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Catalina Restaurant

577 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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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Dress code
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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OpenTable Diner (Sydney / NSW)
Dined 6 days ago

Very good as expected

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on January 14, 2018

This was a bad experience. We made an open table reservation. When we arrived we waited at least 10 minutes for someone to acknowledge us. When he did (it wasn’t the owner) I said I had a reservation and he said “everyone has a reservation - wait at the bar”. He never took my name. We were seated and our waiter was brusque. He never told us about specials (we heard him later telling another table). The food was fine but for what it is the prices are crazy. You could get better or same Cuban food in Miami for half the price. I would never go back to this awful place because of the service and the price.

goldenboy (Las Vegas)
Dined on January 14, 2018

This was our second time here. The first was amazing. This was almost an abomination. We start at the front and no one greeted us to seat us we must’ve sat there for over five minutes. The waiter was very unfriendly but I guess he was busy with the food this time was quite mediocre. We had to send the state back because it was veiny and very tough they did take it back and exchange it without question. I had Mario’s favorite… The red snapper in planting crumbs with shrimp and pork. The shrimp and pork we’re OK nothing to write home about while the snap of a slightly better. We waited over an hour for our entrées I thought they would never come. We waited 20 minutes for the check I thought that would never come. It was definitely at all tonight but it was bad enough that I won’t be back

vipBill (Miami)
Dined on January 13, 2018

We have been loyal customers to Catalina since they were located on 33rd St. we try to go every few months. You can get the same food for less money elsewhere but I've always liked the atmosphere and Mario's warm welcome. We were early diners and the waiter began to seat us in a dark back room. Even after I told him I couldn't read the menu and my partner complained it was too cold, he left us there. The rest of the place was place was empty. Then as people came in they crowded them in around us. We should have left. Our octopus appetizer was very good. I had the fried pork chunks which I've had many times there. The pork was good but the onions on them were raw and there was no lime to squeeze on it and no waiter around to ask. Beans were bland. My partner had an overcooked palomino steak. Both came with two small plantains. At those entrée prices that is not acceptable. Service used to excellent there but not anymore. I could not even understand the guy explaining the desserts choices and he stared at the wall anyway. We waited 20 minutes foe espresso. I did not see Mario on the way out or I would have said something. I sometimes see him at Mom's Kitchen for breakfast. I will not be back. I can go to Las Vegas or DonArturos and get the same meal for half the price and have waiters actually wait on me. Sadly we have been patrons for years.

Jerry (Miami)
Dined on January 9, 2018

We were offered free salads, wine, and desserts, all of which then appeared on the check which was almost unreadable, and eventually removed from the check. Been told that this is a common occurrence.

vipLauren (Miami)
Dined on January 7, 2018

We love Mario’s Catalina. The food is always top notch the valves are good and the service terrific. Mario knows how to make it happen always. We love Mario’s Catalina!

vipAlan1 (Dallas)
Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was excellent. Waiter seemed lost. Couldn’t get orders straight. Never came back after finally serving table. Do not do the deserts. While my Flan was good and my friends coconut ice cream was also at $12 ea they are out of their minds. This is not the 4 seasons.
And was charged forc3 deserts instead ofv2. Was easy to spot error on check.t

vipOpenTable Diner (Indiana)
Dined on January 3, 2018

This was our second visit and just like the first Mario and the staff greeted us like we are family. The sangria is wonderful. We will be back again!

vipRitzDiningguru (Wilmington)
Dined on January 1, 2018

Mario will always make you feel special and take care of you. We had 14 for New Year’s Eve and it was perfect

vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic food. Great staff and service. Make you feel like you are in their home.