Linen tablecloths and art deco–style artwork create a casual, elegant feel at this Gainesville institution serving Pan-Latin cuisine for more than 20 years. Dine indoors or beneath the stars at the sidewalk café. Start with the Spanish stew (a family recipe) and then move on to one of the chef's signature dishes such as Mofongo or Spanish saffron rice with shrimp, clams, mussels, fresh fish, chicken, artichoke hearts, peas, asparagus, and pimientos. Emiliano's also offers an extensive tapas menu with nearly 20 items to mix and match, and tempting desserts like the original chipotle brownie cake. Live jazz fills the air Monday and Wednesday nights. Weekends feature a brunch with $5 Bloody Marys and mojitos, and entrées such as the breakfast Cuban with eggs, pulled pork, and Swiss on pressed Cuban bread.