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El Ambia Cubano

950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
+1 321-327-8389
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ropa vieja” (31 reviews)
“hemingway rice” (27 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (60 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
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11 - 20 of 407 reviews

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Authentic Cuban food and atmosphere! Has a great menu with traditional Cuban favorites.It is an old home converted into a restaurant so seating can be cozy during busy times.

Thank chuckmoor64
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Nice location in Downtown Melbourne. Menu is good. Been to a lot of Cuban restaurants but there are not a lot of great options in the Central Florida area. Went on a Saturday PM after it just opened. The pork, tostones and the black beans...More

Thank Rafael H
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Authentic flavor and atmosphere. Best around in my opinion. Food is not spare. Bring your appetite. Good prices.

Thank demi3135
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff and great food. Nice outside seating and across the street a little park and pretty river walk.

Thank Hollie E
El Ambia C, Owner at El Ambia Cubano, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank for visiting El Ambia please let us know how can we improve our service to get 5 starts Elambiacubano@gmail.com thank you very much

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant doesn't have kids menu but depending the age of the kids you would be able to work with it. I got one entre and split it between my 5 and 7 years old and even had a bit leftover. I ve been there...More

Thank Biscui01
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Interesting seeing all the great reviews here and on Yelp. A couple of weekends ago, we entertained guests from out of town and decided to go to this place on a Saturday night. My wife had been there for lunch and enjoyed it. Unfortunately we...More

1  Thank Mark M
El Ambia C, Owner at El Ambia Cubano, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for tour visit

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I try it 1 more time after 9 months. The food was ok, but the menu has red potato with chicken and she was given white potatoes. We had to ask for water . When we received the bill they charge us...More

Thank Sabino R
El Ambia C, Owner at El Ambia Cubano, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for your visit. Sorry you do not like to get charge for the bread. I don't like either but i di not pay ... they do not make it for me.

Reviewed 4 June 2017

This place is always packed and looked like a good place to take a friend who loves Cuban food. The food is good and nicely priced. A unique paella is ready to order, and in single portions, so you don't have to wait long for...More

1  Thank BirdieTrue
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The food was awesome. I had the Cuban sandwich which was great. If I had known there was so much pork on the sandwich I would have asked for heavy pickles. My wife had the chicken and rice with refried beans. Best refried beans I've...More

Thank REX C
El Ambia C, Manager at El Ambia Cubano, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you very much for your review and visit. Lots of people are looking for jobs in the area but just few are employable. The staff we have is excellent and we dedicate long hours in training/ supervision. Will atudy whatvis slowing down the service,...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

It's a tiny Cuban "joint" thats always busy. The food is delicious and authentic with a daily special. With such a small kitchen the menus plays only popular favorites. And BTW, the owner is a legit Grammy winner. The bongo barstools were a gift from...More

Thank Stephen S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
Family restaurant, with a history, excellent Cuban food and ambiance.
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