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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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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 10
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  • 7
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  • 3
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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
Best Cuban Food Ever

I have been eating Cuban for 25 years having lived in Miami all that time. I'm telling you this is THE BEST Cuban food I've ever had. Cooked to perfection and massive amounts of everything. Savory. The lechon asado (roast pork) was fabulous. The rice and beans amazingly flavorful. Great service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Jim Z
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Melbourne, Florida
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely little restaurant across the street from tranquil Crane Canal. Pleasant outdoor seating on the patio. Very enjoyable. Only problem is no real choice for vegetarian or vegan. My friend and I ate some beans and rice, but really, you don't go to a restaurant to eat beans and rice. It's a shame, really, because I would love to go... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I have been eating Cuban for 25 years having lived in Miami all that time. I'm telling you this is THE BEST Cuban food I've ever had. Cooked to perfection and massive amounts of everything. Savory. The lechon asado (roast pork) was fabulous. The rice and beans amazingly flavorful. Great service - and don't miss out on the sangria! Pan... More 

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new jersey
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great service, hearty meal, good music. Went with waitress recommendation. She was right on. Pork smothered in onions, fired plantains, icy cold beer. We sat outside, nice breeze.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Came here for lunch- nice atmosphere and view of the canal. Food was excellent, along with the service.

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Miami, Florida
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Second time here and my wife and I really enjoyed it again. Our server Jay was very good and attentive and the owner came out to greet us. This time I had planned tons and the Cuban pork black beans and rice great flavor perfectly done. Enjoyed lunch on the outside patio which overlooks the river and the Trainbridge. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Being Cuban and a first time visitor to Melbourne, I was in the mood for an authentic plate of food. At first, I was discouraged and thought it was going to be impossible due to my current location. But boy was I wrong! I googled for a local Cuban place and El Ambia Cubano has the best reviews so my... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The place was not on a main road, but that's probably best. The place is a bit small and fills up fast, however, the food and ambiance more than make up for it. Real authentic Cuban food, Cuban music and wall art. They even had an old 50's B/W movie with Cuban actors playing in the background. Limited menu, but... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This place has it done right. The food was unique and special, even for just your standard Cuban sandwich. The music was nice and not overbearing, but live! Recommend reservations....

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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Very authentic, very good. Be sure to get there early for lunch though, as the place is kinda small and fills up quickly. Highly recommend!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Not an extensive menu but really good food. The waiting staff were very helpful in helping me choose something for my taste but at the same time trying something new. The open mike night was great

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Additional Information about El Ambia Cubano

Address: 950 E. Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone Number: +1 321-327-8389
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 20
Cuisine: Cuban

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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: 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?