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Espana Restaurant & Tapas
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Centre Street
Description: The traditional flavors of Spain and Portugal are highlighted in all our dishes here in the heart of historic Fernandina Beach. Sip on homemade Sangria or enjoy a glass of wine from a list of hand picked selections (International and Californian). Choose from a menu of hot and cold tapas, "just caught" fish or meat entrees including the national dish of Spain, Paella. You can choose to dine in our cozy main dining room, bright enclosed patio dining room or lush garden dining area which is open generally Thursday - Sunday and weather permitting :) Chef Roberto is a second generation restaurateur, with over 28 years experience. He endeavors to make your evening a memorable one by bringing both his own family recipes, and inspiration from trips to Spain and Portugal for you to savor and enjoy. Family owned and operated since 2004. The Original on Amelia Island!
Huntersville, North Carolina
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and I went on Friday the 6th. We had an 8:30 reservation,we arrived early and place was busy. My wife and I sat at the SMALL bar. We were able to order our appetizers while we waited. Had the drunken clams. They were AWESOME. Wished we could have more bread to sop up all the wonderful broth. We ordered a Paella with shrimp and Chicken. The portion was was more than the two of could finish. Only draw back(and this is for most restaurants on Nassau County Florida) is you can only get beer or wine. Talking to all the restaurant owners, it appears to be a very tough process to get a full liquor license.

Visited June 2014
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Evening”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed the most wonderful anniversary with the staff at Espana. we were treated like family and service and food were outstanding! The escargot was perfect as I tricked my wife to taste one. She would not have if she would have know what the were. She is now a big fan. The freshness of the fish, shrimp and scallops speaks for itself. Thank you so much to the owner and staff of the jewel of Fernandina!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Athens, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superb meal!”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We weren't familiar with Espana when we walked in uninformed. The food was excellent! Great service, too. It might be missed because it's not downtown. Well worth the drive over to Sadler Road!

Visited May 2014
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great evening with friends!”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Recently picked Espana to enjoy our last night with friends moving to CA. What a great choice! Food was excellent....trio of cobia/shrimp/scallop was to die for. Had a fun server who took excellent care of us. Perfect way to see off our friends. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Shaun W
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Oklahoma
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“My favorite Spanish restaurant of all time!”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband, two sons and I enjoyed a fantastic meal here in March 2014. Two of us are gluten free and there were several delicious options for us. Highly recommended!

  • Visited March 2014
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