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Rufo's Grill

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Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
7551205494
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5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: From steak to seafood, vegetables to burgers, anything that Rufo can throw...
From steak to seafood, vegetables to burgers, anything that Rufo can throw on his grill he does -- and to much success, too. The outdoor restaurant fits perfectly with the charcoal grill flavors, fresh corn tortillas and hearty homestyle portions that makes Rufo's so popular. There's often a crowd during high season but it's worth coming early or staying late to get a taste. Rufo is a personable host and takes extra effort to make each customer's experience unique and fully satisfying. He has even been known to bring out a large platter of grilled steak, ribs, fish and shrimp for a group to sample when they can't make up their mind. There isn't a huge bar selection but the margaritas are strong and the beer is cold. On a hot Zihuatanejo night, what more could you ask for?
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 95
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  • 70
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful grilled food!

Great margaritas and grilled fresh fish and vegetables. Simple fare, perfectly done. Very friendly, usually live acoustic music. Delicious dependable open-air favorite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Richard N
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Canton, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Canton, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great margaritas and grilled fresh fish and vegetables. Simple fare, perfectly done. Very friendly, usually live acoustic music. Delicious dependable open-air favorite.

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Montgomery, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We dined at Rufo's this evening. The greeting and service is always exceptional. We both had the "special" grilled Red Snapper. The snapper was by far, the best fish I've had here this year. The grilled vegetables were outstanding and, of course, the fries. There were two musicians playing traditional Mexican music which really makes the dining perfect. Thank you,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Strolled by here one evening, returned for their no frills fish and was not dissapointed. Simple menu but everything we got was tasty and plentiful. Mainly had American holidaymakers which is normal for this area. Had two guys, one american and one local I think, playing all sorts of classics on an acoustic and electric guitar if I remember correctly.... More 

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PLEASANTON
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140 reviews 140 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Got there before 6 pm on a Saturday night. Service started out great but ended on a down note when 3 parties arrived near about the same time. Two 5 tops and a 4 top (old waiter talk). Anyhow the food was good. The mrs had the seabass, I had the pork chop both grilled on the outdoor BBQ. I... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Rufo's is in the same location as Patio Mexica for anyone that hasn't figured that out yet. The dinner was very good and the live music was a bonus. We also had some children come by for a short dance routine that was very nice.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Rufo's knows how to bbq. His mesquite grill is like no other on Adelitas etc. Enjoy his locally caught catch of the day (we see him in the morning buying his fish from the fishermen on shore) with the perfect smokey aroma. One thing, his tuna is a small fillet and not the thick steak some people expect but still... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Rufo's is easy to miss look hard. Just down the street from hotel Irma on right side. Rufo's fish is very fresh, red snapper grilled on mesquite wood was yummy good. The service was spot on.

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Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed Rufo's, the food was great with that wonderful wood fired grill taste. The owner and staff was extremely friendly and made us feel like we were at home.

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British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Just down the hill from where we stayed so we ate there 3 x during our 3 week stay in Zijua. Small, friendly, great BBQ veggies, good portions & pleasant Mexican musicians at the doorway.

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Portland, OR
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Rufo's is a delightful dinner spot on the Colonia Madera 'restaurant row'. Rufo seems omnipresent, greeting guests, supervising the mesquite grill, retrieving drinks, and helping bring food to the tables. And always with a cheerful, welcoming manner. The dishes are simple, using the mesquite grill to full advantage. They range from a grilled vegetable entry, with a balsamic vinaigrette to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 7551205494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

From steak to seafood, vegetables to burgers, anything that Rufo can throw on his grill he does -- and to much success, too. The outdoor restaurant fits perfectly with the charcoal grill flavors, fresh corn tortillas and hearty homestyle portions that makes Rufo's so popular. There's often a crowd during high season but it's worth coming early or staying late to get a taste. Rufo is a personable host and takes extra effort to make each customer's experience unique and fully satisfying. He has even been known to bring out a large platter of grilled steak, ribs, fish and shrimp for a group to sample when they can't make up their mind. There isn't a huge bar selection but the margaritas are strong and the beer is cold. On a hot Zihuatanejo night, what more could you ask for?
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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