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Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar
Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar

Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tomaspain.com
  • Email: fred@tomaspain.com
  • Phone: (813) 223-2831
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am-3:00pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;
    Sundays Brunch 10am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Seafood, Cuban
  • Executive Chef: Maria Castro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Spain Restaurant has catering for every style and size event. No party is to big or to small and will also deliver it for free. See our menus for selections.
  • Entertainment: The Spain Restaurant offer Live Music every Friday and Saturday nights. We also have a monthly Flamenco Show, which is the last Saturday of each month.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Twiggs Street / Madison Street
  • Public Transit: Downtown Trolly available
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter parking on street available and 3 public parking lots in our vicinity.
A word from Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar
Enjoy Mediterranean atmosphere in Tampa’s most unique, modern, urban setting complimented by excellent authentic Spanish cuisine at affordable prices. Just blocks around the corner from Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and the Tampa Theater, the Spain Restaurant and Toma Tapas Bar is the perfect place to be before or after a show. We offer Live Music every Friday and Saturday nights.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Spain is always a great choice for excellent food and live Spanish music. The Flamenco show should not be missed!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent food choice. The tapas are very well sized. Very attentive wait staff."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I must have one word --- amazing!!! Even though they were very busy the staff was attentive, the food was awesome, and the atmosphere perfect!! We even returned the next night!!! If you are going you must try the red sangria and stick to the amazing tapas menu. It's not just dinner-- it's an experience!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Very pleasant dining experience. I have dined there several times and have always been pleased with food and service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service was friendly and very attentive. Food was excellent. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food is great and service good. My only complaint is that the music makes it difficult to talk to your dinner companions."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Open Table made it very easy to find a restaurant and book a table close to our after dinner plans. When we arrived for our reservation the hostesses (2) didn't welcome us or smile. One just asked, "Do you have a reservation?" I promptly said, "Yes, I made the reservation through Open Table and provided them with our name. Still no smile or "Welcome to Toma". We requested a different table from the one she wanted to seat us, which seemed to annoy her. From there the server and service was very slow. Food was bland and not what we were expecting for Tapas/small plate food dining experience. We sat for quite a while with empty glasses during the whole 'process'. We would not bother to eat at Toma again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The evening I was there (with 2 customers), business was slow I guess since it was a Thursday night. Service was excellent, waitstaff didn't rush us to order so we could talk over cocktails. Food was well great and a Toma Bar style is perfect to share food and get closer to the customer. The lighting was a bit bright and the table/chairs were ok but nothing fancy. YES I would return."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The night we dined at Spain, it was busy because of activities in the downtown area. Apparently our waiter was somewhat new; he didn't know the menu at all. He brought our check without even asking about coffee or dessert. He was pleasant enough, but definitely not up to par."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The music wa good, but too loud for the space. Good food in downtown."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We chose to go here because it was close to our hotel but were pleasantly surprised to see a wonderful Spanish guitar player for at least 20 minutes. That doesn't make for easy conversation but he wasn't overly loud. My husband's paella was rather bland but acceptable but the fact that I can't remember what I ate says something. The place was totally full and there was a nice vibe in the house, partly due to the great music. I would return but would ask that my food be properly spiced."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A restaurant full of Too's! Too crowded! Too many patrons at one time with other patrons knocking into me every time they moved or stood up. Too many waiters un-trainned, and bumping into me as they tried to navigate arond tables. Too many items fallen. Too noisey! Food was average, not exciting, and was served cold. We did not stay for desert because our reservation effort, became too much to enjoy. Music was very good! Ambeience was very dated, a late 1960 stark white with plastic stacking chairs! Just not what I had expected. Sorry, but I would not reccommend or return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We spent Valentine's Day evening at the this very nicely decorated restaurant (they had a single red rose on each table) and had a fine meal and enjoyable time. If there is one negative, it was the food came out too quickly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Sangria, Tapas & Entrees are flavorful and delicious. Table service needs improvement. Great downtown location."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for NYE celebration Dinner and Flamingo dance show, food was great, show very energetic with great music and dance. My husband is handicap and in an electric scooter, they paid particular attention to his special needs and the owners personally took care of him, this made him feel very welcome and not troublesome. Perfect evening. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I was really looking forward to eating here because the owners are from the region of Spain from which my family comes from. I suppose my first hint should have been that there was only one other table with anyone seated when we came in. The hostess seemed rather nonplussed about our presence, and the server got our order wrong a couple of times. We were also served some items too fast, others too slowly. Food was either overcooked, bland, or not what was expected. (Crema Catalan was too thick, Filete Salteado looked and tasted more like a wok-cooked dish, cochinillo overcooked.) Appetizers and Sangria was good, as was the bread (but they only gave us one piece per person with no refill.) Not a horrible experience but I won't return."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Headed to the Straz for a show. A great restaurant within walking distance. Work the tapas menu and have as much or as little as you want. Wash it down with a lovely sangria."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We were celebrating my birthday and wanted to try some place new before going to the STRAZ to see "Book of Mormon." Spain was a good choice, however our server wasn't attentive at all and we had to rush our dinner in order to get to the show on time. Guess I can't give an objective review based on our experience that night."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Loved this quiet little gem. Tapas wonderful. Music perfect. Sangria excellent. Frequent flyer to SPAIN."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The food was very good and the menu had a number of items that we wanted to try. Unfortunately, the server, even though very nice, was inattentive. The salad came without the dressing and I had to ask twice for butter. It took a very long time to be served. even though the restaurant was not at all crowded. The wine list had a nice variety, but the red wine was served much too warm. I would have had a second glass but the waitress said all of the reds were the same temperature."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "The all white atmosphere was too stark to give a cozy feel. My seafood casserole was delicious, more rolls would have been a nice touch to mop up the wonderful sauce. I could've asked for more, but I didn't. My husband's calamari was frozen rather than fresh, and the chorizo was bland. The sangria was pretty much tasteless too. I will say, though, our waitress was very attentive. We'll not be going back."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Most of the items on the menu are unique to truly Spanish cuisine as opposed to many others dining spots in Tampa that offer more Cuban oriented dishes."
    Dined on 10/29/2013