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For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
8:30 PM
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España Restaurant of Amelia Island

4.7
1845 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Savor the traditional flavors of Spain and Portugal in the heart of downtown 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 entree including the national dish of Spain, Paella. Complete your España experience with some homemade desert. You can choose to dine in our cozy main dining room, bright enclosed patio dining room or lush garden dining which is generally open Thursday - Sunday and weather permitting :) Let us make your trip to España a memorable one.

Family owned and operated since 2004. The original on Amelia Island!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Portuguese
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday
First sitting: 5:00
Last sitting: 9:30
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Phone number
(904) 261-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Roberto Pestana
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Private party facilities
Either of our two dining rooms are available for private groups.
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Private party contact
Marina: (904) 321-7693
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Catering
Various catering options are available to suit all budgets. Our Paella Party is very popular, which includes a cooking demonstration.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Centre Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We always love Espana. The Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew is one of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten. Their tapas and fresh seafood entrees are also fantastic. The service is outstanding! It’s always a pleasure to see Marina and Roberto. Make your reservation and get ready for a great dining experience!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

A must place to have dinner when on Amelia Island.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Had a good meal with large shrimp (best), scallops (good) and grouper (good), good paced service and wine selection, a good value dining experience

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Lovely little restaurant that is authentic. Reservation was promptly honored. Service was also prompt. Both of us had paella but of different varieties. Both were delicious. We also both had dessert which was outstanding. I had the tiramisu and my husband had the tres leche cake. Both were amazing. Completely enjoyable dinner. Prices were very reasonable. Would go again

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. The staff and service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent choice for a local restaurant in Amelia Island.
Must make reservations, as it was VERY busy.
Wish we would've known there was outside dining which was much more romantic!
The food was very good and authentic.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were on vacation and celebrating our wedding anniversary. I noted that when I made the reservations and was pleasantly surprised with two glasses of champagne when we were first seated wishing us a happy anniversary. My husband and I shared a pitcher of sangria, an appetizer for of calamari and the Paella Rustica - all were very good and enough food for the two of us. Would recommend this quaint restaurant and would return.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

As always, España continues to exceed expectations. Fabulous seafood and the largest mussels we have ever had! Truly a gem!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I have been to Espana more times than I can count. Always outstanding, courtesy abounds, and very professional and knowledgeable staff. The food is sublime, and prepared thoughtfully. I HAVE NEVER HAD BAD SERVICE OR FOOD..Ok I made my point...go eat there, and enjoy.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was absolutely Amazing! We have been going to this restaurant since they opened! Finally moved to the island and plan to frequent this restaurant on a regular basis! Love every thing they offer! The Sangria is to die for! The fish is fresh! The Paella is amazing! Roberto and his wife are genuine!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We have a tendency to get the chefs special and it NEVER DISAPPOINTS! Justin was a fabulous server who chose the wine for us, the owner came to our table to check on us. It was an awesome meal and experience! This is our favorite restaurant!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Overall the food was good....except the bread...terrible...especially for a spanish restaur

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food and service.Authenic Spanish food and tapas.Good Spanish wine.Lived it!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I have eaten Spanish cuisine all over North America and Espana in Fernandina Beach is hands' down the BEST. We ate there twice in one week, once as a date night and a second night as a group of 24. Omar, our server, was amazing. There is not a bad dish on menu; we tried almost everything. And, yes, there is supposed to be a crust on the bottom of the paella! This kitchen could teach Jose Andres a thing or two....I know, I've tried his Paella too. Great for Gluten Free, thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our favorite restaurant on Amelia Island!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent as always, 1st choice in the area every trip.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was amazing. Sangria was excellent. Service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I’ve been here multiple times and we took a group 6. We were able to sit outside which positively added to the experience. Service was superior! As always food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Espana is one of my favorite restaurants on and off the island. The specials are always fabulous. Just don't wait too late to make a reservation!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This was our final night on the island when we always have a last dinner with two great friends. It was the second visit with Espana within two weeks. Our table this time was not as good as the first. The room had two other groups, both of 8, so the noise level was loud. We shared the Paella as well as had two other tapas. The wait person was slow to arrive. But, we know the place can be and is much better than on this visit. Sorry we could not hear well and that spoiled somewhat our final evening. But, we know the food is always good and inventive, so we will return to Espana when we return to the island in the fall.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Espana is not only my favorite restaurant on Amelia island, it's one of my favorite anywhere. Amelia has the beach, the pool, shopping, and Espana.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Espana is easily one of the best restaurants in Fernandina. The food is always amazing and the staff are exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Espana in Fernandina Beach. The atmosphere was perfect. The service was great. The food was delicious! I recommend the Paella. We shared an order of Flan for dessert. Yum!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Good tapas with some different variations on Spanish food.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

