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  1. Distance: 1.29mi
  2. Distance: 1.85mi
  3. Distance: 2.13mi
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About Espana Tapas & Wine Bar

España Tapas & wine Bar is an authentic tapas bar with cuisine from Spain. the closest thing to Spain you will experience on Long Island.For more information on the specials, menus or the upcoming events visit us at www.espanatapasny.com

655 Middle Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm -4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Lake Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 656-1564

Website:
http://www.espanatapasny.com/

Entertainment:
Visit our web site for the upcoming events every month, Spanish Guitar player, Spanish singer, Romantic singer, Flamenco, Magician,Andean flute player, etc
4 Flat tvs. Showing tha soccer spanish league, Champions league,international games, etc and the NFL.
Private room with no tvs

Parking Details:
Small parking in front.
Private parking lot in back for up to 40 cars.

Public Transit:
Local Bus and close to St. James Train Station.

Executive Chef:
Julio Caro

Private Party Facilities:
Private room up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
Julio Caro: (631) 662-3062

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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Details
Sun 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 7:00PM

Espana Tapas & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (6)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
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Live Music (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Tapas (4)
Authentic (4)
Romantic (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I love this restaurant. The food is fantastic and it’s an overall great place. Excellent margaritas.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife and I went to this restaurant because we were out in the Stony Brook area. It was my first time there. Walking in, the restaurant has a strong musty odor. I am shocked no other reviewers mentioned it. It was overwhelming. You do get used to it, but I feel bad for anyone exposed to it on a daily basis. The service was very good. Everyone was polite and welcoming. The food however was just fine. The salad had strange pieces of asparagus in it that did not taste right, but we just picked them out. The soup was a pumpkin bisque that was nice. The empanadas were the highlight, they had white meat chicken and egg which was surprising but tasty. The flan was strange, it was more like a dense sponge cake that reminded my wife of her failed flan attempt at making flan. We ate some of the sugary egg syrup. I probably wouldn't go back here and I feel bad saying that because the staff was very nice, sorry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Been there several times. The food is always delicious and never dissapoibts...the waitstaff is always friendly as well as the owner!! Really worth the trip.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Espana is always an excellent experience! Whether a date, with family or friends. The owner is on site and very, very nice. The food is amazing! Try the mussels! They are the biggest fattest tastiest mussels around anywhere! I have had almost everything on the menu and have not been disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This time somewhat disappointed.
Not up to prior dining experience.

People who were with us were not thrilled and were first time diners.
We will be back as our other dining times were enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Tapas, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

one of our favorite restaurants
we have never been disappointed by the food or the service
try their white wine Sangria

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Absolutely can't say enough about this restaurant. The food is always outstanding, the staff goes above and beyond. Faboulous!
Wednesday, BYOB. Also, The magician/mindreader they schedule (maybe monthly) is AWESOME. So much fun. Highly recommend! Note to Open Table: not sure how to click on your "noise level" choice. When I touch any bar it says "do not recommend". I think there is no Noise issue at all at this restaurant, it's a non issue.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Dont let the storefront fool you....espana tapas and wine bar is bigger than it looks, updated, serving delicious authentic spanish cuisine, great wine list as well as great service....we consider it a true gem that has quickly become one of our go to places

