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Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Ranked #13 of 225 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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?
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Portland, OR
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW 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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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

As fulltime Zihuatanejo residents we always catch Rufo's at least on a monthly basis. We have found it always the same- good food with the meats cooked over a wood fire and good service. I could do without the dog under the table but a small price to pay for a fun mellow place.

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San Francisco, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here before and checked it out again. The food is still good, offerings of meats and seafood and they offer a vegetarian dish. There's almost always live music that adds charm to the already inviting atmosphere.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Tiny open air place with terrific grilled meats and vegetables.Good drinks, the owner is very friendly. There was live music the night we were there, a couple of guys playing guitar. Everyone in the restaurant was having a great time, its a good place for couples or a big family!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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140 reviews 140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Three couples visited Rufo's for the first time last night! Rufo greeted us when we arrived and all of the staff was very friendly. There were two guys playing background music which was very nice! Everyone at our table ordered the catch of the day which was a choice of tuna, seabass or mahi mahi which was all mesquite grilled.... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Rufo is an excellent host! We have been going for several years. The food and ingredients are fresh and simply presented. Love the grilled fish,ribs and even a burger, all cooked on an outdoor grille.

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Trail, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great food but not a lot of it especially for a man's appetite, and a bit pricy compared to other restaurants in the area.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Every year we have a tradition to eat our first and last dinners of our trip at Rufos. The food is good, grilled over good smelling wood, and proportioned well. His staff are friendly and helpful. There is usually entertainment as well.

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Friendly service, authentic decor, live music and fresh food. The staff was so attentive; they made us feel like we were one of the family. One of the cooks gave my daughter a paper rose at the end of the meal, so sweet. We had the fresh catch of the day - mahi mahi - and it was amazing! The... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Live music steak,ribs and margaritas. All was as ordered. The guacamole was the weakest dish . Get used to dogs wandering around. Conned us out of a few tidbits. Overall, a nice evening.

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Additional Information about Rufo's Grill

Address: Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Phone Number: 7551205494
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Mexican

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