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Padrino's Cuban Cuisine

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801 S University Dr Ste J105, Plantation, FL 33324-3367
19544765777
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuban food

My husband and I ate here for lunch yesterday. We had the lunch buffet which included roast pork, black beans, rice, grilled tilapia. plantains, etc. Price was reasonable ($10.99) and the food was very good. The garlic Cuban bread was also good. Would definitely come back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cyndy Z
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Sanford, Florida
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Sanford, Florida
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here for lunch yesterday. We had the lunch buffet which included roast pork, black beans, rice, grilled tilapia. plantains, etc. Price was reasonable ($10.99) and the food was very good. The garlic Cuban bread was also good. Would definitely come back.

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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Sheraton Suites nearby prior to our cruise and found this restaurant while shopping.We greatly enjoyed the 2nd Friday Pig Roast which included delicious pork with homemade sauces, fried plantains, beans and rice, yarrow and salad. One drink and a dessert --homemade, too--per person was also included with the buffet. We lucked out on the second Friday, but... More 

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Thank Cathleen60
Plantation, Florida
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98 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Padrino's Cuban restaurant has been located in my neighborhood for years. But, it has been a while since I had dined there. Today I visited Padrinos to try their $10.99 buffet lunch. It's a nice meal for the money. I'm sure you'll enjoy it if you like Cuban food and want a nice assortment of dishes. They had a good... More 

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Thank Dalefarkas
Concord, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Padrino's always has good consistent food. I enjoy the lechon asado (pork with onions). My husband always orders the bistec pollo (chicken with sautéed onions). They come with 3 sides. Rice, beans, plantains (sweet bananas) or French fries. I like all 3 to be the plantains. Our server today, Martha, was very attentive. The music was way too loud and... More 

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Thank Diana E
Northern Virginia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were stuck in Florida due to the Blizzard of 2016 and needed someplace to go for dinner. We met friends at Padrino's. They were very accommodating, especially for a Saturday night. We were seated quickly but our friends were over a 1/2 hour late but I never felt like we were taking up space. We shared Sangria and Mariquitas... More 

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Thank lesleymn
Florida
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259 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Padrino's serves some of the best Cuban food in the area. This was my first time at this location but I've been to the Hallendale location many times. The food here is every bit as good. The lunch buffet at $10.99 is great if you want to try various dishes. The Cubano sandwich is always excellent. I think Padrino's serves... More 

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Thank NJTravelBoy
Palm City, Florida
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love everything about this pkace. The history. The tradition on the walls. But most of all, the authentic Cuban food!!! I wish we lived closer

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Thank MoPont
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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140 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Long time family owned restaurant with some of the best cuban food and provided in a very clean and friendly environment. Special Pig Roast night, 2nd Friday of every month, is a real treat as is their weekday lunch buffet.

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Thank Bill T
Georgetown, Canada
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed exploring Cuban food at this restaurant. The plantain chips were a great starter and there were so many choices! Overall it was a good experience, but I would have liked more staff recommendations since I've never had Cuban food before. Unfortunately the server wasn't very helpful with that.

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Thank AnOnym0us3410
Bellevue, WA
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered a dinner salad which was large with dressing on the side. Wife ordered Picadillo which lacked a "punch" as she said. Her receipe was "better."

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 S University Dr Ste J105, Plantation, FL 33324-3367
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Plantation
  • Phone Number: 19544765777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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