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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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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
| Diagonal a la Gasolinera La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21207, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are a foodie, this is the place to eat. Fast service, great service, amazing food. Best place in Fortuna for a good dinner.

Thank Naim S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place is good and excellent location. The best restaurant in La Fortuna, the staff is professional and fast service .

Thank Kendra L
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lot of food! Very good, but order half of what you think you need. The interior is very nice, and it is worth the trip.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the soups (wonton soup; avocado) and pork empanadas, but the main dishes were just ok given the prices. Servers were very friendly.

Thank cspahr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is not big; and don’t think to a trendy or fashion restaurant. But the quality is great, service excellent and price very good. Be careful with the portions: they are huge. So we recommend to ask before to order. Wine list is nice...More

Thank Jenny-Vic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was outstanding both in quality and service. The deserts are not to be missed. The menu was varied and we all really enjoyed our dinner.

Thank Ministicgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to celebrate my husbands birthday and they sang and the dessert was excellent and the service also. We will return to have dinner next time

Thank anastasha l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the fish filet with shrimp and sautéed mushrooms, local herbs sauce, coconut and vegetables. This was my best meal in the Arenal Region. The presentation "mind blowing" and food was magnificent.

Thank JDawan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Agree with some of the other posters - for being the high-end dining option in Fortuna, this doesn't measure up. It's not bad, it's just overpriced for what you get. The service was also moderate at best. When we asked at the hotel, in the...More

Thank AaronCammarata
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great family meal out at Don Rufino, the kids meals were really good (one had a burger & one had chicken), and our food was lovely too. I had a steak & my husband had tagliatelle which he said was amazing. The...More

Thank Samfifth007
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$65
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
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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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.
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