Padrino's Fort Lauderdale
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.
Great food,service and ambiance
It was great
Our waiter Timothy was great. Food was tasty. Despite everything going on with staff shortages, service was still excellent.
Great all around. Everything is delicious. Great quality and portions. Empanadas are a must.
Great food and fast service. Would definitely be back!
The spotlights above the tables are absolutely miserable. So hard to get away from lights shining in your eyes. Too bright. Need lighting to be changed. Palomillq steak chewy and tough. La Bamba is was better on that item. Not going back.
Waitress was great. Really enjoyed her as a server.
Great food for a good price. The waitress was great.
Food is always excellent with friendly and attentive staff. Prices are reasonable
Excellent food and service. We will be back for sure.
Good food and nice atmosphere. We saw the lunch menu online and went for lunch; however, that menu not available on Saturday. You need to update your website!
The entire experience was great. The cocktails to start were sone to perfection. Appetizers were and entrées were delicious.
We ordered a steak dish.. it was cold.. we sent it back but it was too hard to chew when we got back the steak. Cafe con Leche didn’t have enough milk.
Wonderful food and service as always!
Padrinos is an excellent Cuban eating experience! The food was fantastic and great for a group of friends or family. It’s authentic cuisine.
We go all the time. Had a reservation and still tried to push us to a high top table even though I had a reservation to not have that kind of seating. Hostess was rude and showed her my phone with the reservation code. She barely looks at it and tells me, oh that’s another location but it’s alright.. umm no it wasn’t and she soon changed her tune. Open table’s reservation never made it to their system. Last two times I’ve been in the restaurant with meant tables open they’ve tried to push us to high top tables. Not liking this one bit. So other than the front of house the service and food are always great. Change your hosts/hostesses :)
It was just okay! Our waitress was the worst not attentive and there was no other tables around she was just talking to her co workers
Dinner before show with the mom's (mom & mom n law). food & drinks were delicious! service was great... friendly & efficient! thank you!
Great service and wonderful ambience
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. :)
Padrino's Fort Lauderdale does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Padrino's Fort Lauderdale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 210-8989.
Padrino's Fort Lauderdale is rated 4.6 stars by 355 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.