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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
“steak” (99 reviews)
“crepes” (59 reviews)
“tuna” (72 reviews)
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Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| 200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice place and delicious food. Nice music ambient and the fish was fresh. Punta Uva is a very beautiful place

Thank Robbin2010
Reviewed 6 days ago

My BFF and I were on a little vaca to CR... We were staying in Punta Uva, and happened upon this spot, as recommended by our Lonely Planet guide book. This spot is a true gem! Very small, but with excellent ambiance and service. The...More

Thank Lauren N
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to El Refugio as part of a wedding party. The owner was so friendly and accommodated all 19 people in our party. The food was outstanding and everyone had a great time. It was such a neat space, set out in the jungle....More

Thank JimKaren E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on accident and it was the best tuna I have ever eaten. It flakes nicely and was not over cooked. The guacamole was good as well as the nice atmosphere.

Thank Bestbeachmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I wanted a nice sit-down , romantic meal while in Punta Uva, and El Refugio did not let us down. We arrived at 5:30pm, and had the restaurant to ourselves. We ordered the guacamole and chips, and were treated to some of...More

Thank MikeandRoseStefka
Argenticos, Owner at El Refugio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ..I am glad you enjoyed your experience at El Refugio Grill...I am sure we will see you again...pleasure to meet you.... Fernando El Refugio Grill

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry to buck the trend. Small and intimate restaurant, but for an up-market place (and price!), the food was not at all special. Maybe because the place is up for sale.

Thank Andrew0749
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We went here for our meal to celebrate our 10th anniversary. On arrival we were warmly greeted, and the menu was explained in English. We had the tuna (divine) and the Milanese Napoliana, both of which were delicious but the tuna was just perfect. The...More

Thank chillipepper16
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Refugio grill was a cute little restaurant with amazing food! The owner was the chef. There are only 6 tables however so you should make a reservation during the high season.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

All dishes are extremely well prepared and super tasty. We had the guacamole with fresh prepared chips. As main dish the steak and the shrimps. Absolutely stunning. As dessert the crepes filled with dulce de Leche and topping of vanilla ice. Wine is from Chile...More

Thank Arne D
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Our last night in Costa Rica and our best meal. Excellent steak, shrimp and octopus. Excellent service.

Thank Jokenmom
Argenticos, Owner at El Refugio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks a lot...Im glad you enjoyed....see next one Fernando El Refugio Grill

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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