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Padrino's Restaurant

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Cuban
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801 S University Dr Ste J105, Plantation, FL 33324-3367
(954) 476-5777
Website
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Great Cuban food in Plantation

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Don C
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Plantation, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Plantation, Florida
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 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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Florence, AL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

On a recent return trip to Plantation I was surprised by my disappointment at not visiting Padrinos. I was not overwhelmed by the food on my first visit, but in their defense I was extremely distracted. Over the past year I have compared other Cuban fare to my meal at Padrinos and found the newcomers lacking. I am sorry I... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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678 reviews 678 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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158 reviews 158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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?