Padrino's Fort Lauderdale

4.6
355 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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Delius
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food,service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Timothy was great. Food was tasty. Despite everything going on with staff shortages, service was still excellent.

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RYLANB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around. Everything is delicious. Great quality and portions. Empanadas are a must.

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Kevin
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast service. Would definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

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.

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TimothyM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was great. Really enjoyed her as a server.

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StuartG
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for a good price. The waitress was great.

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vipVINCENT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent with friendly and attentive staff. Prices are reasonable

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vipJenniferG
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will be back for sure.

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vipGoodCubanFood
Western NC
60 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was great. The cocktails to start were sone to perfection. Appetizers were and entrées were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Padrinos is an excellent Cuban eating experience! The food was fantastic and great for a group of friends or family. It’s authentic cuisine.

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TonyM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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 :)

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Asos
West Palm Beach
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before show with the mom's (mom & mom n law). food & drinks were delicious! service was great... friendly & efficient! thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful ambience

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Jandmdate
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
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
Fort Lauderdale
63 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
Orlando
9 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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vipKarenB
Orlando
8 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
New York Area
10 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
12 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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ScottM
Charlotte
5 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
56 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
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent service!

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vipCynful
Fort Lauderdale
27 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
279 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. :)

FAQs

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.