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El Refugio Grill

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200mts Sur Hotel Suerre Caribe - Frente entrada Playa Grande | 200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2759 9007
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12:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

my third or fourth time here now. i make sure to eat here one night every time in staying in Cocles. great people, very relaxed vibe. best chips and guac ever. the chips melt in your mouth. and after all, it is an Argentinian grill, and my God, can the chef cook a piece of meat. if you like steak... More 

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Thank art_by_Blair_Berger1
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best food that we have had in Costa Rica so far. The skirt steak was excellent and the crepe to die for! Well worth saving some space for. The only point to note is that credit cards are not accepted and you can only pay in cash (dollars or colones).

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Thank jbarnfield21
Talkeetna, Alaska
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited to try this place. They had a cool looking sign and the place looked nice from the road. We were told we didn't need reservations because they didn't plan on being too busy tonight. But they would save us a table if for some reason it got busy. The place is beautiful. The ambience is fantastic.... More 

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Thank JimmySick907
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Skirt steak with chimchirri sauce. Beautifully prepared. Steak house style potatoes and a salad. One of the best steaks I've ever had the pleasure of eating.

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Thank Anne L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diverse menu with something for everyone. Food was delicious with a comfortable, romantic atmosphere. If you're staying at Congo Bongo this is a great dinner option as it is just a few minutes up the street

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Thank Jason B
Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were a party of 6 and everybody had a different meal from the menu. All came together at the same time and every plate was delicious! We sat at this nice setting table outdoors. El Refugio is a must stop! Bring cash!

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Thank Maria A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Food was excellent, and beautifully prepared. Service was also excellent and staff were very personable Atmosphere was romantic and peaceful.

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Thank stephanie t
Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were staying down the road at Korrigan Lodge and walked here on our first night for dinner. We must have gone on a slow night as there was only one other couple dining. We were told you usually need reservations. We sat outside under the stars and were treated to an amazing dinner. We had been told the tuna... More 

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Thank Duncan6
Atenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I just stopped for a burger at lunch but the service, food quality and atmosphere was great. Sorry I never made it for dinner!

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Rocky Point
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is when you really appreciate a recommendation. Not in the middle of the restaurant area we may have just passed by. I'm telling you not to miss this place. From the decor to the setting you feel apart from the world. We started with fresh cocktails and I mean fresh. I had a real Pina Colada with all fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Barbecue, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200mts Sur Hotel Suerre Caribe - Frente entrada Playa Grande | 200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2759 9007
Description
International Cusine Restaurant. Jungle outside tables for dinner or chill out.Romantic atmosphere, good music.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?