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“OMG! BBQ at it's finest!”
Review of Rufo's Grill

Rufo's Grill
Ranked #30 of 322 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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?
Port Moody, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“OMG! BBQ at it's finest!”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Our first trip to Zhi over New Years with another couple and lucky us Rufo's was a less than 5 minute walk away! Service, food, ambience were all A #1! Our friend made a request on a chorizo dish that was not on the menu and they did it without a bat of an eye....and it was very tasy too! If you enjoy good food , this is the place to go.
Our friends spoke quite a bit of Spanish and the wait staff were always happy to help ME out as I tried to communicate!
It was such an enjoyable experience that we went back on our LSAT evening in Zhi....and we were , sadly, only there for a week.
We hope to return to Zhi next winter and this is one of the places I will return to!

Visited January 2014
Thank Janet W
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English first
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“quaint local residential restuarant”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a classic local restaurant set in the middle of Zhi. The food and service was wonderful and moderately priced. As a bonus there was quiet live music. The restaurant is open to the street with an utterly charming interior.

Visited January 2014
Thank pjmiiim
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Creston, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We return to Rufo's over and over for the ribs, but also the chicken, the fish, the hamburger.... Guaranteed a great meal every time

Visited December 2013
Thank Sharon W
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Dinner at Rufo's”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

My wife and I and two friends had dinner at Rufo's December 2013and it was great. Two of us had the shrimp and two had the ribs. both were excellent. There was nice guitar music too and the overall experience was wonderful. Highly recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Steven W
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Washington State
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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great place to eat!”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

The fish is awesome, the ribs are great. It's so funny, Rufo always has to add like 6 french fries to every plate, they are really good, but just a little strange! Definitely recommend this one!

Visited December 2013
Thank SweetSusy
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