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Espana Restaurant & Tapas

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22 S 4th St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4272 (Centre Street)
+1 904-261-7700
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had reservations and was seated immediately. Very small quaint place. We ordered the Portuguese fishermans stew. It was amazing. We highly recommend. Service was excellent as well. Will definitely go back.

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Thank Berges1
Fort Myers, Florida
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Spanish restaurant with many choices for individuals or couples to share. Nice little courtyard, outstanding service as well as with knowledge of the food an explaining the different dishes. Restaurant is small make reservations open only for dinner.

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Thank SeniorRW
Flagler Beach, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reservations advised. Wonderful food. Good wine. Great service (Scott) did great job. Maybe get some newer Gypsy Kings music.....;) Just kidding, love the Kings.

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Thank Larry B
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing meal there tonight, everything was delicious. Both filet dishes were incredible and cooked perfectly, escargot was amazing! Will be on our list of to dos when we visit again in the future!

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Thank danielle s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make a reservation. Showed up in middle of cold March day thinking it be ready to get a table. Wrong. We were seated outside due to they are out of room in the dining room. That is when magic happens. The atmosphere is amazing. Love the garden. Love the 2 waiters that took care of us. Food is amazing too.... More 

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Thank chiontheroad
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year when I'm in Amelia I make a point to go to Espana at least once per trip. Food is always terrific. This time I ordered off the specials menu. Table shared mushroom ravioli and poached octopus salad. My main was the black bass. All were first rate. Espana has mostly spanish wines. If you're not familiar with them,... More 

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Thank Rogerwilco123
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has become our "Go to" restaurant on the island when we have company and want things to be perfect. From the calamari steak to escargot, from the multiple possibilities for shrimp, to the preparation of local fish, Espana never disappoints. The service is good, the ambiance pleasant, and, in good weather, quite lovely in an outside garden.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all had fish - grouper, rockfish, or sea bass, and the meals were all very good. The restaurant is quite noisy and the tables are pretty close together, detracting from the dining experience.

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Thank mejehn
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has great choices and service! Sometimes hard to get a reservation so book quickly. You won't be disappointed!

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Thank ddurel
Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eating at Espana several times and it is always been one of the best restaurants in Fernandina Beach. good service ,wonderful food a pretty good wine list and a nice atmosphere .I enjoy it every time I've been here

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 S 4th St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4272
    (Centre Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-261-7700
Description
The traditional flavors of Spain and Portugal are highlighted in all our dishes here in the heart of historic Fernandina Beach. Sip on homemade Sangria or enjoy a glass of wine from a list of hand picked selections (International and Californian). Choose from a menu of hot and cold tapas, "just caught" fish or meat entrees including the national dish of Spain, Paella. You can choose to dine in our cozy main dining room, bright enclosed patio dining room or lush garden dining area which is open generally Thursday - Sunday and weather permitting :) Chef Roberto is a second generation restaurateur, with over 28 years experience. He endeavors to make your evening a memorable one by bringing both his own family recipes, and inspiration from trips to Spain and Portugal for you to savor and enjoy. Family owned and operated since 2004. The Original on Amelia Island!

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