Spanish and Cuban Food and Drinks at Mario's Catalina Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Downtown

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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.

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  • $40 for $80 worth of Spanish and Cuban food and drinks for two
  • $75 for $150 worth of Spanish and Cuban food and drinks for four or more

Diners might begin with an appetizer of meat empanadas for two ($14.99) before ordering their entrees, all of which are served with white rice, black beans, or plantains. A red snapper fillet arrives breaded in green plantains alongside jumbo shrimp and lobster sauce ($33.99), and the lechon asado roast pork ($25.99)—a customer favorite—cooks in Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Click here to see the full menu.

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.

Reviews

he food is cooked to perfection, cafe leche was delicious, and the decor was charming.

Dustin Calhoun, Google+ Local

The food was outstanding. I had the steak and my wife had the chicken. Don't skip the empanadas either.

Daniel M, TripAdvisor, 5/8/13
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    Downtown

    1611 North Federal Highway

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305

    954-563-4141

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In a Nutshell

Spanish and Cuban specialties such as red snapper fillet breaded in plantains, mixed seafood in lobster sauce, and empanadas

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Dinner only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Must purchase 1 entree per person. Not valid with restaurant gift cards. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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