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El Ambia Cubano

950 E. Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
321-327-8389
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Ranked #7 of 349 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: It comes up on a google search. Urbanspoon has a listing for it.
Restaurant details
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
orlando
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stopped in for lunch and I couldn't be happier with our experience! The pork is so tender it just falls apart...I don't think I ever picked up my knife. The mojitos are the absolute best I've ever had in a restaurant. Be careful because they are stronger than they seem...my husband was laughing as we left... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Great hospitality great food. We were treated like special guests by Billie and the owner. We even were given a little sampler plate of all their beef and pork to try out. This place is a must stop.

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Melbourne, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Hubby and I came here this week for dinner after googling "best Cuban restaurant in Melbourne, FL". The place is TINY - about 7 tables indoors but with seating outside as well. Very laid back, informal atmosphere where you can see the chef preparing your food. The food is terrific. Hubby had the special grilled fish with yellow rice and... More

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Poolesville MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My family is from Panama so I grew up on latin food. My wife and I came to Melbourne to go to Washington Nationals spring training. We happen to see El Ambia on Trip Advisor whne we were looking for Cuban Food. Well, when you first pull up you think how can a place that looks like this have great... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We ate the snapper with yellow rice and tostones. The fish was great, the rice was spot on, and the tostones were good ( I am Cuban, I should know). The beer was cold and the bread was very delicious. The owner was told we were Cuban and got excited and asked us to try the pork - de rigour... More

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was our second visit. The mojito was as good as we remembered - try the citrus mojito and you won't be disappointed. We were lucky enough to be there for the live music which combined with good food, drinks and friends, made for a great night.

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Melbourne, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I lived in South Florida for many years and missed having my weekly Cuban fix. El Ambia has filled the void. The food is authentic as well as the atmosphere. Best black beans north of Hialeah; good ropa vieja, lechon and masas as well. This is not a face paced restaurant so sit, relax, share some yucca relleno and enjoy.... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We really wanted to like El Ambia. Just too many things went wrong with our meal to give more than an average review. The yucca appetizer was very good as was the Masas pork. Two in our party ordered the mahi special of the day. Unfortunately, the mahi was noticeably fishy. I eat a lot of mahi and fish of... More

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

my sisters last night before heading home to wisconsin she wanted to go back to el ambia cubano! i had a wonderful cuban sandwich and a mango mojito. i am not much of a drinker but that is soooo tasty i cannot resist! billie does his magic with that drink! my sister had the pork with mojo sauce and she... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great little Cuban restaurant! We even got a lesson from the chef on how to marinate & cook Lechon Asado. We have been trying to guess at how to…most of it was right, but now we have it first hand! The white sangria was AWESOME with sliced lime, oranges & strawberries (which was a first for me…the strawberries that is)!

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