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Emiliano's Cafe

7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
+1 352-375-7381
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“tapas” (43 reviews)
“tostones” (11 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I reluctantly went to Emilianos after another culinary hotspot round the corner had a long waitlist and I am so happy that I did. The food was thoughtfully prepared and the service was amazing. We tried the special appetizer and I had the Paella that...More

Thank Cherrie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the reviews for this place, we really thought it would be something special. We ordered a few tapas to split, all of which were pretty mediocre. I will say that their sangrias were delicious (and creative... and strong) and their tres leches...More

Thank Tammy O
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I have no complaints of the food but my girlfriend and I were out for girls night out to catch up when we couldn't believe it when they asked us if we could pay our bill and leave the table as they had people waiting!...More

Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We nearly walked out of this restaurant as we sat at the bar for a full 5 minutes before we were served something to drink. Plenty of staff just walked by without even asking if we needed anything, and given we had no glass of...More

Thank Tasilee
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

My family and I had a great dinner here and everything was good. My husband loved the braised beef special and the seafood paella was great. The kids enjoyed their meals as well. The reason we gave them 4 points is due to the stale...More

Thank Mamamo72
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We can eat off the appetizers menu and get large enough portions to be full. The Cuban coffee is spectacular too. Service is wonderful and very friendly. One of my very favorite places since I moved here in 2015.

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Came here on the recommendation of a friend who ate there yesterday. An odd range of meals on the menu. Purportedly Spanish but more fusion as many mainstays of Spanish cuisine absent. No calamari anywhere! We opted for empanadas as starters and they tasted fresh,...More

Thank Revduncan
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Stopped in for a glass of wine as little else open on a Holiday Monday. Wine was good (Spanish, Chilean and Argentinian) and we hit the half price happy hour and enjoyed a couple of glasses of Argentinian Malbec. After seeing the menu we stayed...More

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We were here on a cool Friday evening in late December. After enjoying an excellent mojito in the small bar, we move to a table to share a number of their tapas-style small plates. The fried plantains and crab cakes were excellent. The Cuban sandwich...More

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I hosted my mom's 70th birthday party at Emiliano's, and it was fantastic! The food was tasty. The chef/owner helped me put together a menu that had something for everyone. The wait staff were friendly. And the chef/owner even played Happy Birthday for my mom...More

Thank Karen R
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Steve R
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Response from Irmita2 | Reviewed this property |
I went for breakfast so I'm not sure. Sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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: +1 352-375-7381
  • E-mail
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