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“Great Dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rufo's Grill

Rufo's Grill
Ranked #26 of 320 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, Barbecue
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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?
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“Great Dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

A group of us ordered the finest ribs in Zihuatanejo. There was live music that was very relaxing. Wine was great and ribs were even better. We had heard this was the place for ribs and they were right. Don't miss it if you can get there.

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Ucluelet, Canada
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“Grill Gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Small menu - excellent food. Their specialty is bbq/grill. Smallish restaurant. Service good. We shared a grilled vegetable platter and the fish of the day, which was mahi mahi - grilled. The fish came with grilled vegetables, beans and some French fries - could lose the fries - not necessary. Both dishes were excellent. Very popular restaurant.

Visited February 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Cute Place”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Eau Claire, WI
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“Wood Grilled Food Is Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited January 2013
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“Attention BBQ Lovers .......”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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