A very enjoyable evening. Noise is modest and the delivery and enjoyment of each tapas selection tends to create a leisurely pace to enjoy both conversation and the food and drinks.
Empanadas were the highlight of the three tapas we ordered. Bread was enjoyable and so was the house Sangria, available with white or red wine. Charming outside dining patio at the back of the restaurant when weather is good. Less suitable for families, I would think, because of price and small, individual tapas dishes rather than large portions to share with children.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food & service were excellent. Location fits in well with the area

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Amazing food at great prices. Paella was well worth it. No kid menu but the chef had a lot of kid friendly options for us.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had tapas and wine. We went with the recommendations of our waiter. Great recommendations. The outside seating area is very nice as well as inside. Very good Sangria!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Disappointed. This was our third dinner in Fernandina Beach this week and we were expecting great things after an amazing dinner at Burlingame and a very good dinner at Joe's Bistro. Service was poor, and the food was just ok. Definitely don't recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Once again the food was some of the best on the island. The fish was very well prepared and very fresh.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our second visit in two weeks. We love the paella here. Service was remarkably good considering how busy they were on a Friday night.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Fantastic! Food authentic - staff well trained. Got in by chance one night while on vacation and knew we just had to get back again. 2 of our best meals.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Seafood dishes were extraordinary. While delicious, the fisherman s stew had a bit of pepper heat that in my hot pepper lifestyle was mild but as a dish to be shared was a tiny bit sharp for the Midwestern palate. Not that the recipe should be changed one iota just a warning for the timid. The other seafood dishes we ordered were fantastic as well. Worth a repeat visit.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

As always a fantastic meal. The service was Top Shelf and the tapas and Snapper special were excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had 5 different Tapas plates and we loved it. Great food here.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My wife had the special Grouper and said it was the best meal of the 5 we have had in
Amelia Island. I had the traditional Spanish all meet dish with rice and enjoyed it.
Very attentive service.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We loved Espana! Wonderful authentic Spanish & Portuguese cuisine. We were a group of 3 ladies, 2 sisters celebrating our moms birthday. We had a wonderful waitress that was so helpful. The bread & balsamic was so delicious. We ordered a few tapas & shared a Paella. the angry potatoes were unbelievable! The calamari was so light and yummy. Everything was incredibly homey, delicious and authentic. We would definitely be back again - we tried to go back the next the next night but it was full! Next trip!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Enjoyed a selection of many of the tapas as well as sangria and a fabulous bottle of wine from Portugal.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

3/23/2018 7:15 Reservation. Seated Promptly

Everything from start to finish was 5 Star !
Omar, our waiter had excellent knowledge of the menu and made an alluring offer of the specials for the evening.
The Sangria Salad and the Spanish Blue Cheese salad were both delicious.
We had tapas of Curry Shrimp, Duck Confi Empanadas and Seared Calamari Steak.
All three dishes were Spot On!
The Calamari Steak was super tender and may have been one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.
My entree was a Beef Filet cooked Rare and smothered with Spanish Blue Cheese Sauce.
OMG This was absolutely fabulous.
Desert was Tres Leches Cake and it also was top notch.

Chef Roberto has one of the best Spanish Restaurants I have ever been too.

Rick Sterba

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This was our 3rd visit in the last year. It's interesting and certain dishes are far better than others. Wine and beer only, but that's OK. Just need to know if you're looking for a cocktail.

This time the server seemed preoccupied. He knew his stuff but it appeared he had too many tables to work.

Try it and see if you like it. Its good food, we're just not as thrilled as some of the reviews we've read.

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