Cuban food Cuban coffee Cuban energy

 

El Ambia Cubano

 

When we opened Ambia in May 2009,it was with the dream of offering not just great

authentic food and a sweet cafecito, but also a little of everything that makes Cuba

so enchanting ~ the music, the energy, the culture, the art, the warmth. 

 

Thanks for being here!

 

ADVISORY Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have a medical condition.

 

 

 

APPETIZERS

 

YUCA RELLENA                                                                               3.00

Casava stuffed with picadillo

 

YUCA FRITA                                                                                       3.00

Yuca sticks, fried and drizzled with mojo/onion house sauce

 

YUCA HERVIDA                                                                                 3.00

Boiled Yuca with  Ambia’s delicious Mojo

 

PAPA RELLENA                                                                                 3.00

Mashed potato ball stuffed with picadillo

 

HAM OR CHICKEN CROQUETAS, 4 per order                            3.49

Ground ham or chicken tubes, breaded.

 

TAMAL                                                                                               2.75

Pork-stuffed cornmeal, wrapped in a cornhusk. (add  shredded beef for $1.25)

 

MADUROS                                                                                         2.00

Sweet plantains

 

TOSTONES                                                                                         2.00

Green plantains with Ambia’s delicious mojo

 

TOSTONES RELLENOS                                                                    4.49

Tostones with pork, shredded beef, or ground beef

 

EMPANADAS                                                                                     4.00

Doughy pockets filled with beef, chicken, or pork (2 per order)

 

ENSALADA                                                                                        2.49

Fresh spring mix salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions

 

ARROZ BLANCO                                                                              1.75

White rice

 

ARROZ AMARILLO                                                                         2.00

Yellow rice

 

POTAJE                                                                                           1.99/3.49

Side of slow-cooked, Cuban-style black beans  (black bean soup)

  

CUBAN BREAD                                                                                    1.49

 

                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

AMBIA-STYLE ENTREES

 

 

J MASAS DE PUERCO FRITA  $11.99

Marinated tender juicy pieces of pork fried and drizzled with a mojo/onion house sauce.

 With rice, beans and tostones

 

      J CUBAN STYLE ROASTED PORK  $11.99

Mojo marinated pork, slow-roasted with Cuban love. White rice, black beans, & a tamal.

 

J HEMINGWAY RICE $14.99

Seafood paella with lobster, fish, and shrimp cooked together with yellow

rice in our secret broth. With sweet plantains and a salad.

 

                           J CONTRA FIDEL SURF & TURF   $19.99   

Center-cut sirloin with the catch-of-the-day served with

Fresh spring salad, rice, and tostones

 

                                                       J    PALOMILLA STEAK   $13.99

Thin beefsteak served with black beans, white rice, and tostones

 

J ROPA VIEJA $11.99

Tender shredded beef in a tomato-based sauce with peppers, white rice,

red or black beans, and tostones

 

JPOLLO ASADO  $11.99

Mojo-marinated roasted chicken, served with white rice, black beans, tostones

 

JVEGGIE PLATE  $9.50

Ask any day for the veggie platter (known in Cuba as the Communist Platter)
Black beans, rice, maduros, tostones, and cheese croquettes.

 

JPICADILLO  11.99

Seasoned ground beef, red beans, white rice & sweet plantains

 

JFISH PLATES  14.99

Sautéed Fish with cilantro, onion and a light Cuban mango/ginger sauce

served with yellow rice and tostones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANDWICHES

 

THE CUBAN $7.50                   

So much controversy, so much flavor.

Roasted pork, ham, Swiss, mustard/mayo, and pickles pressed to flat perfection.

 

MEDIANOCHE $7.50               

Just like a Cuban, isn’t it? But on sweeter bread.

 

PAN CON LECHON $7.50         

Shredded roasted pork wearing nothing but mojo, on Cuban bread.

 

PAN CON BISTEK $8.49  (please allow up to 10 minutes)       

Mojo-marinated steak sandwich w/tomato, lettuce, onion, & shoestring potatoes.

 

TE LO DIJE $7.50                           

Ham or chicken croquetas, Swiss, ham & mustard/mayo on Cuban bread. Because everyone enjoys a good “I told you so.”

 

Pan con Ropa Vieja  $8.00

Bread with shredded beef, tomatoes , spring mix salad & shoestring potatoes.

            

FEATURES OF THE DAY ~ LOS ESPECIALES

                                                                     

LUNCH FEATURES

 

MONDAY TO FRIDAY 11am-2pm  $8.49

 

MONDAY ~ PICADILLO

Seasoned ground beef, red beans, white rice & sweet plantains

 

TUESDAY ~ POLLO ASADO

Mojo-marinated roasted chicken, white rice, black beans, tostones

 

WEDNESDAY ~ ARROZ CON POLLO

Chicken & yellow rice, black beans, sweet plantains

 

THURSDAY ~ ROPA VIEJA

Tender shredded beef in a tomato-based sauce, white rice,

red or black beans, tostones

 

FRIDAY ~ BOLICHE

Cuban sautéed beef stuffed with chorizo and green olives, with white rice,

black beans, tostones

 

DESSERTS ~ POSTRES

 

FLAN Fresh, creamy flan with a drizzle of caramel                                                3.50

PASTELES (Warm, sweet Cuban pastries)                                                                 2.00     

TRES LECHES                                                                                                 3:00

 

 

DRINKS AND COFFEE ~ BEBIDAS Y CAFÉ

 

BATIDO                                                                                                          3.79

Milkshakes of mango, pineapple, or strawberry with real fruit

 

LEMONADE                                                                                                                                  2.49

 

ICED TEA                                                                                                                                   2.25

 

SODA                                                                                                              1.95

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Root Beer, Jupina, Materva, Ironbeer

 

MALTA                                                                                                           2.50

 

BOTTLED WATER                                                                                                                       1.99 

 

CAFECITO                                                                                                      2.00

Tiny and enduring like the Island itself, strong and sweet like its people.

 

COLADA                                                                                                         3.75

3 cafecitos in one so you can share with your friends. They’ll love you for it!

 

CORTADITO                                                                                                   2.25

Cafecito with a drop of evaporated milk.

 

CAFÉ CON LECHE.                                                                                           3.00

Cafecito with steamed milk. So good!

 

                                  

ALCHOLIC BREVERAGES

MOJITO                                                                                                      7.00

 

CUBA LIBRE (LITTLE LIE)                                                                             6.00

 

CLASSIC OR STRAWBERRY MARGARITA                                                       7.00       

 

RED SANGRIA GLASS/PITCHER                                5/glass  17/pitcher

 

WINE   RED OR WHITE                                                    5/glass17/bottle                     

 

BEER ~ domestic                                                                                          3.50

Bud, Bud Light, Yuengling, Samuel Adams, Millers Lite,

 

BEER ~ imported                                                                                             4.00

Presidente, Presidente Light, Corona, Corona Light, Negra Modelo, Heineken, Red Stripe

 

DRAFT                                                                                        4.00


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Pull up a conga and have a seat at the bar.
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.

Ambia:  friend, buddy, a good feeling or ambiance. 
 


Located at 950 E. Melbourne Ave 
in downtown Melbourne. We are one mile east of Babcock and 2 blocks south of New Haven. Between the railroad tracks and "Manatee Park," facing Crane Creek.

Have a seat outside and enjoy 
the view of Crane Creek from the patio. 

Inside, you can have a seat on a 
conga drum and chat with us while we serve up 
your homemade Cuban meal.


For the time being, we will no longer be open on Sundays.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

It is our hope to try opening again in the future. 
Stay posted!




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