Arturo's mexican restaurant in Lomita -- any good?
- foodluhva Mar 30, 2004 12:06 AM
Growing up in Gardena my folks used to like taking us to Arturo's mexican restaurant in Lomita. Very 60s kind of building with asian touches. The food I remember was not so authentic. The place is still there and looks great but I'm not sure I want to give it a try.
Has anyone been there recently? What's the food like?
I've been a few times, last visit within the last six months or so. The food is average, as far as South Bay Mexican goes. Better than El Coyote (what isn't), but no where near as good as some other independent places.
The one thing I like is the decor -- it reminds of Disneyland/It's a Small World/70s Sunset Magazine, if that makes any sense...
I can't figure the place out. I've eaten there about 4 times over the last 15 years. Everytime I thought the food was awful. To make matters worse, they didn't have a liquor liscense. At least they should get you drunk before trying to pass-off that bad Mexican food (El Cholos figured that out a long time ago).
The hard part to figure-out is why its always crowded.
No kidding -- the average taco truck has better food.