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“Corner retreat”
Review of Rufo's Grill

Rufo's Grill
Ranked #32 of 326 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch
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?
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Corner retreat”
Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

So many great places to eat so we only got there once during our visit to Zihua this year. Food is always great, nice soft music and great location. Service is very good and a must on places to dine.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Mexican dinner in Zihuatanejo”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at Rufo's last week. Nice live music, romantic atmosphere and good service. We also took cooking classes at the restaurant which is run by a relative during the day.

Visited February 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2014

we had the grilled snapper, flaming banana and it is the best snapper we ever have had. good service.

Visited February 2014
Thank MnTreker
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Amazingly Delicious”
Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a late dinner. He had the grilled red snapper, and said it was so light and flavorful that he could have had two more! I ordered the grilled pork chop and have never had anything as delicious. If you are visiting Zihua, please make time to visit Rufo's. I can best describe it as fine dining, in a casual and friendly atmosphere, at cafe prices. Just wonderful and can't wait to return next year!

Thank Carla M
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious Food & Lively Atmosphere”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Dined here with my parents and had a wonderful evening!! The grilled tuna and accompanying veggies were fresh, delicious and very reasonably priced. Best part of the evening was the live music - the guitarist was wonderful and, when Rufo himself joined in for Santana's Oye Como Va, I couldn't help singing along!! Rufo nailed the lead on the song - very impressed!! Passersby stopped to listen outside and many came in off the street to have a drink or two and join in. Don't leave Zihua without a visit to Rufo's!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank GammaRay2
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