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Padrino's Restaurant

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Caribbean, Cuban
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801 S University Dr Ste J105, Plantation, FL 33324-3367
(954) 476-5777
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11:30 am - 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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Really good Cuban food

Ate here for the first time a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed it. Extensive menu, well prepared food, and very good sangria. We're looking forward to trying their Boca location, which is closer to where we live. If it's as good as the one in Plantation, we've found our go-to Cuban restaurant!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Eliot O
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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  • Families with children
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ate here for the first time a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed it. Extensive menu, well prepared food, and very good sangria. We're looking forward to trying their Boca location, which is closer to where we live. If it's as good as the one in Plantation, we've found our go-to Cuban restaurant!

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Santo Domingo
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great Food, good portion and better service. Prices are cheap and has a great location. Must try the empanadas and the bistec.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have been patrons for several years. With the abundance of restaurants in Plantation, we go to Padrino's only every few months. But every time, the food in consistently good, service is always pleasant and efficient.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Tasty Cuban food .... yummy chicken, pork, lamb, steak, fish, rice, beans, plantains .... yummy bread .... difficult to eat a light meal there though unless you have a lot of self control and take half the meal home .... wait staff was very friendly and attentive plus there was lovely live guitar music that evening .... I'll only go... More 

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Harbour Breton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped here for an evening meal. To start we were given bread to snack on with our drinks prior to our mezl. My wife had a roast pork chunks combo and I had a sort of strip steak. Both meals came with rice, black beans and platains. It was delicious. The portions were more than adequate. We could not... More 

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Ft Lauderdale, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I frequent the Padrino's in Planation at least once a week. The service is impeccable and the food is always fresh and flavorful. I would recommend the Bistec De Pollo and the Vaca Frita.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I had lunch at Padrinos today and enjoyed the buffet. There are many delicious items to choose from, both hot and cold, and the food selection is always changing. Buffet price is $10.99 and is an absolute bargain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Wonderful restaurant. Great Cuban food and very flavorful. Staff was great. The bread was infused with a garlic butter. I had there seafood special and was not disappointed.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've been 4 times, always consistent, quick, and delicious. We will make a special trip when craving Cuban food. The roast pork is out of this world!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food is pretty good at Padrino's Restaurant and the prices are good when going out with the entire family. Restaurant is Large so it is at times a little loud. A typical Cuban menu. The black beans a very good... better than La Granja. I just wish they would sell oxtail stew at least on the weekends as a... 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 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?