Don Arturo is my absolute favorite restaurant in the Ft. Lauderdale area. We are sure to go there at least once during each visit from New Mexico. I discovered this gem years ago with my son, and it is among his favorites, too. \r
You must try the marinated and herbed pork steak. Pounded thin and expertly seasoned, cooked perfectly, it melts in your mouth at the same time that the flavors explode on your palate. Served with Moros y Cristianos and delicious fried plantains, it is also the favorote dish of my son and many of his friends. \r
Each time I walk in the door, Justin, the owner, asks me if I want the pork, and the usual answer is yes, but once I asked him for something off-menu -- fish with a tomato-peppers-onion-olive sauce. He had the chef put together a superb dish that I still dream about. I guess I'll have to alternate this with the pork as I return. \r
Last March, Jane and I had Justin arrange a wedding rehearsal dinner for my son Dan and his lovely bride, Debi. There were 50 guests from all over the country, and Justin outdid himself. Pork and chicken were the stars. The guests were all wowed. Fantastic party. \r
Great food, great service, and great fun. Go there. Eat. Tell Justin that Dan and his dad sent you. You, too, will befriend Justin.