Cuban Cuisine

About Us

El Ambia means...

Ambia means Friend in the Cuban's slang.

When you visit El Ambia we treat you as our best friend. 

We offer to you authentic Cuban cuisine made with Love.

Welcome to El Ambia Cubano, Melbourne's friendliest Cuban Restaurant.
Since 2009
You'll feel like you're walking into our house when you 

step through our doors. 

Enjoy the fresh, homemade food and drinks, and lose yourself in the rich, musical, atmosphere, history and love

Ambia:  friend, buddy, a good feeling or ambiance with the best selected products in the market today.

Each employee  is trained one on one by our manager for food safety and the best customers services.

El Ambia… Keeping Melbournians grooving since 2009

El Ambia was founded in Historical down town Melbourne, in May 2009

The owner defected from Cuba in  an airplane piloted by him self  right before 1994 Cuban Rafter Crisis.

In 2008 he visited his Oldest son airman at Patric Air-force Base and got fascinated with Melbourne. He decide than to bring  Cuban, food, music culture and history to Melbourne.

The owner said: Ambia is my Cuba, customers are my family and friends, It keep my country's nostalgia estable.

This is a place for a Romantic Night, meet new friend, your future better half, learn Spanish, dance, have especial inexpensive lunch during lunch brakes.

Get food for your especial event deliver to your door.

You can also gossip, flirt, cry and we will keep it confidential.

What to expect

Great fresh,authentic cuban food, lovely atmosphere and decoration, outdoor sitting, water view, live music,

El Ambia’s seating is outside, sheltered though its patio may be. Inside, you sit at plain wooden tables or, if you prefer the counter, on conga drums amid décor that is pre-Castro Havana, from the films on the television to the art on the walls.

Lyn Dowling for Florida Today said: The latter includes the uniform coat of Alfredo Hernandez, the heroic pilot who flew a Cuban airliner to freedom years ago. He owns El Ambia, and you have to smile when you enter because the place is just so . . . Cuban.El Ambia really does not have what your white-tablecloths-and-tuxedos-style restaurants — wonderful in their own right — would serve in their dining rooms. It’s what your fled-from-Fidel neighbors would serve at their dinner tables. The menu is exactly what you’d expect: lots of pork, including sandwiches, plus seafood, chicken and beef, fresh seafood and deesrt


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We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

El Ambia Cubano Restaurant

950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901, US

(321) 327-8389


Monday - Thursday: 11am - 2:30pm

                                   5pm - 9;00pm

Friday      11am- 10pm (All DAY OPEN)

Saturday  12M- 10PM ( ALL DAY OPEN)

Sunday: Closed

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