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Emiliano's Cafe

7 SE 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
352.375.7381
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Ranked #20 of 462 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
Gainesville, FL
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I ventured to Emiliano's on a whim. We both decided on the Cuban sandwich, and started off with the Tostones. The tostones were hands-down, the best I'd ever had, and the sauce was delicious. The serving size was quite large, and was more for a table of 4, than a table of two. I was rather excited... More

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

No matter what you order from their menu, you will be happy. They usually have 1-2 specials at lunch and they are always delicious. Their pinon is amazing. The server described it as Cuban lasagna. It is Puerto rican sweet plantain-chicken casserole with a parmesan mornay sauce, served with white rice, this is one of the best dishes I have... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Great restaurant for large groups with its colorful and warm backdrop and outdoor cafe. The bar area is also enjoyable where Andy, the bartender, can offer you the latest mojito creation. The special tapas are not to be missed as well as their delicious skirt steak and we are never disappointed. Stop by on Wednesday for live guitar music!

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Gainesville, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have been here many times over the years but so much more in recent months as it has become a family and friends favorite spot. I don't comprehend why it is so far down on the list of Gainesville restaurants, It truly deserves to be in the top 5! There is something for everyone on this menu, especially the... More

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Tampa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have traveled to Gainesville for business several times over the past few weeks and keep going back to Emiliano's because I can't get enough of their delicious Mahi Tostones. They serve this as an appetizer, but as you will see from the pics, the serving size is HUGE and is plenty for one person for dinner. In fact, the... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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