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“Always Terrific” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Espuma

Espuma
28 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2926
302-227-4199
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Ranked #63 of 231 restaurants in Rehoboth Beach
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 1st street
Washington DC Area
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Always Terrific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We've been to Espuma about a half dozen times over the last 4 years. It never disappoints. The ambiance is upscale and intimate, the service excellent, and the food is the finest in Rehoboth Beach - bar none. It's fine dining that rivals high-end restaurants in DC. You'll have an excellent, "can't miss" dining experience here. Enjoy!

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  • English first
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English first
Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Memorable meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary with a wonderful dinner at Espuma. The restaurant is small, attractive and comfortable. We started with a very good, dry martini and a "Blood Orange" cocktail, which was beautiful and packed a punch. The server explained the menu well, and there were interesting choices. Each course, including a complimentary mini-appetizer, was beautifully presented and delicious, including the sourdough bread with 3 little spreads. Neither of us could finish our paella, and dessert was out of the question. We highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Great Falls, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We go to Rehoboth every summer for family time and have tried many of the restaurants there but had never tried Espuma. The amazing thing is that this restaurant is only about 100 feet from the house in which we usually stay as guests and we had passed it by many time on the way to other restaurants.

After reviewing the menu we decided to give it a try just for something new. What a surprise. The menu is limited but covers all the bases including wonderful vegetarian selections. The meal was truly outstanding with every part of the meal prepared to perfection. There were three couples in our party and we all tried something different from the menu. Everyone claimed they had made the best choice. The meal was creative, both in its presentation and in the complexity of flavors. Nothing against Rehoboth, but it's hard to believe that this chef isn't in Boston, New York or Washington DC.

The meal was on the higher end of the budget but great value for dollar for those wanting a special evening in Rehoboth. The wine list is limited but includes some very nice wines, both red and white. The setting is intimate, the service was warm, friendly and very efficient when combined with great food resulted in a very pleasant end to a special family week.

Visit before someone steals this chef to a larger market.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Loved the food, the staff, and the experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

From our "lost" phone call when the hostess came out to the street to wave us into the restaurant, to the waiter's making sure we had our doggie bag when we left, we had a truly enjoyable experience. We started with cocktails, and were really impressed with their flavor and unusual combinations (limoncello & basil, and peach & jalapeno). The appetizers and mains also "wowed" especially the stuffed pepper and the pork. (Some misses -- the not tender beets, and rice in the paella really didn't seem to work.) But overall, very helpful and attentive staff, and great thought and ingredients made the food quite delicious.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great creativity in Spanish fusion cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Well presented environment, with not over the top servers pretending something that they are not. Great quality food that required a true thought process and effort. Creativity in designing dishes, comparable to most sophisticated establishments. The fact that it is located at the beach, enables one to bring well behaved teenagers, but I would not bring young children. Thank you for another great meal at Espuma!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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