Arturo Boada Cuisine

4.8
258 reviews
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This neighborhood eatery serves up an eclectic blend of Italian, Spanish and Latin cuisine not to be missed. Try unique tapas like the camarones henesy en hamaca, mussels tomatillo, ceviche and many more. The wood burning-oven puts out authentic thin crust pizzas, with favorites such as the carnitas pizza. We offer a flavorful selection of fresh seafood and steaks. Our home made desserts are a must, from wood oven baked apple pastry to Arturo’s famous crème brulee. The hand picked wine list offers a variety of boutique and exclusive wineries. We are very happy to accommodate any of your special requests.
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GS
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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d
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure at Arturo's sophisticated bistro - where the food excels the locale and off the menu requests are accommodated without raised eyebrows! Sorry for anyone who doesn't have a fail-safe, home base eatery like Arturo Boada's in the own hood. The salmon I requested atop a bed of "off the menu lemon-spritzed arugula with aguacate" was sublime! Per my ahead-of-date reservation, he also honored my request for Panamanian/Colombiano-style yucca frita y platano maduro frito, both of which disappeared quickly thanks to our American converts!! Like church attendees, we're regulars.

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EG
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. I had the flounder special and it was one of the best seafood meals I’ve had in a long time. Great wine selection. Great service. We will be back.

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b
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited after reading how highly rated it was on Trip Advisor
Only tip is restaurant is small so definitely make a reservation
Food was delicious and staff was attentive and friendly

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had three different meals, the Snapper, the steak and the Chicken Rigatoni. All were excellent. One said he had one of the most tender steak he has ever eaten. The Chocolate Cake was a hit!

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K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and delicious food!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite with great ambiance , fabulous food and charming and knowledgable staff❤️

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EL
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and not disappointed. The food was fresh and outstanding. Hidden neighborhood gem. You will not be disappointed. Thank you for the excellent service.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Went for a belated Valentines dinner. Big mistake to go here. Portions are ridiculously small and extremely overpriced. Also, it’s not that hard to mark fresh pasta. But I ended up paying almost $20 for boxed farfalle pasta. The food lacked seasoning and my fresh vegetables easily came from a frozen package. I thought dessert might save me, but while the presentation of the creme brûlée was nice, it was ice cold under the melted sugar shell. Our neighbors at the next table sent their food back twice and then stormed out. We should have followed their lead. Save your money and go elsewhere.

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MG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Quaint little place with great service, the food was alittle pricey for the portions, but an overall great experience.

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OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sea bass in a saffron sauce was out of this world!

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j
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Well presented. Chef Arturo stopped by our table a chatted for about 5 minutes.

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JR
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, food was wonderful and our waiter was fun and nice.
it was chilly night , so not wanted to sit by door and he changed our table.
there were some very noisy guests, but, I guess that is the norm, people don't
have restaurant voices anymore. Everyone wants to be heard over the other.
that was our only complaint.
all good.

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W
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us sat in the wine room. Highly recommended. Very nice and quiet. We had the sea bass with a saffron broth. Awesome flavors. Carmilo was out server and he is about as good as it gets. Great evening. Had a long talk with Chef Arturo which made for a delightful experience. Will definitely return.

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LE
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a small restaurant and the tables are very close to each other. The noise level is high, but the food is worth it. I would recommend going with another couple. It is not intimate setting for a "date" night.

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LE
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great service - very attentive. It is loud when the tables are full. Everything on the menu is excellent.

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RG
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Arturo’s. The staff and chef are so customer friendly. I asked for whole wheat pasta and different dishes usually. The chef always accommodates. Love going to this place

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JC
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent food and service!

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JO
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my wife"s birthday and it turned to very very nice.. We and a couple of friend enjyed the food all of us had a different entree and they were all delicious.

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OD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the mix of Spanish and Italian cuisine. Tapas were perfect and balanced with a great wine selection. Best we’ve found since leaving the variety and authenticity in Singapore. Loved the fun service and caring by the owner. Definitely coming back with friends.

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OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arturo Boada is in my opinion one of Houston’s best chefs ever.

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S
Houston
114 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had another terrific meal at Arturo's. The snapper special as as good as I have ever had. My wife enjoyed her tuna. The apple tart is not to be missed.

The only downside is that the restaurant is small, and Saturday night they had a number of large parties. One of them backed up to my chair at our table for four, and the only path to the restrooms was in between my chair and the large party. Needless to say, I was bumped into all night.

The upside is that they have one of the most reasonable wine menus in Houston. We took full advantage.

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J
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, amazing food

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KV
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

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t
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always perfect- never disappoints. Reservations important!

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JG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as slways!

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FL
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Arturo Borda is always excellent as is the service. If you can get the table in the wine room, you will have total privacy for you and your group. Chef Arturo always makes the rounds asking patrons how the food is. We have enjoyed every dinner we have had there!

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BB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arturo Boada consistently offers great food with an Italian and Spanish flair.
This master chef presides over a genuine neighborhood gem!

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RP
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, owner roaming restaurant, neighborhood feel

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MI
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Third year in a row for NYE. It's a tradition now.

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MC
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The evening was very nice our server was Diego he was absolutely fabulous he created an atmosphere of wanting to try the many dishes at Arturo. They were all very good and my wife’s ravioli was delicious. The only negative was I didn’t get the Latin/Italian flavor but I will definitely go back to try the other dishes ps it is in a strip mall but the restaurant was charming

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l
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great gourmet latin american food, fresh ingredients and authentic flavor. Excellent service, a place to invite friends and enjoy!

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T
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Excellent food and atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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LF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites and it never disappoints. Arturo's food is impeccable and the service is friendly and attentive. I have never had anything that was not excellent!

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c
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arturo's is a a true gem. The best of the best food in Houston. The fish is always the freshest. The ceviche is amazing as is the burrata appetizer.
The staff is friendly, welcoming and always happy to greet their diners.
This is our favorite spot for so many reasons!

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LG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love this place. Top notch all around!

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adore this welcoming cozy delicious restaurant!

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OT
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Not the usually attentive service. I keep forgetting how loud it is

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was cooked to the very perfection. I got the Rigatoni with sugar rose sauce, my friend got the fettuccine and shrimp and both of them were outstanding, the real taste of fresh food! The empanadas for appetizer are a must, don't skip it or you will regret it. For desert we got the creme brulee, delicate and tasty. The service was amazing, Diego rocks, he is the best! He gave us the perfect recommendations and was very kind and prompt. The chef Arturo was there and came to the table to make sure everything was okay, very friendly and attentive. Thanks for the great experience. Highly recommended!

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