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“Perfect Evening”

Espana Restaurant & Tapas
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Price range: US$0 - US$30
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Centre Street
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!
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

My wife and I enjoyed the most wonderful anniversary with the staff at Espana. we were treated like family and service and food were outstanding! The escargot was perfect as I tricked my wife to taste one. She would not have if she would have know what the were. She is now a big fan. The freshness of the fish, shrimp and scallops speaks for itself. Thank you so much to the owner and staff of the jewel of Fernandina!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Athens, Georgia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superb meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We weren't familiar with Espana when we walked in uninformed. The food was excellent! Great service, too. It might be missed because it's not downtown. Well worth the drive over to Sadler Road!

Visited May 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great evening with friends!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Recently picked Espana to enjoy our last night with friends moving to CA. What a great choice! Food was excellent....trio of cobia/shrimp/scallop was to die for. Had a fun server who took excellent care of us. Perfect way to see off our friends. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“My favorite Spanish restaurant of all time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

My husband, two sons and I enjoyed a fantastic meal here in March 2014. Two of us are gluten free and there were several delicious options for us. Highly recommended!

  • Visited March 2014
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Valdosta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Wonderful Meal and Wonderful Evening!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Sat outside for the first time on a beautiful summer evening. We were seated with a fair number of others outside about the same time, so the only glitch was that it took a while for the waiter to arrive. Actually, our experience was that the outside seating is much quieter than sitting inside when it is crowded. But after he did, things moved along nicely. Great meal and excellent service and a wonderful evening.

We shared a Mediterraneo (fresh Mozzarella and tomato slices) which was just about perfect. Each of us ordered two tapas. My wife had Tortilla Espanola(spanish Potato Crust Less Quiche)
and Picadinho (pork Tenderloin); she reported them both as excellent. I have to agreed since I tasted each of them too. I had Gambas Al Ajillo(shrimp In Garlic Sauce ) and the Entremes (spanish Antipasto) and both were excellent too!!!!

We seldom do desserts in downtown Fernandina restaurants because we almost always walk over to Fantastic Fudge on Centre Street for ice creme......as we did last night: the end of a perfect evening!!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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