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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto” (75 reviews)
“grouper” (30 reviews)
“hummus” (21 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Friendly service, we came for lunch on a weekday and had the Casado (see picture) it was delicious with everything prepared to perfection. Good location in the centre of la fortuna. Girlfriend says it was the best meal she’s had in Costa Rica (and we’re...More

Thank andrew m
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed in la fortuna for few days and this is our third time here. This restaurant is the best restaurant in town. We went two times for dinner and one time for lunch. Best service and food !!! They are all nice. We ordered...More

Thank Mrmr83
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Upscale restaurant with high quality food and large wine selection. The food came out quick and was very good. Bring your pocket book though!

Thank bryant312
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our food, but for a lunch to cost $50 with no alcohol we think that is a bit high. Place was nice and service was good, but there are other places that are just as good. Location might have something to do with...More

Thank Eduardo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t know about getting out at $60 as someone claimed, but $70 for split excellent but very different gazpacho, mushroom lasagna (very rich) and superior risottos with two glasses wine makes for mighty good meal at a fine price. Don Rufino’s reputation is well...More

Thank WildBillSeattle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were quite agreeably surprised with this restaurant. Service is courteous and friendly; prices are good and the food was DELICIOUS! I strongly recommend the mushroom lasagna and the rigatoni with prosciutto. Really did not expect such delicate flavors!! We will certainly return.

Thank MineBM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was prepared and presented perfectly. just a heads up that it is definitely one of the pricier options in La Fortuna, but definitely worth it for a nice night out!

Thank Tyler S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food using locally sourced food. Our waitress was lovely and knowledgeable. Very accommodating for our vegetarian needs. We absolutely loved this restaurant and highly recommend it!

Thank Levine-1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for lunch as a group of 25 mostly "seniors" on a tour of Costa Rica. Our meals were excellent and everyone in the group seemed to enjoy them. The food was of a very high quality. I heard good reports for the hummus...More

Thank GregandDebbie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upscale dining with huge portions and some unique dishes. Everyone in our group like their meal. Especially memorable were the chicken in a bag and risotto. I had the ribs that were unlike any that I had as the loin was attached. I couldn't finish...More

Thank onegadfly101
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Dom I
18 March 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
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
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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