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Espana Tapas Bar

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655 Middle Country Rd, Saint James, NY 11780-3234 (Lake Ave)
+1 631-656-1564
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 14:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool atmosphere, live music, fun lively vibe. Some tapas good others great. Piella ok or good, eggplant great. Odd menu selection with some options not Spanish cuisine which seemed out of place. Service fair. When we said we didn't have reservations, the response was "oh Jesus" which was a bit unprofessional especially when surrounded by several empty tables. The... More 

1 Thank Rene C
Yaphank, New York
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there on the past Friday@ 8pm with my wife. Nice crowd and there was live music. Had pinchos, empanadilas, and some open face sandwich made with jamon serrano and roasted peppers. Washed it down with Ron Barcelo (rum) on the rocks. They are the only place i know that serves that rum. . Great stuff. Definitely a great... More 

Thank Danny d
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is the most amazing place in Smithtown for tapas and Spanish food , I would recommend the crab gratin, tabla de quesos y fiambres and the delicious sangria, for all the real flavour lovers this is the place!! Staff is amazing!! Especially Raul he is a great guy that knows what customer service is about!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This place is cozy, friendly and definitely NOT what you'd expect from the front of the building! tapas, drinks, yes and there are 3 types of sangria, white, red and PINK!!! The owner makes you feel as if he's known you for years and the wait staff is professional and efficient! This is the best kept secret in Smithtown!

Thank Michelle A
Holbrook, New York
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268 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Met friends for dinner. Very friendly restaurant. Very good wait staff. Owner checked several times during meal to see if everything was alright & it was. Food was very good with large portions. Enjoyable meal.

Thank Jerry G
Smithtown, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The food was fresh, and staggered appropriately. You were treated like vip's The owner circled around all tables, checked if anything needed(everyone is helpful and kind). The food was flavorful, and we had a nice snack to take home. The eggplant tapas, meatballs with peppercorn gravy, lobster croquettes, steak empanadas, were great! We wanted to try more but we were... More 

Thank Lovee4321
Nesconset, New York
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

if you want real authentic spainish food not the american version this is where you go the owner is wonderful and knowledgable great food and fine service

Thank marc p
Smithtown, New York
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I will never return! My husband and I have been eating here for several years. The service and food has been deteriorating lately. The past two visits have been disappointing. My husband ordered the meatball appetizer and asked if it could be served as a full meal, with the size adjusted. The waiter agreed. He was served the small appetizer... More 

Thank Christine P
Yaphank, New York
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

My best friend and I took our wifes here for Valentine's Day in the afternoon for drinks and noshes/tapas. They had a Latin jazz band and the music was pretty good, although there was not much room to dance. We ordered two beers, pitcher of sangria, and two drinks of a Spanish liquor called 43. Each of us had a... More 

Thank Danny d
Long Island, NY
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Can't stress how great this place is. If you're looking for some authentic Spanish food, then this is your place. Try the fish is the authentic green sauce.

1 Thank hungieman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Middle Country Rd, Saint James, NY 11780-3234
    (Lake Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Local Bus and close to St. James Train Station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Saint James
  • Phone Number: +1 631-656-1564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?