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El Ambia Cubano

950 E. Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
321-327-8389
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Ranked #10 of 359 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: It comes up on a google search. Urbanspoon has a listing for it.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: It comes up on a google search. Urbanspoon has a listing for it.
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English first
Satellite Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I've lived in the area for over 15 years now and never been to El Ambia. I heard about it there other day from a friend so I had to check it out. This little place is tucked in the corner down by the river on the outskirts of downtown Melbourne. But once you find it, you will remember how... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I went here for a quick lunch. The restaurant was pleasant and clean. The service was very good. The waiter and hostess were very attentive and gave knowledgeable recommendations. I had snapper with yellow rice, black beans and fried green plantains. The fish was incredible and the black beans were delicious. The yellow rice needs some work. I would recommend... More

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Millville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

When we decided to come to the area to visit out son, I asked my wife to find a place for us to eat that had authentic Cuban food. This is the place she found after searching online. The recommendations were justified. The food and atmosphere were fantastic. We were greeted by a friendly waiter, seated quickly and given the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Really great food. Met owner and heard his story of getting to USA. Fantastic find. Will remember this dinner.

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Melbourne, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Best cuban food I've ever had. Last time I went I tried the Pollo Asado. I'm not usually a big fan of chicken, but this was hands down the best chicken I have ever had in my life. SO good. In the past I've tried the Ropa Vieja which is also delicious. I always leave this place full and happy.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Craved Cuban food. Wanted a new place. Great citrus mojito. Appetizers were big enough to share. Entrees were so good we didn't want to share. Dessert was so good we had to order one more to share. Happy family night out! We will be back.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had to come here twice, not just review the dinner but the lunch as well. Both meals did not disappoint! A very casual atmosphere with magical aromas dancing in the air. Everything is homemade from scratch. I would highly recommend this restaurant its not pretentious, and full of flavor happy and helpful staff.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place sucks. I hate to even review something in such a negative way, but wow. First off they served plantains that where clearly frozen from a box because the came out cold in the middle. So the waitress fixed that.... no big deal. Then the food comes out. My sandwich had what looked like two cheese sticks on it... More

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I hate to write this review as, selfishly, we would like to keep this great place quiet!! It's rather small, with not much seating so can get crowded. But the food is super!! Start with a great, freshly made, Mojito or Margarita. Seven or eight family members have tried various things on the menu and have not been disappointed. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I've been to quite a few Cuban restaurants in my time, and I've got to say this place does not disappoint. The food & drinks came out quickly, and there wasn't a crumb left on any of the 12 people in my party's plates by the end of our meal. The food is so well made that even though we... More

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