Padrino's Cuban Cuisine

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Renowned South Florida-based Padrino’s Cuban Cuisine has been serving South Florida authentic Cuban recipes made from the freshest ingredients since 1976. Family-owned and operated for three generations, Padrino’s fifth and latest location in Fort Lauderdale recently opened its doors this past July.
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.
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MC
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently goidcfood and service.

c
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a friend's birthday and we had a blast. The service was OUTSTANDING and food was amazing as well! Gracias!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gathering of friends for our weekly Saturday night dinner. Laura, our server,was fantastic

T
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

j
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

food was delicious but mostly cool when served will go back

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was tasty.

LS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale

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f
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Cuban food!!!

S
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

JJ
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely LOVE this restaurant. The food is excellent. Going back there for lunch today.

PZ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am Cuban and several family members too their food is authentic and it is fabulous!

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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

JC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for Father's Day. Food was excellent. Price is fair. Nice, Latin environment. Will definitely go again

m
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

OT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CNt say enough good things about the place. Service was great, food was great, drinks were great. A+ in my book.

m
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Acogedor me encanto muchisimo. El servicio fenomenal.

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PL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and so was the staff. Definitely will be back.

SS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner as always. Celiac friendly.

JM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very tasty. Our server was attentive and atmosphere was fine. We would go back.

k
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.
Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers dat

c
New England
52 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty fresh Cuban delights. Real food, servings big enough to share. Lovely furnishings, lively playlist.

AM
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

KM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

S
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food was excellent! Will recommend to anyone in Ft Lauderdale.

CM
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Friendly service. Highly recommend.

j
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

always consistently good entrees and apps and the sangria is great also

ES
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place!!!

j
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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..

n
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

JF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Padrino 's has become my favorite Cuban restaurant. The food is authentic and consistently good.

B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service what else do you want?

WV
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Service

CD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food - start with the combo appetizer platter to enjoy a little of a lot of good stuff!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING! I believe her name was Carla she was Awesome !!

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Slow serving drinks and dinner although restaurant was not crowded,

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