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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 #1 of 211 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Alexandria, VA
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590 reviews 590 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Padrino's is the place for authentic Cuban cuisine in the Fort Lauderdale area. Their menu features the traditional entrees, all accompanied by black beans and rice and fried plantains. The sandwiches are excellent with the meats covered with tasty sauces. The portions are generous. Good wine and beer menus along with an attentive and enthusiastic wait staff make Padrino's a... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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157 reviews 157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Made a lunch visit and they can still cook a great Cuban dish. Four of us each had different options...everything was delicious! Atmosphere is ok, a little tired, dark, rather loud like many of the family-owned options in Miami. Could use cleaner carpets/flooring for sure. Bathrooms need attention too. Service was pleasant and handled our bilingual group with grace. Several... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Ok, I admit it, I love chicken liver. This place makes it amazing. I need to travel there every few months. The staff is sweet, the wine pours are generous and the local is easy.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Very pleasant atmosphere, live music on weekends. Excellent latin dishes and waitress are the best...very good prices

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

I saw that it was rated #1 in plantation so I decided to try it. The service from my waitress was terrible. The food wasn't that great, it didn't have too much taste to it, but the prices were reasonable.

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Orange, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We've visited Plantation, FL, near Ft. Lauderdale, several times, and this is the best restaurant we've experienced. It's located in a small shopping center, and we weren't sure what to expect. It was beyond our expectation. All of the staff were very friendly. The ambiance was nice. The service was quick and attentive. The most important - the Cuban food... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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228 reviews 228 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
404 helpful votes 404 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is our go-to Cuban Restaurant in Plantation, FL. Always great & friendly service, Cuban music softly in the background and a wonderful aroma as soon as you enter! We visited on 12/11/2014 and they had a Christmas tree all decorated with pigs and what appeared to be snowflakes (that were actually silverware over a doily!) my spouse had a... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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164 reviews 164 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We were in Plantation and wanted to eat close by so we asked the Hotel Desk who recommended this place. Definitely worth the trip. There are 3 adults, all ordered different dishes and everything was very well prepared. All three of us would return if in the area.

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Rego Park, NY, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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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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