Dining etiquette calls for you to keep your elbows off the table, place a napkin on your lap, and make unflinching eye contact with the chef throughout the meal. Set your sights on dinner with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for $80 worth of Spanish and Cuban food at dinner for tables of two
- $87 for $150 worth of Spanish and Cuban food at dinner tables of four or more
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Mario's Catalina Restaurant
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.
What some people are buzzing about:
86% of 564 customers recommend
“Great food tip notch excellent service highly Recomend!”
“Absolutely fantastic dining experience!! Our waitress, Adrianna, was absolutely top notch. Even Mario stopped by to wish my birthday boy a happy day. Can't say...”
“Absolutely fantastic dining experience!! Our waitress, Adrianna, was absolutely top notch. Even Mario stopped by to wish my birthday boy a happy day. Can't say enough great things about tonight's wonderful meal. :-)”
“Good food and great sangria!”
Mario’s Catalina Restaurant
1611 N Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305