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El Ambia Cubano

950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
+1 321-327-8389
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (32 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (52 reviews)
“roast pork” (37 reviews)
12:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just stumbled upon this place by mistake today while out browsing Melbourne and WOW what a great place.Food,service and atmosphere was amazing.We will definitely be back soon and will also bring friends. Would highly recommend this little cute Authentic Cuban restaurant. Come hungry you will...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice traditional cuban food. We arrived early for dinner, but the place quickly filled up. It might be advisable to make a reservation for a group of people

Thank h1amber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth making the trip south to have great Cuban food. My favorite is the Ropa Viejo. We love this place.

Thank turtle_lvr63
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

After asking where to find a good Cuban sandwich on a social media site this restaurant was mentioned multiple times so we decided to give it a try.My wife, my son and myself went to El Ambia Cubano for our first of many more to...More

Thank Randy F
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I took some time to look through several of the reviews about this little slice of heaven. I can only conclude that the negative reviews are from those people who either detest Cuban food or simply have no taste buds or adventure. This tiny place...More

Thank krisRoberson
Reviewed 20 June 2018

FABULOUS food. Great water view. Indoor/ outdoor seating. I had the 1 pound whole red Snapper dinner. My wife had the Cuban Sandwich. The Flan was incredible! Reasonable pricing. I've never eaten better Cuban food, EVER. We will go again next time we visit.

Thank gordsis
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Kids and family friendly; Nice casual place with a great summery atmosphere. I would go solo, with family, friends or for date night. I wouldn’t go in a hurry since the few times I’ve been there it takes a reasonable amount of time no matter...More

Thank Biscui01
Reviewed 27 May 2018

First, if you are looking at prices online, you will be unpleasantly surprised at the restaurant. Not sure if it's sort of bait and switch or more likely they haven't updated their pricing for years but it considerably higher, like 20-25%. As for restaurant itself...More

1  Thank sam g
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

I regularly visit El Ambia for a real authentic cuban meal. I enjoy the roasted pork and chicken, with a cortadito coffee. You might even catch the owner singing with his guitar every now and then. I strongly recommend El Ambia to everyone.

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Always a must for when visitors come and want to have something different. We absolutley love El Ambia. The food and staff can always be counted on to be great! It was an new experience for friends from Australia and they really enjoyed it too.

Thank Laura D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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