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.
Pastry stuffed with seasoned ground beef. Served with our fresh guava chutney
Grilled Mahi Mahi
Simply grilled and topped with fresh squeezed lime juice. Served with yellow rice and seasonal vegetables
Large shrimp slowly simmered in a light tomato sauce, olive oil and white wine. Served with yellow rice and tostones
Some of the best Cuban food I have had. The prices are good and service was fast
Súper bueno todo la comida la atención la muchacha venezolana súper buena persona la comida súperrrrr rica se lo recomiendo
Everything we had was delicious. We will definitely be back!
Most of our food was overcooked and the service was slow even though not that busy.
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.
Great food, service was attentive, would love to come back when we are in the area.
Generous portions of fresh tasty food. The Empanadas were great and the flan was swoon worthy.
Food was tasty and lunch menu prices are reasonable. The serving of main dish was a bit small.
I always know I'm going to enjoy my meal when I go to Padrino's. The service is superb!
Food was tasty. The screaming baby sitting in front of us was nerve wrecking.
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!!
Great food. Nice staff. Great experience!
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.
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.
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.
Great service and excellent service!
Never disappointed with this Padrinos. We always receive friendly, fast service and delicious food!
Good food, acceptable pricing, good service
Excellent food and attentive service
Food was not as good as expected. Server was nice.
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. :)
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.
First time dining here and everything was great. The food was excellent. The service was superior. Will definitely be back.
One of my "go-to" places in Fort Lauderdale. Incredible food.
Food, drinks, service all top notch. Ill definitely be going again👌🏽
Our server, I think her name is Lady, was amazing.
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!
Good solid Cuban and Spanish cuisine.
Nice portions and reasonable prices.
Wonderful every single time!
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.
Wonderful food, and great service. We recommend to our family members already and we don't even live in Ft Lauderdale!
Food is good but not great Cuban
Pleasant space with decent service.
Not a place I’ll return to.
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
The selection of mojito is great. I love the Lechon Asado, but the grilled Mahi is fresh and a great price.
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.
Every time we are in Ft. Lauderdale we like to go here The food is always great.
Food was great, fresh and the service was outstanding.
Great Cuban food!
Nice ambiance, authentic food, price is right.
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!
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.