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“Nadia & Christian had christmas dinner, we stayed until 11:30pm!”

Mario's Catalina Restaurant
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Ranked #101 of 1,332 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $40
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Ft Lauderdale
1 review
“Nadia & Christian had christmas dinner, we stayed until 11:30pm!”
Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Ing had a phenomenal Christmas dinner at Catalina's. Mario was excellent and very accommodating. The snapper was phenomenal so was the roast pork. I would highly recommend the empanadas. And the Cuban coffee. Everybody was very well in the service department and treated us excellent. We felt like we had been coming there for years. They are very family oriented and very pleasant to be around. It made the Christmas experience much more intimate and delightful. We will definitely be back. Thank you to Mario and your wonderful staff for your excellent food service and the wonderful atmosphere. Thank you also for letting us stay so late on Christmas EveIn. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Excellent Dining Experience”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent food combined with Excellent Service. Very nice ambiance as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Visited December 2013
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Weston
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“Hold your horses”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

I've been there three times and I really enjoyed the first two times; but this last one topped it; out of the blue we were charged over $230.00 for drinks. The price for the food was acceptable, but the drinks really, really killed us: 5 mojitos and 2 sangrías for that money!!!! They brought us a mojito and a carafe of sangría (about two, two and a half cups) "on the house" at the end of our dinner - yeah, right. So, the advise, don't drink or ask for a price chart or menu or whatever on the drinks, because they'll drain you!!

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Marietta, Georgia
1 review
“Cuban Cuisine”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

I wanted to share a recent experience my team had at Mario's Catalina Restaurant. The staff and especially our waiter (Johnny) was fantastic. He walked us thorugh his thoughts on each dish and how we should venture through the appetizers and into our main dishes. This was by far the best Cuban food I have ever had and would highly recommend a visit while in Ft Lauderdale area. Finally, Mario was unbelievable and very attentive to everyone's needs. He constantly walks the floor and talks to every table and every customer to ensure they are satisfied. Just a great dining experience that I would highly recommend....

  • Visited December 2013
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Huntingdon Valley
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“Fabulous Spanish/Cuban Restaurant”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

We were given a gift certificate from the bellman at our Hotel for this restaurant and decided to make reservations and use it. We were so happy we did. The restaurant is very pretty inside and the food is outstanding. We shared an appetizer of ham croquettes that were wonderful and served over a wonderful field green salad with apples . I had the red snapper fried in plantains with grilled shrimp and lobster sauce. My husband had pork infused with Jack Daniels. Both were served with white rice and black beans and a fried plantain. The portions were big and the quality and flavor was outstanding. We were given a complimentary dessert of tres leche cake( amazing ) We loved this restaurant so much we told all our friends in live in South Florida and made another reservation for this week. A must do when in South Florida.

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