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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
My wife Isabel and I celebrated our 21st anniversary at Espana and had an incredible dining experience. Chef Roberto's culinary creations were nothing short of outstanding and the service was top notch. If you're looking for authentic Spanish cuisine with fresh local seafood and a carefully crafted wine list all at an affordable price than I highly recommend to visit Espana on your next visit to beautiful Fernandina beach.
Date night and my choice so picked Espana. Seated early nice corner table for two. Lighting a little too low for me but that’s nit-picking overall ambience was perfect for date night. Wife ordered a nice house Pinot and I had an Estella beer while we went through menus. Stephanie our server came back and helped with choices and said there would be no problem with changing some items to accommodate wife being vegetarian. Choose a couple shrimp tapas the calamari and a hot portabella with manchego. All were excellent. Wife went for a salad and I choose Paella Valencia for one. Again both very good. Portion wise the tapas allowed for multiple choices without over ordering. Dinner accompanied with a nice Tempranillo from a good wine list. Overall great food and reasonable $ in my opinion. Stephanie was a great host server. We never felt pressured once to hurry either which I always appreciate. She made sure the choices came with plenty of time to chat and rest between courses. One note is there is not a liquor license so beer and wine only. Highly recommend
We try to make it a point to come here when we're in the area. They were very accommodating when we realized we had shown up on the wrong date. Brought good friends back the next night and shared tapas and paella. We always know the service and food will be first rate. They also have specials so you don't have to order just what's on the menu. I lived in Spain and these tapas are as close to the real thing as I've experienced since living in Florida.
Awesome Dinner!!! My wife had the Red Snapper special and loved it, I had the Seafood Paella and I savored every bite. We also had mozzarella tapas and steamed shrimp tapas, both fantastic. Also the Sangria was outstanding. We might go back a 2nd time this week.
Great food. Great service - there were 2 assistants to our waiter and they were very helpful. We followed the waiter's lead on suggestions and did the appetizer special and snapper. Interesting wine list with South American emphasis on the wines by the glass. Not a hushed atmosphere - other reviews cite it noisy - to us it was normal considering it was almost full at 6 pm. Make a reservation for sure.
The last time we had great Portuguese was about 15 years ago in NJ. This restaurant is a gem in Amelia Island. Service , ambiance, and food were perfect. We would have ordered much more but we were staying at an inn ...if It was close to our home I could just taste those fabulous leftovers!
We had the Pargo Olé...Fresh snapper filet topped with sautéed shrimp and a creamy roasted poblano sauce and the Paella Rustica...(All Meat Paella). Both were excellent. One of the best meals we've had in Fernandina...and we have eaten at most of the restaurants in town. The service (Omar) and ambiance were nearly equal to the food. We will definitely go back.
What a fantastic meal! We started with the pulled beef and goat cheese empanadas and chorizos encebolldos (Spanish sausage and onions). The empanadas were so tasty, we ordered a second plate. For our main course, we split a fisherman's stew, which is loaded with seafood. Our table also shared the Gambas Mozambique and the escargot- hands down, my two favorite dishes at España. The sauce in both is perfect for dipping bread in. Everything was washed down with their delicious sangria!
Really enjoyed the food! Sat at a small table overlooking the garden area, which provided a nice atmosphere. Garlic shrimp appetizer was very good, and we loved the snapper and the grouper dishes. They both had a little kick - the snapper was even spicier than the grouper - but very tasty.
Fantastic sangria (and a good deal too). All the food was great, but the Calderada de Mariscos (Portuguese Fishermans Stew) in particular was one of the best things I have ever eaten in my life. I am not usually motivated to write reviews, but this stew was so good, it deserves a call out!
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