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Don Rufino

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Wed., 03-20

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$6 - US$65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were struggling to find a place to eat on our last night in town without reservations, but decided to wait for a table here. We sat at the bar and had some drinks and watched the bartenders which was quite entertaining. It was a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Seaside749732
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family of four enjoyed our dinner at this lovely establishment. Nice ambiance, great service. Grilled Octopus appetizer was delicious. My husbands steak was disappointing, and the drinks were just okay but my meal of camarones and my sons meal of trout was delicious but...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Tess100
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a good dinner but unsure if a great choice for kids unless they’re foodie kids. I had jumbo shrimp and son ended up with strip steak, very tasty. Staff very friendly.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Kimbrahay
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We tried several restaurants in the area that were highly recommended but were disappointed almost every time. We had almost given up on finding an upscale (food wise) restaurant and then my wife found Don Rufino. Some of the most creative dishes I’ve had, executed...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ilander65
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really nice dinner served by very efficient friendly staff. Creative take on Costa Rican food. Nice choice if wines. It is a bit more expensive than other restaurants, but not expensive as US restaurants go. It got busy but not loud. Very attentive to gluten...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank joel r
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner here, but beware, bus loads of tourists frequent this restaurant making it very noisy and detracts from what would otherwise be a very enjoyable dinner. The food was very good if a bit expensive. I ordered the giant shrimp which were fine,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 297andys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cook is magical. We ate dinner here each evening and looked forward to it. The menu is very original and inventive. The food was sensational. The staff and owner were very nice. Someone recommended this place to us at our hotel and we are...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DaphneS294
Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this restaurant while walking around town. A quick look at the posted menu and the overall appearance of the restaurant suggested that this place would be very different from many of the other offerings in La Fortuna. The food was all excellent...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dennisf402
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taken to eat dinner here as part of our tour of Costa Rica. Very busy when our group of 28 arrived to be seated on two tables, but the service was still very good. As a tour group only given choice of a set menu,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jongleurgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Valentines dinner here, we did reserve prior to getting to Costa Rica through our Air B+B host. Very nice atmosphere. Service was good and our food was very good. Would recommend to all, nice for a special occasion too.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Dom I
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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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