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Mario's Catalina Restaurant

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1611 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
+1 954-563-4141
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great cuban food , good flavor and very nice enviroment , the service is fantastic very friendly and make you feel very comfortable

Thank Victor E
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I should have known when my Vodka martini tasted like it had been watered down the Food was going to be dismal. Horrible service. Loud dining room. Jerked us on the bill at the end. I get today is Christmas. But if you're going to open. Open and do something. Highlights: showing guest to table but taking a short cut... More 

1 Thank Daniel B
Pompano Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with my friend last night. How disappointed we were. Not only is this place a complete rip off and everything they brought to table smelled funny...even the water? Wait staff...horrible Steak tasted old and reheated. side was..white rice and 2 fried bananas for $40.00? C'mon lemons they put on the table were slimy What a horrible experience.

Thank susan m
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177 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends unique items was not cheap Had omelet with filings potatoes very good excellent bakery bread toast Pancakes outstanding Pricey four breakfast dishes $96 dollars Good experience pricey for what you get $20 an omelet a little nuts

Thank Patrick H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only reason for the low star is the food was great and ease of booking on Open Table was easy... or maybe too convenient!?! The compliments stop there. Once passing the eclectic, flea market entrance, we approached and were confused as to who and where to check-in with our reservations from 'Open Table'. Once we told 2 servers, we were... More 

Thank lisaa117
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service is excellent. The food, what can I saw, DELICIOUS. I will come back soon for sure. I will describe the restaurant as perfect.

Thank Pili G
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Sangria, but, at $14 per glass, It should be. The Mussels in Garlic Sauce Appitizer was OVER THE TOP savory and delicious. My Adult Children LICKED THE PLATE!! The Grouper was the BEYOND FRESH and was just the BEST that we had anywhere. Shrimp in Garlic Sauce was amazing. Chicken in Garlic Sauce was truly memorable. Mario was a... More 

Thank 353jay
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place serves top quality Cuban cuisine. I had driven by the restaurant for many years and had never been inside until a few months ago someone gave me a gift certificate. I have been back many times since and have thoroughly enjoyed my meal every time. The food is very fresh and great quality. The menu is not too... More 

Thank umberto1909
Ray, North Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our concierge. And we are so glad he did. All I can say is Wow. There were 4 adults in our group. Our entree's included salmon, shrimp and beef. We had 2 appetizers and shared a dessert. Everything was super delicious. Be sure to have a sangria. And the service was excellent. We were totally... More 

Thank leighannperdue
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Great food, great service, great drinks, and great dessert. This is the best Cuban food out there. I am Cuban so I would know. Mario, the owner, is very nice and very attentive. He gave us lots of free items on my first visit. I will be bringing more friends and family to experience this place.

Thank missorangeJ9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $40
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1611 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-563-4141

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