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Don Rufino

$$ - $$$Latin, ,
| Diagonal a la Gasolinera La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21207, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9997
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Diagonal a la Gasolinera La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21207, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant is not cheap, however the food is very good and the menu is extensive. All food is fresh and quick to serve. Staff are pleasant and professional. Wine is very expensive at this restaurant. Nice ambience with soft music in background. Good for...More

Thank Voyage803067
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sometimes you want something a little fancy while you are in Arenal. Something offsite from your hotel, authentic with a little twist. This place was so delicious. They had traditional Costa Rican dishes with a bit of a nouveau twist. So we had like an...More

Thank chrystani
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend the Tom Yum soup as a starter. It was excellent! My husband and I shared the lamb shoulder and it was delicious!!

Thank UBarTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot confirm some of the negative reviews. Service was good and very friendly. Food was just awsome. Had good Empanadas, amazing Filet Mignon perfectly grilled and amazing Costa Rican Casado experience. Very good red wine by the glass. And the prices ok for the quality...More

Thank Swissaroundtheworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the roasted lamb for two. It was very tender and flavorful, came with roasted potatoes, and was covered with a nice fennel salad. We had a couple of decent wines by the glass. The waiters did a nice job. I would just say...More

Thank Jodi G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If the pork shoulder for two is on the menu, get it! It was incredible! Service was attentive and great! I was in Costa Rica for 10 days and this was the best meal by far I've had! We'll be going back next time we...More

1  Thank Jayce R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a little menu with as and with decoration and very special flavors, the restaurant has an ideal location and the service is perfect

Thank Neal B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and ambiance, fine dining but affordable and totally worth is felt like a Gastropub in the middle of Costa Rica!

Thank Cbb587
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Good service very good food fair price This is a fine dining restaurant. Very clean the food is fresh and beautifully served

Thank Irit P
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Definitely one of the best restaurants I have been in Costa Rica by far! For vegetarians, I would recommend the cauliflower ribs and the chocolate mousse.

Thank stmorello
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Dom I
March 17, 2015|
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Response from Dom I | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee, they are open till ten or eleven PM, depending upon the amount of business they have and the weather.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$65
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Diagonal a la Gasolinera La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21207, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 9997
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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.
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