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Permanently Closed - Espana Tapas Restaurant

160 reviews
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$30 and under
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The little Espa�a is a tapas bar, with paella & sangria that offers a wide selection of tapas and wines to those in the Omaha, Nebraska area that wish an experience reminiscent of a trip to Spain. The menu includes cold tapas and hot tapas with many that are suitable for vegetarians. With an extensive full bar, little Espa�a has specialty drinks as well as numerous martinis to go along with the beer and wine offerings.

On the cold tapas menu, notable items include ceviche, tres quesos and carpaccio. A house favorite is a paella for two which is cooked to order so requires 45 minutes to prepare. Other hot choices at little Espa�a include flamb�, croquetas (chicken and serrano ham dumplings), datiles (dates with serrano ham and blue cheese) and caracoles (saut�ed snails).

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(402) 505-9917
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
61th & Maple
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Parking details
Parking available in various lots in Benson and street parking.
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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dpmn28 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2016

VERY REGRETTABLY, this special gem of a tapas restaurant in Omaha is closing as of October 1, 2016. So this very encouraging review may only reach the few who are able to get there before it closes. A terrific place to go to dinner with a group to share a meal, conversation, and a memorable experience. Service and our waiter was fabulous, attentive without being intrusive, and we weren't on her timetable. Each dish, we ordered 10 for 4 of us, was exceptional.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

Everything was great

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Espana Tapas is a very nice place to go for something different. Ordering a number of small plates to share is great for a dinner date. The small restaurant is very eclectic and has a decent wine list. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Very enjoyable and would definitely eat there again.

DanS (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

Second time there. This time for our anniversary. Excellent food and service. Only drawback is parking is very limited.

KellyT (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2016

We came to Espana for a friend's going away party. She is moving to Spain, so we thought it most appropriate. The food was fantastic, and the sizes were great for us to try multiple different things, but you could pass if there was something you weren't crazy about. All in all, I love Espana, for dates, friends or family. Good Times.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

Went for a birthday and the server was knowledgeable on menu items and gave advice on how to order tapas to be enough for everyone.

vipFoodlvr (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2016

Our food was very good, as usual. When we walked in there was a not-so-good smell, almost like sewer. The smell wasn't at the back of the restaurant, where we were seated, luckily!

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on July 21, 2016

We enjoyed the meal very much! My only disappointment was the sangria was weak this time. I tried the white as well, and it just wasn't up to the standard I had remembered. The meal is pricey for the actual amount of food you get...if it were a little less of a splurge my family would go more often. Service and ambiance were excellent.

RandyS (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

My wife and I had a great time. The Seafood Piella was delicious. I would recommend this resturant to everyone!

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

The service and ambiance are really the key highlights here. I will say that it has dipped down in "food excellence" since I last dined here 6 years ago. The food was good, but it has also changed quite a bit since then. Overall, a good, authentic place to eat with great service.

KatieB (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Cute little restaurant great tapas and sangria. Not to pricey. Staff friendly and helpful

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
3.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

We have always loved Espana in the past. This visit for us, was just ok. We waited a very long time for our food which before had not been our experience. The menu itself seemed to have changed and it was not clear how to mark the items (tapas). We all figured it out but it would have been nice to have that explained initially. We will give it another try, maybe it was just an off night.

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on June 4, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit. It was our first time to Espana and I have already recommended it to many friends.

vipILMDiner (Wilmington)
3.0  Dined on June 4, 2016

Loved the live music and the food was good. The menu felt slightly limiting as I was expecting more options if each person is expected to order 2-3 tapas.

vipChris (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

We go here often, tonight we took our daughter for her birthday. We also had some friends with us that have never been to España. Everything was fantastic.

ashaaaa (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

Excellent paella, although it was pricy at 100$ for a party of 2.

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

Love the food and ambience.

viplive2eat (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

Tapas in general, and Espana Tapas is no exception, is a great way to socially dine with your friends. The food was tasty and beautifully presented. The server was extremely knowledgeable. Interior is upscale industrial - well appointed but not plushed. We had a broad array of hot, cold, vegan, vegetarian, and meat based tapas. Everyone went away impressed. The Red Sangria made an excellent pairing to the meal. Minor note is if you want the paella made vegan, not vegetarian, you need to call ahead and for all paella, you need 2 or more people to share it.

Melvin (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2016

My boyfriend and I went to España for a little date night, and it was such a great experience! We are Omaha lifers, but for some reason, we had never been to España before. When we arrived and said it was our first time dining there, our server gave us a great rundown of overall dining experience and was very polite and friendly. The food was just to die for. We took a recommendation from Drew (who makes a killer mojito), and went with an item that wasn't even listed on the menu. It was by far the favorite for both of us. I couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable and delicious dining experience. We will absolutely be back!

vipmeme (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

Small plates is a great way to try different foods.