Cuban Restaurants in Lauderdale Beach


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For the Vilarino family, opening a restaurant wasn't just an opportunity to celebrate their Cuban heritage. It was their shot at surviving in America after fleeing the Communist regime of their home country in 1980. And in the 30 years since they opened the first Las Vegas, they've found plenty of success, adding a dozen more locations along the way. Perhaps it's the authenticity of the food that people have fallen for, as Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine's menu is an ode to classic Cuban recipes. There's a Cuban sandwich, of course, paired with plantain chips, as well as ropa vieja—shredded flank beef that's marinated in garlic, peppers, onions, and bay leaves and topped with a tomato sauce. Even the selection of beverages includes Caribbean-style drinks, such as pineapple soda and cafe con leche.
2807 E Oakland Park Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US
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.
1611 N Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US
For a quick bean and cheese bite, order a burrito from La Bamba III. La Bamba III does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere. La Bamba III also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at La Bamba III, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Your group can sit comfortably at La Bamba III, a local restaurant. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back La Bamba III is ultra casual. Catering is also available if you'd like to serve La Bamba III's tasty dishes at your next party. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. null La Bamba III is making the best of both worlds happen: creating food that is full of flavor and affordable! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at La Bamba III — swing by for your favorite meal.
4245 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US
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