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Mario's Catalina Restaurant

1611 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
954 563 4141
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Ranked #258 of 1,108 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $14 - $40
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

My friend and I had so much fun eating at Mario's Catalina Restaurant. The owner wasn't there the night we went, but the manager took great care of us. The mojito's were delicious and we enjoyed everything we ordered. Plus I have never seen so many desserts on a dessert tray in my life.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were referred to Mario's by the doorman at the Westin. It looked like nothing special from the outside but boy were we in for a surprise! Mario himself greeted us warmly. The chef came to the table and explained the menu items (Cuban food, which I had never had before). When we received our food, the chef came right... More

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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

excellent. the menu is Awsome the food is great .!!!! 5 thumbs up thank you Mario . Brought my family for dinner from Pennsylvania . They are coming back.

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Tamarac, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

from the introduction by Adriana, our wonderful server, to the thank you's from the owner, Mario, it was absolutely a perfect meal. we started off with an appetizer for 2 of delicious empanadas, after a house salad we shared a lobster pot for 2 (zarzuela) in a great garlic sauce. we enjoyed two pitchers of white sangria and were given... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My wife and I were visiting Ft Laurderdale and we were in the mood for Cuban food. I randomly googled Cuban restaurants and came across the listing for Marios Catalina. The review were all positive so we gave it a try. We had one of the best meals in years here. We started off with red Sangrias which were better... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Always a pleasure to dine at Mario's. The food is always excellent. The host/owner Mario makes you feel as though you are the best guest in his home. I dine there every other week with my son. We always order the pork and black beans and white rice. The best there is anywhere! I have also tried many of the... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is one of my favorite "go to" restaurants while in Ft. Lauderdale. We've been here a dozen times, and it's always great. The owner, Mario, is quite the character, matching the flamboyant decor, floating from table to table making everyone feel welcome, pointing out specials and must haves. The food has always been on point. Great place to take... More

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Chevy Chase
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

For a group of five adults, we ordered croquettes and beef empanadas as appetizers. The ham croquettes were fine. The empanadas were excellent, filled with a lot of very well- seasoned ground beef. Two persons ordered Sangria, one thought it was not bad and the other person did not drink it. Instead, he ordered a Mojito, which he liked. I... More

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Navarre, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great restaurant. Service, food and drink was excellent! Atmosphere was also very pleasant and inviting. A must visit when in Miami.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were in Ft. Lauderdale for a conference and decided to venture out on our own for dinner one night. A local friend suggested Mario's for some tasty Cuban food. The entire experience was incredible. We met Mario who was a gracious and entertaining host. Our server was very nice, efficient and made some great recommendations for food. I had... More

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