baked chicken in a curry mayonnaise with onions, raisins, celery, and green apples, served over a fresh garden salad with grapes and toasted almonds
Garden of Eatin'
fresh spinach and field greens topped with roasted walnut, fresh mango, strawberries and cotija cheese crumbles
romaine lettuce tossed in our signature garlic caesar dressing with parmesan cheese and cuban bread croutons
Black Beans and Rice
Mango Ginger Quinoa
Arroz Verde (Spinach-Cilantro Rice)
Corn Arepas (3)
Side Ceasar Salad
Menus on-line may be subject to change
All Day Tapas
"Twice fried" green plantains, served with our tomato-garlic "mojito".
Fried stuffed turnover with your choice of filling: beef picadillo, local tempeh picadillo, or chicken fricassee with cheese.
Chips & Salsa
Black bean-corn salsa or tomato-jalapeño salsa.
Jerk Chicken Coca
Grilled marinated all-natural chicken in our signature sweet and spicy jerk sauce, grilled pineapple, white cheddar cheese, red onion and diced fresh jalapeno on warm flat bread.
flatbread loaded with marinated portobello, roasted garlic, piquillo peppers, spinach, chimichurri and cotija cheese crumbles
Sweet fried ripe plantains.
Tortas de Cangrejo
pan fried panko breaded lemon-herb crab cakes with poblano pepper aioli.
Ceviche de Vieras
Citrus marinated scallops with cilantro, red onion, red bell peppers, poblano peppers, and garlic, served with fresh avocado
Fried yuca wedges served with our tomato-garlic "mojito".
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
house made roasted red pepper hummus with extra virgin olive oil and smoked paprika, served with warm flat bread and cucumber chips
available after 4:00 pm
Black Bean-Corn Quinoa Fritters
Crunchy quinoa fritters with peppers, corn and herbs served with aji amarillo aioli for dipping.
Buñuelos de Mariscos
seafood fritters with conch, mahi mahi, shrimp, PEI mussels, onions, and peppers, served with aj amarillo aioli
grilled bacon wrapped dates stuffed with Valdeon Spanish bleu cheese, served with a port reduction
seared wild caught shrimp and fried ripe sweet plantains in our signature sweet and spicy jerk sauce, finished with aji amarillo aioli
with a spicy mango-jalapeño glaze, served with crostini
grilled St. Louis style spare ribs basted in a spicy guava barbeque sauce
Almejas y Chorizos
fresh Bryan Farms middle neck clams and savory chorizo sausage in a white wine, garlic and fresh herb broth, served with grilled Cuban bread
the classic ingredients of the Cuban sandwich, ham, roast pork, and Swiss cheese, in delicious croquettes, served with a Dijon dipping sauce
flame grilled Spanish octopus served over lemon scented garbanzo bean salad, topped with romesco
spinach, artichoke, and chorizo dip, served with corn chips
Pollo al Curri
Jamaican curry chicken salad served on crostini with grapes, grilled pineapple, and fire roasted red peppers
Montado de Cangrejo
Hawaiian plantain tostones topped with a fresh basil aioli, jumbo lump crabmeat, and fresh roasted corn-poblano chile salsa
our food is prepared fresh to order: minimum order: ten portions. sides are included in the per person. price additional sides may be ordered at the listed prices. please inquire about additional and customized entrée options. "all inclusive" lunch packages available, perfect for office functions.
Caribbean Chicken & Rice - Arroz Con Pollo
boneless chicken, long grain rice and our delicious seasonings all simmered together in our family recipe for traditional chicken and rice, served with choice of one side.
spanish style shredded beef brisquet braised in a rich red wine-tomato sauce with onions and capers, served with choice of two side.
grilled marinated 5 oz chicken breast, topped with your choice of one of our signature sauces, served with choice of two sides. sauces: piquillo mornay sauce, sundried tomato-rosemary cream sauce, mango-ginger glaze, jerk sauce.
bow tie pasta tossed with seasonal grilled vegetables, drizzled with olive oil and fresh herbs.
