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El Ambia Cubano

950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
+1 321-327-8389
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ropa vieja” (29 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
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1 - 10 of 407 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

While dating my wife we used to go to this restaurant a lot. The food was excellent, the staff very attentive and the owners are great people. Now married we live over 30 miles north. A bit more difficult to visit. Well, we had today...More

Thank BAL_FLA
El Ambia C, Owner at El Ambia Cubano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your visit and review, we appreciate you honor us traveling 30 miles to come to our restaurant. I do the same when i like a restaurant it doesn't matter how far is it. I usually travel 50 mile to a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bleh. Food is boring. Place seems to be popular though. Waited 30 minutes for a table hoping for the best. Servers were so rushed and missed lots of details (like silverware, water, checking on us). Find a better way to spend time and money.More

Thank kidzkafe
El Ambia C, Owner at El Ambia Cubano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit , we do not serve water unless you ask for, we prefer you buy a drink,?in in this way we can keep can keep low prices for all our customers. Thank for the feed back about the waitress, if you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Cuban restaurant in Brevard. Wish I could see more people but always worth the wait. The food tastes homemade and delicious every time. Recommended to all of my friends and I almost always bring out of town guests here too! It's the food that's...More

Thank 321maaree
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Was super excited to try this authentic restaurant. Waited 10 minutes to be at least greeted. Left without even a hello.More

Thank XtremeFergie
El Ambia C, Owner at El Ambia Cubano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Hello. Don't understand, Where you were standing, with who u talk? I believe you are talking about different place. I doesn't discribe us. It may happen we were very busy and got confused thinking that you were waiting for a togo order, when u...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Best mojito....served in a water glass. :) Tasty tostones, maduros, cuban pork dishes, etc. The ambiance is sort of shack meets Cuban with fun vintage Cuban films of dance/song/baseball shown. Thank you Dawn for the amazing mojito!

Thank kjansenPMC
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offered me the best Cuban food I have eaten in my whole life. Growing up in South Florida, there are many different Cuban restaurants, but none can even be compared to El Ambia Cubano. Great environment, friendly service, and exquisite Cuban food is...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Our server was delightful and accommodating. We enjoyed the yucca frita as an appetizer but found the yellow rice and chicken besides the paella to be too tomatoey and somewhat mushy. We were disappointed in the main course. Not as happy as we hoped to...More

Thank ruth w
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great Cuban food in Downtown Melbourne. Prices are very reasonable and the food quality is high. We enjoyed the croquettas, tamal, ropa vieja, masas de puerco, and the seafood stew. The mojitos were not the best I have had, but good enough. Friendly and prompt...More

Thank ipfilters
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We arrived late after a delayed flight and were welcomed enthusiastically 15 minutes before closing! The staff reassured us we could order dinner and told us not to rush when eating. We enjoyed live music, singing and the cooler air on their patio! The good...More

Thank kcroswaite
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Had the Cuban ...By far the BEST Cuban sandwich I have ever had. Out door patio area made the entire lunch a very special feeling..Looking over Crane Creek and enjoying the Cuban décor. A must stop for lunch or dinner !!!

Thank Rod S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 20
Meals
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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Description
Family restaurant, with a history, excellent Cuban food and ambiance.
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