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1198 SW 27th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-2933
(954) 584-7966
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unforgettable experience

This place is just great! Not only is it cheap but the food they serve is delicious. Portions are very generous. Our server was very kind and answered our questions with professionalism. I recommend the lechon asado and the trio cubano.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This place is just great! Not only is it cheap but the food they serve is delicious. Portions are very generous. Our server was very kind and answered our questions with professionalism. I recommend the lechon asado and the trio cubano.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We drove right by this restaurant and we were trying hard to find it! We were not sure that it was open because it was so dark, but once inside, we found a friendly waiter and great Cuban food. My chicken (I wish I could remember what it was called) was delicious as was the flan we had for dessert.... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Attended a wonderful concert at neary St TomasAquinas' Bienes Center....and looked for place to eat beforehand. Salad and fish were tasty. Prices reasonable. No light in the lade' room...and manager could not replace it....so had to leave stall open..place is very tired and it may be the only place within 2 miles before a concert...eat where your live before you... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We loved the reviews of this restaurant from tripadvisor but had to battle a rain storm in the dark to find it. It was a quiet night with very few patrons and there appeared to only be one person waiting on tables, possibly the owner or manager, while 2 other people put up Valentine's Day decorations. The manger/owner (?) was... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

While overnight in Ft Lauderdale for a cruise the next day, the family wanted to try some authentic Cuban food. Found this place on Trip Advisor and it was in walking distance. I will say up front I have only had Cuban food once in my life so I do not have a lot of experience but this was amazing.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

we found this place on trip advisor and decided to try it out. It was a Saturday night and it was pretty empty. But we were early (6:30pm). I started off with a mojito which was suggested by the server. It was amazing! So fresh and delicious. We then had empanadas which were delicious. Our meals came, picadillo and flank... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Good Cuban food, large portions, reasonable prices, great service. Shrimp with garlic, black bean soup, morro, esp good. Was here twice in same week.

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Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Have been going here 13 years. Food has been different over the past year or so. I know ownership has changed and I wish the new owners great success. The previous owners were always there to greet you by name and made sure your meal was top notch. The few times we have been there since, the food seems different??... More 

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Elmora Hills, NJ
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The food is very typical Cuban food. The maduros are sweet and delicious. Go outside your comfort zone and order typical Cuban good. The Ropa Vieja is wonderful. Have it with white rice and black beans. Try the pork chunks or the chicken chunks, both are delicious. End it with a cuban coffee and enjoy the rest of the day... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Was in town for business. Figured since I was so close to Miami I could find a good Cuban restaurant. Wow, was I surprised by this place. Business was slow but had a nice sized homey dining room. I am not an expert on Cuban food but compared to the 4 or 5 places I have eaten at in my... More 

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Additional Information about Don Arturo

Address: 1198 SW 27th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-2933
Phone Number: (954) 584-7966
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Spanish, Cuban

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1198 SW 27th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-2933
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: (954) 584-7966

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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