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Padrino's Cuban Cuisine

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801 S University Dr Ste J105, Plantation, FL 33324-3367
+1 954-476-5777
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Vienna, Austria
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was here and it was my first time to eat Cuban food... I was impressed about this restaurant. The food was amazing! I ate plantains, my first time, they was amazing! I ate "combinaction Cubana", it was a fantastic plate... but dishes were huge... very big!!!! I ordered an original Mojto and the rum was good... It's warmly recommend.... More 

Thank WolfNath
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday night, we sat outside which wasn't scenic but after leaving cold northeastern Ohio it was great to sit outside. The food was good and plentiful but I felt there weren't many options in the sides to order with the meal. I tried a fresh limeade which was good however when the server asked... More 

Thank newtOhio
Jacksonville, Florida
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I felt like I needed to update a review submitted on August 2016 to state that my family and I have kept coming back and this restaurant does not dissapoint. Food quality is great, flavors are incredible, and staff is very friendly. On Saturday evenings it gets very busy. Try the churrasco and the homemade lemonade!!

Thank Uzca
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't sure what to expect but was underwhelmed by the meal we ordered. The Paellla was bland and both the rice and seafood tasted and felt like they had been cooked earlier and reheated. Even the vegies were just so so. I understand what these chain restaurants do, and will be avoiding them in the future.

Thank David C
Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go-to restaurant pre-cruise. There is a large selection of Cuban dishes and the sangria is delicious as well. They also have a popular lunch buffet starting at 11:30am Monday - Friday.

Thank ilovemaui57
West Palm Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you walk in, there is a warm, personable feel to the restaurant and the staff greeting and serving you. The food is delicious, the Sangria is excellent and the ambiance is great for both personal and business purposes. I had the Mariquitas with garlic to start off and then had the Palomilla (a personal favorite). If you... More 

Thank Nellie O
Crossville, Tennessee
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244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 581 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is either our 3rd or 4th time at Padrino's. We were seated immediately. Sherolay was our friendly waitress. I had the special Calamari and spouse had the roasted pork sandwich and each of had a beer. Total bill was $21.75 plus a nice tip! The sandwich was so large that we took half of the Pork Sandwich and had... More 

Thank magic_carpets
San Francisco
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179 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can tell how good a restaurant is by the number of natives dining, then Padrino's must be good. Lots of families having a good time. Good selection of food and cocktails. Among the dishes we really liked were the soups, caldo gallegos and black bean, both really hearty and flavorful. The entrees that stood out were the lechon... More 

Thank HotRod_88
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recently staying for a couple of nights in Plantation, prior to taking a Panama Canal cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale. We headed out from the hotel looking for a deli at a nearby mall, which ended up being further away than we wanted to walk. We came across this amazing restaurant (Padrino's) and, never having had Cuban food,... More 

Thank Kathleen T
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times each time getting the paella. The dish is salty but tasty. I have not been able to finish the large serving.

Thank Artrice S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 S University Dr Ste J105, Plantation, FL 33324-3367
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Plantation
  • Phone Number: +1 954-476-5777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?