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Padrino's Cuban Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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801 S University Dr Ste J105, Plantation, FL 33324-3367
+1 954-476-5777
Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Phoenix, Arizona
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106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in So. Florida for a tournament so figured I would introduce my kids to some Cuban food. We liked many of the appetizer sampler (though I always forget how much is fried). My Cuban sandwich, however, seemed like it had been prepared for lunch and held over for dinner. The black bean soup was a hit with my... More 

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Thank joelwakefield
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203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten Cuban food from New Jersey and all of Florida and this location was a major disappointment. If you've never eaten Cuban food, you'd probably like the food, but for seasoned Cuban food eaters, it was not enjoyable. The breaded steak was over cooked. The Sangria was served with no ice or fruit. I would recommend you find another... More 

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Thank Jmesis
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading other reviews, I was excited to have what I thought was authentic Cuban food. I was disappointed! For the cost I expected better, especially after the other reviews. I ordered the food and picked it up as take out; so I am not sure if it's better when you eat in, but take out which is the same... More 

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Thank JDHCDC
Miami, Florida
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139 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spouse did not think it was that great. Closed in and limited bar items and he felt the food was pretty basic. Different expectation. Great prices.

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Thank Marlene M
Atlanta, Georgia
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for a soccer tournament and some friends wanted to meet up at Padrino's. I'm just going to admit I have no idea how to rate this restaurant because it was my first visit to a Cuban establishment and I feel like it was more my fault that I didn't have the best meal I could have... More 

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Thank Rob J
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I have been twice: the first time I had tapas, which not what I call tapas (I'm European): a large (and rather greasy) appetiser to share between several hungry people. I went a second time and had shredded beef, plantains, rice and beans and I really liked it. I also found the flan to be a very good desert. My... More 

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Thank Nicolas C
Sunrise, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Combining quality food and exquisite service, this one of the best restaurants in all of South Florida. Portions are plentiful and delicious, whether Cuban, Spanish or American style they are good at everything. Very nice and relaxing environment, this is a great place to bring a date or have a family dinner.

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Thank bkkinley
Helena, AL, United States
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The fried pork chunks and the Palomilla were delicious. Everything is always fresh and well prepared. Large portions and you will never leave hungry.

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Thank Roger K
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108 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The service was very good and attentive. Sorry to say our two entrees were just ok. The seasoning was not how I would expect. Dessert and coffee were delicious

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Thank Franklyn D
Weatherford, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly greeting, clean restaurant, very pleasant service and flavorful meals will certainlybring me back! My chicken was packed with flavor, generously portioned, and served with beans, rice and plantains. More than I should have eaten, I couldn't stop myself. Really nice job at a very fair price.

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Thank Mark D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 S University Dr Ste J105, Plantation, FL 33324-3367
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Plantation
  • Phone Number: +1 954-476-5777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?