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Don Rufino

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Mon, 3/25
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Our cuisine features a contemporary concept, influenced by the classic European cuisine, Asia and Latin America, from an eloquent and modern perspective. Our steaks are locally produced, with very high farming standards; and our seafood and fish dishes are amongst the preferred by our guests, for whom our menu also offers many vegetarian options, made with ingredients which, in most cases, are harvested in our own farm, pesticide-free.
$6 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed today via mobile

Second time around, the menu is well assorted and the service friendly and polite. Better book for a reservation if coming at night, the place gets crowded with people looking for the best value their money can afford.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sebastogas
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our travel agency recommended this restaurant to us-if we wanted to have a very nice meal in La Fortuna. This restaurant did not disappoint. I had a steak which was delicious and my boyfriend had the octopus which he also loved. They have an extensive...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MarkandMaria412
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was great and drinks (mojito) were delicious.... staff was friendly! Great wine as well!!! We will return next time we are in town!!! Pura Vida!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DayZ0212
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here at the recommendation of our tour guide. The food here is not typical Costa Rican food so we wanted to try it — it’s GREAT! And we’re from NYC where we eat out all the time with our kids. The empanadas are...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Diva_Fashionista5
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the best food we had in Costa Rica. The dishes we selected were very spicy and full of flavor. We got to enjoy the last of the battle of the marching bands going down main street.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Out-Of-Alaska2019
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has clean, friendly, and had food that makes you want to come back for more. My cousin and I shared the fettuccini with prawns and calamari as well as the risotto. Both were super flavourful! Definitely reminded us of fine dining at home...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank KaylaP1996
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were struggling to find a place to eat on our last night in town without reservations, but decided to wait for a table here. We sat at the bar and had some drinks and watched the bartenders which was quite entertaining. It was a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Seaside749732
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of four enjoyed our dinner at this lovely establishment. Nice ambiance, great service. Grilled Octopus appetizer was delicious. My husbands steak was disappointing, and the drinks were just okay but my meal of camarones and my sons meal of trout was delicious but...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Tess100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good dinner but unsure if a great choice for kids unless they’re foodie kids. I had jumbo shrimp and son ended up with strip steak, very tasty. Staff very friendly.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Kimbrahay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried several restaurants in the area that were highly recommended but were disappointed almost every time. We had almost given up on finding an upscale (food wise) restaurant and then my wife found Don Rufino. Some of the most creative dishes I’ve had, executed...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Dom I
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There is no entrance fee, they are open till ten or eleven PM, depending upon the amount of business they have and the weather.
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