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Emiliano's Cafe

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7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
11:00 am - 10:30 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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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am very picky with Hispanic food especially fast foods like Chipotle, Taco bells, Moes and such which are all horrible I don't eat there Those are all peasant food places from poor countries. However and good Hispanic restaurant cannot be beat. It's all home made and Emiliano's in Gainesville has real food. You will not find tacos, burritos then... More 

Thank UFGator71
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend Emiliano's for something different from the norm. I had the pork shank which I would definitely recommend. Very friendly staff and overall a good experience.

Thank Mark E
Palm Harbor, FL
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a perfect spot for Sunday Brunch. Not only was my meal plated beautifully, it was delicious. The layer of flavors was well thought out. I will definitely eat here again.

Thank 897darlad
Reading, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went here for a business dinner and found out we were within their "Happy hour" window by 10 Minutes. We ordered several Tapas dishes - crabcakes,empanadas- and also tried their Mojito and sangria. Good value and tapas choices were pretty good. I'd recommend this place. Only downside of sitting outside was the inebriated man that stopped at our table... More 

Thank Olivia H
Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With 3 daughters at UF, we get to experience many options for food when we visit, but our dinner at Emiliano's Cafe was one of the best to date. Six different entres were ordered at our table and each person was sure that theirs was the best. The service was average, but cordial and we didn't have to wait so... More 

Thank Brian P
Rochester, NY
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172 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Latin fusion. Great service, comfortable place. We sat outside because the air conditioning was a little strong for us (not being Floridians, we're not used to it). We ordered a real cross-section from the menu and vegetarians, vegans, pescatarians and meat-eaters all were satisfied.

Thank jlle
Gainesville, FL
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've already posted once, but I just don't know if I did this place justice. My wife and I were here a couple months ago for date night and loved it. This past trip we went with friends for brunch. Wow! $5 bloody Marie's, and $3 mimosas. Can't beat it. As for the food...I can't make this stuff up. It's... More 

Thank donsanchez23
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to lunch here on a Saturday. Very busy. Service and food were both excellent. My sister had the blackened Grouper Tacos and I had the Cuban Sandwich.

Thank Keith B
Atlanta, Georgia
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168 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Best paella I have ever had. I first visited here back in April and loved it and was anxious to return. It did not disappoint. Husband had the pork shank which he said was delicious. Son had a chicken dish with a jalapeno sauce he said was great. Excellent service.

Thank SharonWS1982
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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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, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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?