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Mario's Catalina Restaurant

1611 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
954 563 4141
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Ranked #255 of 1,114 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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West Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

From the mojitos to the tres leches, everything was perfect. The second we walked in, we knew this would be the type of experience we were seeking: warm and welcoming. We were individually greeted with a handshake. From that moment forward the staff was attentive and anticipated our every want and need. The owner sent a complimentary platter of fried... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided to try Mario's We were greeted by Mario the owner and got a warm welcome and introduction to his restaurant. From that moment on we were showered with attention - but not intrusive - and every bite of food was exceptional in both quality and presentation. We went all the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Whenever we are in the Ft. Lauderdale area, we try to schedule a dinner at Mario's Catalina Restaurant for Cuban/Spanish cuisine. The food, especially the tamal pork and empanada appetizers, are consistently extraordinary, and the staff could not be more welcoming. You are greeted and served like family. The Mojitos are not too shabby either.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

As we entered Mario's we were awed by the wonderful museum-like decor. Upon ordering dinne, the waiter was extremely helpful, the sangria was excellent ( a little light on the wine) the food was Great, my wife had cuban style steak and loved it, I had Vaca Frita and I can state that it was far better than Gloria Stefans/... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

First, the owner/host Mario is iconic in the business and takes pride with providing an overall memorable experience in a museum-like, elegant atmosphere. As a caveat though, it can be very expensive if you do not have any special vouchers to use, and the way it is sold/offered to you can be tricky since you feel pressured to pre-purchase your... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I came here with 2 of my friends a couple days before Halloween. It was my friend's birthday and had a random recommendation from a guy at a bar to come here. Our server's name was Luis, and he was awesome! We didn't know what to order so he gave us a couple recommendations and everything he suggested tasted great!... More

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Garland, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 40
Cuisine: Cuban, Spanish

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