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El Refugio Grill

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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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (88 reviews)
“crepes” (56 reviews)
“tuna” (65 reviews)
All hours
Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
200mts Sur Hotel Suerre Caribe - Frente entrada Playa Grande | 200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On the basis of our lodge host's effusive recommendation, we dined at this tiny, family run Argentinian restaurant and had a phenomenal meal. They only have about seven tables, and there appeared to be all of three people running the place: the chef, a server...More

Thank ArtAndFood
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice and wished we could gone more. All the meals were special and the service was great, quite often the chef brings out your meals. Its a small place so go early or call ahead. The Pacific tuna was so good my...More

Thank need4sand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy, great service, great music, amazing host and chef. Right in front of entrance to Playa Grande, Manzanillo. We had the hamburguesa suramericana, first class, plus amazing French fries. Wear your flip flops and enjoy!

Thank meritxellserrano
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Punta Uva set back from the road. Very small with a limited number of tables so booking necessary. We were sat at a table outside of the restaurant surrounded by the jungle which was nice! The tuna was delicious and cooked perfectly. The...More

Thank Millymini88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant in the area. It is quiet, romantic and very good food. Small place with low lighting.

Thank oldwanderer2017
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Delicious food in an intimate setting. There are only 6 tables, so you might want to make a reservation. The food is as good here as you can get anywhere, and I am from a resort town known for excellent restaurants. I have an onion...More

Thank Shels_M_2673
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We stopped our first night in town. They told us we have to wait as they had several parties in front of us. We decided, instead, to make a reservation for the following night. Good move by us. We arrived the next evening. Our table...More

Thank vbcoachlou
Reviewed April 11, 2017

If you want a secluded place for a romantic, delicious dinner, this is your place. Great owner, superb food and a location where you feel like you are in the middle of the jungle. We really enjoyed our dinner there and the chef came out...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

El Refugio is indeed a refuge. With it's small kitchen it's located on road to Manzanillo in a semi open cabin in the woods. The atmosphere is very relaxing and quiet. The food was very good, specifically the Tuna steak which was done to perfection...More

Thank Raz M
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Very pleasant service and atmosphere, great food and wine. We needed to be finished by a certain time and they were very accommodating. Recommend the crepes.

Thank SamBoaden
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Leona S
Do you accept Credit Cards?
May 22, 2017|
Response from Argenticos | Property representative |
No just cash....sorry
What is on the menu tonight? Do you accept credit cards?
April 8, 2017|
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What's on your menu tonight ?
April 4, 2017|
Response from Argenticos | Property representative |
Hi natalie...tonight we have..guac and chips...mussels as appetizer...mushrooms raviolis..octopus spanish style...shrimps curry...grilled blue fin tuna...skirt steak with chimichurry...if you want we can keep a table for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 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
  • E-mail
International Cusine Restaurant. Jungle outside private tables for dinner or chill out. Romantic atmosphere, good music. Focus on the good quolity of the products and the service.