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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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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5593
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little off the beaten path, Once you find it you will be back !! Have been there a few times..... Never will you be disappointed ! Always trying something different ! It's all GREAT ! Service is always First Class !!! Like they say...More

Thank JKU20
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, her sister and sister's husband, and I try ethnic foods once a month. El Ambia was this month's choice. We ate outside across from Melbourne Marina on a perfect evening. Service was fast, attentive, and comprehensive. We each had different meals that focused...More

Thank lsf882
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch. Great food. Was a nice day to sit outside. Nice laid back atmosphere. Good food and drinks. Prices are reasonable.

Thank macgirl9
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

El Ambia C, Owner at El Ambia Cubano, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

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 5 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 September 2017 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 24 August 2017

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 10 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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Family restaurant, with a history, excellent Cuban food and ambiance.
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