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Padrino's Dania Beach, Dania Beach, FL

Padrino's Dania Beach

4.7
4.7
123 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Padrino's Restaurants is a third generation, family-owned collection of Cuban restaurants. Each generation has added their touch to create the ultimate Cuban culinary experience- from our grandmother's recipes, our father's dedication to service, and our handcrafted cocktails all served in a contemporary-warm ambiance.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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What 123 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.9Value

NoiseModerate

123 Reviews
  1. PierReviews

    Fort Lauderdale

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Despite the restaurant being busy, our table was immediately available and our server quickly got our beverages service was excellent, as was our meals. a perfect evening!

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  2. JohnM

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My brother and I really enjoyed it. Excellent value. The food was good. Not fine dining but for the price, it exceeded our expectations.

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  3. Jsdsmsmom

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was great to experience and will definitely be coming again.

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  4. dlane

    New York City

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Arroz Relleno is so so so delicious! Love all your food!

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  5. jimF

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Found Padrinos on recommendation of a bartender at Tommy Bahamas Bar - There are plenty of choices of Cuban cusine on the menu - our server and his assistant a server in training went over some of the menu items and made a few suggestions -my wife opted for the Mayi"s Mahi Mahi a blackened mahi topped with mango and tomato chutneyserved with rice and vegatables. I had the Paella which had chicken, scallops, shrimp, mussels and chorizo sausage served with yellow rice both meals were outstanding we will definately go to Padrinos again when in the area

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  6. NanG

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our flight got in late and we were 45 min late for our 7:30pm res. They were completely understanding and didn’t mind. Food & service was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend this gem.

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  7. marthas

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    would have been perfect with the music a little softer and lower

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  8. Rocker

    Miami

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is not a fancy restaurant (decor) but the food is excellent. My wife is of Cuban extraction so I am accustomed to true Cuban home cooking. I’ve found restaurant Cuban food to fall into bad/ok/pretty good categories. Padrino’s is in the last category and getting very close to genuine home cooked quality. Dishes like ropa viejo and vaca frita are not easy to prepare properly. Padrino’s does a great job. This is rare - highly recommend the place.

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  9. MohanM

    San Francisco

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service with a smile☺️ Jensi our sever was awesome👏. She was super friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the food and things to do around the area.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Food was delicious and affordable. Huge serving🥰 It’s a must dine!

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  10. Carvills

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great cocktails and excellent service. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great Cuban cuisine.

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  11. TinaS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Would highly recommend Padrinos and will definitely be back!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. Ambiance was great, I recommend this place.

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  13. JodyR

    Fort Lauderdale

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another delicious meal at Padrino’s! This time I had the mahi blackened, it was so good! Service is excellent, and the food comes out very fast. Almost a little too fast on some occasions.

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  14. jackiM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. Definitely would go back!

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  15. Paul

    Treasure Coast

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, friendly service. Popular with police. Service can bog down when the place is full, as it often gets for lunch. Many families, some with suitcases. Large portions of food.

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  16. herbert

    Miami

    365 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    365 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic and well prepared very enjoyable going back

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  17. wayne

    Fort Lauderdale

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food while wholesome lacked the fine cooking we have experienced in other Cuban restaurants. The maraquitas were not freshly made and were overdone. The combination plate was overpriced.

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  18. miltonk

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner was a wonderful experience from the time we arrived until we finished our meal. our waitress Maria was wonderful.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazzzing Food!!!! EXCELLENT service!!!! We will DEFINITELY be back!!! Best VACA FRITA ever!!!!!🔥🔥🔥

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  20. KnoxTiger

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal with great service. We are looking forward to returning.

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  21. Blockwod

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first experience

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  22. KevinK

    Las Vegas

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never disappoints. We go whenever we are in the area which is usually just once or twice a year. Very well made Cuban food at very reasonable prices. Other restaurants in the immediate area could learn a thing or two from Padrino’s about proper food service and hospitality delivery.

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  23. Christine50

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy dining at Padrinos. This was our first visit to the Dania Beach location and it was very enjoyable.

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  24. MarvS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, helpful, and efficient staff, who helped us pick our appetizer and main courses, which were outstanding!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of 4. Quick service, good food. Will be back 100 percent

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place ordered vaca frita- good , pescado a la plancha - Bland. Average prices

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  27. MarkD

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and superb service. Restaurant is in strip mall but they do have outdoor seating.

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  28. 1Califtraveler

    Los Angeles

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Cuban food.

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  29. DawnneS

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at this location and it was wonderful. We will be back

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  30. Bestis

    Fort Lauderdale

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food always. Been going to Padrinos for over 45 years in different locations. I will be back

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  31. AmandaV

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A whole revelation, our first time having lunch in this restaurant 💯

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything ordered was delicious! Friendly staff and good prices.

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  33. Andrew

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good and the kids loved it. Would recommend.

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  34. LauraT

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and service was amazing!

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  35. EatingFoodFor2

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the staff were absolutely amazing. This was our first time going and we will definitely be back. Everything was perfect.

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  36. ChrisJ

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, will be back. Family enjoyed it all. Good & friendly service

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  37. rduguy

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food tasted great. We picked this establishment because it was close to the hotel, but will be going back any time we are in the area.

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  38. Service

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was rude and very unprofessional cancelled the open table reservation because he knew he provided lousy service it was. Or busy and he kept disappearing

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  39. AdamE

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great cuban food the whole family (adults and teens) enjoyed. The atmosphere was ok considering its in a shopping center style building. service was great with good recommendations

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  40. EllenJ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and served quickly. Will definitely be back!

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Padrino's Dania Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Padrino's Dania Beach

149 S Compass Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Dania Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cuban
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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