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“Cute Place”
Review of Rufo's Grill

Rufo's Grill
Ranked #35 of 338 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: From steak to seafood, vegetables to burgers, anything that Rufo can throw on his grill he does -- and to much success, too. The outdoor restaurant fits perfectly with the charcoal grill flavors, fresh corn tortillas and hearty homestyle portions that makes Rufo's so popular. There's often a crowd during high season but it's worth coming early or staying late to get a taste. Rufo is a personable host and takes extra effort to make each customer's experience unique and fully satisfying. He has even been known to bring out a large platter of grilled steak, ribs, fish and shrimp for a group to sample when they can't make up their mind. There isn't a huge bar selection but the margaritas are strong and the beer is cold. On a hot Zihuatanejo night, what more could you ask for?
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere. It's all open air so you feel like you're dining al'fresco. The food is good and well prepared. Fun little restaurant on the corner of Las Adelitas.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Exceptional restaurant with the most wonderful food. Wonderful music from local musicians made our two dinners, one with six of our friends and a cozy dinner for two an experience we won't forget. Rufo greets and chats with customers making all feel welcome. I highly recommend Rufos.

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1  Thank Wisconsinkay
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Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

A good place to go when you have that BBQ craving.  There are only a few tables at Rufo's which combined with the live keyboard and guitarist make it intimate.  You can't make a mistake ordering here .... Everything is tasty! My favorite is the ribs (ribbettes) --- scrumptious! Mains are accompanied by BBQ veggies done just right, not overcooked. 

Tip: .... You can order a mixed platter  - tell them what you want (ribs, fish, steak, shrimp, lobster, chicken or???) and for how many and they'll take care of you; now you can sample everything!

Pricewise, Rufo's is reasonable. Just fed a party of 5 with the usual totopos and pico de gallo, a mixed platter of grilled steak, ribs, chicken and chops with a large veggie plate and a couple of beers all around for $P 780 ... It  was so-oo good!

You can take a short cut next to the canal bridge on Playa Municipal and save a lot of footsteps. It's a dirt path about 100 meters long, and you can have some fun with the chickens and roosters enroute!

 You'll have a good experience there. Rufo and his staff are friendly and accomodating. The  music is good and the beer cold - every meat eaters dream ... Well worth a visit or two!!!

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3  Thank PappaChorizo
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

nice menu choices, love the grilled foods, everything is prepared with much care.
the staff is attentive, service fast in Mexican terms, seems the entire staff were trained in stellar customer service, their hospitality is second to none, in my own humble opinion.
definitely not a budget outing.

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1  Thank elvira-de-la-luna
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Convenient to the Hotel Irma, Rufo's Grill is a good choice if you are looking for a pleasant evening dining experience.

1  Thank CCcoach
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