Tucked into a relatively new commercial building in Dongan Hills, Espana Royale is a first-rate Spanish restaurant capable of offering one of Staten Island’s finer dining experiences. An attractive anteroom greets patrons with a small bar of marble and dark wood. 

A capacious cream-yellow couch assures a comfortable wait for one’s table.  The artwork on the walls and stain glass matches exactly the ambiance of what one would find in a old world restaurant in Spain.  

Today's visit for lunch included Doreen Zayer, owner of Relax On Cloud Nine,  Anne Colangelo of Comfort Inn/ Holiday Inn Express, Maryann Piazza owner of Majestic Vending & Services and Lucia Dowling.

The work in process was hand-painted by the Fine Artist Lucia Dowling  who has a passion for creating just what is called for by sensing the essence of the establishment and giving so much of herself that the results will leave you pleasantly surprised. 

No project is too small for this capable artist so rest assured that if you commission Lucia Dowling you will be able to trust her instincts.  Lucia is a member of the BUCKS and can be reached at 718.980.0289 and 347.393.1298.  Please email her at