roasted pulled pork in mojo
slow roasted pork butt, shredded and tossed with grilled onions and mojo 'clasico', served with choice of two sides
our signature version of this traditional spanish dish features chicken, fish, rice and traditional seasonings, simmered with shrimp, clams, mussels, artichoke hearts, and asparagus.
ripe plantains layered lasagna style with braised chicken and white cheddar cheese, traditional beef picadillo, or vegetables and cheese served with parmesan cheese cream sauce, served with one side. seafood piñon market price/sold by the pan. layered with shrimp, scallops and fish in a tomato based 'salsa criolla'.
boneless chicken thighs braised in a rich tomato and wine sauce with potatoes, onions, olives, garlic, bay leaves and our special seasonings. served with two sides.
bow tie pasta tossed in seasonal grilled vegetables, drizzled with olive oil and fresh herbs, served with choice of one side.
priced per 10 portions.
Rice-spanish or white
Grilled Seasonal Vegetables
Roasted Cilantro Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Herb Potatoes
Garden Salad With Choice Of One Dressing
fresh crisp romaine lettuce tossed with parmesan cheese and cuban bread croutons, served with our own freshly made garlic caesar dressing on the side.
Ensaladilla De Pollo Al Curri
a spicy combination of chicken breast with curried mayonnaise, apples, raisins, celery, and onion (4 ounce chicken salad serving pp), served on a bed of fresh garden salad with choice of emiliano's dressings.
Soup By The Quart
quart serves 4-6.
Sopa De Frijoles Negros (black Bean Soup)
our black beans are cooked with olive oil, green peppers, fresh garlic,onions, oregano, and cilantro.
Cocido Español (spanish Stew)
traditional spanish bean soup with smoked ham, spanish sausage, roasted pork, onion, garbanzo beans, and potatoes in a full flavored broth.
Gazpacho (seasonal Availability)
refreshing chilled spanish soup of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, garlic, andonions with our addition of cilantro and jalapeño.
serve 6-12. includes tray of our signature tomato-jalapeno salsa and freshly made corn chips. add additional wraps or sandwiches for $8 each. .
The Cuban Sandwich Platter
emiliano's cuban sandwich, with marinated roast pork, smoked ham,swiss cheese, dijon mustard and sliced pickles on cuban bread.
Assorted Wrap Platter
emiliano's tortilla wraps assortment includes, jamaican curry chicken salad wrap, black bean pesto and cheese wrap, chicken caesar salad wrap. (available as an all vegetarian selection).
a selection of puff pastry hors d'oeuvres to please everyone; select up to 3 per tray: 'empanaditas' (mini turnover with choice of one filling; inquire about fillings selection), jamaican curry chicken salad mini tarts, bite size "cangrejitos" with smoked ham, swiss cheese and dijon mustard, brie cheese and mango salsa, brie cheese and ham, herb and parmesan straws. Small, 25 pieces, large 50 pieces
Phyllo Tart Selection
colorful mini phyllo cups with a delectable selection of fillings: poblano olivada cream cheese, jamaican curry chicken salad, black bean-corn salsa, and ham, asparagus and cheese. (additional selection available under tapas section, price may vary). Small 25 pieces, large 50 pieces
Empanada Party Tray
our party size empanada assortment is perfect for casual celebrations and includes our traditional beef picadillo, vegetarian black bean corn, chicken fricassee, and chorizo and cheese. they are fully cooked and may be served at room temperature or heated before serving. inquire about additional fillings and prices.Small 25 pieces, large 50 pieces.
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Tray
our pick of freshly prepared seasonal fruit with our sinful strawberry-guava cream cheese dip.
fresh vegetables with our creamy dill dip is a perfect complement to our tray selection.
"Torta Basilica" Tray
layers of garlic cream cheese and basil pesto, served with crostini and crackers.
Tortilla Pinwheels Tray
bite size tortilla wraps pinwheels with an assortment of emiliano's spreads: black bean pesto and cheese, sliced ham, swiss cheese and mustard aioli, poblano olivada and cheese.
