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“Delicious”

Espana Restaurant & Tapas
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$30
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, 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!
Atlanta
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We enjoyed many dishes here including wonderful empanadas and fish that were all delicious. It is a very lively place with the close quarters adding to the ambiance.

  • Visited June 2014
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Tucked away gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

While on vacation we dined here with another couple. Cute/cozy atmosphere; outdoor dining available. Service was good.

Funny thing, I didn't really like any of my food but I loved my husbands dishes and the Sangria was great!!!! I would definitely go back and try other dishes.

  • Visited June 2014
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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food friendly owner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

The place was great. The owner stopped by to check on us. We had paella, which is my favorite dish ever. Not the best I ever had but close. It was packed. Make a reservation! We sat on back patio which was lovely but a little warm this week.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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66 reviews
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“A real, authentically Spanish Tapas treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

We spent our anniversary here recently-and couldn;t have been pleased more! the food was excellent-both tapas and seafood dishes. Service attentive and friendly yet casual and not overbrearing. The wine list is quite good with emphasis, as it should be on Spanish wines. We had an excellent flounder along with a nice Albarino wine; tapas and salads included escargot, salad with typical Jamon Serrano and Manchego cheese, a bowl of marinated assorted olives (a typical Spanish touch). They honored us with some nice sparkling wine and even a taste of wonderful Pedro Jimenez Spanish dessert wine.While true to its ethnic character, this fine place takes good advantage of the great, fresh local seafoods.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Pickbent
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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179 reviews
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“First time on a whim; second time for a return engagement”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

We stuck with tapas selections across both visits. Our first was on a whim; and while the place was packed with a large party, we got a couple seats at the bar (only 4 chairs total at the bar, so it's small). We had great service; and a decent bottle of white wine for a fair price. Tapas selections were perfect.

Our second trip was planned a little better, we had a reservation for outdoor dining. The rear patio is small; and quiet; and still enjoys top notch service. From the street; this restaurant looks tiny; but it's fairly deep, and can hold a crowd, so it's a little noisy. The rear patio was perfect. These meals were perfect as well. Reviews here; are almost universally high; and well deserved. This was our best dining experience in Fernandina Beach.

One positive point: when the owner is visible and engaged with patrons, this means a lot.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Gary L
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