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The Refuge - CLOSED

near Hotel Domilocos, Dominical, Costa Rica
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children

54 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I had a nice cold cocktail after swimming in the ocean! It was a great atmosphere with great customer service.

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Rogers, AR
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This is our 6th trip to Costa Rica and what would have been our 6th trip to The Refuge. We visited Manuel Antonio in the morning and planned on eating at The Refuge for lunch. All I could think about was sinking my teeth into one of their juicy burgers and sipping down one of their cold refreshing smoothies. Sadly,... More

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Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This restaurant was a true refuge for many and had great food and a super staff, BUT THIS RESTAURANT NO LONGER EXISTS! OUT OF BUSINESS!

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Ventura, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Refuge is no longer in business. We went last night to find. That this location is now a little Italian restaurant called La Mona Lisa Restaurant. We wanted a burger so we didn't eat there. Sad to know it closed.

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Norwalk
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Service was very friendly. After ordering I asked to use the restroom. They gave me a key and pointed me in the right direction. Without a doubt this was the dirtiest nastiest restroom I've ever been in. I returned to our table and started to watch the cook. Bad idea. He would pat out burgers with his bare hands and... More

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Pavones, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Best burger in town, with fresh potatoes. No frozen french fries. Closed on sunday though.I believe they are only opened for lunch time. Really good food ocean front.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This was our 2nd visit to Dominical. We couldn't wait to go back to the Refuge to eat the tasty burgers and fries. They didn't disappoint! Simply the best burgers and fires. After eating here you could easily skip a few meals afterwards! The service was excellent, the smoothies nice and thick, and very fresh! Can't wait to return again... More

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Rogers, AR
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We just visited CR for the 5th time and for the 5th time we HAD to eat at the Refuge! Burgers are GREAT! Service and staff are GREAT! What more can I say. You MUST eat here if you like good burgers!!!

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Vallejo, California
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I have reviewed this place before and tried to give the burger place another chance. AGAIN they were not open! I would like to eat there but not going to keep trying. Hard to believe they stay in business.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stopped by here after having been sun burnt at the beach. We were doing a yoga retreat and cleanse but we cheated and ate your deliciious crispy french fries !

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