Assorted Mini Pastry Dessert Tray
a selection of delicious made from scratch mini pastries that includes guava and cream cheese turnovers, walnut bear claws with chocolate drizzle, sweet cheese "quesitos", walnut phyllo tarts, sweet potato tarts, and guava-strawberry cream cheese tarts.
enjoy a tapas fiesta with a selection sure to please everybody in your party. minimum order as listed. prices will vary with your selection.
Emiliano's Crab Cakes
bite size cakes complemented with mango salsa, served on top of crostini.
Mini Curry Chicken Tarts
phyllo bite size tarts filled with jamaican curry chicken salad.
phyllo bite size tarts filled with your choice of shrimp and mango jalapeno salsa, emiliano's crabmeat salad, or salmon cream- cheese and fried caper.
phyllo bite size tarts with assorted fillings: artichoke-chorizo- spinach cheese, beef picadillo, vegetable-cheese, sweet potato-walnut, ham asparagus and swiss.
small squares of the traditional potatoes and onions spanish frittata tapa, to add chorizos or vegetables.
olivada, plum tomatoes, black olives, artichoke hearts and parmesan cheese on crostini.
with your choice of our signature mango bbq sauce, jerk sauce, or mushroom sherry wine sauce.
crunchy aztec grain fritters with corn, peppers, parmesan and herbs with aji amarillo aioli for dipping.
Crispy Panko Crusted Chicken Bites
baked seasoned panko crusted chicken breast bites with our signature jerk sauce or mango bbq sauce for dipping.
chunks of fried yuca with mojo clasico
Emiliano's Sweet Endings
*seasonal flan flavors: pumpkin and coconut $28.
Assorted Mini Pastry Dessert Tray
a selection of delicious made from scratch mini pastries that includes guava and cream cheese turnovers, walnut bear claws with chocolate drizzle, sweet cheese "quesitos", walnut phyllo tarts, sweet potato tarts, and guava-strawberry cream cheese tarts.Small 25 pieces. large 50 pieces
Chocolate Chipotle Brownie Torte
Tres Leches Cake
traditional topped with cinnamon. topped with chocolate ganache - $22.
Sample Package Lunches
minimum order 10. pricing per person includes disposable set ups, ice tea, ice, sweeteners and serving utensils. custom packages available upon request. add sweet plantains for $1 pp; add mini pastry for $1.50 pp.
Grilled Chicken Breast In A Sun Dried Tomato-rosemary Cream Sauce
tossed with grilled seasonal vegetables, olive oil and herbs.
with dressing on the side.
Caribbean Chicken And Rice
Garden Salad Or Caesar Salad
with dressing on the side.
Rice And Beans
Garden Salad Or Caesar Salad
with dressing on the side.
Choice Of Sandwich Platter
one full sandwich pp.
Emiliano's Chips And Salsa
Garden Or Caesar Salad
with dressing on the side.
crab cake benedict
pan fried panko breaded lemon-herb crab cakes served on grilled corn arepas, topped with poached eggs and a rich hollandaise
ham, swiss cheese, and pulled braised Berkshire pork cheeks, on toasted cuban bread, topped with poached eggs and a dijon cream sauce
poached eggs over warm spinach served on black bean-corn quinoa cakes, topped with spicy aji amarillo pepper cream sauce
mojo pork benedict
pulled braised Berkshire pork cheeks with garlic-lime mojo, topped with caramelized onions and sliced avocado, served over tostones, and finished with spicy aji amarillo pepper cream sauce
cold-smoked Atlantic salmon on tostones, topped with poached eggs, finished with hollondaise and fried capers
a loaded breakfast burrito featuring scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese and savory spanish chorizo sausage, wrapped in a flour tortilla, topped with tomato-jalapeño salsa, sour cream and black beans
the morning version of the classic cuban sandwich. two eggs scrambled, pulled braised Berkshire pork cheeks, ham and swiss cheese on cuban bread, hot and pressed. served with papas fritas
two eggs sunny side up served over crispy corn tortillas, topped with black beans, cheddar cheese, tomato-jalapeño salsa, sour cream, amarillos and fresh avocado
gaucho steak and eggs
flame grilled 10 oz. hand cut strip steak, topped with our signature chimichurri, served with two eggs sunny side up, papas fritas and cuban toast
the fun guy
