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El Ambia Cubano

950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
+1 321-327-8389
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is what they look for when shooting a romantic movie. The setting is quaint, the atmosphere is electric, the staff and food over the top! We have been here numerous times and just love going back as well as taking people there for...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service. Nice place. I did find the food flavors are lacking a little bit. My friend were of the same opinion. The best place of the restaurant is outside but not easy to get a table there.

Thank Alejandro O
El Ambia C, Manager at El Ambia Cubano, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your visit, please let us know what food you and your friend order, so we can check what happened.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch on a busy Friday afternoon. My wife got the special and I got the Cuban sandwich. It was one of the best I have ever had. The bread was pressed and warmed just like it should have been. The pork, ham and...More

Thank marathonman33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a suggestion from a friend and I was extremely excited to get a authentic Cuban sandwich but I was slightly disappointed. The portion was very nice for the price and the pork was not dry, and that is where it ended for...More

Thank 22Below
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit Melbourne we make a stop or two to El Ambia Cubano. The food is delicious! Can't wait til' next time.

Thank R Scott P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at this restaurant a number of times. Most recently for lunch. We went there to compare their empanadas to others in the area because we wanted to have food for a wedding celebration. They were great. So we ordered empanadas and cut...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We has so much fun. Delicious food, fresh tasting cocktails, excellent wait staff. Pork was so tender. Even the white rice was exceptional.

Thank lbrady4926
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in for my lunch break on Saturday to satisfy my craving for an authentic Cuban sandwich and I'm so glad I did! I was expecting a bit of a wait, but there was plenty of seating available both inside and outside, and my...More

Thank Britini A
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I had the Ropa, kids had palomilla steak and fish plates. No issues with any of those. Also had an appetizer of fried yuca and empanadas. Overall, not bad. Some minor mistakes with orders. Snapper was a little under cooked. Pricey. Brought issues up with...More

Thank Cpeters8
El Ambia C, Owner at El Ambia Cubano, responded to this review

I want to thank you for your visit and the time to review your review, please ask for our manager Vicky or my self ALFREDO during your next visit, please.

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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
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.