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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 1,134 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $14 - $40
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 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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English first
Fort Lauderdale, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This place is a scam... Be careful!!! Do not buy any gift cards. They will take your money and never accept them.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Second time here. both times as a guest of friends. It's an attractive place, kind of old fashion chic. Good size cocktails, helpful and attentive wait staff. The food was OK some things stood out like the empanada on the appetizer plate for four. The plantain chips lovely. The Lechon ( baby pig ) just a pile of shredded pork,... More 

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Turks and Caicos
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Restaurants are about leaving with a great experience between food, ambience, service, energy, the works.......and, Mario's Catalina fit all that criteria. We had the warmest reception upon entering the very warm restaurant on a Friday night with the owner himself taking us to our table. Immediate attention of three servers and our waiter was given us beginning with the plantain... More 

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Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My largest complaint about this place is the ridiculous prices they charge. I had typical Cuban Pork that cost $30.00 and my friend got Vegetarian Paella that Cost the same. Dessert was about $10.00. The food was actually good but not special. It does have a nice ambience with adequate service. My rating largely reflects the terrible value.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The complimentary plantain chips and salsa that arrived at our table were an amazing taste of what's to come. Be sure to save the extraordinary salsa for you meal - its fabulous. We started with the Combination Platter appetizer for 4, which represent perhaps the best flavors on the menu. For entrees, we ordered Mario's Favorite (delightful), Grilled Argentinean Skirt... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Owner welcomed us and sat us immediately. The food is Cuban Spanish. It is located on 1611 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. It goes by the name of Catalina Restaurant. We had the sangria which is homemade and wonderful along with the Catalina Platter which is an appetizer for 4. It was enough food for 6. Many of the... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When we stepped into Mario's Catalina from it's unassuming exterior, it was like we were entering another world and discovering a treasure! We were immediately seated and served water and a beautiful display of plantain chips. The service was impeccable and expedient. We felt they were genuinely happy to have us there, and cared that we were happy with our... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a great meal at this restaurant with wonderful service and lots of little extras. Without a reservation we were seated immediately and served plantain chips as soon as we sat down. The grouper, and roast pork entrees were delicious. A lovely meal.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had dinner here a few nights ago with my wife and (teenage) kids. Everyone had a fantastic time. We were seated very quickly and our servers were extremely friendly and welcoming. My wife commented it felt like we were "part of the family." Shortly after ordering drinks, the host asked if we would mind moving to another table, as they... More 

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Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The night before our cruise we dined at Mario's Catalina. The food was very good. We had chicken chunks, garlic shrimp, black beans and rice. Everything was very well prepared. The ambiance was very nice for the location (right off route 1 south). The drink menu is very good. Assortment of wines, spirits, and specialty drinks. We tried the sangria.... More 

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Additional Information about Mario's Catalina Restaurant

Address: 1611 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Phone Number: 954 563 4141
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 40
Cuisine: Cuban, Spanish

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