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Emiliano's Cafe

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7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
+1 352-375-7381
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Winter Park, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Met some family here for dinner. At 6pm there were very few of us in the restaurant, but the all of servers disappeared for a meeting at 6:15pm when we were ready to order and had to wait. We had a grandbaby with us that I did want him to have his diaper changed in the bathroom, it was so... More 

Thank letblair
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place!!! Amazing latin touch in every single dish, we had the puerco rico in spicy jerk souce, piñon dish layers of sweet plantains with chicken fricassee, mofongo de camarones & churrasco. Buen provecho!!!

Thank NestorTrujillo
Gainesville, Florida
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & love to frequent Emiliano's fairly often, especially on Wednesday nights when bottles of wine are half price! And, they are good wines, too! We made our dinner out of three tapas, plus a small order of black beans & rice. The one draw back to this place on Wednesdays is trying to find parking as it is... More 

Thank Jeanne D
Naples, Florida
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a hard time parking in the area, so we didn't eat until close to 8:30...menu was good, food was great, and portions were generous.

2 Thank vhintlian
Gainesville, Florida
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jessica was our waitress, and she did a fantastic job! We had tostones, brie, and the churrasco. It was all delicious! We also had two rounds of mojitos. I had the original and my girlfriend had the pineapple basil. Both outstanding! A must eat if you live in the Gainesville area!

1 Thank ms1989
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the family that owns this place. They are still involved day to day after 20+ years but they don't just serve the "same old stuff". They update their offerings frequently and food is always good. The service is prompt and friendly. When I need a nice spot to take out of town friends, I often choose Emilianos because... More 

1 Thank webpdq
Seville, Ohio
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

In Gainesville with the NHRA, ( Friday night St.Patricks Day ) called all around the area NO open tables anywhere, call Emiliano's no reservations open...But a table for 2 is open if you come over from the hotel right away! We did, had a wonderful dinner most of the foods we ordered recommended by our super waiter ( "Kelvin, with... More 

1 Thank CherokeeN9444W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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280 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Enjoyed my El-jerko salad. Tasty salad for $12. Quiet for lunch on a Wednesday. Service was good; attentive and not cloying. Looks like they have an extensive menu of Latin Tapas, salads, rice bowls and entrees.

1 Thank wakanwalk
Peoria, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Throughly enjoyed our visit to Emiliano's! The staff is very knowledgeable about the food and drink menus. The menu offerings are a pleasent treat from the norm. Be sure to swing by, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Cozadd
Alachua, Florida, United States
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Our daughter and family met us there for my wife's birthday. Very friendly service, and excellent latin food. Not too many places do this right. We had "Ropa Vieja" and another Spanish dish. The waiter treated my wife to a very chocolate cake for her birthday dessert. Parking is always a problem in this area, so plan to park in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish, Caribbean, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-375-7381

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