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Emiliano's Cafe

7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
+1 352-375-7381
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“tapas” (44 reviews)
“tostones” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Latin, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food, friendly and excellent service, and a great environment. If you are staying in downtown Gainesville then this is an excellent choice. What else can I say?!

Thank tylerg117
Reviewed 8 October 2018

First time visit. Went today for Sunday brunch. Food was nicely presented but not served hot. Side of eggs were cold. Portions were small. Prices were high for what we received. Server was unfriendly. He was almost rude. Atmosphere was nothing special either. Noisy for...More

Thank Cook4MePlease
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great spot for either a full meal or small bites/tapas. Sangria is amazing, as is their churrasco. Nice to sit outside on the patio when weather is perfect.

Thank Curiosity706266
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Very good food. Baja tacos with fish was the best vs the mojo pork street tacos. Very yummy cooked with love

Thank SamSaraDawson
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Emiliano's has been is Gainesville a long time... probably because they serve good food, have great servers and are in a great location. They have inside and outdoor seating. Anything we've tried on the menu has been fresh, delicious and well-prepared.

Thank travchef
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

It seems like I have a once-a-year dining plan at Emiliano’s. This time, brunch. Love that they work their usual menu tastes into their brunch items. My Cuban sandwich with egg (and an add-on of bacon at the server’s suggestion) was excellent. Great outdoor patio...More

Thank Crista S
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I like to frequent quaint little places on vacation. My family and I came upon emilianos thinking it was Italian, hey I was on vacation. It was more Cuban and we thoroughly enjoyed the service, food and atmosphere! The tostones were delicious as were the...More

Thank lesliek767
Reviewed 24 July 2018

two couples ordered sangria pitcher (good but not much apple, orange, etc.), ropa vieja (almost no meat), coca vegetarian (very good), paella emiliano (no feed back from dinner), and camarones al aj (no feedback). based on the tiny portion of meat in the ropa vieja,...More

Thank avlfoodie2017
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Was not impressed with the food or the service. Service was not what I expected. Could have been just the wrong time to go, but still was disappointed in the entire experience.

Thank huskygator
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great Sunday brunch, call for a reservation and you should be fine, the brunch menu is a great fusion of traditional and Latin flavors, my kids are not adventurous eaters and they had a great meal mom and I went for house...More

Thank kevin g
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Steve R
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Response from Irma C | 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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
10:00 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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