Cuban-style restaurant featuring traditional recipes and drinks.
Cuban sandwiches and Cuban coffee…it’s all here.
The popular Cuban bakery and café has opened its first Broward location and has been attracting foodies looking for a Cuban coffee and pastelito fix. Owned and operated by a third generation Cuban-American, the food is authentic and offers a twist on classics. Be sure to try the arroz con pollo bites (chicken, yellow rice, mozzarella fritters and sazon aioli).
Mario’s Catalina Restaurant is named for its flamboyant chef/owner Mario Flores, who puts equally strong emphasis on creating an elegant ambiance and providing outstanding service and cuisine. White linen tablecloths contrast with an assortment of colorful paintings with ornate frames and Mario’s collection of tchotchkes. The food is a combination of Cuban and Spanish favorites, like roasted pork with caramelized plantains, white rice and black beans, vaca frita, and garlic shrimp.
Sometimes you just crave a plate piled with plantains and black beans and rice. The original restaurant opened in Hollywood in 1984; today there are a dozen scattered around South Florida. People come not just for the Cuban sandwiches and the ropa vieja but for the homey atmosphere.
The popular family-owned eatery has opened a second location in Fort Lauderdale. Pincho Factory signature items include unique dishes such as the Pincho Burger, Toston Burger (which is made up of two fried plantains as buns) and sweet potato tater tots. In addition to the Latin flavors infused in their menu, they keep it local by selling regionally crafted brews such as the 627 Ale.