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Padrino's Restaurant

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801 S University Dr Ste J105, Plantation, FL 33324-3367
(954) 476-5777
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 1
    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
LOVED THE FOOD AND THE AMBIANCE

I was surprised to see how well maintained & clean this restaurant is. The food was very good and in out table in 15 minutes top. The waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had the mahi mahi and it was excellent, came with yellow rice and sweet plaintains and a salad...

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
rosie33324
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Plantation, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Plantation, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I was surprised to see how well maintained & clean this restaurant is. The food was very good and in out table in 15 minutes top. The waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had the mahi mahi and it was excellent, came with yellow rice and sweet plaintains and a salad...

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Apparently I have been to this many times as a child (mom reminded me). Its been a long time since then and I found myself really enjoying the atmosphere and food. Solid Cuban dining with all the traditional favorites on the menu. There is clearly a reason this place has stood the test of time…the food and fair pricing! Its... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We all had the buffet...being a vegetarian I didn't have much of a choice except for the fish which was taliapa and was just so so..also had rice and salad..the fruit was all hard but everyone else in our group said it was just OK..

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I really enjoyed eating here. The food seamed to be very authentic. I enjoyed everything I ate except for the green plantains. I have never ate them before and thought I would try them. I will stick to the sweet fried plantains.

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Dallas, Tx
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Cuban food - OK but nothing special. Cafeteria style chairs; large space. Recommended by hotel so close for guests but better restaurants and more authentic if you have car.

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Padrinos catered my daughters sweet 16. The food was superb..our guests raved for days. The ordering process was stress free which is exactly what i needed trying to deal with the rest of the party planning. They will now be my goto restaurant for ALL my catered events 👌👌

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Plantation, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is done correctly, the portions are more than fair, and the people are friendly. I particularly enjoyed the sauce with the seafood mix. As trite as it may sound, the fried plantains were great.

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Plantation, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The fried plantains appetizer is so good I get it every time I go to Padrino's! The pork is tender and flavorful. I get the pork every time as well!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We go to Padrinos a couple times a month for the lunch buffet! The staff is like family to us now :) The tres leches is the best I have had anywhere (even better than the one we had in Mexico for our wedding). They have a great selection of beef, chicken, fish, plantains, vegetables, two types of rice, beans,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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265 reviews 265 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Food is tasty and portions are generous. Reasonable prices and a wide selection of tapas, salads, sandwiches and entrees. Entrees include beef, pork, chicken, and seafood options. There's a full bar too. The music is upbeat and Latin. Large dining area can easily accommodate large groups or along the wall tables for two. The restaurant is located in a strip... More 

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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: (954) 476-5777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?