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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%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“tapas” (43 reviews)
“tostones” (12 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 leslie k
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 19 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
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I hadn't been to lunch at Emialiano's in quite a while. It's yummy and a great choice for downtown. The Yucca is so yummy. Went with 3 others and we had several appetizers and yummy entrees. Our server was fantastic, unfortunately,, I didn't catch his...More

Thank Pascale S
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I have been to Emiliano's on numerous occasions but once in a while when I'm gloriously alone I sit at the tiny bar and have an adult mixed drink and dinner. The bartenders are usually chatty enough, but busy. Invariably I go away happy and...More

1  Thank 300williamsf
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I have to admit I am a picky eater and was nervous about going somewhere new, but Emiliano's is delicious. The food is full of flavor and everyone can find something they like on the menu. The atmosphere is also great- you can sit outside...More

Thank Corie P
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We went to lunch after church. I had never been to Emiliano's, my wife said that she went there for lunch for special occasions. The weather outside was nice with a bright sun and a zephyr-like breeze. We elected to eat outside under cover, but...More

Thank David B
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Steve R
15 September 2016|
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Response from Seaside804248 | 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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