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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We made reservations for our last night in CR for a romantic ending to a wonderful week in Puerto Viejo. This was one of our best meals. The quaint romantic atmosphere only added to the experience. I had an Argentinian red wine, hubby had rum and coke. We started with mussels in white wine sauce, yummy, could have had another... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

What a find this place is! We ate here twice, amazing steak (great meat) and perfectly cooked, fab chips and lovely guacamole dip. Highly recommended although pricey. Cost was similar to london but worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My finance and I went to El Refugio twice in the last week and were not disappointed. The food is pricier but you get what you pay for. The steak is amazing. He has to import the meat and it is tender, flavorful just everything we hoped for. The place itself is a little out of the way but that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were referred to El Refugio by the owners of Korrigan Lodge. It was definitely a great way to finish off an amazing trip! My girlfriend and I both went in with high expectations (based on what we'd read on TripAdvisor!) and we were not disappointed! I can honestly say that it was one of the best dining experiences I've... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

The owners of Korrigan Lodge recommended this place and we didnt regret to go there for one dinner. The place itself has a charm, the staff is super kind, the argentinian chef is a genius :) we love good food and this was beyond our expectations.Amazing steak, we enjoyed each piece for minutes, and the same for the shrimps. Truly... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The restaurant was very cute and small. The food and service were great. This was one of the best meals we had in Costa Rica if not the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went to celebrate New Year's while in Costa Rica. It was amazing food, excellent service and a beautiful atmosphere! We loved everything about it.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Still remember this place so well after having been there over 2 years ago. Only a few tables so we got a reservation but ended up being the only couple there (went in May 2012). There was only one person running the restaurant (i.e. chef was waiter) but we thought that was such a cool experience. Have to take a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you like steak this is a must visit! It was very juicy and cooked to the point. The starter of Guacamole and still warm taco chips was delicious as well. We had a very nice evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

i was there on december 2014 , the restaurant is located between Punta uva Y Manzanillo , it has a signs with a monkey in it so you may miss it, but do not miss it !! Fernando is a great chef . I know about this kind of food since we are both from Argentina. The meat is out... More 

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Address: 200mts Sur Hotel Suerre Caribe - Frente entrada Playa Grande | A little further from Punta Uva beach towards Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2759-9007
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Argentinean, International

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