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Espana Restaurant & Tapas

22 S 4th St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4272
+1 904-261-7700
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (391 reviews)
“tapas” (438 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
22 S 4th St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4272
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1 - 10 of 1,601 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Espana would be a great find anywhere. So, so good!!! Great Spanish cuisine, as in Spain not Mexico, with influences of the local southern coast. Exceptionally friendly and accomodating family-run restaurant with a relaxed coastal feel. Excellent service! I had their Paella Valencia and my...More

Thank Umfrid
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best meals I had on a Florida vacation. 1st, it is a small unassuming street front - but dont let that put you off. As soon as you walk in you are greeted. There is an outside eating patio (too...More

Thank xenonian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This might be one of the best treasures on Amelia Island. My wife didn't wanna go here and now it's one of her favorite places. Why did we wait so long to try it?

Thank Jasonmudd9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been dining at Espana for the past 8 years while on Amelia Island. I can say without hesitation that you will always be rewarded with a wonderful and tasty menu full of flavor and variety. They have seating inside and outside and it...More

Thank HighTimbers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone here a number of times over the last 10 years and this restaurant never lets us down. The food is always fantastic. You will need a reservation especially on the weekends and around holidays. We had a reservation and we were seated...More

Thank northfloridafolks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great sangria and great service at this hidden gem in historic fernandina beach. We had the paella rustica (all meats) and several tapas split between three of us. The ceviche was some of the best I've ever had. I definitely recommend reservations

1  Thank Memis25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I went here last Sunday for dinner. We spent the weekend in Amelia Island and we found this restaurant from trip advisor. The price is great for the service and quality of food you get. Paella was the best I've ever had....More

Thank carlso66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My choice for my birthday dinner. Stayed in Fernandino Beach just to have dinner there. I love the paella. Service was impecable as always, but the food is what we come for. If you are in the area, don't miss a chance to eat here.

1  Thank Linda J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Spanish restaurant that could accommodate wide range of eaters and offered great small plates. Wine list was also excellent. Kids menu was available for our grandkids.

Thank JWW710
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although they had reservations for most of the tables the hostess found a lovely table for us in this charming restaurant. It had full linen service which is always a plus for us. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Although they had a wonderful...More

1  Thank elllen1301
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Questions & Answers
Maria H
5 July 2017|
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Response from 637miriamp | Reviewed this property |
only if child is not a picky eater. I wouldn't have taken my kids unless is was to give them from my plate.....
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Charlene A
8 March 2017|
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Response from reenafla |
When the garden dining area is open, yes, we allow well-behaved "man's best friend" on the patio. :)
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docmom12
3 October 2016|
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Response from carsprin | Reviewed this property |
Discuss with them. We have found everyone at Espana very helpful and I bet they will work with you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 S 4th St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4272
    (Centre Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-261-7700
  • E-mail
Description
The traditional flavors of Spain and Portugal are highlighted in all our dishes here in the heart of 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 entrees including the national dish of Spain, Paella. You can choose to dine in our cozy main dining room, bright enclosed patio dining room or lush garden dining area which is open generally Thursday - Sunday and weather permitting :) Chef Roberto is a second generation restaurateur, with over 28 years experience. He endeavors to make your evening a memorable one by bringing both his own family recipes, and inspiration from trips to Spain and Portugal for you to savor and enjoy. Family owned and operated since 2004. The Original on Amelia Island!
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