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Rufo's Grill

Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 120 5494
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork chop” (38 reviews)
“french fries” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gave it a try and they tried but did not make a good impression. Found the roasted veggies to smothered in sauce and the portion size too small. Unfortunately, we will not go back.

Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here a few years ago when it first opened. Loved it. So went back this time and loved it again. Rufo is a lovely person, he has 3 lovely dogs, there is live music and he himself plays guitar occasionally. Our food was great....More

Thank June Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rufo's is the kind of place you go to Mexico to find. It's a very simple place that turns out really good grilled meals cooked and served by a pleasant family. Many reviews sing praised about Rufo's ribs and chops and they're spot on. A...More

Thank DanandAnn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Music, good margaritas. Relaxed. Lovely meal. Cash only. The grilled fresh fish was perfect. Small but tasty sides. The ribs were meaty and tasty.

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice on our two week stay in November. Both times the food and service were good. The ribs are still some of the best in Zihua.

Thank hongsuguy
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We loved this place. It was right next to our hotel. The first night I was sitting on our balcony and could hear wonderful piano and saxophone music and thought I have to find this place! We went there three times during our week there....More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We are a coupe from New Orleans who live part of the year in Zihuatanejo. Rufo's is the restaurant everyone hopes to find when they travel. Authentic, simple food made from local ingredients without pretension or artifice. The juiciest perfectly grilled thick cut pork chop...More

Thank ourdub
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Very welcoming place ; small and informal. Had the catch of the day (red snapper) and grilled shrimp- large portions and moist, tasty flavor. Very good live music, mostly Beatles tunes- owner also plays guitar.Couple of the owners well-behaved dogs checking out the action also...More

Thank roger k
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Another little surprising place around the canl on the way to the beach. Kind of right at the corner, and uncharacteristally intriguing, I stopped to take a look after seeing the advertisement for Fresh Yellow Tuna. I'm not a seafood fan, but, ribs, pork, steak,...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Cocktails were small for the price paid. Waiter not friendly. Took a long time to get the chips and salsa dip. Meals came 2 minutes after the chips and dip. All 3 of us had ribs which were good. Included French fries. Got exactly 5...More

Thank Ed S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 120 5494
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From steak to seafood, vegetables to burgers, anything that Rufo can throw on his grill he does -- and to much success, too. The outdoor restaurant fits perfectly with the charcoal grill flavors, fresh corn tortillas and hearty homestyle portions that makes Rufo's so popular. There's often a crowd during high season but it's worth coming early or staying late to get a taste. Rufo is a personable host and takes extra effort to make each customer's experience unique and fully satisfying. He has even been known to bring out a large platter of grilled steak, ribs, fish and shrimp for a group to sample when they can't make up their mind. There isn't a huge bar selection but the margaritas are strong and the beer is cold. On a hot Zihuatanejo night, what more could you ask for?
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