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“Very good Cuban food served in boring atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Don Arturo

Don Arturo
Ranked #404 of 1,322 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Cuisines: Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Very good Cuban food served in boring atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank kbatlanta
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bakersfield, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Amazing value and great food at Don Arturo's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

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!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Ricardo I
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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not like before”
1 of 5 bubbles 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 .the meat !..it tasted like it had been soaked in lime or lemon for days..you could not taste any meat at all.We told the manager, after we left the meat almost intact, she ignored our complaint and reluctantly paid the whole bill(!) ..and... we'll never go back to this place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank John A
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ClentS, Manager at Don Arturo, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
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. Upon managerial investigation of this particular review, myself being a 20 year veteran of Law Enforcement and former DHS Instructor, have concluded that this review is unjustified and malicious as when the complaint was made 2 managers, one server, one cook, and the spouse of the complainant who ordered the same menu did not make the same observations. Thank you
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Tampa, Florida, Usa
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“OMG Authentic Cuban food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the real deal. The tamale/pork appetizer is to die for. The black beans and white rice are so good I wanted to bring some home. Try it- you'll be won over.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Theresa A
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Ontario
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Our 1st visit and hopefully many more in future !!!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 black beans. More than enough to satisfy. The manager " Justin " was our server as well and was very personable and fun to banter with. Recommend highly and we will definitely visit again as we pass through Fort Lauderdale.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank HavnfunOntario
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