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Emiliano's Cafe

7 SE 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
352.375.7381
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Ranked #19 of 463 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
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
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
  • Any
English first
Gainesville, Florida
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Amazing mojitos (best I've had in a restaurant) - my favorite is the pineapple basil mojito. The food is great at any meal - brunch or dinner. All tapas are wonderful and the churrasco is delicious. We live here in Gainesville and frequent this place a lot.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Menu is well conceived and ranges from small bites to most substantial fare all prepared with a Latin fusion feel.

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Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food, great service and great atmosphere!!! Our server was amazing, she had such a clear idea of the specials right down to specific spices and flavors of the foods and drinks. We arrived a little later and they allowed up to stay and enjoy our meal while they cleaned the place around us in a quite and undisturbing way!... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was my first time here although my daughter has been here before and loved it. I had the steak (can't remember the exact name) it was absolutely delicious and mouth watering! For dessert we had the goat cheesecake that was a special for the night and this was amazing! Our waitress was divine! I would absolutely recommend this restaurant... More

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Ocala, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We felt the food was only fair. More on the line of a chain restaurant rather than authentic ethnic cuisine. Menus were paper and dirty. Nothing particularly exciting on it. Arepas were disappointing... Very dry and tasteless. Service was very good. Probably won't return because there are better restaurants in town.

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Weston, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Quick, good service and great food, good location and well priced. You must try the Pinon, it will make you want to eat more and more..

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I LOVED the food at this place! I'm a townie and I find some of the more "hipster" places in town exhausting and unwelcoming (The Top, Jones B Side, Leonardos... though they have the best pizza in town!) but the wait staff here was friendly and welcoming. Great deals (Sunday afternoon - 2 for 1 sangria, which was yummy!) and... More

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Celebration, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Spanish soup was not that good and the ceviche was okay not great. The server was friendly and attentive though.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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142 reviews 142 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The empanadas were terrific. We had both beef and chicken. I always enjoy the arroz con pollo and today was no exception. They have lunch bowl selections that are very nice. The service is fast and friendly. Just a great place to eat.

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rodentplease
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I lived in Gainesville many years ago and frequented this place as much as I could. Returning 17 years later, the quality, friendliness and value are still solidly there. I ate there 3 days in a row on a business trip -- taking friends along. Everyone -- and they're well-traveled -- was impressed, from the cafe con leche to the... More

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