Catalina Restaurant

Nearby Deals

View All
  1. 1
    Up to 44% Off Spanish and Cuban Food at Mario's Catalina Restaurant
    Poinsettia Heights
    $80 $45 0.0 miles
  2. 2
    50% Off at Galanga Thai Kitchen and Sushi
    Wilton Manors
    $40 $20 1.1 miles
  3. 3
    45% Off Italian Cuisine at Primavera
    Oakland Park
    $40 $22 1.5 miles
  4. 4
    Up to 50% Off at The Deck Restaurant
    Central Beach
    $20 $11 1.6 miles
  5. 5
    Up to 60% Off Pub Food and Drinks at Sopranos Dueling Piano Bar
    Beach Place
    $30 $15 2.1 miles
  6. 6
    Up to 50% at Trata Greek Taverna
    East Fort Lauderdale
    $40 $22 2.2 miles
  7. 7
    50% Off Japanese-Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Rice & Dough
    Downtown Fort Lauderdale
    $30 $15 2.2 miles
map
1611 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
954-563-4141

About

It was in La Ceiba, Honduras, that Mario Flores first began associating food with family. His mother would cook for him and his siblings, and the family meals, which set the groundwork for good conversation, provided both a structure to daily life and a sense of comfort. He now hopes to emulate that same atmosphere at his own establishment, Mario's Catalina Restaurant, where he mans the kitchen.

His dishes harken back to old-world Cuba and Spain with appetizers of yucca, sides of fried plantains, and entrees of roast pork cooked in Jack Daniel's whiskey, which is a far more flavorful marinade than Jack Daniel's lukewarm water. His menu also includes "Mario's favorite": a red snapper fillet breaded in green plantains and accompanied by lobster sauce and jumbo shrimp.

Guests enjoy these dishes and a selection of wines and sangria inside the dining room, which, with its wall-to-wall paintings, softly lit lamps, shimmering chandeliers, and close tables, resembles a warm, cozy home.

Nearby Places