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About Catalina Restaurant
Simple elegance. Old-world charm. Creative cooking.
Step into Mario’s Catalina Restaurant and you instantly feel the hustle of the city fade. Soothing colors, soft lighting, crisp linens and fragrant aromas all conspire to transport you to a more tranquil setting.
While Catalina’s ambiance is undeniably appealing, dining out really is all about the food! That’s why co-owner and chef, Mario Flores, went to great lengths to create a menu of Spanish and Cuban dishes that complement each other.
The result: authentic Latin food masterfully prepared. Add to that attentive service and a chilled glass of simply the best Sangria in town, and you’re well on your way to a memorable experience!
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: 11:00am - 11:00pm
$30 and under
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Let Mario host your next special event! I invite you to consider Catalina’s for your next private dining experience. Where the décor, service and savory dishes of old-world Cuba and Spain transport you back to a refined, elegant era.
Catalina Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
As always, Catalina Cafe was superb. We had family visiting from out of town and we knew exactly where we wanted to bring them. Everything was delicious, starting with mojitos and signature sangria, the huge appetizer sampler. Entrees of Oxtail, Osso-Buco, whole Snapper and Mario’s Pork and ending with to die for Quattro Leches!, Pumpkin Cheesecake and Cuba coffees. A must visit in Fort Lauderdale. You will love the old world decor, attentive service and memorable experience.
The food is definitely a notch above most Cuban restaurants. The service is warm but not overly efficient, but it was a slow night and that is not uncommon in many places when they are not busy. As for value, it's about double what you'd pay at local Cuban restaurants and in fact higher than the same meal in NYC which is saying something. I guess they figure they can charge more because they have crystal chandeliers everywhere.
It's one thing to have delicious, authentic Cuban Cuisine and love it, but it's another to have the restaurant staff treat you like family on your first visit. We throughly enjoyed our experience. Being tucked away in a romantic nook made for an even better date night. I can't wait to go back to this restaurant again, and again!
Mario's Catalina is absolutely fantastic. Every time we go there we have a delicious meal lots of fun with the other diners and Mario and his staff are fantastic. Great service the food the ambience are all a plus plus. We love this restaurant and so will you.
Great service... food just average and weird clutter decor.
Nice staff... they give you a free bottle of wine when we left but it comes with a sales pitch to buy 200 gift certificate and get bonus 100. Really sleezy end to dinner and won't go back. Have confidence in your restauraunt and don't solicit your customer
Everything about dining at Catalina was wonderful! I had the most perfect mussels for an appetizer, grilled shrimp and sangria. The owner greeted us and made us feel like family. The ambience, the decoration and music are the icing on the cake! Definitely a must dine when in Ft. Lauderdale!!!
We loved this restaurant! Quiet, locally owned place that treats you well from the moment you arrive. All of our food was delicious and the owner treated us to two lovely drinks, a decadent coconut cake for dessert, and a generous $50 gift card for our next visit. The service was impeccable yet understated so it never disrupted our wonderful evening. The atmosphere was cozy, quiet, and it felt like a real restaurant instead of a corporate creation. I miss these established, local gems that used to be the norm and are now very hard to find.
Absolutely perfect , we're frequent diners there, definitely out go to spot for celebrating special occasions, was there celebrating our 20years of dating , and we were treated to complimentary sangria, appetizers , and salad. The food is so great and everyone is friebdly and nice
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