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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Don Arturo

Don Arturo
Ranked #389 of 1,320 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Cuisines: Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

From the owners and staff who greet you like family to the authentic cuban food, you will not be dissapointed.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lucyFlorida
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boca Raton, FL
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Standard for 25 Yeas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

My husband and I were there last month. My husband goes there for lunch 3 to 4 times per month. I can't say enough about this place. The food is always consistently good and the owners and staff are always friendly, warm and courteous. The food here beats any Miami restaurant. Where it lacks in decor, it makes up with the food and family atmosphere. Go on the weekends, this diamond in the rough is large inside and can accommodate any size party.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ddl2dance
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Kansas City
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding service and authentic cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

We couldn't figure out why the restaurant wasn't very busy on a Saturday night because the food was scrumptious and the service was great. Had fried pork dish with rice, black beans, and plantains. It was filling and flavorful. Topped the meal with a wonderful cup of not too sweet and perfectly strong Cuban coffee. Had a margarita before the meal which was made wth Grand Marnier instead of triple sec...my favorite way, nice and smooth. We will return if we find ourselves in Ft. Lauderdale again. Our waiter was friendly, attentive, knowledgable and treated us like we were regular customers.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PennyBinKC
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Definitely coming back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

Absolutely delicious!!!!!! And the staff are so warm and inviting!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shirk25
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“If you like Cuban food, this is the place to go!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

I went again this week, and the food was even better than last year. We have taken there Businees Partners and Colleagues and everybody loves it!! Whether they are related to Latin American Food or not, it's just simply tasty.

The service is great, never too soon, never too late, just in time. Attentive personnel and the owner makes you feel very comfortable, at ease. He might even suggest you what he thinks is better "Today".

It is not a fancy, modern, urban, chic place with a fancy complicated menu. It's an old fashioned looking place, with a simple menu, easy to follow and order.

At the same time keeps and same "old fashion" manners (culture) of familiarity, and courteousness, and welcoming feeling. You seat yourself, but after you choose your table, they take care of you.

Desserts are very good too, the only think I keep asking for is for artifical sugar other than the pink packets. That's the only reason I deprive myself from an excellent coffee ( expresso o cortadito) after dinner/lunch.

Even if this is not your favorite type of food, it is worth trying it!!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank MariaLaboy
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