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Emiliano's Cafe

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7 SE 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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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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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 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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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
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

4 of us went for a graduation celebration. We shared a number of Tapas dishes....all very good. Service good. Noisy but no worse than other busy restaurants.

Thank Linda H
Plantation, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We went for a late lunch with a group of eight. Had to wait quite a while as it was graduation weekend. The wait was worth it. We sat outside on the patio as the noise level inside was deafening. Most of us ordered a dinner salad or a fish dinner and we were all pleased with the quality of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Have been going almost weekly for lunch lately and its always good. Went for dinner after reading the specials when I was having lunch and they were great. Pulled pork over sweet corn cakes with some kind of avocado something sauce. Yum. Just need to get there for brunch soon!

Thank john g
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Ordered the piñon dish. Took about 30 minutes to come out, but it looked delicious when it did. A couple of bites into I was picking up a weird spoiled smell almost like bad meat. I asked the waitress about it and she assured me it was the type of cheese they use. The smell was too overwhelming to continue... More 

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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
Spanish, American, Caribbean, Latin, Vegetarian, 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?