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La Mancha
La Mancha

La Mancha Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (904) 261-4646
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Willys Assis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dairy Queen
  • Parking: Private Lot
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Diner Reviews
  • "Fun, friendly atmosphere. Johnathan our server was excellent!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Had dinner there with another couple. Large portions good for splitting. Wifey and I had a calamari salad that was huge and excellent! We split the Grouper with habenero sauce that came with two scallops. Divine. Our friends split the snapper dinner which also was excellent. House sangria at $16 for 1/2 a pitcher was a real bargain. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Large enough menu that it was hard to choose. the Del Rey skewered shrimp and chorizo was perfectly done and I loved the sides. The potato salad was great!Will return here on another visit to Amelia Island"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "This is our fifth or sixth trip to La Mancha. The food is always excellent. One caution, the entrees are large. Tapas are usually the way to go for us (the Tapas are great)."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Went with friends on Friday night. Great service, wonderful Sangria pitcher for the table, bread and salads are tasty. Grilled scallops and shrimp were coded to perfection and so flavorful! Paella was very good as well."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Horrible ribeye...more fat than meat. Wonderful lobster tail. Potatoes not done. Plaintains excellent. Ordered Ceasar salad..only got wilted lettuce on board. Rice good....Served too quick. Extremely disappointed. Was NOT a pleasant dining experience. Will be awhile before we return.."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Large platters to share is the theme of La Mancha and the food is very good quality and flavorful. We got the steak and chicken platter for 2 that we shared with 3 and took home leftovers. It comes with a salad, beans and rice, plantains and some other goodies - go to yelp to see photos. We did however order appetizers and they were fantastic; fried goat cheese and beat chips over greens and with mango vinaigrette and the calamari and oyster (fried) with marinara. Both great choices but when the large platter arrived we probably didn't appreciate as much as when we first sat down - so - go easy on the appetizers and bread!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great Food! Great Service! Friendly environment. We had the Paella, Sea Bass and Snapper. All were extremely tasty!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Walking around downtown shopping we asked some store owners where to eat and they said La Mancha. We decided to give it a try and they were right. La Mancha is not inexpensive but well worth it. The food was very good and so was the Sangara."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food was great, although if your a crab meat fan pass on there's. Nice place, service was just ok. Nice place for a dinner date. Would go again because my husband really enjoyed the steak"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The waiter was nice. That the only good thing we can say. The bread was oddly doughy. The clams were rubbery. The steak was very rare (instead of medium rare) and room temperature in the middle. When we pointed this out, they took it back and apparently "warmed" it in a broiler or something. Ugh. When the crab meatballs arrived, they were actually cold in the middle (I imagine having been frozen and then incompletely thawed and cooked). That was enough. We complained, and the waiter brought his superior who told us no one else had complained about their food that night. We left. Our advice: Don't go."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Exceptional seafood, great service. One of the best restaurants on Amelia island! The Spanish cuisine especially ensalade Greiga is wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food and service were amazing. It's been a long time since I was overwhelmed by great food!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was our second time dining at La Mancha, and I am sure there will be many more. Folks, go there and eat! It's Spanish cooking; if you like that, I am certain that you will love La Mancha. For a light experience, get tapas. Hungry? You've come to the right place! If you have a chance to make a reservation, make sure you make one. It was crowded the first time we went, but people just waited rather than go somewhere else. By the way, you will be amazed that such a large restaurant can make so much excellent food for so many happy diners!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant because of the reviews. But I had terrible service and the food was awful. I really wasted a night of vacation with my family there."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Don't let this the lack of character of La Mancha's building put you off. Inside we found delicious food and a talented guitarist playing Spanish and contemporary music in classical style, which did much to add ambiance and charm. Food was well-prepared and service was prompt."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "There are many fine restaurants in Fernandina Beach, and LaMacha is yet another. Food was well prepared. I had a spicy fish dish that was outstanding. Service was great, staff very knowledgeable about food and wine. We will go back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Saw La Mancha as a top rated Amelia Island / Fernandina Beach restaurant on TripAdvisor, but we found the food to be very disappointing. I would not recommend La Mancha"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food, terrific service, nice place to share with friends and family. Every dish and every bite has brought rave reviews from our guests we take there. Last night was no exception. Sauces and flavors take us to Fantasy Land! We will continue to enjoy La Mancha for special occasions or just a hungry night out! Clearly deserves to be in the top 5 restaurants in Fernandina."