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“Tourist Trap”
Review of Don Rufino

Don Rufino
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 6 - USD 65
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Tourist Trap”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Am so sorry we wasted money at this restaurant. As soon as we walked in we should have known better as there were no locals eating here. Tourists only. I am NOT a picky eater and ate 1/3 of my dinner - some sort of chicken, flavored with too much pepper and cashews. Very disappointed. If you want a restaurant that offers bland American fare, choose this. We were really pissed off at ourselves when we got the bill too. Ate at "soda's the rest of the trip.

Visited August 2011
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Tamarindo Costa Rica
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Excellent menu with all the flavor you'd expect from a restaurant of this caliber.

Visited April 2012
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albany, ny
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Seafood delight”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

We were told this was the best in Fortuna and I can't imagine anything better. Lobsters were the special with 2 for $30. We started with salads that were a full meal plus in themselves and then had to eat two lobsters (a single order of the special) and were stuffed. The seafood was very fresh and delightful. The service was very good, portions large and prices reasonable, but not inexpensive. Overall a great value.

  • Visited March 2012
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San Diego, Ca
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food in a little town.”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Taxi driver said it was the best food in the area and he didn't miss. Had a local dish of chicken in a banana leaf and the flavors were great.

  • Visited March 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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124 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Good food - pleasant atmosphere”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Very central and airy. Service was fast and friendly.

Visited February 2012
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Thank dody_9
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