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Catalina Restaurant

4.7
625 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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!
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(954) 563-4141
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Business Casual
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

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.

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What 625 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This is the second time we've been and the food and service didn't disappoint. Absolutely an amazing time. Great food, amazing service, would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a great time. The food the vibes the drinks the staff and Mario are all outstanding. No one would ever tire of this great restaurant. It’s our go to place.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I had high expectations for this restaurant, cause it did get good reviews....I hate to say but our party was very disappointed...We can afford to dine in a "higher priced" restaurant and we will not mind paying for it if the quality matches the price ....this is not the case here, this restaurant is waaaay overpriced for the food and drinks they serve.....I am really sorry to say this, but not worth it at all! We will not return to dine here again.:-( not even with the $100.00 coupon that was thrown at as at the and of our visit!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We’ve been coming here for over ten years. Always excellent food and a great time!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Not inexpensive, however, very yummy! If you like Cuban or Spanish food, you're going to like Catalina's!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food as always was excellent. However, the restaurant was not busy and that resulted in the wait staff being very inattentive. That is not typical for this restaurant, however.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great! Great! Great! Mario is Catalina is top notch and always a delight to done there. The food, the atmosphere, the staff, the team and Mario are all beyond excellent. Thank you!!! Great! Great! Great! Mariam is Catalina is top notch and always a delight to done there. The food, the atmosphere, the staff, the team and Marielle are all beyond excellent. Thank you

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Exceptional service and attention from Mario, Chino, and the whole staff. Lechon asado delectable as always with fine mojitos and House rioja!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Very enjoyable dining experience. The owner Mario is onsite and stopped to check on us a couple of times.
They have the best red sangria and the ox tail was superb.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We always have a wonderful meal and a wonderful time at Mario’s Catalina. Their food is authentic and delicious. This service the ambience and the entire team that Mario has is just terrific. I wonderful place to go to anytime.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This was my first experience and I was happy until the end of our dining experience. We were seated promptly and the wait staff was very attentive. Menu selection had plenty of variety. The decor was a little busy for my taste but certainly would not prevent me from returning.
The food and service were great until the end when the owner showed up to our table with gift cards trying to sell them as promotion. The gift cards were 100 dollars Mario offered 3 for 200 dollars.
This truly ruined my whole dining experience. I definitely wasn’t expecting this type of promo. It certainly made me feel like there was a sense of desperation on the part of the management.
I will think not twice but three times before returning.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Never a disappointment. Well cared for by Mario, Chino, Fernando and the gang.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Mario is the best! His place is well put together. The food and drink are the best part. I will eat here again and again when in town.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food is really great. Plan for taking part of your meal home for lunch the next day! The roast pork is truly amazing

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Best Cuban Restaurant I’ve ever been too. My wife says the Paella was just as good as in Barcelona. The red snapper was phenomenal and so was the white Sangria.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Mario and the entire staff at Catalina are fantastic. The food is consistently excellent. The drinks terrific. The service and the friendliness of the staff is why we go back again and again. This is our go to restaurant and it never disappoints. We love Mario’s Catalina five star plus plus plus

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Wonderful food and excellent service...a little pricey but the experience is worth it

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As always, Catalina provided a superb dining experience. The skirt steak is simply the best I've ever had. The shrimp cocktail was fresh and beautifully presented. Desert is a must. The flan is better than grandmas!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Visiting the area and wanted Cuban food.
Hotel concierge recommended the restaurant.
Cool ambience, perhaps reminiscent of Havana!
Food was excellent and abundant! Entrees were pricey,
But surely could be shared.
Paella was loaded with shellfish! Staff was charming!
Sorry we have to go home and won’t visit for awhile!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Marianos Catalina Restaurant is excellent, superb, fun and a food lovers delight. Everything about this restaurant is excellent particularly Mario and his excellent staff. The food is wonderful and consistently so.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Mario and his staff are great at making you feel welcome. The food is great and the mojito can't be beat.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent food and service; warm, inviting atmosphere. We came back with friends later this same week--all in town for a business trip.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Mario is the best host in S Florida!
Great service, super Cuban Spanish authentic food recipes. Fabulous Grouper and of course his signature beef and pork dishes. Paella for two is always a treat.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This place absolutely knocked my socks off. Best mojito I’ve ever had. So I had two of them. Also, really amazing octopus, beef and shrimp. I can’t wait to have an occasion to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a great dining experience. The food was amazing and authentic.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

MARIO and all the staff are amazing!! They set us up beautifully for a party of 7 last minute on a Saturday

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Marianos Catalina Restaurant is top notch. The food is consistently terrific and the service and on Beyonce are wonderful. Mario and his entire staff are just great. This is our go to restaurant in Fort Lauderdale and on any given night it’s terrific.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Mario is wonderful and welcoming! The food was fabulous, definitely go again.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Terrible experience, spent 30 minutes waiting with a reservation

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Fantastic food which exceeded our expectation.s. Service was perfect. Highly recommend it this place!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food, authentic great service, great ambiance! Recommended!

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Been here many times very, very disappointed this time. Service way off, rushed you, not attentive, asked for separate checks, didn’t get that, was charged an outrageous amount for a shot of well vodka $14.00, charged $5.00 for a cup of coffee, asked for a refill, was charged another $5.00 not a way to get repeat customers, don’t think we will be going back anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

First time in a Cuban restaurant and loved the experience. Prices seemed a bit high but quality was good.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Girls weekend

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food is the reason to come to Catalina restaurant. The restaurant itself is cozy and has a very pleasant atmosphere. There's a small bar you can dine at if you are doing the "pop-in" and they will also accommodate walk in traffic if tables are available.

This is a notch above the more recognizable Spanish/Cuban offerings in the area.

If you are in the mood for delicious and plentiful portions, you must try Catalina restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had empanadas as an appetizer which was excellent. I had the Salmon and shrimp in a red sauce and my wife had the chicken chunks which both were super! Service was on point also.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Fabulous place!! Definitely recommend to everyone.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was great, we have eaten here on previous occasions and the service was better in the past, but was still good. I recommend this restaurant if you like Cuban or Spanish Cuisine.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Catalina is FABULOUS!! The food, service, vibes and staff are GREAT....we love this wonderful delicious restaurant! THANK YOU MARIO!!

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