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Permanently Closed - Espana Tapas Restaurant

4.4
160 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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This restaurant is permanently closed.

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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
61th & Maple
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Parking details
Parking available in various lots in Benson and street parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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4.4
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4.5
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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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.

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

Everything was great

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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