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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 - 10:30 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
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Good Cuban Food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Tony1811
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Pleasant View, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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192 restaurant reviews
258 helpful votes 258 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had fried plantains appetizer - delicious! Our table ordered ropa vieja, shrimp enchiladas, lechon asado. The shrimp enchiladas are not your typical Mexican-style enchiladas, instead it's shrimp in a wonderful tomato-garlic sauce served with rice & side of your choice. All three dishes were served hot, fresh, very flavorful. Will definitely go back next time I'm in the area.

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Plantation, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The last time I was there, the food was not good, and the service could not have been worse. Things may have changed there, but my first experience will make me never go back again.

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Fort lauderdale
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Padrinos has been around for years. They have always had excellent authentic Cuban food. The atmosphere is pleasant. The churrrasco steak and pork are bothe great as is the flan.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?