a loaded breakfast burrito featuring scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese and roasted portobello mushroom, wrapped in a sun dried tomato tortilla, topped with tomato-jalapeño salsa, sour cream and black beans
easy like sunday morning
stuffed french toast
walnut-sweet plantain and cream cheese stuffed french toast with chipotle-maple syrup
warm crepes stuffed with a guava-strawberry cream cheese filling, topped with fresh strawberries and powdered sugar
the "unch" in brunch
flatbread loaded with marinated portobello, roasted garlic, piquillo peppers, fresh arugula, dried cherries, chimichurri and chevre
garden of eatin'
fresh spinach and arugula topped with dried cherries, roasted walnuts, fresh mango, beets and chevre crumbles
layers of ham, pulled braised Berkshire pork cheeks, swiss cheese, and pickles, served hot on pressed cuban bread with spicy dijon mustard, served with french fries
tacos de lechon
two flour tortilla soft tacos with pulled braised Berkshire pork cheeks, cheddar-jack cheese, tomato-jalapeño salsa, romaine lettuce, and fresh avocado, served with corn chips
arroz con pollo
our family recipe features chicken slow cooked in seasoned rice served with black beans and amarillos
a la carte
sweet corn arepas (3)
applewood smoked bacon
consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.
these dishes are original creations by our chef, Patrick Jones, incorporating the ingredients and flavors of the caribbean, south america, and spain in the style of "nuevo latino" cuisine.
Camarones a la Parilla
flame grilled wild caught shrimp with a honey-tequila glaze,served with mango-ginger quinoa and aji amarillo citrus salad
flame grilled chicken breast with ancho chile mole, topped with cotija cheese crumbles, served with corn arepas and fresh chayote slaw
Corvina al Mojo
crispy skin-on fresh Devil's Tail redfish with traditional mojo isleño, served with white rice and tostones
Garden of Eatin'
fresh spinach and field greens topped with roasted walnuts, fresh mango, strawberries and cotija cheese crumbles, topped with your choice of grilled portobello, grilled all-natural chicken, or seared salmon
10 oz. house cut strip steak flame grilled to order, topped with chimichurri, served with amarillos, black beans, and rice
our version of this traditional Puerto Rican staple features mashed green plantains with house fried chicharrones
Mofongo de Camarones
mofongo with wild caught shrimp in a rich creole sauce
mofongo topped with flame grilled strip steak, finished with our signature chimichurri, served with savory caldo
Mofongo de Lechon
mofongo loaded with pulled roast pork, topped with garlic-lime mojo, served with savory caldo
our signature paella features saffron rice with fish, chicken, Bryan Farms middle neck clams, black mussels, wild caught shrimp, artichoke hearts, asparagus, roasted red peppers, and peas
arroz verde with marinated artichoke hearts, roasted mushroom medley, roasted red peppers, and asparagus
Paella de Mariscos
saffron rice with white fish, loaded with Bryan Farms middle neck clams, black mussels, wild caught shrimp, artichoke hearts, asparagus, roasted red peppers, and peas
our signature paella loaded with chorizo sausage, fish, chicken, Bryan Farms middle neck clams, black mussels, shrimp, artichoke hearts, asparagus, roasted red peppers, and peas
these dishes are based on our family's recipes for these traditional latin standards
pulled braised brisket in a red wine-tomato sauce with green peppers and onions, garnished with our unique fried capers, and served over rice with amarillos and black beans
See our Tapas menu for our full selection of small plates
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Almost thirty years ago, Emiliano's Cafe spearheaded Downtown Gainesville's Renaissance, ushering in a new era of patio cafes and gastronomic exploration in what was to become today Gainesville's beautiful, dynamic, entertainment district. Much time has passed and terms like Nouveau Cuisine, Fusion Cuisine, Nuevo Latino, Latin Fusion or Pan Latin cuisine have come and gone. But what has remained constant for so many years is Emiliano's Cafe commitment to bringing a dazzling gastronomic experience to your evening and that has turned Emiliano's into a landmark of downtown and of Gainesville's restaurant scene