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All 359 Melbourne Restaurants

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
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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
Melbourne, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Indialantic, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My family and friends all love El Ambia Cubano. Sometimes we eat in the restaurant, but frequently we pick it up on our way home from work. We love the Ropa Vieja and the roast pork, always fresh and delicious. We usually order the meals with yellow rice, black beans, and sweet plantains. The best Cuban cooking we've had around... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The food is the closest to home made you can get. Everything is authentic and wonderful. You really get the feel of being in someone's home and enjoying their old family recipes. We were very pleased with every dish. We love the Hemingway rice. So much flavor and so moist. The seating is a bit cramped and unusual but all... More

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We found this fantastic restaurant on trip advisor and decided to take a chance. SOOOO glad we did! Everyone made us feel like we were personal friends coming to dinner. We ordered a couple beef empenadas, masas de puerco frita and Hemmingway rice. Fantastic. You can tell the love that goes into their food. It clearly represents who the owners... More

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Melbourne, Florida
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love the food at El Ambia and it keeps me coming back. You get home cooked, delicious entrees that are well priced for what you get. The restaurant is small, which I like, but due to its popularity, it is always busy and very noisy. We were seated in a nook by the front door which was more on... More

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Tampa, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The website has the menu and while 3-4 items are available every day, the other 3-4 selections vary by day. The night we visited they were featuring ropa vieja with rice, beans, and plantains. It was out of this world! The ropa had that all-day stewed flavor and just the right balance of beef and tomato goodness. We ate out... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

The menu looked amazing, but this was our first time there and wanted to try everything. We opted to eat off the appetizer menu; we each picked two items to try and share. The food is not spicy like Mexican food can be, the flavored are suddle and not overpowering. The place is small inside, and has a patio outside.... More

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