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Padrino's Cuban Cuisine

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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A delightful experience with a glass of pinot grigio, ecco domani
Crispy plantain chips served with a delicate garlic sauce.
Papas Rellenas
Homemade mashed potatoes, stuffed with ground beef, peppers and olives. Covered with a light breading
Canelones de Pollo
Morsels of chicken wrapped in mozzarella cheese and ham, lightly breaded and served with a light red sauce
Croquetas de Yuca
Crispy yucca croquettes made with bacon, fresh ground garlic and onions.
Combinacion Cubana
Plantain chips, yucca croquettes, chicken canelones and stuffed potatoes.
Camarones al Coco
Five large crispy shrimp covered with sweet coconut flakes, served with our citrus mango marmalade.
Cup $2.49
Bowl $3.29
Sopa de Pollo
Homemade chicken noodle soup with fresh carrots
Cup $2.49
Bowl $3.29
Sopa de Frijoles Negros
Black bean soup seasoned with fresh ground garlic, onions, green peppers and olive oil.
Cup $3.29
Bowl $4.29
Caldo Gallego
White bean soup prepared with chunks of smoked ham, potatoes and collard greens.
Ensalada de Lechuga Y Tomate
Dinner salad consisting of lettuce, tomatoes and onions
Blackened Chicken Salad
Field greens tossed with caramelized onions and plantain chips in red wine vinaigrette
Blackened Shrimp Salad
Field greens tossed with caramelized onions and plantain chips in red wine vinaigrette
Grilled Skirt Steak Salad
Roasted red peppers, caramelized onions and plantain chips, tossed with field greens and balsamic vinaigrette
Served with French fries or plantains
A grilled sandwich stuffed with a combination of ham, sliced roast pork, swiss cheese and pickles.
Media Noche
A grilled sandwich consisting of ham, sliced roast pork, swiss cheese and pickles on a golden egg roll.
Lechon Asado
Sandwich filled with morsels of roast pork and grilled onions.
Pechuga de Pollo
A grilled chicken breast sandwich with grilled onions, lettuce and tomatoes
Pan con Bistec
Grilled minute steak sandwich with grilled onions, lettuce and tomato
Lechon Asado
Succulent chunks of oven roasted pork, grilled with onions.
One Piece $11.99
Two Pieces $14.99
Chilindron de Carnero
Lamb shanks cooked in a creole sauce. Tasty but not spicy hot
Arroz Relleno
Morsels of chicken breast and mozzarella between two layers of yellow rice, topped with mozzarella. (This entrée served with two sides)
Bistec de Pollo
Boneless, skinless breast of chicken, grilled with onions. Topped with fresh chopped onions and parsley.
Pollo Asado
Roasted chicken (dark meat) seasoned with a combination of fresh ground garlic and onions.
Higados de Pollo
Chicken livers seasoned with our blend of spices and grilled with onions.
Bistec de Pollo Relleno
Two boneless chicken breasts stuffed with ham and mozzarella cheese. Breaded and topped with a red sauce.
Pollo a la Jardinera
Chunks​ of boneless chicken breast sauteed with green peppers, red peppers and onions.
Arroz con Pollo a la Jardinera
A combination of chicken, green and red peppers, onions, sweet peas and broccoli, all cooked in a moist and flavorful yellow rice. (This entrée served with two sides)
Costillas Baby Back
A full rack of tender “fall off the bone” baby back ribs, glazed with our guava barbecue sauce.
Chuletas de Puerco
Two center cut pork chops grilled with onions.
Freshly ground beef cooked with green olives in a delicate tomato sauce.
Ropa Vieja
Shredded beef cooked with green peppers and onions in a delicate tomato sauce.
Cuban Pot Roast - Cutlets of beef round cooked in a light tomato sauce
Bistec Palomilla
A minute steak grilled with onions. Topped with fresh chopped onions and parsley
Bistec Empanizado
A minute steak, breaded and topped with fresh chopped onions and parsley.
Vaca Frita
Marinated shredded beef grilled with onions.
Churrasco Steak
A skirt steak char-grilled with chimichurri sauce
A tasty combination of chicken, scallops, shrimp, mussels, fish and langostinos cooked with yellow rice. (This entrée served with two sides)
Camarones Enchiladas
Large shrimp cooked in a light tomato sauce, seasoned with fresh ground garlic, olive oil and white wine.
Camarones a la Jardinera
Shrimp​ sauteed with green peppers, red peppers and onions.
Camarnes al Ajillo
Shrimp sautéed in a garlic butter sauce.
Enchilado de Mariscos
Fish, scallops and shrimp cooked in a light tomato sauce, olive oil and white wine.
Filete de Pescado Empanizado
