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Rufino's

Av. Miguel Stefano, 4795 | Enseada, Guaruja, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
(13) 3351-5771
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Ranked #8 of 657 restaurants in Guaruja
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We have a home in Guaruja, and on weekends take the opportunity to try different restaurants. On a warm Saturday evening, when the beach was still bustling with people, we visited Rufino's. What a disappointment! The waiters might wear gimmicky sailor's costumes, but our service, which was slow, especially after we had politely declined the cover, could at best be... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Shrimp at hungarian style is perfect.. Others dishes are Good too. Price is very expensive, but worth it once in a while.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is a glass corner restaurant with nice view of the beach. There is always a waiting line. Food is indeed very good. From the big shrimps Africana to baked fish. But the winner was the shrimp risotto which is unforgettable. The mussels vinaigrette as appetizers were also very good. All dishes in our table were good. Poor "expresso".

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Expensive but with a great view. The waiters have a variety of fake sailor's uniforms which is very amusing and adds to the ambience. We immediately had a plate of cold vegetables, olives etc placed in front of us and thought that this was part of the cover - no it was 16 Reals each, not a great deal of... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Speechless, fresh seafood in a very elegant restaurant, decorated with marine motifs, big glass windows facing the sea! Excellent white wine. A little bit expensive, worthy cost/benefit for a special occasion!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Yes, it is a place with a fantastic view, the menue is more than complete and the staff is friendly and very professional. But the "risoto com fruta de mar" was just a soup with normal rice and some sea-food. It was tasty, but shouldn't I expect more from one of the top-restaurants in Guaruja? So ... it is off-season... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I highly recomend as the best Restaurant in Guaruja. Everything there is delicious but the "salada Juliana especia"l with lobster is excelent! I have been there many times since we have a beach house in Guaruja. A little noise but always good!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

A nice restaurant, with a beautiful oceanview and exorbitant prices, as there is not a starry kitchen. The food is not remarcable, the shrimp risotto is good, but the grilled fish is very "common place". And the drinks (water) and coffee are also expensive. Maybe if you are able th share a plate, it will cost less.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We went for lunch so only wanted something light. I had two starters, the smoked salmon and the cold vegetables. The salmon was delicious and very filling. My husband had the pasta with tomatoes and basil. He had about four mouthfuls of it. He said it had no taste, it was purely boiled pasta, cooked tomatoes and some basil on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had dinner with our 2 kids here. Great food and great service. Not cheap but worth the visit. Highly recommended.

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