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Emiliano's Cafe

7 SE 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
352.375.7381
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Ranked #30 of 474 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Doral, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We ended up in Emiliano's on our drive to Miami on a Monday and this was one of the few places we found open. Though our expectations were low, the food was quite good. Service was prompt, portions were well sized and in general we had a good experience.

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Gainesville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I have a meeting downtown once a month and love to drop in on Wednesday nights for a tapas dinner. They have a great selection from which to choose. Also, Latin American and Spanish bottles of wine are half off (Monday nights as well) and there is good choice. Don't forget their desserts! Another plus on Wednesday... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My family went off in search of an early dinner downtown and after discovering that several of our potential options did not open until 5 PM, we settled on Emiliano's. We were given the lunch menu despite being seated after 4:30 PM and it had limited options. After a promising start of chips and two delicious salsa options, we were... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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284 reviews 284 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

An interesting amalgamation of carribean and latin inspired menu selections. Flavorful and tasty, but not very good or excellent. Excellent service however and very willing to adapt to the needs of families with children.

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Gainesville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Has been serving Latino for more than 25 years. Menu changes from noon to evening meal. Has Cuban, Port Rican and Caribbean and Central American dishes. Very popular in a University town. Specials change daily. I enjoy the black beans, rice, Cuban sandwich; with Flan. Can be very busy in the lunch hour and on football weekends.

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Winston-Salem, NC
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135 reviews 135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My wife and I went here for dinner with my son and his family. The service was good, but a little odd. We had a 7:00 reservation for 6 and were running ahead of schedule. We arrived at a little after 6:00 and the place was virtually empty. When we checked in with the hostess it was as if the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

all the Latin flavors I love are here. New menu items keep me coming back again and again! From the Mojito to the entree and the yummy desserts and my last sip of cafe con leche it was perfect.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Have returned here several times for the brunch. The $5 Bloody Mary is fantastic, the service is good, and the food is good. This time I ordered the Cuban Benedict and it was ok. Probably will not order that again, just not my taste. I have had the crab cake benedict and that was good. We will continue to eat... More 

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High Springs, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very cozy restaurant. The owner is there to greet you and constantly wanting to make sure you are happy with your food. Food is very good. Only complaint, the place is very small and you feel like there is no room around you and it is quite noisy.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We decided to go here after a guest at our hotel raved about the steak special. We ordered black bean cornballs and salsa as appetizers. The black bean corn balls were mostly batter. The salsa and chips tasted like it cam from Publix. I ordered the salmon with a cilantro spinach rice (I'm allergic to mango). My meal was perfect!... More 

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Additional Information about Emiliano's Cafe

Address: 7 SE 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
Phone Number: 352.375.7381
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian

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