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Emiliano's Cafe

7 SE 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
352.375.7381
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Ranked #27 of 468 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
Orange, TX
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a good casual place to eat. The food is yummy--mostly all American, burgers, chicken tenders etc. the batter fried fish is great. Not a place for those on a diet, but a fun place to eat with friends and family.

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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
47 helpful votes 47 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 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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Pensacola, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Drove down for the homecoming weekend met our nephew that attends UF and friends from California - Food was great - $5.00 bloody Mary's very tasty. Coffee was a added +

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had my bridal luncheon here last month - and about 20 people attended. Wanda was fabulous at coming up with a menu to cater to all of our dietary issues (seriously, we were like half vegan, half gluten free, some hated chocolate - just general pains in the behind). The food was fantastic, the menu was perfect, and the... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband and I went to Emiliano's for a birthday dinner. We started by sharing a plate of Ceviche which was delicious accompanied by a side salad for each of us. The serving of Ceviche was generous, and by the time we finished, I didn't think we would be able to eat another thing! We split an entrée, the Peurco... 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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