Third time around. Another home run! Great food (love the specials especially eggplant). Omar was wonderful as well
This was our second visit. We love their paella. The wine by the glass list could be improved. We definitely will be back.
Excellent tapas and outstanding service
Hearing back for the 3rd time before we leave the island.
We always enjoy tasting various versions of paella and their seafood one was excellent!! We had wonderful service, with a very special feeling present. We would recommend highly !
Very good, fresh food. Escargot was amazing, Gambias mozambique also very good. Nice wine list.
There were six of us dining and we started with tapas; a shrimp dish where the sauce was better than the shrimp. We requested more fresh baked bread for dipping, empanadas with meat and goat cheese, ceviche and calamari la plancha. Pretty certain everyone enjoyed them as there was nothing left. For the main course four had paella, one a fish dish and one had a filet with blue cheese. One guest who had never eaten there before, when referring to the paella, said “this is the real thing”. The menu has a variety with meat, seafood and veggie dishes. Our server, Stephanie who was awesome, commented that if you let them know, they try to accommodate all dietary needs. We were full, but could not resist desert with everyone sharing a flan and Tiramesu. All was great and we agreed we would be back again.
We visited on our anniversary and were pleased. Not excellent but very good. Will definitely return to try some of the other offerings on the menu.
Servers were attentive and helpful, lovely evening.
Espana has an excellent wine list. The Spicey Grouper is always a great meal choice.
España was the first restaurant we visited when contemplating our move to Amelia Island. It remains one of our favorites. The tapas selections are delicious, the paella superb, and their specials never disappoint.
Wow. What an extraordinary experience! Our family party of four made an appointment on open table and called prior to our seating time to see if we could maybe come early. Not only did they accommodate our request but went out of their way to even offer us several options. We chose to eat outside and even though it was a very cool evening, they provided plenty of heaters that kept us at a perfect temperature. Our server Johnathon helped us through the wine list and made superb recommendations from the tapas menu. Every choice was top notch, fresh, and timely. The paella was the highlight of the night... best we have ever had. This place definitely lived up to their reputation and when back in this area it will be our first stop! Highly recommended!
Had a fantastic paella for four. Enjoyed our wine and sangria. Server Johnathan was super. Will return.
We had heard so many great things about this restaurant that we had to try it. We were not disappointed. This is by far the best Spanish restaurant I have ever eaten in. From start to finish everything was perfect. The food is fantastic, the staff was excellent. I would definitely return to this restaurant again.
The food at Espana is so consistently delicious that our group of four chose to return for dinner each of our three nights in Amelia Island. Each night we ordered different food and greatly enjoyed everything. Service is excellent, as well.
Nice varied menu, with a Spanish flair. Go. Eat. Drink. Enjoy!
My husband and I enjoyed the seafood paella very much, it would be perfect if it could be less salty.
We will visit it again if we are near the area.
This is a wonderful restaurant. We visited it several years ago and loved it. For my husband’s birthday, we drove to Fernandina Beach to eat here. We had the Portuguese fisherman’s stew for two. I highly recommend España as great dining in Fernandina Beach.
Absolutely the best restaurant in Amelia Island! Food is always amazing! Service is great! Owners, Marina and Roberto are the BEST! Love this place...our favorite for the past 14 years!
Have always loved this restaurant. The appetizers and food have always been top shelf.
Great casual dining. Really enjoyed the seafood paella
The restaurant was good. I don't think it lived up to hype. The paella was good, not outstanding. Tapas were very good, not outstanding.
We were in town for the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and had dinner at Espana 3 nights in a row, we do so every year. There is no reason to go anywhere else. We have been going here for years and we have never been let down!! The food is EXCELLENT!!
We had a wonderfully delicious meal and great service! Espana will always hold special memories for my husband and our friends. Thank you Marina and staff. We look forward to seeing you next year.
Absolutely fantastic food and a great staff. Our favorite stop ever time we are here
Great choice of tapas and entrees, solid service. Our first time, won't be our last.
As a first time visitor to Amelia Island, Espana Restaurant was highly recommended.
I personally give it five stars!!!
My guest and I received the royal treatment from Omar!_
We don’t want to sound like a broken record but we’ve yet to have a bad experience here! Family visiting was the reason for our visit and again Roberto stopped to say hello and ask about our experience! How many ways can you thank someone for an excellent experience!?!
Food was excellent. Waiter was a little too inattentive. The room was very cold.
Enjoyed our date night in the beautiful courtyard. We had sangria and shared 4 tapas. Omar our waiter was fantastic. Personable and attentive. The tapas were all delicious. (Personally I just feel it's a little pricey for the portion size. ) We will return. This restaurant is a neighborhood favorite.
Took my fiancee here on for an early evening dinner the day before our wedding and it was wonderful.
Paella Rustica was slightly salty, may have been due to the combination of ingredients. It was good food but slightly salty. I would try them again!
Eat here every time we visit our Villa. Always make Open Table reservation because it works so well.
Good service by a nice young server. Did not rush us. Snapper over spinach was excellent! First time for our friends who say they will be back. Did not disappoint.
Another very good dining experience at Espana. We have visited yearly when we are in Fernandina & find the food to be very good & the service attentive. However, this visit I found the waiter to be a bit indifferent. Wine list was good & prices were reasonable. Reliably good.
Fabulous service and the food was outstanding - nicely done Espana!
Second time here, better than first time.. excellent service, meal , atmosphere!
We were staying in Fernandina at a lovely B&B and the owners plus other guests highly recommended España to us. We made a reservation for outside seating, which was also recommended to us because of the quaintness outside, but were told upon arrival that they weren’t opening patio - which was surprising as it was a Sunday early evening, PERFECT weather and somewhat busy. When given our choice of a table between a small 2 top by the window or a 4 top in the center of the room, we asked if we could have a 4 top by the windows overlooking the patio and were told no as it’s harder to seat the 4 top in the middle of the room with 4 people. That response made no sense, thus beginning an evening that had a lot of potential that just didn’t meet up to our expectations.
The special eggplant appetizer was good - definitely not great. My boyfriends wish to create something a little off the menu was accommodated and was very good. My Green Scallops were just alright. The vegie mix was odd and the Spanish rice had some crunchiness. The special Banana Chocolate cake (since we were celebrating a bday) had such an odd flavor that we couldn’t eat it. The server Omar (who was very nice and proficient) did remove it from the check.
What really put the overall damper on our evening at España was that right before we began to leave, they started seating a few tables outside.
For us, the ambiance can heighten or hinder a lovely evening meal and unfortunately on this evening that is what happened. We might go back and try it again, as meals at other tables did look interesting but we would not go out of our way to go back.