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Espana Restaurant & Tapas

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22 S 4th St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4272 (Centre Street)
+1 904-261-7700
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As always, our meal was excellent and service even better. They have THE BEST Sangria ever! Our favorite restaurant in Fernadina.

Thank Cindy K
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is okay but not great and for the price we were definitely expecting much more! However, it was our service that was truly bad! We have eaten at so many places on the island and this place doesn't even make the top 20. If you are into a bowl of rice, with some chopped veggies, and a little... More 

Thank kristi s
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful restaurant! Found in the heart of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island this is a true gem! Everything from the tapas to the full menu was delicious. They have. Great sangria, wine list and a very varied menu. Whether you opt for a small plate or full dinner you won't be disappointed!

Thank KatiedooWV
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Espana last night. We were given complementary champagne. Our food was fantastic! We started with a shrimp tapas (in a mildly spicy beef sauce) and a nightly special salad (with goat cheese and honey mustard/balsamic vinegarette dressing). We then had the meat paella which was delicious. Our server, Justin, suggested the flan for dessert.... More 

Thank Howiefish
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I who are in our mid-seventies recently spend a few days at Amelia Island and frequented the Espana Restaurant & Tapas because of a recommendation received from a citizen during a chance conversation on a beach walk. The ambiance is outstanding. The service excellent. And the food - well let's simply say it was good but if... More 

Thank Dennis B
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had been told that this is one of the top restaurants on the Island. I can think of so many better restaurants on the island. Was disappointed. Food was good but not what we were expecting for "top restaurant".

Thank Carl H
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Portuguese seafood was out of this world. Clams, mussels, shrimp, fish, calamar, scallopsi and more in a fabulous savory sauce. was a wonderful treat. The waitstaff and all servers made our visit a gourmet treat for tired travellers.

Thank ruth C
East Hampton, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What FUN and all featuring delicious, assorted tapas and excellent wines. It's always crowded, but worth the wait, or eat at the bar. The bartender treated us like royalty! Loved the dining room service, as well. We were here, years ago, and the strides toward excellence this restaurant has made are wonderful.

Thank StellaMiller
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Fresh fish excellent selection extensive wine list. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Both tapas and entrees were fabulous. We had group of 20 people divided into three tables all very happy. I attended a petanque tournament 360 players many are here. All extremely pleased year after year.

Thank Marco I
Potomac, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a year late in writing this review, but our fond memories of Espana -- its delightful cuisine and its wonderful staff -- remain strong with us. My wife and I were visiting Ameila Island for our 14th Anniversary and made a point to visit Espana after seven, local shop owners recommended it to us. We were so delighted by... More 

Thank SeanTeaguer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Portuguese
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?