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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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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good8%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“empanadas” (78 reviews)
“pork” (87 reviews)
“vaca frita” (15 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:00All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1611 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-2528
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1 - 10 of 894 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch and I can't begin to tell you what a great experience this was. The foot and service was EXCELLENT. I have never had such a tender skirt steak. The white wine Sangria- yum Probably the only drawback was the exterior...More

Thank Petyon1719
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a peculiar place because the pricing is totally off line with Cuban restaurants that serve this kind of fare. The food is also not 100% authentic but it is really good and will be liked by most of residents and tourists. Great for...More

Thank Lewis C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Cuban restaurant I've ever been to. Top notch from appetizers to dessert. Highly recommended. Friendly service too.

Thank Bryanrob
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my wife to a secret weekend to Fort Lauderdale and we found Mario's Catalina Restaurant for an evening of Cuban food. My wife is Dominican, so we were not at all taken back by the greeting at the door of hugs and kisses...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The best cuban food we had in south Florida! And the staff was all about great customer service. We'll be back!

Thank Dean0923
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Decided to have my birthday dinner at Mario's the evening of June 9th. This restaurant is perfect for any occasion. The moment we walked in the door Mario was there to great us, always a warm welcome. Our meal, the service and the ambience is...More

Thank jm_rico22
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Was there June 5. Ambience in nice. The party room they had us in was very cramped and uncomfortable. The owner did not seem interested in our group. I ordered grilled grouper. The fish was way over cooked and dry. The fish portion was small...More

Thank donbcfl
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We have previously rated Mario's Catalina higher than I am presently. My wife and I were at this restaurant for dinner on May 5th and 6th, '17. The reason we were there both nights was, we were there a couple of years ago and wanted...More

Thank mike d
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with the most sociable owner. The waiters are very polite and really good workers and the food is REALLY GOOD. You have to eat "ropa vieja" like typical Cuban food. Very very good food

Thank tbuxco
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We went to Mario's to celebrate my birthday. GREAT food, friendly staff and overall fantastic time. Thank you for the birthday drink and dessert

Thank cruisinpatmo
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Questions & Answers
17 April 2016|
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Response from strassbeee | Reviewed this property |
Casual....don't forget to bring your Groupon!
7 April 2016|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they offer gluten free choices.
Lidia V
9 December 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
US$14 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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