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1118 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-558-4040
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Ranked #160 of 2,846 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

First thing you'll notice is that they don't take reservations. Trust me, if you're waiting for a seat – it’s worth the wait. If it's you plus one don't say no a seat at the bar. The service there is great and you'll get a view of the restaurant. The tapas and wine selections are perfection! This is a must... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I was in town visiting friends who had wanted to check out Espana for dinner. This place does not take reservations. In fairness, they told us it would be a 1hr 45 min wait! We went to a pub next door for a drink and appetizer before heading back to check on the wait list. The staff were great... at... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a great little spot, that is busy and has a great atmosphere! You can not make reservations, but we were lucky to get a spot for two at the bar:) We started with a cocktail, and then over on to a nice bottle of red and shared charcuterie and a few more tapas. I wish we didn't get... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I haven't posted a review for at least a year but a recent visit to Espana has spurred me to action. What an awesome meal - 4 of us tried at least 12 plates and there wasn't a dud to be found. Stand outs were the crispy pork belly (30 minute lead time for the kitchen to complete) and duck... More 

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Edmonds, WA
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174 reviews 174 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We have visited Spain several times and Espana could relocate to Spain and be immediately well received. We had five tapas dishes that were all excellent although we did think that the grilled octopus dish was more sauce than seafood, even for tapas. Overall, it was just what it should be-- drink, order, eat, drink, order, eat……

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Burnaby, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Tapas and Spanish beer on Denman, close to Sylvia Hotel. The food reminded us of our trip to Barcelona - croquetas, charcuterie trays, anchovies, olives - all the foods we loved there were here. Desserts were to die for - rich enough for us to share. No reservations, opens at 5 p.m., so must arrive early or wait as it... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Excellent tapas; excellent service. Bar seats by the window are fun for people-watching on Denman Street. Great spot for the Zombie Walk! Very reasonable prices, too.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A pretty typical tapas place done well. Our waiter was a wine God so my memory of the food may not be very trustworthy.... But it really seemed pretty damn good. Cosy and fun.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Perfect spot for real spanish cuisine. Perfect pricing, fantastic service. Always a favourite in Vancouver. Very small, and quite nice and classy.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

one of the very best places I have been to in Vancouver for excellent tapas. very good wine list and a better than average sherry selection all served by a confident and knowledgeable staff. .

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Additional Information about Espana

Address: 1118 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 604-558-4040
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Spanish

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