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#100 of 2,895 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West End
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1118 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M8, Canada
+1 604-558-4040
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten a number of times at Espana and each experience is better than the last. The menu changes regularly which is refreshing though many times my favourite meals go away for the while. This forces me to be adventurous which, as it turns out, is for my own good. Never disappointed. If you are alone or a couple, I... More 

Thank Dean B
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Came in for a late dinner. The restaurant was recommended by our friend and the restaurant did not disappoint. Ordered a bunch of tapas. Fried chick peas, patatas bravas, fried cauliflower etc were all excellent! Awesome restaurant, Great wine list, Fun place friendly and professional staff... my kind of place

Thank chefIpad
Vancouver, Canada
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Having been to Spain recently, I was craving the warmth of Spanish cuisine and hospitality in this sleety Vancouver winter. You will get the cuisine but perhaps not as much the hospitality at Espana on Denman street in Vancouver's West End. The staff can be a little off putting. The type that correct you all the time - from where... More 

1 Thank krayon59
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

After having bad tapas in at Vin Room in Calgary I had to go to a place that does it right when I got home. The dishes change often, they're delicious, creative and full of flavour. I was a big fan of Neil Taylor when he was the executive chef at Cibo, and it's great to see him have his... More 

Thank BrWayne
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended and close to our hotel (Sylvia - an excellent place to stay). It is Spanish tapas and many strange dishes. The potato dish was recommended but was just potatoes with a tomato sauce and sour cream. The special was a green mush with chewy squid. We could not eat it and thankfully we were not charged.... More 

Thank Daphne C
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Cosy atmosphere, distinctive food and great service. Menu change but a must is the daily tortilla. Have always found the salads to be excellent and enjoy the "toasts".. A must stop for the adventurous.

Thank marilynow
Vancouver, Canada
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

We went early to avoid the lineups as they do not take reservations. In fact we were the only ones there as we arrived at 5:30, so it was quiet but nice low lighting and comfortable. We chose to be seated in a corner nook in the back. We tried 4 different red Spanish wines by the glass on the... More 

1 Thank ccriderYVR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

This a simply exquisite fun restaurant Food was fresh and very flavourful Excellent wine menu - reasonably priced - highly reccommended - very good service

Thank Jengweng
Whistler, Canada
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196 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is the bomb! Love it ! Great tapas and wine. Cool bar scene. Just off the ocean. Great location on denman street. The pork belly is to die for! Very friendly staff.

Thank Preston S
Thornhill, Canada
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128 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Medium sized restaurant with a full bar. Great classical Spanish cuisines and very good service. The 4 of us ordered a Paella and a variety of Tapas to share; to us it was a good way to try the optimal numbers of various dishes. The Paella was really delicious, and the seafood in the Paella is changed every day. Make... More 

Thank Richard L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1118 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-558-4040

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

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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