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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 - 10:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    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
Latin Treat

I normally go to Padrinos for lunch and have the buffet which is great. All you can eat and good selection of soups, salads, and hot foods. I have been there many times and enjoy each visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
davis40vacation
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I normally go to Padrinos for lunch and have the buffet which is great. All you can eat and good selection of soups, salads, and hot foods. I have been there many times and enjoy each visit.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I have made Padrinos my "go to" restaurant when in town on business. Absolutely love everything about this place. It starts with the friendly wait staff, then continues on to the great food. (Also their incredible Mojitos!) It ends with a pleasant surprise when the bill arrives. Incredibly affordable considering the quality and quantity of food. I'll be back the... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It's a shame hoe bland all the food is because it is so pretty inside. On a plus side I was able to remake some of their dishes at home and adding flavor to them which made them amazing.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

On Friday night March 13th I went to Padrino's in Plantation. Once a month they do a pig roast and as I am rather fond of pork I thought what a great opportunity to enjoy pork cooked the best way possible to get a tender juicy result. The dinner was advertised as starting at 6:30. I arrived about 7 and... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I was surprised to see how well maintained & clean this restaurant is. The food was very good and in out table in 15 minutes top. The waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had the mahi mahi and it was excellent, came with yellow rice and sweet plaintains and a salad...

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Apparently I have been to this many times as a child (mom reminded me). Its been a long time since then and I found myself really enjoying the atmosphere and food. Solid Cuban dining with all the traditional favorites on the menu. There is clearly a reason this place has stood the test of time…the food and fair pricing! Its... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We all had the buffet...being a vegetarian I didn't have much of a choice except for the fish which was taliapa and was just so so..also had rice and salad..the fruit was all hard but everyone else in our group said it was just OK..

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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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 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?