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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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English first
Vilassar de Dalt, Spain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had an early diner the first day we arrived to Puerto V. and we were impressed for the quality of the food. Haute cusine in Caribe. Service was also excellent! Tonight we will repeat! :-)

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Tiny restaurant, outdoor dining. Reservations advised. We were a party of 4. We ordered the crepes (very good) appetizer. Three of us ordered the steak, which was delicious. While the food was very good, we were overcharged. A lot. Be careful and tally up your bill. It was expensive, but the food was good.

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Woerden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had dinner over here with our family 2 weeks ago. It's a small restaurant with a good quality! The filet steak with chimichurry was prepared excellent and we learned to love guacamole, this was so good! You can tell that the cook loves to cook! We had a wonderfull evening under the party tent!

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Barcelona, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went there for dinner, the service was so nice but slowly. We are on holidays, then we didn't matter, but it happened. The tuna and the guacamole were so so great!! unique thing: we though it was expensive, not for young travellers. If you want to spend a nice night, romantic dinner, enjoy good food and you have money... More

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

In business we use a technique called "a stroke and a poke" when we want to offer constructive feedback to someone. It involves a stroke (complement) followed by a poke (constructive criticism). The stroke provides encouragement and the poke offers helpful advise - we find it to be a very effective technique. With that as background, I would like to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Unbelievably delicious! I have traveled to punta UVA just to eat here! Friendly, great service, great steak and tuna! You won't be disappointed.

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Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
1 review
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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