Padrino's Cuban Cuisine
The opening of Padrino’s Fort Lauderdale marks a milestone for the longtime family business as the third-generation Padrino siblings were enlisted to spearhead the project, putting a modern spin on the Padrino’s brand and continuing the family legacy. This location features a full bar serving up innovative cocktails, and features an extensive menu of authentic Cuban dishes.
On vacation with family and used Yelp to find Cuban food. Restaurant is really nice but in a strip mall. We sat outside but it was noisy due to road, not much you can do about that and it was different than I expected staying on the beach.
Regardless, service was welcoming and great from the hostess to our server. She helped us with suggestions... we got some of the best empanadas I have had, perfect crust... lamb was awesome, chicken moist. We did not car for the marinated steak but was told it is very popular. We accidentally received a pulled pork dish which was spectacular and we will order that next time we come. Great experience!
food was delicious but mostly cool when served will go back
Service was great, food was tasty.
Wow! I've had a lot of Cuban food and this was by far the BEST! Their guava chutney is amazing. Everything we had was really great. Plus a nice atmosphere with great music and great service.
Vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale
Wonderful lunch,food was incredible.5 Star experience.Best Cuban food with great service in a beautiful restaurant.Deserts best ever.Bread pudding and flan were best I ever tasted.Impeccable service.Wonderful photos of family on walls of restaurant worth seeing.
Great Cuban food!!!
Padrinos is a well run, family owned business with delicious food. There are many ggod signs that show it is family owned, but one of the nicest is the server who told us the other night that she feels like she’s part of a family when she works there. Their food quality is excellent and they really care and want to know that you are satisfied with your meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Absolutely LOVE this restaurant. The food is excellent. Going back there for lunch today.
I am Cuban and several family members too their food is authentic and it is fabulous!
When seated we are so we choose to give it a few minutes and she gave us about 20 minutes before she came back. For a restaurant that’s not really busy that’s a little rude toward the paying customer
This was our first visit to the ft Lauderdale location, have been to the Hallandale location twice, we take a vacation to ft L every year and always go to Pardrinos.
The food was excellent as usual, had bad service though. Wish I would have caught the name. Twice I asked for more sauce which was verbally acknowledged by our server and it didn’t come on either request. Waited a very long time for drinks that had to have been sitting at the bar. For what it’s worth the other servers seem to have been keeping themselves busy. Will still visit again next year, just disappointed this time around.
Went for Father's Day. Food was excellent. Price is fair. Nice, Latin environment. Will definitely go again
Lovely resturant. Appetizers were very good small plates. We had the Burrata heritage tomatoes & basil, Angus beef carpacio and Maccheroni rabbit & taggiasca olives. Our entree was a large to share plate, Lobster linguine, garlic & chili. It was good but the lobster was tough and the plate lacked flavor. We finished our dinner with desserts, Carmel pannacotta, rhubarb compote, almond croccante and Amalfi lemon tart with raspberry sorbet. Both were fantastic. The total meal was a little overpriced but very good. I would recommend this resturant and we will vist it again the next time in London.
CNt say enough good things about the place. Service was great, food was great, drinks were great. A+ in my book.
Acogedor me encanto muchisimo. El servicio fenomenal.
While vacationing in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea we met my niece and her daughter for dinner. The food is amazing. We don’t have
Any good Cuban restaurants near us in New Jersey so we went to Padrino’s twice while we were down there. I truly wish
They would open a place near me.
Food was great and so was the staff. Definitely will be back.
Wonderful dinner as always. Celiac friendly.
Food was very tasty. Our server was attentive and atmosphere was fine. We would go back.
A great place to eat! The food and service is wonderful! I highly recommend Padrino's! It was a really
great experience and we will be returning on a regular basis.
Tasty fresh Cuban delights. Real food, servings big enough to share. Lovely furnishings, lively playlist.
Nice little restaurant in a strip mall area. Easy parking and great food! The only negatives are that the drinks are not made very well and the prices are a bit high for this area (Ft. Lauderdale). We normally go to South Beach for Cuban food, which is just as great & reasonably priced. But overall, good experience & we will probably return again.
Excellent food and service. This is one place we have to visit, at least once but often more times, each time we are in Fort Lauderdale.
Service and food was excellent! Will recommend to anyone in Ft Lauderdale.
Excellent food. Friendly service. Highly recommend.
always consistently good entrees and apps and the sangria is great also
We love this place!!!
everything we ate from the delicious empanadas to the pork chop with rice beans and plantains was great, Their sangria is very good. will return..
We were liking our plates from apps to meals to drinks. This place is legit. It is a must try. Friendly service and great atmosphere. I would be a regular if I lived in the area.
Padrino 's has become my favorite Cuban restaurant. The food is authentic and consistently good.
Great food great service what else do you want?
Great food and Service
Delicious food - start with the combo appetizer platter to enjoy a little of a lot of good stuff!
It was amazing! FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING! I believe her name was Carla she was Awesome !!
Slow serving drinks and dinner although restaurant was not crowded,
Overall, a really good experience. Food was amazing, from appetizers to dessert. Restaurant was clean, and relatively quiet. The only "weak" spot in the experience was the waitress. She was nice, but not very attentive. Had to wait multiple times to refill drinks, bring food, and even the check at the end. Not enough of a big deal to keep me away, overall experience was great!
Text Lynn authentic Cuban food. Great quality and a wonderful attentive staff. Fun Latin music not too loud and excellent drinks with full-service bar. Awesome dessert. You can tell this restaurant has family around and their fourth one because they do it right!
Padrino's is a family owned restaurant specializing in Cuban food, and it's really delicious. My friend and I found it online and made a reservation- everything was fantastic. The margharitas were delicious, and our entrees were amazing. I had the steak with chimmichurri sauce, rice and fried plantains and my friend had grilled mahi mahi with rice and beans. Both dishes were very flavorful - We had flan for dessert (sublime) and the best HOT cup of coffee. The reataurant, like a lot of places in Florida, is located in a little mall, and has a very open and spacious feel. It wasn't crowded when we went so i can't judge the noise level, but our dining experience was very pleasant. Lovely staff, took time with us with the menu, and manager came over to check on us. I would've gone back again if I had had time.