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El Refugio Grill

| 200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2759 9007
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (62 reviews)
“steak” (97 reviews)
“tuna” (74 reviews)
Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
| 200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The service is very good and the food is tasteful and of the highest quality. A nice small restaurant in which to enjoy the silence and the charming of Mother Nature.

Thank SBE73
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every country, every vacation, if I order tuna, I get a thin dark piece of fish. The tuna at El Refugio is, as pictured, seared perfectly on the outside and pink/red like sushi/sashimi on the inside. The garlic on top was yummy. I agree with...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were regulars during our week long stay in the area. The restaurant itself is so beautiful! It's an open air restaurant in the rain forest which plays perfect music. The waiter is so much fun and the chef is clearly having a great time...More

Thank Meredith36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You seriously can not eat food in a more magical location. It feels like a luxury hut was set up just for you to enjoy the best meal of your life. Guacamole is wicked! Tuna is amazing. 4 people in my group and we all...More

1  Thank Itsrustard
Argenticos, Owner at El Refugio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thnak you..Im glad you enjoyed See tou next one Fernando

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Refugio is in a lovely garden tucked in off the main road towards Manzanillo. The menu is has a range of salads, lunch items and some more substantial dinner items. The food was freshly cooked and loaded with garlic. Service is automatically included in...More

Thank carnage99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I found this place on TripAdvisor and boy was this a great decision. As we sat down, the chef came to greet us and provided the menu. He then explained to us what each plate was and recommended some of his popular...More

Thank Venessa A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. A very small, about 6 or 7 tables, restaurant that serves delicious and elegant food. Our best meal during our recent two week visit to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica.

Thank John G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very small so booking recommended. We waited a short time for a table which was fine as we got to drink some excellent Malbec. Our table was very private in the gardens. The food was fantastic, we ordered steak, tuna and mushroom ravioli - all...More

Thank timmybr
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Terrific food, we ordered the tuna with garlic and was a master piece. The location is outdoors, haves good music, good ambience and cozy atmosphere. The only flaw is that they just accept cash as payment method.

Thank Simon A
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

yeah, maybe this place cost a couple of dollars more than the average placr, but it is sooo worth it! we got the mushroom ravioli and the tuna steak. OMG best tuna steak in the world and the ravioli was jummie to! This place is...More

1  Thank Veerle W
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Questions & Answers
Leona S
23 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Argenticos | Property representative |
No just cash....sorry
5 April 2017|
Response from Argenticos | Property representative |
Hi natalie...tonight we have..guac and chips...mussels as appetizer...mushrooms raviolis..octopus spanish style...shrimps curry...grilled blue fin tuna...skirt steak with chimichurry...if you want we can keep a table for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 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
  • E-mail
International Cusine Restaurant. Jungle outside private tables for dinner or chill out. Romantic atmosphere, good music. Focus on the good quolity of the products and the service.
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