A hidden secret
This place looks like nothing from the outside but never judge a book by its cover. Food is terrific and the ambiance is Great. . . A unique menu and can even make it to order. Music was a lovely added touch and service was perfect. Tapas and wine for anyone who wants food and fun with conversation
2/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Didn't enjoy the live (loud)
Didn't enjoy the live (loud) music, but the food was great
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is just so good, i'll
Food is just so good, i'll keep coming back for more
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Real Treat
The service was outstanding with the owner checking in on us several times to make sure they were doing their best. The food was flavorful and delicious. The wine was great. A great place, especially if you are looking for something different.
3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Hearty atmosphere.
Good food. Hearty atmosphere. Hands-on and knowledgeable owner. Have been there 3x and will go back for more. Try the Spanish wines; some are better than you'd think and priced right... they're not big Cali-cabs, but they're perfect with the meal. Excellent service.
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic tapas experience!
If you're into tapas...this is the place to go. From the time you walk through the door, the owner and staff are very attentive offering their recommendations on menu items and specials. Nice selection...reasonably priced wine list. Give it a try!
5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Spanish Food
Went there Friday Night, we have been looking forward to trying this place after our trip to Spain last year…The food here was great! In some cases better then what we had in Spain.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be revisiting again!
Our party of 4 went on an early Saurday night reservation. We were warmly greeted and were seated immediately. The complete male staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. We ordered a cheese and ham plate to start which was terrific. They have a sheeps milk cheese selection which is aged at different lengths that is fantastic. Our table ordered Paella, a house specialty, which was tasty and an equal mix of meats and fish.. A must try for Pealla lovers! Dessert was also a real treat, rice pudding is served warm and it is fantastic, as is the Creme brûlée! I look forward to visiting Espana Tapas again. A great restaurant with great food!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local tapas
Great tapas reasonably priced. Service can't be better. The owner makes sure everything is perfect. The garlic chicken is worth the trip alone.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really geat food.
Great place for great food. The owner roams around making sure that all is well. Good service. Good atmosphere. Great food. The croquettes wre astounding. Thin crunch on the ouitside and creamy smooth on the inside. Excellent.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing but simple true Spanish tapas, as it was originally in visioned . Some weak spots but a thoroughly enjoyably dining experience......
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small plates of Spanish love.
I felt like I was back in Spain at Espana. The tapas are delicious, well paired and generous. The staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything that we needed. I can't wait to go back again!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The real deal
Making the story short: I am from Spain, and I amb VERY happy about having find this restaurant in Saint James, nearby my new job. This is the real deal, this is what you would eat in a typical bar in Spain. It brought me home. Julio, the owner, is a really nice guy and the prices are very good.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved Espana, the service was charming.The white Sangria was fabulous!!! The menu was varied and the food was fantastic. Had the Ensalada Manchega, very fresh and a white asparagus salad that was a special that night. I had to try the Serrano ham, I picked the Jamon Serrano con y pan,we also tried the Tortilla Espanola, & the Patatas Bravas all good. We had 5 dishes between 2 people and it was more than enough food. The portions were very generous. The prices are very reasonable.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and great service
Place had very good food selection and specials. Ambience was good with the spanish romantic love songs. The waiter were very friendly and always there to take your orders and any requests made. Overall a good experience to eat here for dinner. The menu specials was very good and so were the tapas' .
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening out
The service made the meal go from great to exceptional. We couldn't get over the attention to detail and generosity. With a delicious dinner to boot!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the White Anchovies
Loved the White Anchovies in particular. Owner was on hand and was very helpful explaining the menu.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic all around
The service and food are impeccable. Love the atmosphere. Need to go to this restaurant way more often.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Tapas and more
Great Spanish cuisine- tapas, paella, etc. Julio and his team make you feel welcome and special.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Espana and it won't be the last! We enjoyed every plate. The grilled calamari was so tender and delicious! Everything was just soooo good!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The manager or possibly owner
The manager or possibly owner sat us at nice quiet table because a large family was having a loud get together. He made sure we were happy with the table and checked up on us. The waiter was wonderful and helpful in choosing what to order. The food was delicious and the wine was excellent. We will be going back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Third time back!
We've been back three times in the last month. The food is consistent and delicious! Servers are friendly and polite! Great find!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good! Haven't had a bad meal yet! Enjoy!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Espana is grandioso!
This was our 2nd time here & this time we especially came for the Flamenco Dancers. Pair a great show with the wonderful food, fine wines & great service & what you get is an absolutely wonderful dining experience. Get on this restaurant's email list because they have all kinds of great offers for both food & entertainment. They have a great variety of food & wines & their servers really know their craft. The proprietor always greets everyone & ensures you are having the best time. Don't let the small front facade & minimal parking fool you; there is plenty of rear parking & a very nice rear entrance, plus they have an additional dining room with doors from the main room. We've told everyone how great Espana is & now you know too!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Parents Loved It!
We took my in-laws for dinner - they have never been there before. They absolutely loved it! They were trying to figure out who they could bring there and have lunch. Looks like you're going to have new "regulars" Julio!
Always good - haven't been disappointed yet! Enjoy!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great! service was attentive, we will be coming back!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Location
The food was incredible! The last time I had Tapas was in Spain several years ago and this place reminded me of how good it was. The food was excellent, the staff was very attentive and the price was not bad. I am 46 and just started dating again and this was a perfect place to do it. Quiet so that you could have a great conversation but they have enough room between tables that you were not cramped and you could not hear other people’s conversations. I will definitely go here again!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food and amazing service
We went to celebrate my husband's birthday, and I couldn't have asked for a better choice. The food and service were equally superb.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food great service
It was our first time here and the wait staff was very helpful in guiding us in ordering. Food was very good, paella was excellent. We will definitely go back.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A taste of Spain
Always excellent food and service. The owner comes around to make sure all is well
We like to get tapas, many of them, to share. The cheese and meat platter is spectacular. Everyone loves the empanadas, meatballs and the chorizo. I always get their tortilla espanola which tastes homemade
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM