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Padrino's Cuban Cuisine

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801 S University Dr Ste J105, Plantation, FL 33324-3367
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Tostones yummy!

Good fast food and friendly service. The menu items are vast and the foid is always served piping hot!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sandy F
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  • Families with children
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good fast food and friendly service. The menu items are vast and the foid is always served piping hot!

Thank Sandy F
Vancouver BC
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here after a long hot day and were very pleased with the food. We had plantain chips with a garlic dip that were excellent. I had mahimahi and shrimp and my friends had the sampler platter and there wasn't anything we didn't like. The price was very reasonable and the staff were approachable and friendly, explaining the food... More 

Thank travelsalot35
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lunch buffet offers a green salad, soup and Cuban bread in addition to entrees and sides. On the day I was there the buffet offered ropa viejo which is shredded beef with green peppers and onions in a red sauce, picador which is ground beef in a tomato sauce and my favorite which is lechon asado. It's roasted pork... More 

Thank Hal S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We moved from Florida more than 15 years ago... and Padrino's has maintained their excellence! Fresh flavors, delicious meals and so reasonably priced. Almost makes me wish I lived there again.

Thank Dena M
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all had the lechon asado (grilled pork with onions) which was very nicely cooked. The sides white rice, black beans, moros, plantains and yuca were all very good. They give you a lot of food and none of us could finish our meals. The wait staff was great . . . drinks came out quickly. Padrino's ranks above the... More 

Thank 5aRBy6
Ft. Lauderdale
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite place for comfort food. I especially love their Ropa Veja (shredded pot roast) or their lechon asado (grilled pork) with rice , black beans and plantains. YUMMY! You can't say you've been to South Florida and didn't have Cuban food. Padrino's is family run and a home run in my book!

Thank Snickers31
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Nice big restaurant--not fancy but nice enough--with great music (wish I could get up and dance). The meal was delicious (lechon asado with moros and maduros). The limeade should be bottled and sold; it's delish!!! The key lime pie was a bit too sweet for my taste. Attentive and friendly staff. Reasonable prices. I returned a few days later for... More 

Thank Scoobylee99
Miami Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Ive eaten at all the Padrinos, and started in the early 80s. Their food is the best cuban food Ive ever eaten. I think maybe even better that in Cuba. I just cant figure out how they do it.

Thank ke w
Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Cuban place near Broward Mall. Service was great and the pricing was not terrible. I had traditional breaded steak and it needed seasoning badly, it looked more like a chicken fried steak then a traditional Cuban bread steak.

Thank Jose m
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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127 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, location and service. Been providing some of the best for many years and keeps on providing. Special "Pig Roast" every 2nd Friday is not to be missed. They serve whole hog in a very nice buffet and it is a great deal. We try to catch as many of these we can and still dine there in between.

Thank Bill T

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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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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