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El Refugio Grill

200mts Sur Hotel Suerre Caribe - Frente entrada Playa Grande | A little further from Punta Uva beach towards Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
(506) 2759-9007
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Argentinean, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: International Cusine Restaurant. Jungle outside tables for dinner or chill out.Romantic atmosphere, good music.
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Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I definitively recommand that restaurant while you are in the area. Unfortunately I can not recommand something in particular as EVERYTHING is delicious! You won't regret.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Great quality food. Small, romantic ambiance. A bit pricy, but a wonderful dinner. My steak was cooked to perfection.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a delightful place to have dinner. It is in an open air garden with an intimate atmosphere. Hands down the best food and amazing staff! 10/10!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We made a reservation at 7 we got there and at first look it looked great. and the looks didn't lie. The food was excellent the service was great. The chef and the waitress were really nice. great place i definitely recommend it go and take look.

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Milan, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We had dinner at Refugio, on a warm starry night. There were four! The atmosphere is dream, you are immersed in the jungle and surrounded by greenery. There is silence, and the climate is accoglientissimo and intimate! The meat is the best I've eaten in Puerto Viejo. Delicious! As well as the quality and choice of wines and the sides!... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I am so glad we made reservations and were able to eat at this charming little restaurant in the jungle. They only have about 6 tables, so make sure to not miss this opportunity. The first thing I noticed is Fernando (owner and cook) smiles the whole time he is cooking! Well, that let me know he enjoys what he... More

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We came here for dinner. Excellent food. The tuna was excellent. Guacamole w/homemake chips were yummy!

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We wondered in here by accident. Lucky us. They were full with reservations, and we waited, so they could fit us in. I was very grateful for that. The food was absolutely amazing. I would love picked my plate up and licked it clean if I had been at home. Quiet, sweet ambiance with only a few tables and nice... More

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Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

El Refugio is a very good restaurant, with a comfortable air and excellent service. The food was generally well prepared and tasty, and relatively sophisticated for the area. We eat there twice: guacamole w/home made chips was excellent, as was the spinach crepe that we shared as an appetizer. Both the breaded sea bass w/yucca and the salmon w/roast potatoes... More

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Bern
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We have been looking forward to going back to El Refugio, because we enjoyed it so much last year and we were not disappointed. The food is still amazing. The skirt steak is “to die for”. The Guacamole and chips are great as a starter and the desserts (the crepe or the grilled pineapple) are really yummy. In short, we... More

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