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Rufino's

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Av. Miguel Stefano, 4795 | Enseada, Guaruja, State of Sao Paulo 11440534, Brazil
(13) 3351-5771
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 256
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  • 66
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  • 22
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Classic

It was my second visit, the first being about 8 years ago, but I never forgot about a dish they have called Camarão à Hungara - I had it again and it was just what I was expecting, just as good as before. This restaurant apparently is a classic with the locals and has been open for many years... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
AntonioNeto
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my second visit, the first being about 8 years ago, but I never forgot about a dish they have called Camarão à Hungara - I had it again and it was just what I was expecting, just as good as before. This restaurant apparently is a classic with the locals and has been open for many years, specializing... More 

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Thank AntonioNeto
Bucharest, Romania
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good place, located on the beach at Guaruja. If you are looking for a romantic place where you could admire the sunset and enjoy some really good seafood - I recommend this one. Pricey, of course - but the decor is "Italian", you eat practically on the beach and the fish and seafood are fresh. Pasta is wonderful! The... More 

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Munich, Germany
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

During our wekend trip to Guaruja we had lunch at Rufino's. The seafood is excellent, the service friendly and the prices rather high. You receive starters you didn't order, but you decide, and I suggest to eat them. They are worth the price. For the main you can make no mistake, everything looked tasty and our fish plate for 1,5... More 

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Thank Reinhard F
Sao Paulo, SP
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great location....great seafood....great neighbourhood....an experience you find unique as you are there enjoying the ocean view and the fresh fish at his best flavour. I love to go there everytime I can. Super recomend !

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Thank PaulaValeria
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

I've been to this Rufino's other times but had never been so badly served as this one. At first the waiters put us at a tinny table at the walking way and it has taken plenty of time to someone to take our order (actually I took the menu myself because no waiter even asked us anything!) I tried to... More 

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Zetten, The Netherlands
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Excellent location, fresh oysters from SC, a good wine list and excellent fresh fish (the recommended "trancha" of the house) . Staff could be more attentive but this was a minor inconvenience. Defenitely recommended

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Thank CGK60
Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

It is a very nice restaurant next to the beach. I recomend. I go there whenever I get the chance. Eat a fish dish and drink caipirinha seeing the beach.

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Thank Esmeraldo_13
Guaruja, SP
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Try the tamarutaca a hungara, it is a shellfish prepared with a rose cream sauce, very tastefull. A front beach restarurante with a nice view of Enseada Beach. Unfortunetly the service it is not good, waitors are too much disperse. Avoid the entrees very expensive and it does not worth, go straigth ahead to the appetizers, like the octopuss in... More 

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Thank Gian00001
Sao Paulo, SP
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Tradicional restaurant that you will never be disappointed. The environment is like you are in an old boat. In front of the Atlantic Ocean, you can see the Enseada Beach, the air conditioner always in the correct temperature, and sometimes if the outside temp is balanced they open the huge windows and fresh air still coming to you from the... More 

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Thank Ricardo L
Brazil
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This classic restaurant has been around for decades and is still the best place for fresh seafood in my opinion. Highly recommend the Tamarutaca, a local crustacean. Ambiance is great, with ocean views from every table.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Miguel Stefano, 4795 | Enseada, Guaruja, State of Sao Paulo 11440534, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Guaruja
  • Phone Number: (13) 3351-5771

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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