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1198 SW 27th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-2933
(954) 584-7966
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 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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Lethbridge, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I wanted some Cuban food while in Fort Lauderdale and found this place on TripAdvisor. I took the Sun trolly on Las Olas to the Broward Art school then took a cab to Don Arturo which was $7. The atmosphere was dated, but no surprised as was expected from the reviews. This place was clean, has good food and some... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Great food. Reasonable price. Good service. The place could use a decorator. Looks like I stepped into the 70's. But great for lunch.

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Bakersfield, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

If you want some good Cuban food...This is the place. Don't expect a 5 Star Restaurant, but you will get great food, big portions, and great value!!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We used to go to this restaurant few years ago..the food was decent,never outstanding (who gives 5 stars to this restaurant? owner's family? friends? )anyhow it was clean and the service prompt.yesterday after many yrs we went back and oh boy how things have changed...we order ropa vieja...the rice was ok..the beans had no taste at all and the meat.....wow... More 

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ClentS, Manager at Don Arturo, responded to this review

As New Owners of Don Arturo Restaurant and the review coming at the exact transitional period of ownership we apologize for any discrepancies in service of any kind. We assure you that the Don Arturo Restaurant has been and will be deserving of any honest review given and does not solicit nor request any reviews from friends, family or otherwise.... More 

Tampa, Florida, Usa
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Wonderful little restaurant which is never packed when I've gone. They're food is wonderful. I'm Cuban and cook a lot at home and when I go out and try to find true Cuban food its difficult because people label their food as Cuban but most times its Colombian or something else with seasonings we typically don't use. This place is... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Recommended by friends and now recommended by us. Our 1st experience with Cuban food and we couldn't have picked a better one. Family owned since 1970. A family run business and " home styled food". Very good and nicely flavoured. We tried the pork as well as shredded beef. Tasty and very well priced. The meals came with rice and... 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: Cuban, Spanish

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