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El Ambia Cubano

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Caribbean, Cuban
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950 E. Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
+1 321-327-8389
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Family restaurant, with a history, excellent Cuban food and ambiance.

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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Best Cuban Food

My 2nd visit - excellent again! Food is awesome. One suggestion would be a choice of a side item included with the sandwiches. We got there at lunch rush and had to wait about 35 minutes. The seating area is small so I would suggest either get there just before lunch starts or wait long enough for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Katlynngib
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Carrollton, Georgia
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Carrollton, Georgia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My 2nd visit - excellent again! Food is awesome. One suggestion would be a choice of a side item included with the sandwiches. We got there at lunch rush and had to wait about 35 minutes. The seating area is small so I would suggest either get there just before lunch starts or wait long enough for the first group... More 

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El Ambia C, Owner at El Ambia Cubano, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting El Ambia Cubano, we appreciate your visit and review. We are in the process to add something in the side to our Cuban Sandwich, but is taft during low season. Thank you again Alfredo. Note: Let us know who you are the next time you are in. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Pulled up this off my TripAdvisor App and stopped by for lunch based on the reviews. We frequent quite a few Cuban restaurants in Tampa and were impressed by the food and service. Not sure if the Cuban sandwich topped others, but it is in the top five. My wife had a pork sandwich which was outstanding. The service was... More 

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Gambrills, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

In town on business and read the reviews on this place...decided to give it a try, and we were very impressed. Place is small and you can eat outside on the patio or inside...we opted for being inside. Can't believe how fast our orders came out, and piping hot to boot. We had the empanadas for apps - very tasty,... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A great lunch spot. Delicious, authentic cuisine, great black means and churrasco. The owner may even play the guitar for you..l

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It's the 3rd time we come to el ambia from Orlando and everything is great our family love this restaurant and we will continue to come back !

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The kitchen is very close to the inside dining area, so if they are cooking with onions, or garlic, which is a must in Cuban food, not only do you come out smelling like a greasy spoon, But Your eyes will tear the whole time you are eating! The place is disorganized, and it is like eating at a bus... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After reading reviews we decided to visit El Ambia Cubano. I was a little surprised at the location as it appears to be the bottom of a house. Upon entering the restaurant it is a small dining area. The waitress Barbara was very friendly and seated us. I tried to order the plantain appetizer but the waitress told me plantains... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Off the beaten path...we started with their Empanadas,Chicken/Pork,crisp & flavorful! My husband ordered the Mojo-marinated roasted chicken & I had the Seafood paella. While both where tasty...I loved the flavor of the chicken the best! Definitely will be going back!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Saw the movie Chef and just gad to find a great place for a Cuban sandwich. Googled and saw El Zambia Cubano. A great location in a very cozy house setting. The Cuban was wonderful as was the shredded pork appetizer. Service was wonderful and the atmosphere was perfect. Great choices on the menu and definitely a place to return.

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Indialantic, FL
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

On our first visit they were only open a few days and it was great. Clean, friendly, good pricing $$, food was authentic and the atmosphere was comfortably Cuban. We have been back numerous times and our first impression stands true.The only negative now is tooo many people enjoy going there so find your own place. :)

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Description

Family restaurant, with a history, excellent Cuban food and ambiance.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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