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Emiliano's Cafe

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7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Emiliano's for breakfast thinking it was your typical cuban/latin restaurant, it is not! I had a wrap with scrambled eggs and chorizo with salsa, black beans and sour cream on top and it was really good just not the typical cuban/latin breakfast. The service was good as well.

Thank Irmita2
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I will definitely return to Emiliano's. The wait staff is excellent: Our server knew the specials backwards and forwards, and was able to make recommendations based on questions he asked us. He also recommended wines and perfect desserts. Our meals were extremely good. Our party of 5 ordered a wide variety of entrees. Each was excellent. The atmosphere at Emiliano's... More 

Thank Becca C
Jensen Beach, Florida
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch, found the prices excellent,service excellent, portions substantial and quality exceptional.. Would highly this to anyone in the area

Thank Kam2013
Gainesville, Florida
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Emiliano's menu is delicious. The atmosphere is great and the food quality is really good. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Ethan K
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130 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Love this menu - very pescatarian and vegetarian friendly. The quinoa burger was so delicious and the portion so generous, could only eat half, and took half to go. Every bit as good the next day. Excellent value for money.

Thank Mohana R
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We spent an evening with several friends enjoying a meal and delightful conversation with the waitstaff. The drink menu is variety packed and would please anyone desiring a delicious Mojito, Marguerita, wine or beer. We all ordered the fresh fish and were not disappointed, grilled to perfection with a nice crisp on the outside and gently cooked center exactly as... More 

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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful day to sit outside and enjoy the morninf. Brunch was delicious. Bloody mary's, mojito, Cuban coffee and a yummy coconut with chocolate ganach. Great service. Would go back!

Thank parmalat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I love this restaurant. The food is great. I love the vibe and it's a great place to take a date. When I want something Latin American/Caribbean inspired, I go here.

Thank Crystal F
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

My wife's family lives in Gainesville, so we have eaten at a lot of the local restaurants. His was, hands down, the most delicious meal we have ever had here. The drinks were great and the food was perfect. We shared the El Gran Camaron meal, and I nearly licked the plate because it was so good. We will definitely... More 

Thank Gbvance
Tallahassee, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Despite the fact that it was spring graduation at UF and they were very busy, the service was good and cheerful. Order four different dishes and everything was great. Would def return.

Thank IGDM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, Spanish, American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Cuban
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352.375.7381

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?