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Espana Restaurant & Tapas

22 S 4th St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4272
+1 904-261-7700
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (375 reviews)
“tapas” (423 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
22 S 4th St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4272
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Reviewed yesterday

I had the "spicy" snapper that was not spicy or flavorful but dry and overcooked. It was served with salty shrimp, cold yellow rice and mixed vegetables (which was the best thing on the plate). Hubby had an appetizer of escargot that was ok but...More

Thank Ladyoni
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked in without a reservation which I would recommended having if you will be going on a weekend. But we where fortunate enough to sit at the bar right next to the kitchen which was great because we got to talk a lot to...More

Thank Coolbrezusa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and service with very attentive staff. Recommend paella, best I have ever eaten. Recommend reservations.

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were so excited to try Espana, but nearly the whole meal was sub par. Our little booth was at the entrance to the kitchen (front room) and the noise of the swinging door went from a little annoying to aggravating by the time our...More

Thank KateSometimesGreat
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tried Espana for the first time on my last trip to Amelia Island. Great tapas and the seafood paella was absolutely wonderful. Great service and atmosphere. I will definitely be back.

Thank Loves2Travel55555
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love Espana, so much so that we will have gone twice this vacation, as we've done before. The service is always perfect and the food always incredible. We get the shrimp Mozambique each time, as well as the calamari steak. This time we tried...More

Thank edegenhard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went to dinner on a Saturday night. We got a mix of tapas and the paella for two. The papas bravas were AMAZING. Everything else was good, too. Personally, I was disappointed that they didn't have tortilla espanola on the menu, but...More

Thank naplesehg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jonathan was a GREAT server for us tonight. Directing us through our questions and making recommendations to us. The food was fabulous. One of the dinners out in years. If you have a chance to visit this restaurant, we highly recommend it. Ask for Jonathan,...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shrimp Mozambique is a must!! The filet is the most tender! Absolutely delicious! The clams were fresh - highly recommended! The tres leches and my favorite- the flan! Perfect ending! We did not make it easy for our server. We were a large party &...More

Thank foodfan17
Reviewed 1 week ago

The scallops were SO GOOD. I had delicious grouper for an entree. Good wine selection. The service was the best we had on the island. The waiter was the perfect mix of professional and friendly. Back patio is lovely - albeit hot this time of...More

Thank Holley P
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Maria H
5 July 2017|
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Response from 637miriamp | Reviewed this property |
only if child is not a picky eater. I wouldn't have taken my kids unless is was to give them from my plate.....
Charlene A
8 March 2017|
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Response from reenafla |
When the garden dining area is open, yes, we allow well-behaved "man's best friend" on the patio. :)
3 October 2016|
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Response from carsprin | Reviewed this property |
Discuss with them. We have found everyone at Espana very helpful and I bet they will work with you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 S 4th St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4272
    (Centre Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-261-7700
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The traditional flavors of Spain and Portugal are highlighted in all our dishes here in the heart of 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 entrees including the national dish of Spain, Paella. You can choose to dine in our cozy main dining room, bright enclosed patio dining room or lush garden dining area which is open generally Thursday - Sunday and weather permitting :) Chef Roberto is a second generation restaurateur, with over 28 years experience. He endeavors to make your evening a memorable one by bringing both his own family recipes, and inspiration from trips to Spain and Portugal for you to savor and enjoy. Family owned and operated since 2004. The Original on Amelia Island!
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