Emiliano's Cafe ★★★★7 S.E. 1st Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601 | 352-375-7381 | Website | Facebook | Twitter
Cuisine: Pan-Latin | Price: $$
Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Must try: Paellita ($12), black beans and rice ($2.75) and classic red sangria ($5.65)
About: Emiliano's Cafe opened in 1982 and has since offered tapas and pan-latin food to the Gainesville community. It has outdoor seating, evenings with live music, brunch on Saturday and Sunday and a full bar.
Review: Emiliano's sultry atmosphere makes it perfect for a date night. The service is usually average, not spectacular or awful. It is a great place for large parties, especially with the tapas that you can share around the table. Everything I have had is good, but sometimes it is overpriced.
Located in the heart of downtown, this is a fun place to dine before a night out on the town or a show at the Hippodrome.
Bang For Your Buck
Best for: Dinner/Tapas
Waiter service: Yes
Accepts credit cards: Yes
Alcohol: Full bar
Kid friendly: Yes
Vegetarian friendly: Limited options
Good for big group: Yes
Live music: Yes
Outdoor dining: Yes
Private/party space: No
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