Emiliano's chicken with black beans and rice and asparagus.

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.

Emiliano's ancho bean cakes.
Emiliano's ancho bean cakes.
Emilianos's paellita.
Emiliano's paellita.

Emiliano's Ratings

Food

★★★★

Service

★★★

Atmosphere

★★★★

Bang For Your Buck

★★★

*Ratings disclaimer

Emiliano's Features

Best for: Dinner/Tapas

Brunch: Yes

Lunch: Yes

Dinner: Yes

Waiter service: Yes

Reservations: Yes

Accepts credit cards: Yes

Parking: Street

Attire: Casual

Alcohol: Full bar

Kid friendly: Yes

Vegetarian friendly: Limited options

Good for big group: Yes

Romantic: Yes

Delivery: Yes

Take-out: Yes

TVs: No

Live music: Yes

Outdoor dining: Yes

Private/party space: No

Wi-Fi: No

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