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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
Food and service was excellent. I enjoyed the Snapper with brown sauce and the flan for dessert. I did not want the rice but the server gave me no options. The vegetables as a side were undercooked. I only like raw cabbage in cold slaw! The ambiance was unfortunate and my daughter had to go outside because the noise bothered her. Recommend outdoor garden seating!
This is definately the best paella we have had, my husband had the meat and I had the Seafood. We went twice while we were on the island and enjoyed both immensely. My husband had the Spicy Red fish and I had the lamb special on our second visit, they were both great. But the show stopper was the Black mussels in wine with Spanish sausage appetizer, the sauce is great for dipping the bread. We will go back again on our next trip, the other reviews said this was excellent and they were correct.
Great food, great service. Not good for kids, but knew that ahead off time so we didn't bring them. Ordered tapas, the calamari steak was really awesome. Attention to detail could be a little better on the table cloth setup, it wasn't centered, which set off my OCD alarm. But looking past that would eat here again, and again.
Another wonderful meal at Espana. The Sangria is a must have. We had the calamari, wish a
tender and fried perfectly. We ordered the special Empanadas wish were quite large and cut for sharing. My granddaughter wanted to order the pork appetizer, which I would not have typically picked. It was served in a cast iron skillet and we fought to dip our bread in the gravy.
The entree was the Portuguese Fisher Stew that had lots of local seafood in. tomato broth. The fried soft shell crabs in the soup were the best ever. A wonderful meal indeed.
We ate here for the first time this past weekend and the food and service were great. The waiter was very personable and quite patient. All of the food was delicious; I want to return to try more tapas. We got a selection of fresh fish entrees, and the price of the meals was very fair. I hope to return to sit outside on the patio; the front dining room was small with tables quite close together, and this made things feel a bit tight. Also, the restaurant only has one restroom for each gender; I ended up having to wait for it twice for some time, which was a bit disconcerting.
Ordered an appetizer - Caracoles
(Escargot Andalusia Style)
Escargot flambéed with brandy,
garlic, onion and a creamy tomato - OK, nothing extraordinary
Bread was disappointing.
(All Meat Paella)
Chicken, pork tenderloin, chorizo, and white beans
$41.95 for two - OK
Sangria - OK
Our second visit to Espana, this time to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was fantastic from start to finish. Waiter was attentive, but not intrusive, and he made the evening for us by bringing sparkling wine as soon as we sat down. The tapas were tasty (and filling), the wine was a perfect match for the food, and our entrees were hearty, flavorful, and more than we could eat. This was the second time my wife tried the special of the night (this time a spicy seafood casserole, which is more like a stew), and she absolutely loved it. They know precisely what kind of food they are making for their clientele, and they do it extremely well. It's a small place and the crowd can be boisterous, but it's also a lot of fun--several tables spoke with each other, toasted other birthdays, etc. Every week we spend in Fernandina will involve a visit to Espana because we know it will deliver something special.
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