Padrino's Cuban Cuisine

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256 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban

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Renowned South Florida-based Padrino’s Cuban Cuisine has been serving South Florida authentic Cuban recipes made from the freshest ingredients since 1976. Family-owned and operated for three generations, Padrino’s fifth and latest location in Fort Lauderdale recently opened its doors this past July.
The opening of Padrino’s Fort Lauderdale marks a milestone for the longtime family business as the third-generation Padrino siblings were enlisted to spearhead the project, putting a modern spin on the Padrino’s brand and continuing the family legacy. This location features a full bar serving up innovative cocktails, and features an extensive menu of authentic Cuban dishes.
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TomF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner! Food is always delicious! Service is fantastic! The music was a little too loud but ok.

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vipPaular
New England
87 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service!!

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Lovetoeatout
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veronica, our server was excellent. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was ok ,nothing spectacular. Soup was good , croquettes were just ok. Food was not served hot just warm. Probably should have went to Las Vegas in Lauderdale

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food food memories of Florida at this place!

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vipMilcaE
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute fave neighborhood restaurant. They treat me like family, food is delish, I am there at least 1x each week.

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toujourlibre
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Everything was just ok mixed with good friendly attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic food, even better service.

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vipPete
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun kind and efficient staff Great food too

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GaryK
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our waitress screwed up my order. Then it came in cold and she argued about it. Then asked another waiter for ketchup and a fork. Took a long time to get it, so I just grabbed a fork from the next table. My entree which was a skirt steak was overpriced for $25.00. It was paper thin. Not impressed with this restaurant at all and will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and amazing service. Would highly recommend all the food. Cocktails were well prepared.

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vipwood
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food authentic with live music Friday’s. A new go to. Hopefully they get that schooner on the menu ordered

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APotvin
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful meal in a calm setting. The service was excellent and timely - the food was exactly as we hoped , flavorful and well prepared. The price was modest and well within our expectations.

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vipfoodie
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by charming hostess Kirin.Seated and server was Janis.I had 2 friends with me who commented what a wonderful reception of 2 people proud of where they worked and we asked for signature dishes and ordered a variety of dishes.All dishes were incredible . Cuban cuisine of 5 star quality.Generous portions in open comfortable ambiance.First time here for my 2 friends who thanked me for introducing them to such a fine restaurant and told me they were anxious to come back for great food and service with their friends.Deserts also were wonderful.Flan and Tres Leches to die for.

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vipwood
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot. Authentic. Friday night music was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal! Would definitely return.

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vipSavory
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always a great meal no matter what we order. Save room for the flan and tres leches which are from home grown recipes and delicious.

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montani1970
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was really excellent, service even better.

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vipthh1
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistec pollo and the arroz con pollo were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the best service and the vaca Frita is the best you’ll ever have. Slowly but surely convinced my 5 family members to convert and they all order it now. Go and don’t fall for Catalina (now Cubanos) down the street. Absurdly overpriced.

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DaveN
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffet was amazing and there was something for everyone. I threw a birthday and holiday party here for our office staff and everyone enjoyed themselves. Our waitress was attentive and extremely accommodating. I definitely recommend anyone to stop in and enjoy this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Very good cuban food, which was great; however, the service was not good- very slow, had to find someone to wait on us. A lot of staff standing around and no one took initiative to ask if we needed help.

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vipDrgi
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Cuban food is hard to find in South Florida because most of the restaurants appear to be Latin with a mixture of sources for their cuisine.
Padrino's has been around for quite some time and has multiple locations. This was our first time at the Ft Lauderdale location, found everything to Very good. Most people ordered cuban sandwiches but I had a grilled salad with chicken and my wife had grilled chicken.
Black beans, rice and sweet plantains were perfect.
Although I did not had any of the deserts, apparently the tres leches and Flan was excellent.
I would recommend this location to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent service.

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vipFrankB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was out 3rd time at your restaurant and over all everything was Great.
Service, Food, and Friendly Atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best value in Ft.Lauderdale!

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MichaelHD
Boise
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic food, good service and outstanding value. Live music can be a little loud but other than that it great, that’s why I keep coming back.

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KevinM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable. The live musicians were good, though just a bit loud, limiting table conversation.

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DJ7818
Roxburghshire
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, service and ambiance! Was cozy, not loud, great for date night. Will be back!

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vipDaleG
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Carlos, was very efficient and friendly.

TG
TonyG
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food was amazing and PLENTY to take home.

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JustinR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and Janis was great!

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stutzy
Miami
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice selection prepared wonderfully. Nice atmosphere, very good service. Stick with recommended drinks. I ordered a Manhattan up. Came in a small short glass, was shaken severely and had ice chips in it. Other then that it was a wonderful meal as will definitely go again.

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vipFrankB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I went for my first time 2 weeks ago and everything was EXCELLENT. There was 4 of us and all of us felt the same.
However NOT OUR 2ND VISIT.
We had Reservations and loved it the 1st time that we took another couple. To be honest I was somewhat EMBARRASSED. We 1st sat down and 15 minutes later never did anyone come to our table to say Hello,or Welcome or would you like a cocktail. Sadly I had to get up due to starving and kindly told the male manager. He assured me that we would have someone right away.
Well....We Didn't. So once again I got up and told the hostess. She then sent over the bartender who was very nice and he was now our waiter. Well that became a nightmare due to the fact it's a Saturday evening and he's also making drinks for the entire restaurant.
We never got bread so I had to ask for it. 3 people received there appetizers and I never got mine. Huge pet peve of mine. Once again had to get up to tell the hostess that I sure wasn't happy now.
15 minutes later I got my soup, Cold but I ate it due to STARVING.
The rest of the meals came and was EXCELLENT.
But I must say I was once again embarrassed for my friends who I raved to them of your restaurant. And sadly that wasn't the case Saturday evening.
I sure can tell Eddy was off that night. Need to not return for awhile and if and when I do I will assure the management about my previous experience

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McCaryn
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently goidcfood and service.

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crisss
Miami
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a friend's birthday and we had a blast. The service was OUTSTANDING and food was amazing as well! Gracias!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gathering of friends for our weekly Saturday night dinner. Laura, our server,was fantastic

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Twfood
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On vacation with family and used Yelp to find Cuban food. Restaurant is really nice but in a strip mall. We sat outside but it was noisy due to road, not much you can do about that and it was different than I expected staying on the beach.
Regardless, service was welcoming and great from the hostess to our server. She helped us with suggestions... we got some of the best empanadas I have had, perfect crust... lamb was awesome, chicken moist. We did not car for the marinated steak but was told it is very popular. We accidentally received a pulled pork dish which was spectacular and we will order that next time we come. Great experience!

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vipjerseyboy
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food was delicious but mostly cool when served will go back

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Padrino's Cuban Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Padrino's Cuban Cuisine also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 210-8989.

Padrino's Cuban Cuisine is rated 4.6 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

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