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950 E. Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
321-327-8389
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Ranked #13 of 365 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Phoenix
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Great food and wonderful ambiance. This was our first time having Cuban and we were so excited that they playing live music, it added to the experience. Our meals were delicious although different than I imagined Cuban food to be. I was expecting big bold flavors with a kick but it wasn't spicy at all. We ate here twice during... More 

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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

What a friendly group of employees was our first impression. What great Ropa Vieja and Roasted Chicken lunch we had was the best impression. Black beans and rice were excellent, but not as spiced as I have had in other Cuban restaurants. Interior is quite small and a little loud if crowded, but we wanted to sit inside to enjoy... More 

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had a great experience. We were looking for something not necessarily on the tourist map we got at the hotel and were not disappointed by our choice to try El Ambia Cubano based on reviews we read. The quality of the food was terrific, and prices very reasonable. We enjoyed everything we ordered and appreciated the casual and relaxed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant last night and all I can say is that it gives you the" true authentic cuban food experience .. " The Outstanding staff, delicious 5 star menu. The mojitos and sangria are the best we've had across the world. The appetizers, especially the beef empanadas are outstanding, and all the flavors blend well. We will definitely... More 

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Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Finally got a chance to try this place, with Cuban family members from Miami I've learned what authentic Cuban food should be like and my companion as Cuban American appreciates an authentic place. The parking lot and restaurant are both small (or cozy if you will) and it's tucked away a bit below downtown Melbourne across from the Manatee park... More 

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Waterford, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There were two of us dining for lunch and the appetizer list was so appealing we decided to just go the small plate route and ordered a bunch of them and shared. Everything was very good, the fried yucca with the house onion sauce was amazing. The empanadas were definitely house made, crisp crust and moist filling. Not directly on... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Having lived in Miami for over 10 years and being Cuban, I know a little about Cuban food. This place is an authentic family owned restaurant. Portions are large, service is quick and the price is painless. Best Cuban and Medianoche Sandwiches around. Their entrees are all tasty and full of flavor - you can't go wrong with any of... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

After a recommendation to try some Cuban food while in Florida I did a quick search on trip advisor and found El Ambia Cubano. I ordered the seared pork tips with rice, beans and fried potato cakes (not what they are called on the menu but I'm simplifying). The pork was absolutely fabulous and the beans were perfect. Hard to... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Being a vegetarian I recently visited this restaurant not expecting to much, I was however, delighted with the option available and thoroughly enjoyed a black bean stew with roast plantain. It was a lovely tasty and nourishing meal. Only down side was a very limited selection of beers, although a colleagues cocktail was very good

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Excellent Cuban food. We're from Miami...and this is about as close as you can get without driving 3 hours south. The space is small though, so get there early on a Friday or Saturday night, or be prepared to wait. There are worse things in the world than getting a cerveza or sangria, and listening to the live band before... More 

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Additional Information about El Ambia Cubano

Address: 950 E. Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone Number: 321-327-8389
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Melbourne
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 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Cuban

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