Mario’s Catalina Restaurant

Food & Drink
1611 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305 1611 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Open All Hours
+19545634141
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85% of 801 customers recommended

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cuban, Spanish, Latin American, American, Chicken
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Cuban, Spanish, Latin American, American, Chicken
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
447 Tips
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Report | 20 hours ago
On the positive side the food, although overpriced, was good. The service a whole different story. Very rushed and unprofessional attitude with our server. Our entrees were served 5 minutes after out appetizers arrived to the table. When it came time to pay the bill, the server told us we needed to tell him if we were leaving a 20% tip or more before he could process our credit card payment. Of course we questioned this practice and were told it was because we were using a groupon and that's how it works - - After he processed out payment he literally threw the check and credit card on the table without any thank you or any other comment and walked away. There are way too many excellent places to dine in the area where you are treated properly and the food is good and reasonable. Would recommend passing on this place.
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Report | 3 days ago
The food was excellent! I had Marios Vaca frita which I rate as one of my top favorite foods. The service was also phenomenal. Everyone was so attentive. Mario introduced himself and gave us a complimentary salad and pitcher of sangria. The salad had a distinct yet delicious dressing. I highly recommend everyone to go here. It is a bit pricey but perfect for a romantic night.
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Report | 5 days ago
Awesome place and service!!!
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Report | 5 days ago
Great food great service and best Mario ever , gracious host .
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Report | 8 days ago
Excellent flavors, large portions, great atmosphere
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Report | 16 days ago
A wonderful dining experience. Service was excellent and the food was delicious.
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Report | 19 days ago
The food is delicious and the service is excellent. The owner makes sure everyone is well taken care of!
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Report | 20 days ago
The food was terribly overpriced and not very good. The mussels were super chewy. Plus the portions were so small! Lastly, Mario was quite rude from the moment we walked in. We won't be going back. I
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Report | 20 days ago
Way more than meets the eye. This place under markets itself. Mario himself is so involved and is so
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Report | a month ago
Mario is the quintessential host. The service was, as usual, impeccable and the food amazing! I look forward to returning.
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From Our Editors

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.

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