood, and paella in the area.
Chef Cob is most famous for his incredibly delicious Paella (one of the extraordinary dishes in Spanish Cuisine) and was recently awarded ‘Best Chef’ by Wikipaella, an organization dedicated to the recognition and promotion of the authentic paella.
Raul is a chef committed to Spanish gastronomy and the Mediterranean diet and is passionate about using locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients; adapting his cuisine to local flavors and products.
Chef Raúl is enthusiastic about providing the best in Spanish gastronomy while showcasing food from his own culture and heart. His energy is friendly and inspiring, and we are delighted to have him leading our culinary program.
At Aventura, we have beautiful and unique private dining spaces designed for the most memorable of gatherings. For more information or to contact us about your next private event, SEE OUR PRIVATE DINING SECTION.