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“Delicious Meal, recommended by Ticos”
Review of Don Rufino

Don Rufino
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $65
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Contemporary, International, Cafe
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Our cuisine features a contemporary concept, influenced by the classic European cuisine, Asia and Latin America, from an eloquent and modern perspective. Our steaks are locally produced, with very high farming standards; and our seafood and fish dishes are amongst the preferred by our guests, for whom our menu also offers many vegetarian options, made with ingredients which, in most cases, are harvested in our own farm, pesticide-free.
Reviewed March 1, 2013

During our stay we were recommended to try this place by a few different Ticos in the La Fortuna area. Finally gave it a go and have to say it was extremely delicious food. My mom had the gazpacho to start and the eggplant sandwich which she loved. I had a pesto-pasta dish which was so good I had to eat every bite even though I was stuffed. Relaxing in town but still with a view of the volcano and a beer in one hand, definitely a nice filling lunch for our last day in La Fortuna. It wasn't cheap but the quality of food was worth it compared to other options.

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Thank Cat B
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

The food here was certainly excellent and the place was heaving. Unfortunately the popularity of this restaurant seems to make the staff a bit snooty. They add a service charge to the bill and then expect another tip on top. They need to remember this is Costa Rica not USA even though most of the customers seem to be from there. Quite expensive but OK considering the quality of the food and the generous portions. .

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Thank Emma P
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We enjoyed a very good, if expensive dinner here recently. Food and service were very good. The room was very pretty with open windows all around. We loved the Ensalada de la Maison, seafood cocktail and fresh fish choices.

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Thank jsfisch
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Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

The quality of the food was good, but it was too bad that the guys who are working there couldn't have a laugh on their faces a single time. Nor looking into our eyes when talking to us. If they would not have looked so disinterested all the time, it would absolutely have been a beter experience. The prices were comparable with the prices in Europe.

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Thank Elise E
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Highly recommend. Make reservations. Good service food and drinks. Reasonably priced. Recommended by our Cano Negro tour guide.

Thank Criticdan
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