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Arturo Newbell

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Playa del Sur Oeste, Providencia Island, Colombia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is just a great simple restaurant to eat if you are spending the day on the beach and want something easy to eat. The servings are really big (we ordered one main to share and it was enough) and the service really good. I would recommend the mixed plate because it's big and you can try a bit of... More 

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sydney
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198 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We went here twice for lunch. The first time we ordered grilled fish and it was really delicious with yummy coconut rice. The second time we ordered a mixed plate for 1 and shared it for lunch - some things on it were really good like the lobster, but the massive fish was dry and the prawns were boring. Go... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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312 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent seafood, the best we tried in the island. The standard fish they use to fry is called "esposa vieja" and it has a wonderful meat. The "mixed plate" is served with prawls and lobster by 30.000 pesos (10 dollars). Service is good and fast.

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Zaragoza, Spain
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155 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

After a so-so experienced in Divino Niño, the owner of Coral Blue restaurant told us to try this one because that's where locals go and the fish is fresher. What a good suggestion! As we had already tried "plato mixto", we ordered lobster, crab and sea snails (that came with soup and coconut rice) and shared. Everything was delicious!! Definitely... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1,155 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Right on Southwest Beach. Extremely casual. BTW, Southwest Beach right now has a very large algae bloom so if you're near the water you can smell the decaying vegetation. We had a very nice lunch. Both came with a tasty fish soup. Mrs had lightly fried whole snapper and I had the mixed seafood grill which consisted of smaller lightly... More 

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michigan
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

My husband and I tried this restaurant once just to try a new place. There is. It a menu. They will tell you what they have that day, which consisted of the normal dishes for the island....whole fish, filet, conch, lobster and crab. Every dish i served with a fish soup and rice and plantains. I had the lobster and... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

We ate the catch of the day for lunch here everyday. We enjoyed it so much. Great food, service and view. I highly recommend. I look forward to the next meal there.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Food at Arturo's is really good and tasty. We really enjoyed our visit and our Fried Barracuda and plantains. Service is really nice, way better than Divino niño. This is a nice place for local food.

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Thank Katriguez
Bogota, Colombia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Really local place, average tending to low prices, variety of seafood, it's a nice option for a local type of lunch with a great beach just footsteps away.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Next to Miss Mary's Place on South West Beach, it has no name on the wooden structure to tell you to come here. Arturo himself does the cooking in a separate wooden shack over open fires giving the place a real Robinson Crusoe feel. There's no menu - it depends what's been caught that day- and sometimes what you think... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa del Sur Oeste, Providencia Island, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  San Andres and Providencia Department  >  Providencia Island

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?