About España Restaurant of Amelia Island
Savor the traditional flavors of Spain and Portugal in the heart of downtown 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 entree including the national dish of Spain, Paella. Complete your España experience with some homemade desert. You can choose to dine in our cozy main dining room, bright enclosed patio dining room or lush garden dining which is generally open Thursday - Sunday and weather permitting :) Let us make your trip to España a memorable one.
Family owned and operated since 2004. The original on Amelia Island!
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday
First sitting: 5:00
Last sitting: 9:30
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Various catering options are available to suit all budgets. Our Paella Party is very popular, which includes a cooking demonstration.
Private Party Facilities:
Either of our two dining rooms are available for private groups.
Private Party Contact:
Marina: (904) 321-7693
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout
España Restaurant of Amelia Island Ratings and Reviews
Espana is arguably the best restaurant i ...
Espana is arguably the best restaurant in north Florida. I find occasions to travel from Gainesville and stay overnight just to eat there. Having eaten the dish in Valencia, I can attest that the paella at Espana is authentic (the substitution of chicken for rabbit aside).
Highly recommend making reservations. Ou ...
Highly recommend making reservations. Our service from the time we walked in the door to the exiting the service was A+. The food was delicious, seasoned perfectly and an extensive wine list to choose from. We definitely will be returning.
Very nice evening. Started with Tapas - ...
Very nice evening. Started with Tapas - best escargot I ever tried, Charcuterie was great.
We split the special which was a sea scallop, and giant shrimp, and an ample piece of American Red Snapper. I can't wait to return.
Mandy was experienced and we appreciated her input on our wine pairings.
We always look forward to the specials a ...
We always look forward to the specials at España! We have never been disappointed!
The wine selection and sangria are both fabulous and our favorite appetizer/tapa is the calamari steak- it's unbelievably good!
Our favorite restaurant on Amelia Island by far!!!
You will not go wrong with a meal here. ...
You will not go wrong with a meal here. We had a party of five guys; 3 omnivores, carnivore and a vegetarian. No one left hungry. A wonderful variety of tapas that we indulged in and washed them down with a great sangria. All the elements in the seafood paella were cooked perfectly; not always an easy chore. Certainly a go to place when I return to Amelia Island.
This was my first visit to Espana and I ...
This was my first visit to Espana and I must say that I was very impressed. We ordered the seafood paella and it was Perfect. also had the escargot appetizer and a fried goat cheese salad. all of the items were great. The sangria was also very good. The also offer a white Sangria which for some reason is not on the menu but should be. We had a sample of the white Sangria and it was also delicious. The service was also very good. I can't remember her name but everything was very good and prompt. Her name may have been Mandy???
This was a very pleasant surprise. Had h ...
This was a very pleasant surprise. Had hear the restaurant was great, but until you experience it for yourself, you never really know. It was wonderful!!! Food was authentic , prepared well , hot and plentiful! Sangria was delicious.. Would go back in a minute and recommend it highly to anyone who is traveling to Amelia Island.
Fantastic dinner for myself, my husband ...
Fantastic dinner for myself, my husband and our two guests from Philly. We had the garlic shrimp and portabellas first. Then we had the veal, pork, redfish with garlic spinach and seared calamari for the main course. Everything was perfect. The restaurant was very crowded and we had a little wait for our dinner, but didn’t mind. Reservations were at 6:15 and it was very quiet, even though full. By around 7:30 it got noisier, but still acceptable so you could hear each other.
Espana is our favorite restaurant in the ...
Espana is our favorite restaurant in the State of Florida. We drove from Charleston (the Food Capital of the World) just to spend the night in Fernandina and dine at Espana, as we have many times. It was outstanding in every respect. Highly recomended!
Everything (food, service, ambiance) wer ...
Everything (food, service, ambiance) were all great. We were able to get a Christmas Eve reservation at a convenient time. My only qualification is that our party of 5 was seated at a rectangular table which made it harder to carry on a conversation. Definitely one of the very best restaurants in Fernandina!
