Cubano's by Mario

4.6
931 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cuban
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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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

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was an odd experience. Server/owner was just sitting at a table looking dejected. Restaurant was empty and food was just ok. Prices were very high for what you get and selection was odd including some Italian dishes... at a Cuban restaurant?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service that is matched by the food. Let your server guide your selections and you’ll be very happy. And get the mojito with “little sugar”!

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vipJoeM
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding service and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough great things about our dining experience. Mario treated us like family . We were a large group of 8 and nobody was familiar with Cuban Cuisine . Mario put together a family size sampling of his favorites and it was wonderful.
I highly recommend Cubanos by Mario

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vipfabulous
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and ambience. Mario is a real character

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vipChickLee
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, Mario is amazing whole experience was fantastic !

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vipSueR
Orlando
80 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, outstanding service and an overall great atmosphere. My chicken and my husband's vaca frita were both great. Mario gave us a complimentary appetizer and dessert. All was wonderful!! We will be back.

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vipCarlos85
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food was very good, servers went out of their way to make sure we had a great experienced. at the end the owner showed up and again made sure that everything went well

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vipSmooth
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sit outside for safety reasons so you hear the traffic from Federal Highway but it’s far enough away so it’s not really a bother, We have been coming to Mario’s for a number of years now and the Spanish food is consistently good, flavors explode in your mouth, make sure you get the empanadas. They are delicaly fried meat pies in a tasty pastry, I have had empanadas all over Mexico, Central America and many other places, Mario’s are hands down the best, The Cuban bartender makes the best mojitos, Ithink she puts some love in each mojito...Ihave had most everything on the menu, whatever you pick will be a winner!

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vipThrilled
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always come Mario’s for any special events!

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vipAutumnDiner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really liked the ambiance and enjoyed the recommendation of skirt steak for my late lunch.

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mrsafw
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional. I had a whole snapper (fried.) It was amazing as was the octopus appetizer. The salad, sides and desserts were great. This was our second time and we brought a friend. . . Hats off to Mario and his staff.

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vipDiningTN
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Ambiance is very nice. You can tell the locals enjoy the restaurant. Mario is a very thoughtful host and wants to ensure his patrons enjoy themselves. Unfortunately the food did not live up to the reviews. Our entrees were overcooked and the salad was limp and overdressed. However, the empanada appetizer was tasty. Mario was aware that one of the entrees was overcooked and replaced it quickly.

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vipwilln
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, great food, great service and a definite stop when in the Fort Lauderdale area.

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ELB1
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, a swarm of people to assist. Definitely felt like a family run environment. Food was delightful. Loved the mojitos. Would love to come back.

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AliciaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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vipBabyBoomer
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything about our evening at Mario’s was outstanding. This is a beautiful space with both outdoor and distanced indoor seating. We dined indoors and and enjoyed attentive but not obsequious service. The sangria was better than ever and the veal shank special was transporting. Please do yourself a favor and dine at Cubano’s by Mario!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fabulous! We were in town visiting but are already planning our next trip back. They are very accommodating with food allergies.

Mario is out on the floor and he and his staff are amazing. They are very attentive and recommend the best tasting things!

Not only was the food very tasty, but the sangria and virgin mojito were awesome, too.

I highly recommend this place if you are looking for yummy cuban food!!

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vipSmooth
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always awesome, They do something to the Empanada filling that makes your mouth water just thinking about them. I sometimes get the ox tail slow cooked in the oven and the meat is juicy and moist.
You can’t beat the mojitos and Home made Sangria, and the owner, Mario is one of a kind, he watches each meal that is served In his restaurant because everything has to be perfecto!

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Foodie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our absolute favorite Cuban food!! It is a MUST when in Fort Lauderdale!

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vipagbcpa
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mario's it is a great experience every time we go

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vipCelineD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipJanF
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mario is a delight and a generous, gracious host. The ambiance was lovely and the food was absolutely delicious. Try the empanadas for an appetizer. The oxtail special was awesome - and so plentiful I took home more than half. Don't forget the quatro leches cake! We'll definitely being going back!

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JessicaP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful customer service and the food was delicious

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erika
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

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MarkT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Mario and team continually impress. Love the food and service, each is top notch. Can’t wait to return.

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vipNs2015
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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vipljpesq
New Mexico
57 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this jewel of a place and took my hubby here for his bday. The food was incredible. The chef is some sort of genius. The owner went out of his way to accommodate us and show us appreciation. The waiters were fantastic. Just thinking about the food is making me hungry all over again. I highly recommend! Especially for a birthday, anniversary, or date!

JP
vipJessicaP
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, most of the food was beyond delicious! The churros o was the only let down. We enjoyed empanadas, yucca, salad, vacation Frita, chicken, and lechon. The sangria was amazing too, we had 2 pitchers. All in all, a great experience as Mario and our server were attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing, but what made the experience a 5 star, was the Owner and the servers, Dunia was incredible, she really represent the word “Service”, definitely coming back to eat here.

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ColinK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is fantastic the service was great. We were a party of 8. The owner can get a little touchy and one of our guest was a little uncomfortable with this during Covid. Food is top notch for Cuban. Cant remember having better.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mario is amazing! The food is even better!

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vipfabulous
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a good meal, overpriced, but you can't beat the ambiance

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vipagbcpa
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Mario's

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best we’ve had in Miami.

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Heatherks1029
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you are seated and the owner comes to greet you, asks if you've dined with them before and you say, "yes." Then the owner says, "I cook for you" and does not hand you a menu, you know it's going to be good. And it was. Mario never disappoints. We started with mojitos and empanadas. The main course was ropa vieja with fried fish and shrimp, and black beans and rice and plantains. Dessert was a decadent chocolate treat. Service was 5 stars all around, food was delicious--like eating homemade at your friend's house, and the atmosphere is always great. We sat outside this time, but inside is romantic and cozy.

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vipfabulous
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious and prepared properly.
Their mussels are some of the best around. Good ambiance, service and good drinks.
Since I go there often, I'd like to see a little change in the menu even though they usually have a couple of specials ea. night

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vipsillynillyvelez
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no one like the team at Mario’s starting with Mario. Colorful, caring, the perfect host. Food is always outstanding. Goes out of his way to add value to the meal! Thanks for another great night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Cubano's by Mario does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Cubano's by Mario also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 563-4141.

Cubano's by Mario is rated 4.6 stars by 931 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.