La Mancha
La Mancha

La Mancha

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 9042614646
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
La Mancha reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (23)special occasion (22)romantic (12)notable wine list (10)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Dorothy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    La Mancha was recommended to us by our hotels front desk staff. What a wonderful surprise. The shrimp appetizer in a pablano cream sauce was wonderful. Just the right amount of heat in the sauce. The bread that is served was great to soak up all the sauce!!!! We both ordered the skewers. Mine had 4 large diver scallops with 4 large shrimp and roasted veges. The presentation was picture perfect and the seafood was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. We enjoyed the white sangria. Delicious!!! We could not pass up ending the evening with tres leche. Perfect!!! Our waiter, Damien was superb. Extremely knowledgable about the preparation of the dishes. We enjoyed his service with a smile and will be back. Very Professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LEP1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The exterior of this restaurant does not set expectations well. At first, we thought it was a typical hotel-associated diner given the location on the grounds of the Day's Inn. Glad we checked out on-line reviews first and gave it a chance. We will definitely be back on a future trip to Amelia Island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of a few menu items
    SuchafoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Service was good but disappointed that the first few items I ordered were not available however, the food that we were able to enjoy was delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Waiter/Good food/IDIOT OWNER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Drove 1hr to get there. Found on doubletakedeal.com. We told the waiter b4 ordering we had a $30 DTD. After dinner, I present my DTD on my phone& waiter comes back& said the owner can't accept & we had to find a place to print it. I explained that's not what the DTD said. The owner comes to our table& pretend to read it, saying it says to print. NOW I'M INSULTED b/c he insinuated I can't read! I told him it says that nowhere! I told him if u want a printed copy u should state that on the DTD. He explains his business partner situation/distrusts among them. That's not info u share w/customers! People were walking out the entire time we were there,& we stayed& ate! PRICEY food, yet we spent an additional $72 b/c the food was really good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tapas
    flatoct
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We had an one night stopover at a nearby hotel and enjoyed a wonderful dinner within walking distance. We both had tapas and enjoyed it very much. The owner stopped by several times. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good addition to Fernandina dining
    BayAreaPhoto
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Yummy tapas, inspired sauces, even good sangria, this is a welcome alternative.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Service - Quality Food
    NaplesGuy
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    For a great meal and fantastic service, La Mancha is hard to beat. We enjoyed some authentic cuisine with a real South American flavor. Be sure and try one of the dishes highlighted as traditional fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE IT!!
    foodieforlife12
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This place is awesome!! My husband and I came here for our "date night" and we loved everything!! The live music was relaxing and romantic. Also our server Damien was informative and great at his job!! Last but not least everything we ate was on point from the bread to the dessert! One more thing the sangria is DELICIOUS!! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Islandstranded
    8Well
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Good food and service with a varied menu makes La Mancha one of our local favorites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Over priced food is over cooked
    DavidnRose
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    While the service was courteous and friendly, the $20 Paella Vegetariana and a $10 bowl of the house paella was so over cooked that the shrimp were mush and the chicken was mush in too much rice. The Flan my date had was smooth and sweet. The bill was $59.84 plus tip and we just drink water. We will never go here again.
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  • Good food, pricey
    Lafoodlove
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Traveled to Fernandina Beach for a surprise birthday for my husband. Since he is from Spain I wanted to take him to a Spanish restaurant. La Mancha was recommended. It was well prepared and delicious, though pricey. Though we didn't find true Spanish dishes on the menu, more Portuguese. Our first choice "Espana" was closed for the season so this sufficed very well. The glass of wine I had was truly lovely. The ambience is not so great, we could tell that it was a converted Shoneys or Perkins. We selected the special which is steak and lobster. At $69 it was pricey for the amount of food and the type of food it was. It was fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • datenight
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    food was FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! price was right. service was great. can not wait to go back!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Excellent Service
    SushiLover
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our server (I wish I could remember his name!) was amazing! He was funny, charming, and attentive to our table. The food was also very good. I started with a glass of wine and the Scallops Mondragon. The scallops were tender and cooked perfectly, while the roasted poblano pepper sauce provided a great balance of savory spice. I chose the Salmon Isabella for my entree. The Grilled fillet of Alaskan salmon was served over arugula, diced tomato, and topped with a special caponata. It was good; however, I wish I would have asked if it included olives, because that the one food I really don't like. I was able to sift out the olives, and overall, it was a tasty dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LucyVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Fun, friendly atmosphere. Johnathan our server was excellent!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bjmdVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    La Mancha is consistent, food is always good and the service is outstanding. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Viva La Mancha
    Dougdog
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent food, friendly service
    DiBi
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great again
    JohnawcVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great meal at LaMancha
    BobG
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • regular visitor
    RonandLynda
    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..
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come Hungry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    FamilyTraveler1
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great Food! Great Service! Friendly environment. We had the Paella, Sea Bass and Snapper. All were extremely tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Larr
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible experience
    Midwestcouple
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ronald
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm a chef and restaurant manager
    ChefC
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and service were amazing. It's been a long time since I was overwhelmed by great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy, fun dining
    greatfoodfan
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Dinner.
    Emerson81
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Fernandina Beach
    TomT
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    SbrbnCouple
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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
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  • Perfect experience
    Jimbo
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special was fantastic!
    JCantu1981
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 184 reviews are from the La Mancha reviews archive.
  • Wonderful
    Trish
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Everything was delicious--the lamb meatballs, the mussels, the entrees--shrimp and scallops and the paella. The music was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in the neighborhood
    DinnerForTwo
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Momoffour
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It was just ok. Won't be back, not worth the price.
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  • Spanish/Brazilian Gem
    DocKaren
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Come Hungry
    JohnawcVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiffany
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.