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Made reservations for 6 pm, although it's only necessary for much later. The surf & turf special was fabulous! Grilled lobster tail & prime rib for two! Even the sangria was well done. This place may not have the "location" however the food is far superior. Highly recommend, can't wait to return!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Everything was delicious--the lamb meatballs, the mussels, the entrees--shrimp and scallops and the paella. The music was a nice touch."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We have gone quite a few times and we always have a great time. The best service on the island. Fried goat cheese salad is delicious."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It was just ok. Won't be back, not worth the price."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant on our recent visit to Amelia Island. The menu is comprehensive and outstanding. Many seafood options as you would expect at the beach, as well as Brazilian themed meat entrees. Portions are huge and prices are good, especially for a resort area restaurant. The live acoustic Brazilian music added a nice ambiance. Paella, sangria and tres leches cake, mmmm."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is our third trip to La Mancha. The food is consistently excellent. If you like lamb, their lamb ball appetizer is outstanding. Make sure that you ask about the size of the tapas. Some are very large and are certainly enough for more than two people. The cheeses that are used are really high quality and they are prepared very nicely. The paella which my wife had is HUGE so be prepared."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Sad to see there weren't a lot of people there, but it was 830p on a Sunday night. Amazing food, great live Spanish guitarists, and fantastic service."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service. My wife and I had seafood, which was fresh and very well prepared. The waiter Josue was competent and friendly."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service outstanding. The owner transformed an old Shoney's into a must stop for dinner at the beach."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I expected better Spanish food, based on reviews and notable chef. The food (paella) was nothing special. It was average. The service was not attentive at all, but fulfilled the needs of a typical large restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent; is quickly becoming our favorite on the island!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Had a great time, the waiter Johnny was amazing! The food was outstanding. We were their for our anniversary."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Two of us had the Tortilla Flamenca, Mussarela de Bufala (only downside: the basil was pretty wilted), Scallops Mondragon-fabulous; Almondegas de Carneiro (on the dry side, but extremely flavorful - no color, very drab; Snapper a la Dulcinea (fabulous). There was a small mix-up about whose table we were and a longish wait to order, but the owner caught it and asked the waiter to serve us complimentary desserts. Our waiter didn't ask what we'd like and just plopped a flan (great!) down in the middle of the table with two spoons. Nothing heinous, but it stood out to me as someone who had spent over 20 years in the B&B/restaurant/catering/bar business. None of the little hiccups would stop me from recommending La Mancha to everyone!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Excellent steak! fabulous fish! Exceptional menu! How to choose?? You won't be disappointed ! Varied choices , great food. I would and have gone back! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Have seen a busy lot when I have been in town. Had wanted to try it, and not disappointed. The food was GREAT!!! Would highly recommend it. Just be sure to make reservations like I did."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food at La Mancha is without a doubt the best I've had on the island. There were 5 of us and we all got a different dish. No one was disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "An unusual menu for sea side Florida , but the Tapas work and are a welcome change from the usual menu fare . A try to appear Mediterranean doesn't really work , but a pleasant dining experience non the less ."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Excellent food. Great flamenco guitar music during dinner, toe taping music. Paella with very good side salad. Try the luscious lemon cake! We will return there again this year when we return in Fall."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We decided to order one of the house specialities which was supposed to contain mussels, clams, octopus, shrimp, and fish. The dish was delivered to the table without fish or octopus and our waiter needed to bring the management to the table for him to see that there was indeed no fish or octopus. He stated that the cook had failed to put everything in the dish and the missing ingredients were delivered to the table about 10 minutes later. On a previous visit we took out of town guests and ordered a variety of tapas. One of the tapas arrived within the first 30 minutes but we waited two hours for the rest of our meal before we finally just gave up. The excuse was that a large party was being served in another room. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food and service were both great. The ambience was wonderful as well. The only thing better would have been outdoor seating, but there would not be much of a view. Would definitely eat here again when in town."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Wonderful selection of tapas with delectable sauces. Quite a culinary delight."
    Dined on 5/14/2014