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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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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
Mixed experience

Went with my wife to meet friends for dinner. I ordered the pork dish which was excellent, but my wife ordered the chicken which was almost too salty ro eat. I didn't find out until the meal was over that she didn't enjoy it. I am disappointed that there was such a difference between the two meals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
John S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Went with my wife to meet friends for dinner. I ordered the pork dish which was excellent, but my wife ordered the chicken which was almost too salty ro eat. I didn't find out until the meal was over that she didn't enjoy it. I am disappointed that there was such a difference between the two meals. I will come... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Good authentic Cuban food near the river in Downtown Melbourne. Very quaint and has a nice atmosphere. Would be a nice place for a date night. End your dinner with some Cuban coffee and flan!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food was really good and authentic Cuban. Prices very reasonable. Service friendly and prompt. We both ordered the Hemingway rice which was also tasty, but the salad was not fresh. Also it's a little confusing when you first arrive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It is a small place and on the monday evening we were there, it was very busy. The waitress was friendly, but too busy, so there was a little too much waitingtime. It is not a fancy restaurant at all, but it has a rustic charm. The bottom line: the food is definately delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I got the pork entree with yellow rice, black beans, and plantains. Can't beat it! Fun atmosphere too.

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Palm Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Brought four of my students there for lunch. Awesome food and Jay our server did a great job. The chicken in MOJO and Hemingway are my personal favorites. Follow the meal with a cheese and guava pastry.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I just can't tell you how good this place is! The roasted pork was sensational, the tamale was loaded with garlic and was simply the best I have ever had, the black beans were sumptuous.... put it all together and it was amazing!

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

One of my favorite dishes - arroz con pollo and they do it right! Our server was extremely helpful in our selections and friendly.

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Melbourne, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

Hi, thank you very much for your visit also for your very nice honest review. It is true our menu is very limited for vergetarian or vegan, but beside black beans and rice we have green / maduros plantain, salad with luttuce, cucumbers, tomates and onion, we also have fry yuca, boiled yuca with mojo, nice fresh smothies made with... More 

Cocoa Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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

Hi today i have the time to respond : I just wan to say thank you very mucho for visitt our eestaurant and take the time to review your experience. It is never enough words to let you and all our customers how we appreciate your visit. With your review we are able to improve our food quality and service.... More 

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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: Caribbean, 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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?