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This is a great place to hang out and get great service. The tapas are perfect and the margaritas are delish.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Espana Tapas and Wine bar is well-named. The food is Spanish (rather than Cuban or Caribbean) , they have many small plate dishes (tapas) and plenty of wine. They also have full entrees. And it's all good! The host is extremely cordial and concerned about the customer and the wait staff is also good. We were seated (our choice) in the separate dining area which is quieter and more private than the main restaurant. The food was very good. My wife especially liked the caldego galallego soup. I liked the beef emanadillos. The restaurant has ample parking. A pleasant evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Went there because we knew Tony was singing that night. Food was good (tapas). Drinks good. Got to relax.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Live Music, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We are regulars.. . What more could I say!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Live Music, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My family and I love Espana. The food is great, the staff are friendly, and the food is great. They also have a pretty good wine menu comprised of local and non- local wines.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is the 2nd mothers day we have spent at Espana. Food and service are always good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great tapas and very authentic. The daily specials are amazing and the service is great.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Went for Cinco de Mayo. Even though it was advertised, it seemed like going on a regular night. Their pork tacos (special)were very good.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Love it. Always thinking ofbsoneone to take next. It is always phone to share are tapas and try new ones as well as are favorites. The shrinp and chickpeas are great bread nice and frech for dipping in it. The ham and croquettes are great.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I wish I had trusted my gut that the many positive reviews were suspect. This place is simply awful. This place is hands down not only the worst tapas but the worst food I have ever eaten. The shrimp in green sauce was boiled shrimp in a tasteless gray sauce. The meatballs were like mini hockey pucks and reminded me of my elementary school cafeteria. The stuffed peppers were inedible. The sangria was nothing more than some awful fruit juice with mushy fruit. A day later and I am still suffering from severe indigestion. Any other restaurant you may be considering would be a better choice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Have driven past this place many times but tried it for the first time this past weekend. It is an unassuming exterior, but a gem hiding in plain sight. The food was really good, the wait staff helpful in ordering the right amount of food and the service very attentive. My only issue was the noise level which was high. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Dined here for my husbands birthday. Food is always good. We enjoyed three tapas and one soup. We shared all, starting with the seafood soup. It was served hot and every ingredient was tender and well seasoned. We had a special of chic peas and shrimp, lots of garlic, so good. Next was the galacian style octopus, thin slices of octopus over thin sliced potatoes. No matter what else we order we always order that. Its just so good. Finally we ordered the mixed meat dish of tripe, veal and sausage. This was the only dish we didn't thoroughly enjoy. Meats were too mushy.
We were seated in the larger dining area (we prefer the bar area) and it was incredible noisy not just vibrant but loud. Hard to carry on a conversation.
The owner as usual is very attentive and comes around checking to see how everyone is enjoying the food and the experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Live Music, Authentic, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Great find on a weekend trip to look at Stony Brook University. Restaurant staff was both attentive and helpful with offering numerous specials. Everything was delicious from the sangria to tapas to paella and lastly tres leches cake! Highly recommended for any occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great staff, and great food! The staff is very attentive and on-top of things! We got 3 different types of Tapas (Calamares a la parrilla, Gambas al ajillo, and cooked Chorizo), and we also shared Paella. Everything was incredible!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Very nice local restaurant. Food was good and they had live music (steel drums the night we went). We would have preferred sitting in the main part of the restaurant to enjoy music. Nice selection of wine.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

This place is a hidden gem, service was fantastic and good authentic and just really delicious. Will be a regular spot from now on, very happy we finally tried it.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Espana is a fantastic restaurant and experience. The food and service is outstanding! We were seated right next to the live entertainment which was a brilliant guitarist. In other restaurants live talent tends to be very loud but this was literally a perfect volume. The owner is always around and makes sure that the your dining experience is the best it can be. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We have gone to Espana about 10 times. We enjoy trying different Tapas dishes with a glass of wine. We enjoy the night that the Italian Singer (Tony) is there on a Friday night usually about once a month. The owner makes you feel welcome all the time. The waiters/waitresses are very good.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Had a wonderful time here food and service was outstanding we definitely go again.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

My husband went for a date night. We split 4 tapas between the two of us and all 4 were delicious: asparagus with shrimp, fried calamari, chicken empanadas and beef meatballs. We were very happy with our choices.

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Authentic, Tapas, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Treated our friends who just became grandparents; their first time at Espana. They loved everything about the restaurant: the food, service, live entertainment (and some dancing, too!). We've been coming regularly for 5 years, but thought this meal was even better than usual. Owner Julio Caro and his staff just keep making Espana Tapas and Wine Bar better and better!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Good for Groups, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Great place. This was a meal with 9 business associates and just as good as with smaller groups. Food is always excellent and with the small plates, you have the opportunity to try so many different dishes. Wine list is great and offers nice values. Highly recommend Espana to anyone who wants great food in a welcoming environment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We always come for the garlic chicken and the hospitality. Just great staff and the food is always reliable. Never hurts to get something from the bar. Just a pleasant evening.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

We've been eating here for 5 years, and Espana Tapas still gets better each time! Our favorite restaurant!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Live Music, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Menu selection is excellent, we ordered a bunch of small plates, the calamari was a bit overdone but other than that everything was very good.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 14, 2016

When I travel to this part of Long Island I make it a point to visit Espana. Julio and his staff offer great food in a great environment. The specials are always great and the wine list has some great selections. Very friendly and efficient waitstaff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Espana never fails to deliver a wonderful meal! Thanks Julio!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Had a glass of wine at the bar upon arrival and were seated promptly once we were ready . Excellent service by all. App special of Onion Soup was fabulous. All of us very happy and enjoyed the ambiance and service. Great night out Thanks

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Great service, great food made for a wonderful evening with friends

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

This was our first time at Espana and we really enjoyed the food. The red Sangria was very good as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Great Food. Great Value. First time here. Great service.

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

The staff at Espana seems to actually be from Spain, which makes this place very authentic. The fried calamari tapas is always a good way to start the meal. The paella, which is this restaurant's signature dish, is the best I have found so far. Very authentic! I think the sausage is a nice touch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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