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Mario's Catalina Restaurant

1611 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-2528
+1 954-563-4141
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good9%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1611 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-2528
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food but make sure that you scrutinize the bill so they dont charge you double the price. They try to get you to pay quickly so you dont have time to add up the charges. BE CAREFUL! In addition, Mario the owner is very...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an unexpected visit; the food was superb just like my Cuban grandmother would make. The waitstaff treated us like family and everyone was so fun. I think they packed double the amount of food on our to go containers. A must visit!

Thank CJProma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mario greeted us as family & was so gracious. The waitstaff works as a team & all were polite & helpful. We all sang happy birthday to another patron; we felt like everyone was family. The skirt steak melted in my mouth, the red wine...More

Thank Xen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Até here on the recommendation of the concierge at the Conrad. We were warmly greeted and seated by Mario, the owner. Mario and his staff treat their customers like family. The food was really well seasoned and very good. I look forward to returning to...More

Thank SFTravel45
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Truly good food. Well prepared and generous portions. Not typical Cuban food; it is more upscale Latin. Whatever you call it, it was very good. Service was friendly and efficient and as noted in other reviews, Mario comes to every table to ensure that patrons...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Mario's came recommended by a friend and I'm so glad we took their advice. The place is lovely, the food and drink are amazing, but their greatest asset are their people. The owner takes the time to meet you and check on you and the...More

Thank Barbie A
Reviewed May 2, 2018

My girlfriend and I stopped by on a Sunday afternoon expecting a casual restaurant but it was more formal than expected. The owner twice asked if this were our first time at the restaurant, and the waiter asked once. The owner also asked if we...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We took family to one of our favorite restaurants. We have, and will continue to eat there, but learned NOT to order paella. It was like soup, white rice in broth. Although, they make a fabulous daquiri and are super generous with drinks ( to...More

Thank julia s
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Service an A plus plus! Food an A plus plus and the Sangria an A plus plus plus plus! We will be back for sure.

Thank Pam H
Reviewed March 31, 2018

We went there for dinner and hubby had paella while I had red snapper with shrimp. Also had beef empanadas as appetizers and a huge chunk of chocolate cake for dessert. My only complaint is my stomach hurts from overeating! Food was excellent—fresh, well seasoned...More

Thank GM1352
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April 16, 2016|
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Response from strassbeee | Reviewed this property |
Casual....don't forget to bring your Groupon!
April 6, 2016|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they offer gluten free choices.
Lidia V
December 8, 2015|
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Response from RickandGreg | Reviewed this property |
Mario will probably have a regular menu on Christmas Eve. Probably it's best to call the restaurant. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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 Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-2528
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-563-4141
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