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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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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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!
Reviewed June 16, 2014

On the island for a little beach time, our first visit to Amelia Island. What a restaurant find! Starting with an excellent homemade sangria set the stage. We had two small plates, Shrimp Mozambique and a seared calamari steak. The shrimp dish was with just the right amount of spice taking most of the breadbasket to finish off the sauce. The calamari steak was simply prepared, fresh and delicious.
We had read about the paella and saw several orders come out of the kitchen. We ordered a serving for one and it ended up being almost for two people to finish. It was loaded with fresh seafood and it was greatness. I want some now as I write this review. Try this place out!

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Thank larryf310
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

The food was wonderful. The service was very good. A little pricey but worth it. We needed a reservation. There is an outdoor patio but it was a little too warm and humid so we sat inside.

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this restaurant! We had made a reservation for 7:30PM but ended up arriving around 6:50PM. The hostess was happy to seat us early which was a pleasant surprise. We started the night off with a half pitcher of white sangria and the Gambas Mozambique. After we finished the shrimp the waiter offered to bring more bread over to the table to finish the broth, which was very thoughtful! We did not have to wait long for our main dishes, I ordered the Pargo con Espinaca (Snapper with Spinach) and my boyfriend ordered the Paella Marinera (Seafood Paella) both were AMAZING!!! The portion sizes were huge so you will not have to worry about walking out hungry.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant!!!

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Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

We love Spanish Tapas! We were lucky enough to visit Spain last year and the food was the most enjoyable of several European stops on our trip. This place brought back great memories as we had hoped. Will definitely recommend.

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Thank Samft
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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.

Thank Bob G
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