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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 and I went to Espana for a date night while on the island. What a great experience. We told our waiter to have the chef send us his recommendations and IT WAS AMAZING! The best meal we have had on the island. Be sure to get the Tres Leches as well...the most perfect dessert ever.
A longtime village jewel, I had one of my
few bad experiences. We had a party of six
and arrived promptly as per our reservations. We were seated and gave our
order to the pleasant server. Four of us got our ordered meal. It took TWENTY MINUTES for the other two diners, in our party, to receive theirs. Free desserts DO NOT compensate! We paid our $280.00 bill and left without incident. I will give them one more try. Competent wait service is a MUST!!! There are too many wonderful restaurants from which to choose!
We went to celebrate my husbands board exam. Our server took over ten minutes to come say hello and get our drink order because he was busy with friends one table over. We just sat there waiting and waiting. Had to finally ask the water guy. Then the server was irritated with us our whole dinner, didn't want to tell us specials and acted like we were to demanding. It just went downhill fast. The food was pretty amazing, I would skip the calamari in the future, shrimp was right on! Overall we would go back but fingers crossed server would be different.
Two to three tables were waited on before us even though we arrived first. We then waited 20 minutes after ordering to receive our appetizer which fortunately, was delicious. Then, we waited for 25 plus minutes after finishing our appetizer for our main course. The waiter was very courteous and apologetic, offering the explanation that they were "overwhelmed and that our orders just kept getting pushed back." He offered free drinks (after the first one) and appetizer for the delay which was fine but we went there to eat, not drink.
The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. I would like to go again, believing in second chances, but I don't know if I can. An ironic note to this dining experience is that I had been trying for 4 years to convince my wife to go there. Being Fathers Day weekend she gave in.
First time in the area and a friend recommended Espana Restaurant. It was a superb evening. We were in no rush so enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and a relaxing dining experience. Everything from the homemade warm bread to the fantastic flume (spelling?) dessert was outstanding.
We thanked our friends for a great recommendation!
Great variety in the menu including many seafood options. Our server was terrific, suggesting we order three tapas items and then split one entree...perfect amount of food for the two of us.
If we are on Amelia again, we will eat here again.
I have enjoyed Espana several times, both inside and outside in the gardens. The service is excellent and the owner/chef will cook or alter your selection to your specific needs. I was with 2 others and this was our preferred 1st choice. We were famished after The Artragious Art Walk, thirsty too.
We dine here at least twice every time we visit our Condo.
The shrimp tapas are our favorite and the sangria salad. The goat cheese salad if they are serving as a special. A half pitcher of Sangria is just enough.
Reservations are highly recommended.
We already are looking forward to our next visit in July.
Espana is one of the many jewels in the Amelia Island Restaurant Collection.
ALWAYS consistent food quality and a prolific display of creative offerings.
Service was more than adequate. I only wish they moved to a more accommodating
Celebrated our 33rd Wedding Anniversary with my wife and thoroughly enjoyed the food, drink, and service at España. This is my go to place for an excellent meal and atmosphere on Amelia Island. We always enjoy the sangria (white or red) with freshly cut fruit.
Wow! Although some reviewers complain about the prices, you get what you pay for. Our dining experience was special in every way. Service was spot on and the food was simply delicious. If you are looking for a special evening, or just a relaxing evening with fine food and wine, you are in for a treat at Espana.
One of the best restaurants I've ever had in the world! Food was excellent, prices were reasonable. I had the snapper special, with crab, scallop and shrimp, which was amazing. Service was great, professional. We had a nice Spanish wine, which was great too.
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