About La Mancha
When you're in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to check out La Mancha. The restaurant is located in one of the area's most pleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine. The menu at La Mancha features a wide array of great selections, made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sure to please every member of your group La Mancha has established itself as one of the area's favorite culinary destinations and is sure to offer you a pleasant and unique dining experience every time you visit. Please stop in soon!
Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Wednesday - Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
Happy Hour, Wine
La Mancha Ratings and Reviews
This was the second time we dined at La ...
This was the second time we dined at La Mancha. The exterior looks dodgy, yet the bring home the Spanish style inside. We were greeted by a kind hostess, walked by the live singer (he was excellent). Service was a little slow and our food came our staggered. However, after the first bite all was forgiven. We ordered the paella (Portuguesia) it was devine. Others at the table ordered the grouper and snapper. After leaving the taste lingered and my mother was happy to still have the flavor. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you want delicious seafood! It isn't your typical beach fair.
The calamari ordered as an appetizer was ...
The calamari ordered as an appetizer was over cooked and not as good as any that we have had lately. The main entree was very expensive for the amount of food we received. The service was very slow. Perhaps it was an off day because we went there based on the number of good reviews that were online. But we would not return there.
Second visit within 12 month period that ...
Second visit within 12 month period that heat /air not working. Last winter unusual cold night their heat did not work, ate dinner in coat and gloves. Last week no A/C, sweated thru dinner. Will not return until assured no extreme temps inside restaurant nor will I recommend anyone else dine until confirmed problem fixed.
One of our go to places on Amelia Island ...
One of our go to places on Amelia Island. Amy at the front of the house always makes you feel like your at a friend's home for dinner. Damian, our server, always provides great service & suggestions for wine/food pairings. The food is always fresh, prepared wonderfully, and presented beautifully. Everyone from the owners to the bussers are friendly, welcoming, and never rush you. You can't go wrong with the daily specials.
The only positive is the food.
The Positives: The Paella and Garlic Shrimp.
- The food here is surprisingly good.
The Negatives: Everything else.
- La Mancha was thrown together with no thought or design. The decor is tragic and just a hodge-podge of cheap aesthetics. (The owner decided to do a coffered ceiling, but left the cheap industrial tile on the ceiling, among many other things.)
- Lighting is so BRIGHT. It felt like we were eating in a hospital cafeteria.
- The service was slooooooow. Especially considering that there were about 4-6 servers/waitstaff and only 3 tables at the time we were in the restaurant.
Overall, this place has so much potential because the food here is amazing, but the lack of atmosphere, dilapidated decor, and terrible service make it a pass.
We had a large party of 10 including a t ...
We had a large party of 10 including a toddler. Our waiter was fantastic and brought snacks and things to keep the 2yo occupied. We had variety of dishes from steak to seafood and the preparation and presentation were excellent. La Mancha is my favorite restaurant in Amelia!
I went for vacation to Amelia island and ...
I went for vacation to Amelia island and I decided to try my favorite food: Paella. My parents are from Valencia, Spain and I grew up with the authentic flavor of Spaniard dishes. I can say, with no doubt, that this is the best Paella I have ever had in more than 25 years living in the States. The quality, balance, abundance and flavor of its ingredients made my dinner a superb experience. I have for dessert an Spanish Flan that tasted the same as the one my mother makes and you know what does it mean!
If you enjoy the flavors of the authentic Spaniard cuisine this is a placed you can't miss!
Very disappointing experience. Service ...
Very disappointing experience. Service was slow and our server was all over the place, although she was friendly. The food was very poor quality. I have traveled to Spain and know good Spanish food, and this was a very poor substitute. We actually sent back the lamb meatballs because they were cold and undercooked. Definitely would NOT recommend it.
We were visiting Fernandina Beach for our anniversary getaway and picked La Mancha for our anniversary dinner as we wanted to try something different. I had the red snapper with shrimp and my husband had the paella with chicken and fish/shrimp. The food was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive. When he found out it was our anniversary, he gave us a complementary dessert - flan which was also delicious. We enjoyed our dinner at La Mancha and will be back the next time we visit Fernandina Beach.
Service issues have been addressed in previous posts. However, it needs to be repeated again just how poor the service is at La Mancha. The restaurant was not crowded (maybe 50% capacity) and we had to continually chase down our waiter to order food, drinks, and retrieve the bill. The food was inconsistent; some meals (party of 8) were very good and others just fair. I had the Chilean Sea Bass which did not taste fresh (I did not finish). However, the shrimp and scallops that accompanied the dish were outstanding. Ambience and service need work and then it would be a good value.
We came back to La Mancha after a really good experience in 2014. This was a Thursday night and the crowd was small. Service was slow and the waitress not very knowledgeable. Not much ambiance as the lights were bright and the music really bad. The food was very good, but no longer spectacular. The paella was still good, but not amazing as before. The recommended spanish red was again good but not memorable. We may try again, but a lot has been lost from out last visit.
Wonderful experience from greeting to leaving. David our waiter was excellent and very
accommodating from wine selection to tapas selection. Meal was great quality and
the extra bonus of background music and singing made the evening memorable.
Will be back again.
My wife and I have eaten here several times for lunch and it was great. This time we tried an evening reservation but we're disappointed and had to leave. After being seated we waited 15 minutes with no waiter showing up. Finally, I went to the bar to get our own drinks and a lady who I assume was the manager brought us water and bread and took our drink order. Then we again were ignored. We finally decided to leave. The lady apologized as we were leaving. I hate to write this because it is a good restaurant and maybe they were just under staffed.
Poor Service on a Saturday evening
Our meals were quite good. Unfortunately, the service was lacking. In their defense, there were several large groups and a large party in the back room. However, they appeared to be seriously understaffed. We had a reservation for 6:45 pm and were seated promptly. We ordered a bottle of wine, and then had to wait 30 minutes for the waiter to reappear to take our order. We were not given our bill until 8:55 pm.
Okay if you're not looking for memorable
We were a bit surprised to discover they didn't have a bar (just beer and wine) which was a disappointment. nice waiter although he forgot one order entirely. We chose an assortment of tapas--the steak one was very tough. They were out of seviche which I really wanted. The potato ham torte was good, as was the garlic shrimp. Shrimp in a cream sauce lacked pizazz. I would not recommend this place for a special evening but in a pinch it will do.
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