Espana Restaurant
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Cuisine type

  • Spanish,


  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,


  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Spanish Tapas,
  • Spanish Wines,
  • Sangria,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
1118 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M8
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $26 To $60,

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Meet the owner

Growing up in London, England, Edward Perrow travelled to Spain on a number of family vacations throughout his childhood. Those Iberian trips made an indelible impression on Ed, who became enthralled with Spanish culture. “I loved their attitude toward food and wine, the relaxed atmosphere,” he explains. “In Spain, I saw groups of people share plates, eat with their hands, join in the ancient bond of breaking bread together.” Today, Ed has successfully recreated that Spanish feel at his Denman Street Spanish tapas and wine bar, España, starting with the exterior red door. “I painted it myself, before we opened.” he says.

Ed had long wanted to open a Spanish tapas restaurant. After serving as the general manager at the famed Bin 941 and Bin 942 on Davie Street, he moved on to a stint at Uva and Cibo at the Moda Hotel, where he met chef Neil Taylor. The duo earned a lot of press in 2009 when Cibo won a slew of best restaurant awards, and decided to take the opportunity to secure funding for their own venture.

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    I love the atmosphere of this restaurant as it's always vibrant and the food is just fantastic! awesome tapas place, my first go to each time I have friends visiting. Great food, good service and nice vibe all that for decent prices! a must try.

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    It’s hardly a surprise that Spanish wines and sparklers dominate the wine list at Espana. All of Spain’s best-known wine-making regions are represented – all of which go great with Espana's extensive tapas menu. Snack on offering include artisan cheeses, crispy pork belly, padron peppers and cured meats.

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    Throw tradition out the window and enjoy a holiday meal as the Spaniards would at this cozy cantina in the West End. Vancouver diners have been flocking to España ever since 2012 to savour authentic tapas plates paired with Spanish vino and cava. Gather friends and family to nibble on tasting boards adorned with cured Serrano ham, grilled chorizo and 12-month aged manchego cheese. If you want something a little heartier, opt for the daily paella special. For dessert, you’ll forget all about your pumpkin pie cravings after you’ve sampled the doughy churros drizzled with rich dulce de leche sauce.

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    The colourful and elegantly plated dishes at this West End tapas lounge beg to be photographed – if you can stop yourself from digging in right away of course. Ideal for a romantic date night or intimate dinner among friends, España delivers an unforgettable dining experience with a focus on authentic Spanish small plates, wines and cocktails. Start with traditional Basque skewers (a savoury spear with olives, white anchovies and pickled chillis) and move on to rustic boards topped with cured meats and regional cheeses, charred octopus and chorizo, and smoked ham croquettes. Finish with sinfully sweet churros – exquisito!

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