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El Ambia Cubano

950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
+1 321-327-8389
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ropa vieja” (31 reviews)
“hemingway rice” (27 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (60 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
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11 - 20 of 413 reviews

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
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Authentic Cuban food and atmosphere! Has a great menu with traditional Cuban favorites.It is an old home converted into a restaurant so seating can be cozy during busy times.

Thank chuckmoor64
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Nice location in Downtown Melbourne. Menu is good. Been to a lot of Cuban restaurants but there are not a lot of great options in the Central Florida area. Went on a Saturday PM after it just opened. The pork, tostones and the black beans...More

Thank Rafael H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Authentic flavor and atmosphere. Best around in my opinion. Food is not spare. Bring your appetite. Good prices.

Thank demi3135
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff and great food. Nice outside seating and across the street a little park and pretty river walk.

Thank Hollie E
El Ambia C, Owner at El Ambia Cubano, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank for visiting El Ambia please let us know how can we improve our service to get 5 starts Elambiacubano@gmail.com thank you very much

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
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.
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