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El Ambia Cubano

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950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
+1 321-327-8389
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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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to El Amia for lunch @/9/2017 with friends. Drove two hours to get there. Well worth the trip! Before we got out of the car the aroma was amazing. The food is true authentic Cuban fare and was delicious! The owner Alfredo even played some music from 'Buena Vista Social Club" for us. Turns out he was in the... More 

Thank barronzip
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195 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time our family ate here. We came on a Friday night and the restaurant was quite busy. The service was fast and efficient. We tried a sampling of appetizers and had 2 sandwiches and a pork dish. Everything was delicious. My favorites were the empanadas and the Cuban sandwich. The bread pudding was excellent, we also... More 

Thank family021
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice restaurant. It is right across a parking lot from the river. It has limited parking nearby and limited outside seating. It has an island look and feel. The service was very fast, friendly and efficient. We got a croquette, Cuban Sandwich, black beans, white rice, plantains and tea. The food was excellent. I would recommend... More 

Thank Ward D
New York
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the roast pork with yellow rice, red beans and maduros. It was so good and the portions were a decent size. The desserts were even better. Had the rice pudding and the bread pudding. Both were really good but the bread pudding was amazing.

Thank pryveteye27
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited while in Melbourne prior to a trip to Cuba. What a joy to meet Alfredo and his staff and allow them to select our dinner menu. Food was perfectly prepared, service was top-notch and attentive. So good that we went back for a second dinner three nights later and had another splendid dinner. Highly recommended.

Thank Megiste
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted some Cuban food. We've been to Roberto's in Cocoa Beach previously. After checking TripAdvisor for restaurants, we found El Ambia Cubano. The restaurant is tucked away on the corner of East Melbourne and Henley Court. It's not fancy. There are only about 5 tables inside (from what we could see), but additional tables outside on the covered patio.... More 

Thank Michael N
New Jersey
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank travel101nj
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 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 

Thank Iknowtravel2012
Melbourne, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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 

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 January 17, 2017

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.

Thank Anthony B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $20
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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?