Padrino’s Cuban Cuisine in Plantation, Florida


I was visiting South Florida as I often do and had the worst hankering for traditional, no-frills, yet tasty Cuban food.  My dinner companions mentioned Padrino’s and I was game. It had been close to two decades since I first stepped foot inside Padrino’s Ft. Lauderdale location, and since that time the proprietors have opened…

Mojito Cafe in Virginia Beach, VA


Mojito Café is an amalgamation of several Latin cuisines, a fusion of flavors and dishes with a big emphasis on the Caribbean.   The restaurant itself is unassuming and casual. It almost feels like you’ve wandered into a local Hispanic neighborhood joint where home cooking is enjoyed in a laid back atmosphere. The food and flavors…