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Local cuisine, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International
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, 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, Table Service
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

During a sudden downpour we ran into Don Rufino for some drinks. The atmosphere and staff were so welcoming. After a quick look at their menu we reserved a table for dinner. This was probably the best dinner we had in Costa Rica. The Filet,...Lamb Loin and Grilled Shrimp were so delicious and nicely presented with fresh greens and potatoes. Highly recommended for a upscale dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

Came here for a late night bite and desserts, set up the street side on the bar great service great food

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

Food was excellent, and we sat at the outside bar which was great for a change. Service was superb, with special mention to Jose Pablo who created a simply brilliant Espresso Martini for my wife - it will live long in the memory! It’s probably...a step up from most places in La Fortuna which is why you need to book, but would easily return in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020

The most delicious food of our trip. Excellent service from the general manager to the waitress and everyone we came in contact with. The ambiance and decor is fenomenal!!! Excelente!! I highly recommend abuela’s chicken al horno y the New York strip!!! Delicious ! I...definitely restaurant to dine while in La Fortuna Gracias a todos en especial al gerente que está en esta foto ! Muy cordial y cariñoso. Reservation recommendedMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Food was good not the best we had in La Fortuna but ok. Service was fair and declined once they started to get busy. Much better places for a great meal at the same cost.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

We had a great meal at Don Rufino. Food was delicious and service was great!!! Will definitely visit again

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

You'll get a lot of people telling you this is THE place to eat when you're in La Fortuna. While it was good, and the meal was tasty, I think it's a little overpriced for what you get and there are TONS of little sodas...and restaurants that have quality Costa Rican cuisine just steps away. If you're looking for a nice night out with your honey though, this has a more sophisticated atmosphere.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

This was a wonderful find in Fortuna. Everything we ate was delicious and well presented. The service was first class. Important to make a reservation because the locals love this place too!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020

Our travel agent recommended that we go to Don Ruffino's and our group was more than happy. The atmosphere, food and service were excellent. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020

I stopped here for supper or rather with intent of having supper....the friendly waiter brought me a glass of water while I researched the menu....I left a tip for the waiter and left....way too expensive....definitley a tourist money grab because there is no way any...locals could afford to eat here. A very nice restaurant with great ambiance and maybe suitable for a special occasion...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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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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