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!
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:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout
España Restaurant of Amelia Island Ratings and Reviews
The menu is a bit abbreviated - there ar ...
The menu is a bit abbreviated - there are a dozen or so tapas, a few salads, three kinds of paella, and then maybe a half dozen entrees. The food was good but not, say, exceptional. The service was very good, though, and it was clear everyone in the place was having a good time. The energy was fun.
Espana is one of the best dining experie ...
Espana is one of the best dining experiences on Amelia Island. It is a "Don't Miss". All dishes are prepared and presented beautifully. The seafood is exceptional and their signature seafood paella is the best we've had. Service, ambiance and wine selection are all first class.
We enjoyed our first visit to Espana. Th ...
We enjoyed our first visit to Espana. The service was extremely attentive and a bit too fast/rushed. Our appetizers....calamari and stuffed peppers were very good...especially the peppers. My husband ordered the spicey snapper and it was fabulous....my spicey grouper was so-so. Bottle of chardonnay was tasty and well priced at $30. Tiramisu was good. Nice place.
Espana was recommended to us by a friend ...
Espana was recommended to us by a friend's wife and I could not be happier that we went and tried it out. It was my favorite meal of our entire trip. The food was incredible!! The tappas were delicious. I will 110% be going back there on my next vacation and recommend it to everyone I know who heads that way.
My boyfriend and I had dinner here three ...
My boyfriend and I had dinner here three nights ago to celebrate his birthday and it was just great ! I just moved here and we have been here before and I think this Is probably my favorite place to eat ever! The ceviche is highly recommended!!!
Paella was wonderful, if a bit much even ...
Paella was wonderful, if a bit much even for two people. Andulusia salad was a perfect start, but there were sufficient hot and cold tapas to share as well. Disappointed in alcoholic beverages offered-wine list was very limited, and no cocktails.
This was our second time visiting the re ...
This was our second time visiting the restaurant, and it was as excellent as it was the previous time. Another family joined us for this occasion, and it was enjoyable to see other fine dishes served at our table. I would love to visit again in the future and try some of their other menu options.
A family friend recommended España with ...
A family friend recommended España with great enthusiasm for their paella, which he declared to be better than paella's origin, Spain. And he wasn't lying, the fish was incredibly succulent and fresh. The dishes aren't limited to only fish, as many would assume, because their lemon-chicken was highly raved by a devout poultry glutton. The ambiance isn't limited to only seasoned, pinot-comatose vacationers, and the service was well-timed and approachable, even to those of non-biligunal "menu-reading" abilities. From the humid air of Florida's beaches to the refreshing and welcoming atmosphere of España, I'd suggest sitting down and ordering two baskets of their fluffy bread. It's a vacation paradise, isn't it? like a comfortable dining room in a friends home from entrance to exit.
My second time visiting Amelia Island an ...
My second time visiting Amelia Island and also this restaurant. It's by far one of my favorite places I've ever eaten at. The food and service are superb. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes Spanish Tapas. Tried the Paella this time: the portion for one was perfect for sharing, along with 2 other tapas. We had no room for dessert.
Our server was very attentive and my wat ...
Our server was very attentive and my water glass was never less than half full. After finishing our meal, I ordered an Americano and while my girlfriends and I were talking he came up and gave us all a tad bit more wine, no charge. I will definitely be back. The tapas were all excellent!
We had a short stay on Amelia Island and ...
We had a short stay on Amelia Island and we read about Espana. It was an amazing experience, the paella was fantastic and Omar our server was amazing pleasant and knowledgeable. It was a great meal, wonderful atmosphere. I recommend it to all.
We had a reservation at 9pm. We had foun ...
We had a reservation at 9pm. We had found the restaurant hot inside and very dim. Had to use the flashlight app on the phone to read the menu. The menu was interesting, the food did not disappoint. I only wished for AC and more lights.
After reading reviews of Espana, I expec ...
After reading reviews of Espana, I expected more from the restaurant. Food was ok but nothing special for a Spanish/Portugese restaurant. If you like balsamic glaze on virtually everything, you'll go nuts over Espana (much too much balsamic) . The bar had a poor choice of Spanish or Portugese wines. Most of the reds were from Chile or California. I don't remember any tempranillos. No Portugese wines at all. So, given that the prices tended to be high, I had expected better food, wine, and ambience.
We have, once again, decided Espana is o ...
We have, once again, decided Espana is our "go to" place. The food is delicious, the garden view is beautiful in the early evening sun (if you are on the porch side), and the service is great. From escargot to calamari steak, from scallops to pork tenderloin, from shrimp curry to red snapper, each dish is a tasty adventure. And then, there is the wine!
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