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Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar

513 N Tampa St., Tampa, FL 33602
813.223.2831
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Ranked #455 of 1,964 restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: E Twiggs Street / Madison Street
Transit: Downtown Trolly available
Description: Enjoy Mediterranean atmosphere in Tampa’s most unique, modern, urban setting complimented by excellent authentic Spanish cuisine at affordable prices. Just blocks around the corner from Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and the Tampa Theater, the Spain Restaurant and Toma Tapas Bar is the perfect place to be before or after a show. We offer Live Music every Friday and Saturday nights.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Fort Myers, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

I never had genuine Spanish cuisine before last night. This restaurant came highly recommended by a staff member of a local hotel. We weren't let down. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The waitress gave us some suggestions and they were excellent. We had the tapas combination because we wanted to try different items. I will go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Not only cheap and large portions but really good food! At lunch it is not full service. Just walk up to counter and order. Very quick if you have to get back to work. We got there at 12pm; they only had one other table. When we left the place was packed.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were in Tampa for a family event and the food was catered by the Spain Restaurant and it was excellent. The Empanadas were excellent - the Seafood Ceviche was very good and very fresh - the Shrimps al Ajiyo were very good along with an excellent beef dish. Overall I have been to many catered events and this food... More

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Excellent Spanish dishes on the menu at very reasonable prices. Good Spanish guitar music. Located in the downtown area so plan on paying for parking.

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Forest Hils
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Spain for dinner is a real treat. Small plates and full entrees - all prepared with great pride by the family who owns this little treasure in Downtown Tampa. Love the live flamenco music in the evening, and the excellent service at the table. Go here often - it's a special treat for dinners out with family and friends. Favorite... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Booked dinner here, with great anticipation, that we would be getting a real taste of Spain, in the heart of Tampa. Boy, were we wrong. Location: was ok in the downtown Tampa, with adequate parking. Ambience: a little sterile, in what seems to be a converted office showroom. Service: poor, it took approx 40 minutes from time of order to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This restaurant reminded me of those in Spain that are on the side of the road going to tourist destinations were buses are paid to bring in captive tourists that paid for an all inclusive tour. It has all the trademarks of a "whoever enjoys this" has never been to Spain. We asked for paella, shrimp ceviche, patatas bravas, pulpo... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The staff were very helpful in explaining and suggesting the specialties . I had caipirinha and cachaca in Brazil but wasnt able to get that anywhere Tampa was very happy to see them in here !!! . Calamari was awesome and they have decent wine collection too !!

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Tampa, FL
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

After reading all the reviews, I was skeptical about trying Spain. But I'm glad I did. I'm pleased to say my experience was completely different from most others in that we were completely thrilled with the music, food, service and atmosphere from the moment we walked in. The food was fresh and delicious, in fact some of it is slow... More

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We are a couple in our early 30s. Some friends invited us to meet them for dinner at Spain in downtown Tampa. Here are some of our thoughts on the experience. Parking: The parking was good. There is a pay lot just to the left so you don't have to walk very far. Atmosphere: The restaurant is small. It has... More

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