Cubano's by Mario
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. Mario is pleased to now offer Paella, which includes lobster, scallops, chorizo and many other delicious ingredients!
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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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
By far best dining experience my family ever had. Not only was the food excellent, the staff was amazing. They went above and beyond to make sure our experience was superb.
It was great catching up
With friends on the patio. Mario and his staff made us feel special by their excellent service and food.
Fabulous! Fish and pork were great. So were the drinks and desserts! And loved the salad and plantains!
Excelente servicio amabilidad
Rico el sabor de la comida más los mojitos no fueron de mi agrado
It’s hard to express my love and appreciation for the experience…overwhelmed! Today we celebrated our wedding anniversary by visiting Cubano’s by Mario. The attentiveness of the staff, the family feel, the wonderful drinks and the outstanding cuisine made this the best wedding anniversary we’ve had so far. Mario, himself, is such a wonderful person and personally wants to make sure you have the best experience. I will never forget this experience and I travel the world and can tell you, that this place is super unique in all ways. It’s dining at its best!!! #largeportions #craftdrinks #amazingdesserts #worldclassservice
Great atmosphere and delicious food! Mario greeted us like family when we arrived and we had a wonderful time!
Service was outstanding - Mario was extremely personable, friendly and professional and so is the entire staff. The food was amazing - great spot for proper, authentic Cuban food. Drinks were excellent as well. All around fantastic experience - Will be returning in the future and highly recommend to others.
One of the best meals and experiences I’ve ever had!
Loved loved loved every minute at Mario’s! The food was delicious and Mario is the best!
Simply incredible food and service!
What a pleasant and delicious dinner we had! <3 Thank you Mario for the warm welcome. We are happy to have found this Cuban gem. The sangria and mussels were delicious We’ll be back! 🙂
It was not good at al on all categories. I wish I could say different. It was just a waste of time.
My fathers bday
We had the best date night ever! Great food and ambiance is amazing!
Mario never disappoints! He is by far the best host you could ever ask for. Incredible food and even better service. From the moment you walk in, Mario treats you as if you are a guest at his home. I will be a life long guest at Mario's, and I tell everyone who comes down to South Florida that it's a MUST HAVE during their stay!
Five star food and five star service. A must every time I am in South Florida. Staff is outstanding and first class.
Absolutely LOVED IT!!! The pork is to die for. Next time I’m in the area Mario will see me again for that pork. YUMMMM!!!
Phenomenal service. Just amazing. Food was great!…. Aside from the churassco which was way overdone but everything else was very very good. What a surprise find!
Date night was amazing. We were welcomed with a hug from the owner, Mario who checked in with us several times throughout the night. When we were seated, one of our servers said, “Welcome home!” 🥺☺️. The ambiance in the restaurant was reminiscent of an old world, pre-1959 relaxed, tourist filled Cuba. Excellent service and delicious food. Extensive attention to service: we never waited to be served but did not feel rushed. This restaurant had all the classic touches for a quaint, romantic evening - dinner by candlelight, dimmed house lights, free flowing drinks and delicious food.
Its an experience to have in Ft Lauderdale...from service, food and overall experience it was more than we could have imagine!
This is the best dining experience that I have had in a long time. My wife and I were immediately greeted by the owner who took us to our table. He had a great and fun personality.
The decor was both fun and romantic. The real candle on each table was a really nice touch. The walls were covered in paintings and a chandelier over each table. The music was the perfect volume and the crowd consisted mostly people on dates.
The food was AMAZING with large portions. We will definitely be having left overs for lunch tomorrow! The staff was friendly and attentive. They all worked together seamlessly in a perfectly choreographed manner. We never wanted for anything.
I strongly recommend that everyone visiting Ft Lauderdale put Cubano’s by Mario on their reservation list.
Very good service
I can’t recommend Cubano’s by Mario more, this restaurant has amazing food, a gorgeous atmosphere, and top notch service. You have to try the empanadas as an appetizer and the mojitos were so delicious. My family adores Cubano’s and will always be coming back! This would also be a wonderful spot for a date night.
What a great dining experience. Aside from the food being delicious, the service was impeccable. What a great wait staff.
The food was outstanding and plentiful. We each ordered something different: pork, beef and seafood. Each dish was flavorful
We saved room for dessert and enjoyed tres leches and flan cheesecake. Outstanding !!
Mojitos were amazing (you can ask that they be made less sweet) and the sangria was delicious
Will definitely eat here again
Again, The service was outstanding
Excellent meal and service. The staff was very attentive and accommodating especially for our 2 year old.
Mario greets you with a handshake and takes so good care of you. All his staff are amazing and the food is fabulous. Every time we are in town we have to go there.
Best food I've ever had in Fort Lauderdale. A must for amazing food.
Food was great. This scenery is mature. I will go in a date here
It was a lovely dinner with superb service. We were greeted with a smile by the owner who was so warm and welcoming. Our server was kind and even though he was busy, he still took the time to connect with myself and my 7 year old. The music and the ambience was fitting for the Cuban food we were eating. The food was excellent. Even our leftovers the next day were flavorful and juicy. The drinks were on point as well. We will definitely revisit our next time in fort Lauderdale.
Omg couldn’t have been any better!!! Btw: sangria slushee !!!
The service was great, Chico is the server our party had. He was so welcoming and friendly, he made us feel so comfortable. We also meet the owner Mario, he was super friendly and made sure to check in on us. The food & drinks were great but I do think it was a tad bit overpriced but the experience was worth it.
This place was absolutely perfect. The food was so good and the service was incredible. They took really good care of us and the owner couldn’t have been nicer. Great atmosphere for a friends night out.
Great food and service. Highly recommend this authentic Cuban restaurant.
The food was beyond delicious and Mario one of the best. Definitely will be back soon!
Absolutely wonderful and delicious experience period from the atmosphere to the service to the delicious flavourful food. We highly recommend it
My favorite restaurant in south Florida. Mario is the most gracious host. The food is spectacular. They have the most awesome sangrias and the place is just FUN.
Great service by Mario himself and the rest of the staff. Food was excellent!
Always amazing food, ambiance, and service. Love this place
I love going here a great place for a intimate romantic dinner.
Cubano's by Mario offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 563-4141.
Cubano's by Mario is rated 4.5 stars by 1147 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.