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Rufo's Grill

) #30 of 290 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, