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El Ambia Cubano

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950 E. Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
+1 321-327-8389
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Family restaurant, with a history, excellent Cuban food and ambiance.

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the Best in Florida

Excellent and very typical Cuban food. Better than most Cuban restaurants in Little Havana in Miami. Excellent service and ambiance. Not to be missed!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Ricardo A
,
Vero
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Vero
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent and very typical Cuban food. Better than most Cuban restaurants in Little Havana in Miami. Excellent service and ambiance. Not to be missed!

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Carrollton, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You probably would not notice this restaurant unless you're looking for it. It's well worth looking for. The food was great, portions large, prices fair, and good service. They have open mic on Wednesday nights around 6:30 where you can hear some of the locals. Authentic Cuban dishes.

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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Friends were visiting recently and we suggested trying Cuban food which they had not tasted before. We all enjoyed the flavorful food we were served. One had the snapper and really loved it. The rest of us had the day's special Ropa Viejo and it was great. Tiny place, but really good food at reasonable prices. Highly recommend. We will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was the best place we ate our entire vacation around the area. Great Cuban flavors, great portions, terrific service, and the music on the porch was incredible!!! Tony, the piano player, is a class 1 act, and made me want to dance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

The food is fantastic. The owners are very friendly. We take all of our friends and family there when they come to visit. Highly recommend El Ambia Cubano.

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28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I hardly ever go to the same restaurant twice on a business trip. But this place was worth the second trip. It is a small homey place but the service and food are worth it. I had the snapper, flan and latte the first night and it was delicious. Today I had the cheese croquettes and Hemingway rice with seafood... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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112 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We arrived at a near perpect time of the afternoon, twenty minutes after the evening opening of 5:00. Our hostess and server, Vicki, was cordials cheerful and efficient. The atmosphere was an "old Havana " motif. The food served was outstandingly good. I had the Hemingway Rice which was a seafood medley over a bed of saffron rice. I especially... More 

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had the roasted pork and it was delicious. The sangria was tasty too. The convenience to the marina where we were docked for the evening made this place a real winner for us. Am planning on returning next time we are in Melbourne.

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Being Cuban myself it's difficult to rate authentic food but El Ambia is delicious and their dishes are close to a home cooked Cuban meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Very good! Real Mojitos ! Staff was very gracious We were uncertain what to order Alfredo gave us a sampling of items food was very good cute little place enjoyer it very much

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 950 E. Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +1 321-327-8389

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban

Description

Family restaurant, with a history, excellent Cuban food and ambiance.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?