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El Refugio Grill

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Latin, Vegetarian, Central American
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200mts Sur Hotel Suerre Caribe - Frente entrada Playa Grande | 200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
(506) 2759-9007
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Thu - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This classy little restaurant provides an exotic atmosphere, delivers beautiful, delicious, finely prepared foods and shows warm hospitality to all its guests. I was pleased with the wine selections, and the level of attentive service was great. Anyone will feel comfortable here and will enjoy every morsel.

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Thank Romell C
Drake Bay
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best restaurant in the area. Service perfecto, delicious food, delicious wine and beautiful place, very intimate, perfect for a romantic dinner. The owners are super nice. Resonnable prices for a very good quality. Higly recommand.

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Lakewood, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend. There were 6 of us and we all enjoyed our meals. Small, intimate place. Loved the lighting, service and food.

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Thank Lynn A
San Marcos, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Many locals told us that it was was the best restaurant so we wanted to try it! We were not disappointed!!! We were so satisfied with our experience that we tried to stay an extra night on Costa Rica so we can eat there again! We were not able to so this was the last restaurant we at in CR... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Loved eating here - went back two nights in a row to sample more of the food. Great atmosphere, service and food.

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Thank Staci0909
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

small but quality restaurant, attention was excellent and the food good, the place inspires is very cozy and quiet.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We went for dinner and the service was excellent, the food was delicious especially the tuna and the crepes for dessert. What really put it over the top for us is how they dealt with a misunderstanding-we didn't realize that they didn't take cards! They were so gracious about it, apologizing to us and allowing us to bring the rest... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

My wife and I had dinner at El Refugio on our first night in Puerto Viejo (staying at the Korrigan Lodge). We arrived around 6:00 or shortly thereafter and were the first to arrive for dinner. The menu was varied and offered numerous interesting dishes. My wife and I both enjoyed our meals. She had a seafood entry and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We came to El Refugio for dinner as it WA recommended by some locals. The restaurant is located at playa grande, SBIT 8 km away from Puerto Viejo, on the right hand side and can easily be missed. It is a very tiny, private place and consists of a small lodge with four tables and three private, separate dining places.... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Great food and personalized attention in lovely jungle setting with varied menu of freshly made meals.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
Latin, Vegetarian, Central American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200mts Sur Hotel Suerre Caribe - Frente entrada Playa Grande | 200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: (506) 2759-9007
Description
International Cusine Restaurant. Jungle outside tables for dinner or chill out.Romantic atmosphere, good music.

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