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Padrino's Restaurant

801 S University Dr Ste J105, Plantation, FL 33324-3367
(954) 476-5777
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Ranked #4 of 207 Restaurants in Plantation
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Rego Park, NY, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I always go here with my Mom and Dad when I'm visiting south Florida. They have a very inexpensive all-you-can-eat lunch, and it's really delicious. Highly recommend!

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Sugar Hill, Georgia, United States
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The skirt steak was glorious - tender, moist, flavorful. The rice and beans tasty The Fried plantains are amazing The atmosphere is great and the staff friendly

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Excellent food. Good Service. I am not big fan of rice and beans, but since I ate there i changed my mind about spanish food.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Atmosphere, beautiful. Service, excellent! On point. Food, you've died & gone to heaven. The Best Cuban food ever!! So absolutely delicious and you can have a drink if you so desire.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've been eating at Padrino's since I arrived in Florida in 1985. I started at the Hallandale location and went there at least weekly because I worked in the neighborhood. In recent years, I've been going to the one is Plantation. My husband works nearby and his office people go there all the time for the buffet. Yesterday, I went... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was late, I was hungry, I stumbled onto Padrino's Restaurant. I was glad that I did. The service was friendly, the atmosphere homey, and the food was delicious. All in all a very nice meal at a very nice restaurant.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is my all time favorite place to eat. The food is incredible and better than any Cuban food I've had. The Flan is my weakness. I've had several and didn't care for any of them until I tried theirs.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This family has a few locations from Hallandale to Orlando, but we think this is their best. Great "standards" cooked right and a number of their own, all make it hard to pick one. Start with the Marquitas and a mohito, all good. Then enjoy the entree, but leave room for dessert they have the best tres leches and flan.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went there after football game for dinner. The food was amazing. The service was excellent and the manager was more than friendly. I have been to Cuba and the food was as good as any I ate there. Perhaps better as many items are not available to the people there. Like beef! The manager said they were old family recipes.... More 

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Weston, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

After reading the reviews, we tried Padrino's and had an average experience. The churrasco was tough, chewy and definitely not worth $18.99. The platanos maduros were disappointing. I tried the sangria and it tasted like grape juice. My wife had vaca frita and it was the hit of the evening. Lastly, our server was absent and generally inattentive.

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Additional Information about Padrino's Restaurant

Address: 801 S University Dr Ste J105, Plantation, FL 33324-3367
Phone Number: (954) 476-5777
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Plantation
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Cuban

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