Every time we dine here we love it!! We ...
Every time we dine here we love it!! We have tried almost every thing in the menu and every time it was excellent. We try to get in every month or more when our time is available. Always plan to reserve ahead. there are a lot more Espana lovers out there than you can imagine.
It was delicious! The shrimp ceviche was ...
It was delicious! The shrimp ceviche was cold with a nice brightness in flavor. The calamari steak was exceptional with the capers and balsamic glaze and the short rib empanadas were delicious. Second time eating there and was not disappointed. Our server, Omar was excellent in every way. Bravo!!!
Found thru Trip Advisor. Very nice dinne ...
Found thru Trip Advisor. Very nice dinner. Wife enjoyed her Beef Tenderloin with Madeira. My Paella was good. The Flan was excellent. But Omar our waiter made the evening. Suggested a reasonably priced Spanish Gernach over my choice and he was right. Don't miss this one if you are in the area. Next time it will be the Portuguese Fish Stew. And if no one will join you ask if they will prepare it for onext person.
We celebrated our Anniversary at Espana, ...
We celebrated our Anniversary at Espana, recently, for the fourth year in a row. Always excellent service, food, and nice atmosphere. Our server, Mandy, was very professional and helpful in explaining the specials for the day and in providing perfect service - along with the rest of the wait staff. My husband had a grouper dish which was the special and it included local shrimp and a scallop. Grilled and then awash in white wine flavors it was excellent. I had the always amazing seafood paella which was really good. Another customer seated next to us had the Fisherman's Stew and we have already started planning a return trip to experience that dish which looked and smelled wonderful. Highly recommend this spot, especially for special occasions. The atmosphere is nice but it can get really loud once the place is full.
We always enjoy Espana. This visit two ...
We always enjoy Espana. This visit two of us ordered beef tenderloin with Madeira sauce. Excellent choice! Cooked perfectly medium, tender and the sauce is delicious. Service is discrete and attentive. We've never been disappointed.
We are big fans of Espana, and always bo ...
We are big fans of Espana, and always book a reservation when we visit Amelia Island-FB. However, this time the paella marinera was seasoned differently (bitter aftertaste) and did not taste nearly as good as it normally does. We had three separate orders at our table and the evaluation was the same for each of us, and all of whom are regulars.
My wife and I had a phenomenal experienc ...
My wife and I had a phenomenal experience. We opted to explore the tapas, instead of entrees...great choice. The lamb meatballs, shrimp and curry, and empanadas were excellent in taste. We ordered the angry potatoes; however, they did not match our taste—at no fault to España. The service was impeccable.
Espana is an exceptional food destinatio ...
Espana is an exceptional food destination that always pleases. My daughter and her husband were visiting for the holidays and requested to have dinner at Espana. We had her rehearsal dinner at Espana last summer and she and all of her closest friends were hooked. Roberto, the proprietor, is constantly adding variety to his offerings that make your palate dance with joy. Espana is guaranteed to please with great food and attentive service. This is a "must try" destination if you travel to Fernandina Beach.
The menu is vast and gives the option f ...
The menu is vast and gives the option for tapas or entrees. Justin was a wonderful server. He had thorough understanding of his menu and wine list. His personality was well suited for his craft. He assisted us in choosing a red blend we thoroughly enjoyed. We ordered the special appetizer of grilled eggplant with mozzarella and light tomato sauce. So tasty and well
Prepared. We also chose the beef filet with blue cheese sauce and the special fish of the day which was snapper with shrimp and scallop with lemon butter sauce. The tenderloin of beef was a bit tough and overcooked but very flavorful and blue cheese sauce wonderful. The snapper was simply great. The fish was fresh and prepared properly. Scallop and shrimp was again expertly prepared the sauce complemented the dish well. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back again when in Fernandina
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