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The 12 Best Cuban Restaurants Near Fort Lauderdale

Updated: August 7, 2022

If you’ve been dreaming of a juicy Frita Cubana and a cold rum these are the top Cuban restaurants in Fort Lauderdale! We analyzed the top review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for Fort Lauderdale's best Cuban spots. Head to any of the Cuban spots on this list for fantastic Daiquiris and tasty medianoche sandwiches.

Find the perfect Cuban restaurant

Padrino's Cuban - Fort Lauderdale

Cuban, $$, Fort LauderdaleCuban, $$Fort Lauderdale, Lake Ridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Quell your Cuban cravings at these 5 top-rated Fort Lauderdale spots

    Hoodline, 2018
  • Trip Savvy

    The 12 Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

    Trip Savvy

925 Nuevo's Cubano's

Cuban, $, Fort LauderdaleCuban, $Fort Lauderdale, Progresso Village
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Quell your Cuban cravings at these 5 top-rated Fort Lauderdale spots

    Hoodline, 2018
  • Trip Savvy

    The 13 Best Places for Cuban Sandwiches in South Florida

    Trip Savvy

Little Cuban Cafe Restaurant

Cuban, $, Fort LauderdaleCuban, $Fort Lauderdale
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Trip Savvy

    The 13 Best Places for Cuban Sandwiches in South Florida

    Trip Savvy

Juana La Cubana Cafe

Cuban, $, Fort LauderdaleCuban, $Fort Lauderdale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cubano's By Mario

Cuban, $$$, Fort LauderdaleCuban, $$$Fort Lauderdale, Poinsettia Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine

Cuban, $, Fort LauderdaleCuban, $Fort Lauderdale, Coral Ridge Country Club
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Island Fusion Grill

Caribbean, $$, DavieCaribbean, $$Davie
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Candela Restaurant

Spanish, $$, Oakland ParkSpanish, $$Oakland Park, Rivers Edge
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

La Bamba Mexican & Spanish Restaurant - Plantation

Mexican, $$, PlantationMexican, $$Plantation
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    Top 10 Restaurants In Plantation, Florida

    CultureTrip, 2017

Costa Sur Cuban Cafe

Cuban, Pompano BeachCubanPompano Beach, Kendall Green
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Padrino's Cuban - Hallandale Beach

Cuban, $$, Hallandale BeachCuban, $$Hallandale Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Black Beans Cafe

Cuban, $, HollywoodCuban, $Hollywood, 441 Corridor
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best Cuban restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 16799 restaurants, and 790 lists and articles from top sources like CultureTrip, Trip Savvy and Hoodline. We cross-referenced with top lists, like CultureTrip - Top 10 Restaurants In Plantation, Florida, Trip Savvy - The 13 Best Places for Cuban Sandwiches in South Florida and Hoodline - Quell your Cuban cravings at these 5 top-rated Fort Lauderdale spots. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

FAQ

Cubano's By Mario is the highest-rated upscale Cuban restaurant in Fort Lauderdale.

Padrino's Cuban - Fort Lauderdale, Little Cuban Cafe Restaurant, and Juana La Cubana Cafe are the highest-rated Cuban restaurants for a quick lunch in Fort Lauderdale.

Cubano's By Mario is the highest-rated Cuban restaurant for a date night in Fort Lauderdale.

Cubano's By Mario is the highest-rated Cuban restaurant for dessert in Fort Lauderdale.

Padrino's Cuban - Fort Lauderdale, Little Cuban Cafe Restaurant, and Juana La Cubana Cafe are some of the highest-rated late-night Cuban spots in Fort Lauderdale.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your plantain

    When ordering plantain, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Cancháncharra with blue cheese stuffed dates

    Cancháncharra from Cuba should be paired with some blue cheese stuffed dates for a tasty experience. This cocktail complements the food wonderfully.

Did you know?

  • 102 tamales of tamales, please!

    If you think you could break the record set by Joey Chestnut for most tamales eaten in 12, then you’re gonna have to do better than 102 tamales.

  • A traditional dish

    Cuba has long enjoyed making ropa vieja, a dish that’s often prepared with shredded beef, tomato sauce, onions, peppers and served with yellow rice.

  • A historical dish

    Oh, where does Cuban sandwich come from you ask? Well from The United States of course! The dish first made an appearance in the 1800s.

Parking information

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Cuban spot.

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