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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
I selected this restaurant upon reading previous reviews from other patrons and was presently surprised at the atmosphere and the service. Upon arriving and walking to the door we met other patrons and ask them if they've ever been there before and they said that they were there last night and Back Again because the food was so good. My wife ordered eggplant tapas and said that it was the best eggplant she has ever eaten in her life. Her Aunt Ray was a pork loin that was roasted to Perfection with also very good and melted in her mouth. I was torn between the Paia and the Boya base on the menu but then when the waiter suggested a special of seafood stew I ordered that. I was pleasantly surprised when the seafood stew came to the table it looked like a mix between Boyer bays and Paia little bit spicier but I love spicy food it was excellent to say the least probably the best seafood stew Bay Bay's type dish that I've ever had. To say the least my wife and I will definitely travel from St Augustine to Fernandina Beach to eat there again.
Espana is by far, one of my favorite restaurants. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent. They have an extensive tapas menu, all of them are large enough to share. They have the absolute best sangria. I have never been disappointed dining at Espana. Exceptional food at a fair price.
My husband and I had the Paella Valencia for two. We shared a house salad and the bread while we waited. The Paella was delicious and had plenty of fish and chicken and chorizo. The spices were spot on and we enjoyed it so much. The service was very attentive but not over bearing. A bottle of wine and a dish of paella, who could ask for more.
We made our first trip to Amelia Island and a coworker (who lived there a few years ago) highly recommended Espana. We also met several locals and they all said we just HAD to try it. Well, we did, and all I can say is that we would make a trip back to Amelia Island JUST to eat at Espana again! It was absolutely incredible! We had the shrimp, escargot and calamari as appetizers, and the seafood paella and chicken with lemon and garlic for the main course. Five Stars, all the way!!!
We always eat here when visiting Fernandina. We've only ordered tapas and have done many of them. Favorites are the calamari steak - unique, delicious and healthy! The shrimp tapas come in a vast variety of sauces - curry being a favorite. Have enjoyed indoor and outdoor dining - love them both depending on the weather.
Our least favorite restaurant in Amelia Island. The "spicy" snapper was dry, flavorless and over cooked. The shrimp was too salty. The rice was cold and the bread was chewy and so cold you couldn't spread the cold butter on it. Tight loud restaurant. Didn't find anything appealing about the place or the food.
This was our first time to Espana after visiting Fernandina Beach for years but this was our first time to Espana. We had a great meal (my wife had the snapper with spinach and I had the Paella Valencia. My meal was great and I would definitely order it on our next visit.
Wait staff were excellent. Half of the food excellent until we got to the main course Paella Valencia. I have eaten it in restaurants all over including three in Spain. It was hardly edible The chef must have confused the cayenne and saffron. Too much of one and not enough of the other.
My mother and I ate at Espana on Tuesday, July 18. We had booked our reservation on Open Table. Upon arrival, we were seated immediately. We were fortunate to have Jonathan as our waiter. As mentioned in another review, he is awesome! The food and sangria were excellent. My mother and I both had the Grouper Lisbon. This was our first visit to Espana, and we will definitely return. I highly recommend this restaurant!
Small local restaurant off the Main Street, but big on food selection, service, ambiance and attention to detail. My wife and I shared the fish stew which was adequate for the two of us. It was Great tasting with a little kick to it. It was serverd in a large cast iron skillet with a side of saffron rice. Our waiter Scott made the evening and diner just a little bit special. I strongly suggest this restaurant and feel regardless of what you order it will more than satisfy your appetite. Great job done by all.
This place is our favorite on the island! Great atmosphere, great food and our server, Omar, was exceptional! The shrimp and escargot appetizers were delicious and our entrees were fantastic. The time between appetizer and entree was longer than anticipated but it was worth the wait. Thanks for making our family dinner a great experience.
The seating is too close for me. We felt crowded by the talkative guest seated next to us. We were there at 530, so were some of the first to arrive. Think it would be too loud and clostrophobic once tables were filled. Definitely not a place for children!! The food and service were great. Justin took very good care of us.
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