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, 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
we were looking toward the meal we heard ...
we were looking toward the meal we heard great things comparing to the Columbia ,somewaht disappointed . the steak was ordered med rare and came out med well. they fixed that . my rice was still a little crunchy. The staff was awesome and the sangria was great . we will try it again may had been a off night .
The tapas is so good and varied that we ...
The tapas is so good and varied that we skipped the entrées completely. I enjoyed the escargot the most, while my wife enjoyed the muscles. The wine list was good, with plenty of Spanish selections to accompany the Spanish inspired dishes.
Most in my party enjoyed the food but my ...
Most in my party enjoyed the food but my grouper was over-cooked and very dry. I asked my wife to have a taste and she suggested I should send it back which I did. Also, there was a table near us and they were having a good time but their conversations were so loud we were unable to converse with one another. Our server had to be asked for everything: water, bread even ground pepper for my salad. I feel certain we must have just had a bad evening and their food/service that particular night was not typical.
Most of the food we ordered was okay. Ou ...
Most of the food we ordered was okay. Our favorite was the gambas Mozambique. They were delicious. Like most tapas restaurants in the US it was pretty pricey for what you get. It was a fairly small and cozy restaurant with a beautiful patio area.
Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Jonath ...
Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Jonathan, our waiter, decribed the featured items well and he was patient with us as we took our time to look over the menu. We had an assortment of olives and salads two salads to start. My wife had the tenderloin with a Spanish blue cheese cream sauce and I had the spicy grouper (they are listed by names in Portuguese, I'm refering to the English names that are also listed). Both were to die for. My grouper also came with a fried scallop! Both dishes has a wonderful vegetable medley that were sliced julienning style which is my favorite. They had nice spice to them. Definitely not boring. Also a Spanish rice was served with Both dishes. We finished off our meal with a cafe and desert. Easily one of the best meals I ever had.
This used to be our favorite restaurant ...
This used to be our favorite restaurant on Amelia Island but sadly not any more. We had the most awful experience for our last visit. We had hoped to enjoy a special evening celebrating a significant wedding anniversary but were made to sit in the bar area despite having made our reservation long in advance. Unfortunately what we had hoped would be a memorable occasion turned in to an absolute nightmare as we had to compete with a large, raucous and very noisy group that made the simple act of having a conversation with my wife completely impossible. It was the type of environment one might expect in a sports bar, but not a somewhat pricey and supposedly elegant restaurant. We were only able to briefly commiserate with the couple sitting next to us who similarly expressed concern at their inability to hold a conversation and vowed that they would never return. If you do go then insist on being seated in the dinning room and avoid being seated in the bar area, otherwise be prepared to not even being able to hear yourself think. We simply will not go there again unless we can be assured of seating in the dinning room side.
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.
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