Padrino's Cuban Cuisine - Dania Beach

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$30 and under
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Padrino's Restaurants is a third generation, family-owned collection of Cuban restaurants. Each generation has added their touch to create the ultimate Cuban culinary experience- from our grandmother's recipes, our father’s dedication to service, and our handcrafted cocktails all served in a contemporary-warm ambiance.
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i
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to try Cuban food. Our waiter, Christian, was excellent. He helped us with great selections. The food was delicious. We recommend this restaurant

FA
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a big group with 2 small children. The waiter did a nice job

FJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food is subpar, able to find better food at a regular Cuban food chain like Latin America. I wouldn't recommend this place.

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal with outstanding, friendly service. The power went out while we were waiting for our dinners, and they gave us a beer and a glass of wine while we waited for the lights to come back on. It was fun!

d
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Average. Nice live music though

MS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were so delicious... I wish there was a Padrino’s near me but I will definitely be back when flying through FLL!!

BD
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It's a bit of a drive but worth it for the experience. Great service and excellent food.

w
Miami
292 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD AND SERVICE ARE TOPS. NONE BETTER. BEAUTIFUL NEW LOCATION.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Our food and drinks were all delicious and our server was excellent. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

OS
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant - yummy food, excellent cocktails, friendly service. I will be back!!

BD
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Only negative part was our table was seated right at the front door with plant decor overhanging one of the seats.

OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a wonderful selection. Would recommend!

LA
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There to have lunch with delegates from Sweden. One concern is they told me there was no reservation for me and would not seat me at a regular table.

FC
Portland
102 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We live in Oregon and Alastair’s go to Hallandale location so our First time in Dania was a treat. We enjoyed all the same delicious foods and they had a duo band that was authentic. Fatima our server worked hard to keep us fed . It was excellent.

BG
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The restaurant was very pretty and very clean.

B
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very relaxing space, great food, awesome service, looking forward to a repeat visit.

FA
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We eat here regularly. The staff are very friendly; food is good

DH
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

DH
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was slow for a non-busy night. My dates seafood order was over cooked. I left feeling a little disappointed that I took her there and was hoping it didn't leave a bad impression on me.

M
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal I had all week! Food was cooked wonderfully, the server was helpful and attentive and the drinks were great! Kudos to Padrino’s in Dania Beach!

d
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

First server seemed confused and unable to help with simple questions like why were they so different from their sister restaurant in Ha llandale. He never returned to the table to explain why my dad could only have 1 lamb shank. Lamb shank was small and meat didn't fall off the bone. My father orders this dish at the Hallandale location when he goes there. Hallandale give you two shanks and they are always good. For some reason we were given another server when they food was served. She explained he was just helping her? I doubt it and it probably was because he never came back to table with any options.

T
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Love the decor ! Very spacious and clean. Unfortunately they sat our party right outside the entrance to the kitchen! The restaurant was far from full so I didn’t understand the uncomfortable space for a party of 5 with reservations. Otherwise food and drinks were good.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is phenomenal. Super friendly. Great recommendations. I want them to adopt me and feed me every night.

SA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was disappointing. Grilled chicken was tough and rubbery. Manager did comp one of the meals, though we told him we were not asking to be comped. It was a nice gesture on his part. Location is good, but that's not enough to get me back considering the other options available for Cuban food.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We should add live musician cuban

OT
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant is very pretty inside, however the day that we went they had a Buffett for lunch for $13 and went for it.
The food was just average - the service was horrible and our waitress seemed upset either at us or the world! I rather have Cuban food at Las Vegas Cuban restaurant. Won’t be running or walking back to this one anytime soon.

FA
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice young man served us, gave us a special menu for me young niece

DD
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The restaurant just opened in the past month, I have been to other locations of this franchise. The welcome from the hostess was great and we were seated right away. In the front half of the restaurant they have chairs that are made of or a synthetic of ratan and they are very uncomfortable. The back half of the restaurant has norma dining chairs and I recommend you ask to be seated in the back.

The service was quick and efficient. The food was presented on "designer" plates made to fancy up a traditional Cuban dish (guess that is why they charge 25% more than other Cuban Restaurants in the area. Food tasted good but nothing special.

Good place to eat if you don't mind paying more for what you can get for less.

SG
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new location easily accessible from Aventura.
For years always ate at the Hallandale location so eating at the new one did not take more than a second to meet family and we all loved it.

From Happy Hour to main course out of this world.

If we were not so full from the large portions we would dessert and sure that would have been delicious.

Last but not least the bar manager..manager of the restaurant as well as the service staff superb.

We will be back.

LL
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very bad we had to wait 2 hr and still order was wrong

L
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great place! Cuban food is delicious and the bar has a nice selection of Cuban cocktails as well as regular cocktails. Located in a shopping center near several hotels so good for travelers.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow. It took us 45 minutes to get our food. We were told it was because of a large party. The value compared to other restaurants like Las Vegas and LaCaretta is not there, and the food is not different. The food at other restaurants is actually better. The arroz con pollo is better at LaCaretta. The rice at Padrinos did not taste like authentic Cuban nor did the chicken cut up into small pieces. Plantains were good. The shrimp creole was okay but the portion was small. Dessert was flan and it was good but complimentary because of the slow service.

JD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great new restaurant in Dania Beach. The restaurant is tastefully decorated, we didn’t feel like we were on top of other diners even though every table was full. Our server was very nice but service was a little slow. Could possibly be just getting used to the new restaurant. Food was great. Good portions, flavorful. The food standard is the same as the other locations even though this was newly opened. Reservations are a must for a weekend. Glad we made them. Other diners were turned away for the evening as they didn’t have any tables remaining. Would definitely return. Nice to see new places to eat in Dania.

B
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I had the flank steak. Poor excuse for a steak. There wasn't a Cuban in the house

EZ
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The address given on Compass Way is incorrect. When you click on the link for directions and it takes you to google maps, it will take you to some private gated community in Pompano, not in Dania. The guard at the gated community says they get people all the time but there’s no restaurant there. Open Table needs to correct this error. The guard thinks it’s not “Way” after the Compass name.

CV
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Pork in Lechon Asado was very dried out otherwise the food was very good

ER
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

It was lunch time, were given dinner menu, price was not worth it for food served

C
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This location recently opened and is still ironing itself out. The menu is smaller than the Hallendale location.