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Emiliano's Cafe

7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
+1 352-375-7381
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“tapas” (40 reviews)
“churrasco” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Latin, Spanish, Caribbean, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
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1 - 10 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The BEST straight up margarita and bay scallop ceviche. The Cuban sandwich was toasty and good. Good service and a thoughtful menu.

Thank Kendall M
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to have dinner rather than fight the traffic back to Orlando after the Florida-LSU game. Good selection of appetizers and small plates. Try the Ropa Viejo and Arroza Con Pollo.

Thank Dan9969
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Returned after a year and again, wasn't dissapointed. The seafood eggs Benedict was fantastic! Good value and our waitress was very attentive. Highly recommend it if you enjoy latin style cuisine. Especially brunch. Only negative thing is that I expected some sides to be included...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Emiliano's is my favorite tapas place. The food is amazing, the service is amazing but please change the booth seatings to tables. The booths are very uncomfortable. Tonight I couldn't peacefully eat my dinner. The man sitting behind me kept moving and because the booths...More

Thank Ethan K
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

It wasn't bad good service friendly. Food a bit over salted. Give the tapas a miss head for the mains.

Thank ChefRamses
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We went for Saturday Brunch and the food and the staff were wonderful. Food was prompt and fresh and the server was great. I wish I'd gotten his name!

1  Thank Alicat0218
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited Emiliano's for lunch because we love Hispanic food and culture. The restaurant has a great location but be prepared to look for parking. It's downtown and as with all downtown areas parking is an issue. We ordered fried yucca as...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

It maybe one of my son's favorites and I would go back but I wouldn't be all "you got to go there". We went for dinner. The fried Yuca was great and I thought the dinner that followed would be the same but I can't...More

Thank jenkteuton
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My partner and I had Sunday brunch at Emiliano's. I am vegan (except that I do add back in seafood). I was very disappointed to find nothing on the menu to fit my needs. No--vegans do not survive on salads. We eat out 5 times...More

Thank flamerritt
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We were in G'ville for a couple of days and were looking for a place to eat dinner. Went to our go to place but they had an 1 1/2 wait so we looked in the area and found Emiliano's. Pleasantly surprised, the service was...More

Thank johnhdez333
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Steve R
15 September 2016|
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Response from Irmita2 | 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, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
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
11:00 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
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