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Padrino's Dania Beach, Dania Beach, FL

Padrino's Dania Beach

4.7
4.7
86 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–4:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 794-7544

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 86 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Kid Friendly

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Kid Friendly

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. r

    rduguy

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    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.

  2. S

    Service

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3

    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

  3. AE

    AdamE

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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

  4. EJ

    EllenJ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and served quickly. Will definitely be back!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arrived 15 min late due to road construction but another table was soon ready for our party of 4. Delicious dinner and great waiter, though he was very busy! We were not rushed as we were old friends catching up. Looking forward to dining in this restaurant again!

  6. L

    Lisi

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was amazing! We loved every dish that came out.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing! I could eat that bread daily! Service was so friendly!

  8. PB

    smfwPBG

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and really attentive service. We will definitely return!

  9. LI

    LouieI

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Dependably good food and service in a pleasant setting.

  10. s

    stephenb

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We were never rushed. Wait staff was attentive and yet not smothering. Meals we flavorful, nice portion sizes.

  11. KK

    KevinK

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Superb Cuban food. Can’t wait to go back when we’re in town next week.

  12. F

    Fantastic

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time eating (and drinking) at Padrino’s and we are still talking about what a gem this place was! Everything was just awesome! We’ll be back!

  13. PW

    PaulWilliam

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The bartender should not have tables at night. It was hard to get her attention and what should have taken about 1.5 hours ended up being almost 3 hours!

  14. FC

    FrankC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very well made Cuban food. Nice ambiance and great friendly service. Not crowded but with nice spacing between tables. Liked the cubano sandwich and plaintains. Free and plentiful self parking. Will definitely go back again.

  15. SJ

    SennettJ

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great authentic Cuban food!

  16. T

    Toni

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We usually go to the Padrino's on Hallendale but wanted the eating outside option. It was fine but it was a little like eating in the parking lot...Perhaps some plants or something to improve the ambiance should be considered.

  17. TC

    TonyC

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as always, service was awesome and attentive.

  18. S

    Sasco

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience4

    We have eaten here many times, and the food is usually very good. However, on this occasion, one of our party ordered the Enchilado de Mariscos, which includes scallops, shrimp and fish. There was one only one small scallop, but the real problem was the fish. I don't know what kind of fish it was, but it was thin, tough, and unappealing. Should not have been served.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was tasty, service was warming and the value was great! Will definitely return in the future

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    At the Dania location, they get it right every time!! Excellent food and service. We highly recommend. (But their other location on Federal Highway is unfortunately a different story. We thought that they’d do chicken right there, too. Wrong. Chicken overcooked and the portion was small. I tried twice, but disappointed both times.) Other locations were much better. Looks like the problem is only at the Ft Lauderdale location. Go figure.

  21. M

    Maryann

    Key West

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The park was excellently cooked, Definitely will be back

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and our server was really nice, the restaurant was so clean from the bathroom to the dinning area. You will have a fulfilling meal and drinks.

  23. AM

    AngelicaM

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant had been recommended by someone and it ended up being exactly what we wanted. Our waitress was serving and bartending at the same time and made some great drinks. If you want authentic Cuban food, this is a must go to place!!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best! Great, real Cuban food! Friendly staff and clientele! Highly recommend!

  25. JB

    JulieB

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We found Padrino’s to be a delightful culinary experience! Unique dishes, thoughtfully prepared in larger than expected quantities. We enjoyed appetizers of fried plantains and empanadas- the best I’ve ever had. Four at our table ordered pork, fish, beef and chicken, covering all the meatatarian food groups and each of us were fully sated while our taste buds were overwhelmed with flavor. Rafael was our server, very attentive even though he had several tables, including one large group. The manager?also stopped by the table to check in on us. Don’t let the fact that this is in a strip mall fool you, the interior was highly styled and allowed for social distancing and ease of conversation. A winner!

  26. CM

    CrisMaz

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited Padrino's Dania Beach and had a wonderful time for Mother's Day! Definitely will be returning.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic overall pretty authentic Cuban super clean nice decor food portions on point very tasty. We were 3 had the fish, churrasco & the paella all with sweet plantains & black beans plus dessert flan & 3leches Great seasoning on everything. Go for it 😁

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed that they have outdoor seating!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelente food and service

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    I went last Sunday around 6 to find out I did it have a reservation because they don’t use Open Table! Finally got seated and what a waste of time! The food tasted so bland!!! The waitress got my entire order wrong as well. Glass for my wine smelled terrible then the waitress tells me that maybe I’m too sensitive? No I don’t like drinking from a glass that smells like someone licked it, gross! The yuca was the worst part of our meal. Never again

  31. f

    foodiesnobudget

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome service! Great passion fruit monitor! We've been here a million times!

  32. CH

    CharlesH

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and very convenient to our hotel. The food was very good and the menu was pretty decent. Would eat here again when I come through.

  33. AT

    AndreaT

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Always delicious food, large portions and good value,

  34. EO

    EliO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here for Valentine's dinner and it was exactly what we were looking for. It was busy so the service was a little slow, but completely reasonable given the occasion. Food was excellent and the drinks were good too.

  35. AN

    ANDYTURNER

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really don’t know where to start but I will give it my best! My wife and I had an amazing and delightful experience at Padrino’s - Dania Beach. Let’s start with Rafael. If I am giving rating of 1-10 he is a 15. It wasn’t my birthday but he danced around the restaurant satisfying every need we had. Extra Chimichurri please “I got you”, can we swap a dessert for a Café Cubano “I got you”. He was simply fun and exciting. Best service I’ve had in a while. I highly recommend him if you are at the Dania Beach location. I am 3 hours away and I will come back one day and hope to God he is still there. Him being there made the experience, made the night, my wife and I can’t say enough about “I got you” Rafael! I am not ready to stop glowing about my experience yet so hang tight. My wife and I got the flank steak (extra chimichurri), empanadas, flan, sangria, and a Café Cubano. ALL things were delicious and we not only enjoyed the taste but felt there was great value with our meal. Please consider opening a location in Merritt Island Florida and send Rafael up to manage that location! We had a blast and glad we found this treat!

  36. TB

    TonyB

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've dined at 3 different Cuban restaurants in my life time and Padrino's was by far the tastiest!!! We are foodiies and to be surprised with such great food at a first time dinning place. Major thumbs up! We Highly recommend Padrino's. Eddie and his staff are extremely professional and personable!! Salute!!!

  37. M

    Mima

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food !! Service very clean

  38. LC

    LeanneC

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and great service! We will go back next time in town!

  39. FA

    FrankieA

    Tampa

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice people working there. Musicians very good

  40. s

    sflfoodie

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was tasty, waiter was excellent. Took the bar tender entirely too long to make my mojito & then it was awful tasting like an olive (mixed in a dirty shaker) 😝 would try again but skip any & all cocktails!

FAQs

Padrino's Dania Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for Padrino's Dania Beach

149 S Compass Way Dania Beach, FL 33004-2369

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dania Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–4:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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