Breaded filet of fish seasoned with a combination of spices. Topped with chopped onions and parsley
Filete de Tilapia a la Plancha
A mild white fish lightly marinated and cooked on a flat grill.
Arroz Blanco
White rice
Arroz Amarillo
Yellow rice
Papas Fritas
French fries
Platanos Maduros
Sweet plantains
Green plantains
Vegetales Mixtos
Steamed vegetables
Cebollas A La Parrilla
Grilled​ onions
Arroz Moros
Mixed white rice/black beans
With beans
With plantains
With fries
Bistec Palomilla
With rice, beans and plantains or fries
With beans
With plantains
With fries
Bistec de Pollo
With rice, beans and plantains or fries
With fries or plantains
Hot Dog
With fries or plantains
Chicken Tenders
With fries or plantains
A velvety soft egg custard topped with caramelized sugar sauce
Tres Leches
A​ homemade semi-sponge cake saturated in a sweet combination of three milks
Pastel de Limon
Padrinos version of key lime pie. Topped with whipped cream
Pudin de Pan
A homemade bread pudding with raisins and a hint of coconut
Flan de Queso
Traditional flan made with cream cheese and topped with caramelized sugar sauce.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have lived in South Florida most of my life and this is the best Cuban restaurant I've experienced. I should have been going here way before now. The churrasco was super tender and flavorful and the chimichurri sauce took it to the next level....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Gotrocs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food is always consistently good. I always get the skirt steak with shrimp, beans, rice and plantains.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MicheleLubbock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of five enjoyed our business lunch together. Several ordered the buffet, while I ordered off the menu. Good food, good price, good service. And the key lime pie was excellent!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jessica0823
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That visit was 3 time, the previous 2 was exceeding my expectations very good, was on Buffett only Monday to Friday lunch time, but today was ordered by menu, I ordered suggested by a waiter imperial Rice ( the menu showered other name) but the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank richardmat04
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Padrino's is a small chain of Cuban restaurants for non-Cubans. For reasonable prices in an unpretentious setting, Padrino's serves authentic Cuban cuisine to a hearty clientele of Floridian Cubans and all others. They served eight of us flawlessly. Seven of us shared four paellas -...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MarkWBoca
Reviewed February 13, 2019

We hadn't been here for several years as the food was kind of so-so for Cuban....we have had a lot better options locally. However, recently we went and it seems they have gotten better. My husband LOVED the picadillo and my steak was well done....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Julieanne1009
Reviewed February 12, 2019

The combo special (steak, chicken and porch chop) was delicious and there was plenty of it! Excellent service here, as well. The staff was very attentive and our drinks/food arrived at a good pace. They were able to accommodate our large group with no notice.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PatrickJ2502
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Great variety of food Nice staff very friendly Always nice to try different foods buffet allows that

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 249ajm
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We go there often with our family, the Cuban food is good and I love their Tostones & Mariquitas. Ample parking space. We also have had lunch there and they serve a good buffet, with different variety of food, soups and desserts at a very...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jorgebenes2018
Reviewed February 12, 2019

I love Padrino's. Their food is high quality, the staff is efficient and friendly. And the prices are great.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Response from TheatreProfessor | Reviewed this property |
I know there are rice, beans, tostones, platanos maduros, salad and bread. Cubans eat a lot of meat and this would not be a choice pick for vegetarians, however one could find options there. Plenty of wine and sangria!
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