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El Ambia Cubano

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950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
+1 321-327-8389
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New Jersey
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can recommend the Cuban sandwich. You are not going to find a much better sandwich. The pork just melted in your mouth. It was filling. Small place and best to sit outside when you can. Friendly and fast, authentic Cuban food and decent prices all add up to place visit.

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Thank travel101nj
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the fried yuca and paella. The yucca was delicious. The paella had chicken and shrimp in it and a lobster tale (to my surprise) on the side. Plantains and a salad also came with the the paella which coat just under $16. The rice was tender. Not over or under cooked. There was a generous amount of chicken... More 

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Thank Iknowtravel2012
Melbourne, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to a Cuban restaurant. We wanted to go an authentic-tasting restaurant and got overwhelming recommendations from locals on Facebook. Each of us ordered different foods so that we could sample a variety. Our waitress was very patient and helpful as we asked questions. I had a few bites of my husband's Cuban sandwich, and it... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
Melbourne, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We never have had a bad meal there. Limited menu but everything good. Get the sangria for a nice complement to the meal. If the weather is nice, sitting outside is preferable. The inside is small but has character.

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Thank Anthony B
Muskegon, Michigan
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Juan Jose was our server and was great. Explained the menu and. Very attentive. Food was hot and prompt. Beer selection put a smile on hubby's face while the fresh mojito put one on me! The Hemingway rice was AMAZING. $15.99 and topped with a lobster tail?- yes, freal! There's not much for seating but it appeared many were used... More 

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Thank Sonia G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night my wife and I had the pleasure of dining @ El Ambia Cubano , We were greeted at the door by the owner and were recommended there Fried Snapper. The fish was fried to perfection and crisp we accompanied our delicious dinner with 2 fresh mojitos. If you are looking for some where special to take your family... More 

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Thank Steven L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with my favorite chef from Michigan and he was blown away by the passion and experience. Not sure how so very simple becomes so very wonderful ... but it is happening right here. Good luck trying to enjoy it more than the owner enjoys hosting you.

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Thank HonestMee
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived in Miami a few years, our family loves being able to get good Cuban food (beyond a Cuban sandwich...). A smaller restaurant off the beaten path, it's definitely worth stopping by!

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Thank FiveRookes
Melbourne, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been twice and both times the food and service was great. Very small with more ample outdoor seating. The mojitos are great! I have had both the cuban sandwich and ropa vieja and all were very high quality. Flan was excellent.

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Thank Stacey L
Florida
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my FAVORITE Brevard restaurant. We have been going there for years and they have never disappointed. Staff is friendly and the food is amazing. Pan con bistec, Hemingway Rice, Veggie platter, etc all great choices. And the best part is the Guava cheese pastry for dessert! It is by far the best I have ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $20
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +1 321-327-8389
Description
Family restaurant, with a history, excellent Cuban food and ambiance.

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