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
The A/C was broke!! And it is very price ...
The A/C was broke!! And it is very pricey!!! Offered no discount or anything for no A/C and it had been a 100 degrees that day!
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.
This was our first time at this restuara ...
This was our first time at this restuarant. It was wonderful would highly recommend it. All food was made In house. Service was impeccable.
Had a very nice Father's Day dinner. The ...
Had a very nice Father's Day dinner. The Spanish food is very good with a broad menu to fit every taste
Exemplary service The food was amazing ...
Exemplary service The food was amazing as always Is a family restaurant You feel family there
Great food and service
Both my wife and I had the grouper with shrimp and sea scallops. Everything was very fresh and well prepared. We drank a bottle of cava (Spanish sparkling wine) that was excellent and reaonably priced. Our waiter, David, was superb.
Average in all aspects, decor, service, food. Air conditioning has apparently been underperforming for some time as they have brought in supplemental temporary AC and electric fans. Disappointed.
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!
Pricey but good.
The food is presented very well, highly seasoned and the portions are large. If you order a meal for two, do not order an appetizer or you will be taking food home.
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.
All of the shrimp tapas were delicious, as was the limoncello cake. Sangria is not to be missed.
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.
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Our second visit and we were as pleased as when we dined the first time. The food was enjoyed by all.
Great steak, Paella + great choice other entrees
Very close to beach, plenty of parking, friendly and informal atmosphere, great food and serviceL A must do restaurant!
Do not miss this excellent restaurant when in the area! We visit Amelia annually and it is a treat with great food and service. I highly recommend the snapper on the menu.
Wonderful Dining Experience
La Mancha has a very nice menu with lots of options. The food is excellent. Try the Tapas and don't miss the Flan for dessert. Highly recommend this spot!
Wonderful attentive staff and owner, nic ...
Wonderful attentive staff and owner, nice atmosphere, interesting wine list, diverse menu, and marvelous food. This is a must dine place when on Amelia Island.
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.
What a surprise !
A great combination of superb food and excellent service. This restaurant runs like clockwork. Everyone know their job well. We highly recommend it.
It may be the most flavorful meal of my life. The sauces are amazing! I was so impressed. I will definitely go there again. The service was slow and quality little awkward with timing. Go for the food. I enjoyed the entertainment as well.
Popular too much
Understand this was a Shoney's many years ago. Felt like it. They were turning tables. Everything was ok but not our kind of place. Felt like organized chaos.
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.
GReat find will on Amelia Island! Owner ...
GReat find will on Amelia Island! Owner on site lovely family, Paella was yummy. Don't let the building fool you!
Very relaxing restaurant and service was fantastic. We ordered 5 dishes from the Tapas menu and enjoyed them all, especially the Eggplant Branca Lua. Our server was so helpful and he took excellent care of us.
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.
Enjoyable time with friends
Skip the salad - it looked like the lettuce came from a bag. Steak dishes were outstanding. Grouper fresh and well seasoned. Decent wines by the glass.
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.
Valentine Day Spcl - Surf & Turf for 2 - great.
Food was great & Damian, our server was fabulous - very attentive & professional.
Great food for fine palates! A true gem!
We went here for a special Valentine's Day dinner,...and we were not disappointed. EXCELLENT FOOD and great service!! This is a gem!! Don't pass it up!
Great place on the Island!
La Mancha is a great place to dine! Fine dining with a casual atmosphere! The food is delicious... from the fresh baked bread to the tapas to the very best seafood Paella! and the Sangria is to die for! We were so satisfied that we couldn't even think about dessert! The staff was very attentive and friendly. This was our second visit and there will be many more!
Best in the island
Best restaurant I've tried when visiting Amelia Island. We ordered the Churrasco na tabua, I could not stop eating that's how good the food was.
Worst service I have ever had.
They were overbooked and even though we had a reservation booked through Open Table they didn't have a table so they set up a small table right under a speaker blaring badly played piano music.
this restaurant is uniformly good when ever we are there. Nice variety on menu always personable wait staff and food is really good ,
Spanish, not Mexican Fare
The tapas, appetizers and seafood pasta was excellent, and the wine was very good as well. Very varied and unusual selections on the menu; a definitely upscale experience for Fernandino Beach.
Wonderful dining experience
Went during restaurant week,,but had been there before. Excellent service, food choices were appealing and varied. Our prix fixe dinner was delicious from beginning to end. Not many people there, but it is the off season. A wonderful place to go with a group so everyone can order something different off the menu and share!
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