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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” (24 reviews)
“tapas” (41 reviews)
“churrasco” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Latin, Spanish, Caribbean, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6240
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 17 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 16 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 25 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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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Let's be honest, Hogtown doesn't have the greatest restaurants in the world. This is a good one. Great Cuban sandwiches. Good service. Worth a stop

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Traveling in this central part of Florida it's not easy to find restaurants other than fast food and chain establishments. This looked like a good choice for a Saturday evening dinner, so I made a reservation before we went there. That worked out well. There's...More

Thank Barbara V
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Steve R
14 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, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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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