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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 #3 of 202 Restaurants in Plantation
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Crossville, Tennessee
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190 reviews 190 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Every time we are in Plantation FL we have to stop to get the best Cuban food! Padrino's is located in the corner of "The Fountains" shopping strip mall at 801 S. University Dr. By the time we passTallahassee, FL our salivary glands go into overdrive, just thinking about the flavors and wonderful smells of Padrino's Cuban Cuisine! We arrived... More

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NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Simple as that. None of the unrecognizably "Nouveau Cuban" fare offered by some pseudo-ritzy establishments.

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Sao Paulo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I´ve been there for lunch, and there is nothing special about their Buffet. Can´t tell about the rest of the menu. The price is fair.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I had the vaca frita wih onions, plantains with white rice and black beans. The shredded beef was flavorful and plentiful I couldn't finish it all! I like the friendly staff and ambience a great spot to take loved ones.

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Plantation, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've eaten at this restaurant approx. 4 times. Each time I'm never overly impressed. The very first time was when initially opened, I felt the prices were way too high for beans and rice. After a few years some friends invited me again. I still felt it was just ok. Then I was invited to meet some friends to the... More

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miami,fla
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The portions are large. The food is good. The local is in a shopping area and near shopping mall. The restaurants appearance is so so. I don't remember what I had but I never leave a restaurant without a doggy bag.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Ate here based on Trip Advisor recommendations. I don't know if we just had a bad night, but the food was so-so at best. The paella especially was pretty bad. Not really paella, better to call it rice with seafood and chicken. No one in the party really complained, but no one said it was very good either. Overall a... More

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We made a reservation for 9 people and showed up with 10, no problem. We were seated right away, and the service was great. I had checked with my Cuban girlfriend and she gave the thumbs up to Padrino's, it didn't disappoint. The guys were happy with their Cuban sandwiches, I had shrimp and plantains, shrimp was a little overcooked... More

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Venice, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The food was OK, the service was OK, the decor is getting run down and the place is quite dark. I had the steak, which was fine, but the plantains were cold and the rice was dry. One other person said his shrimp was not very good, and a third commented that her meal (cheicken) was just average.

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Davie
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Well we love the Monday through Friday buffet. Everything is always fresh and tasty. They have salad, soup, rice, beans and hot entrees. All for $9.99. If you would prefer to order off menu, you won't be disappointed either!

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