Padrino's Cuban Cuisine

4.5
336 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
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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Jandmdate
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best Cuban food I have had. The prices are good and service was fast

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Súper bueno todo la comida la atención la muchacha venezolana súper buena persona la comida súperrrrr rica se lo recomiendo

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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vipDoverin
Miami
60 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Most of our food was overcooked and the service was slow even though not that busy.

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vipRudynJeff
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and authentic Cuban food in a comfortable and contemporary atmosphere. Our server Karen was so attentive. This young woman will go far in life. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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KarenB
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was attentive, would love to come back when we are in the area.

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vipASKA
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Generous portions of fresh tasty food. The Empanadas were great and the flan was swoon worthy.

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ElenaD
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was tasty and lunch menu prices are reasonable. The serving of main dish was a bit small.

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JimF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always know I'm going to enjoy my meal when I go to Padrino's. The service is superb!

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vipZandraV
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was tasty. The screaming baby sitting in front of us was nerve wrecking.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most amazing meals I have ever eaten! It has the ambiance of little Cuba but swanky!!! The server was adorable and we felt like we were the only ones in the restaurant even though it was packed! I had paella for the first time and it was unbelievable!!

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vipAmato
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Nice staff. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I came here with a friend for lunch, and the ambience is very nice. Lunch hours were busy but quiet. The service was good, but we did feel a bit rushed by the waitress in the very beginning as we barely had time to read the menu and she was back asking for a drink order and a lunch order. We also weren’t given any cutlery until after the appetizers came, and I had to ask for them. Food overall was good, but felt about the same as any other Cuban restaurant in the area. Prices were good for lunch. 2 coffees, 1 app, 2 entrees ran us $38 total before tip.

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vipScottM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Thought we would give this place another try. However this visit was no better than the 1st visit (pre covid). After pointing to the menu and the waitress repeating back what we wanted. Only 1 of the 2 items was correct. When she entered the order into the system, she entered Shrimp Creole vs the Shrimp Enchiladas. The shrimp was rubbery and tough. Our other dish - pork chunks was supposed to come with 2 sides. I tired to select my 2 sides, instead she told me what was included. Neither was good. The boiled yuca was very salty and the rice/beans were inedible. If we every have Cuban food in Fort Lauderdale, it won’t be here.

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vipTommy
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a good experience overall and I would return. Service could be improved by a little more attention to detail like checking back after food is dropped off. But I appreciated the kind and friendly attitude of the staff. Also, the restaurant is extremely clean.

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datenight
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent service!

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vipCynful
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed with this Padrinos. We always receive friendly, fast service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, acceptable pricing, good service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service

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vipJazzyb
Fort Lauderdale
274 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was not as good as expected. Server was nice.

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vipeatoutwaytoomuch
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Plantain chips and black bean dip were amazing. Perfectly crisp and yummy. Paella was good but mussels were a little too big and chewy, and I found the rice pretty heavy. Maybe that's typical but it was too much food for me. Would go back and try something lighter. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good, but we seem to always have a slight language barrier. It’s all good though. We love Padrinos and use their catering service as well.

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DanaChapman
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and everything was great. The food was excellent. The service was superior. Will definitely be back.

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ActionJackson
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my "go-to" places in Fort Lauderdale. Incredible food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, service all top notch. Ill definitely be going again👌🏽

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vipWilliam
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, I think her name is Lady, was amazing.

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vipSusan
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. So glad they are still social distancing the tables. Food and specialty cocktails wonderful. And our server was wonderful too!

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vipBobby
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good solid Cuban and Spanish cuisine.
Nice portions and reasonable prices.

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gails
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful every single time!

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DineInTheCity
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was wonderful. I felt like the waitress was trying to rush us and the music was way to loud for the crowd that was there.

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MeghanH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, and great service. We recommend to our family members already and we don't even live in Ft Lauderdale!

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vipMark
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is good but not great Cuban
Pleasant space with decent service.
Not a place I’ll return to.

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LindaT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good. Confusion when we arrive because I made a reservation on Open Table and when we got there, they said they were not taking reservations. Short wait till we were seated

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vipCraig
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The selection of mojito is great. I love the Lechon Asado, but the grilled Mahi is fresh and a great price.

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HeatherJ
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was great and so was the food. The food was authentic Cuban food and delicious and well seasoned. The drinks was great. The alcohol light enough to flavor the drinks nicely. Will be back.

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JamesA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we are in Ft. Lauderdale we like to go here The food is always great.

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Elaine
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was great, fresh and the service was outstanding.

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Momo
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cuban food!

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DustinH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, authentic food, price is right.

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FreqDinerz
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was a real delight. She was professional, very polite and just super pleasant! Her eyes would light up when we were ordering so there definitely is a great smile under that mask!

FAQs

Padrino's Cuban Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Padrino's Cuban Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 210-8989.

Padrino's Cuban Cuisine is rated 4.5 stars by 336 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.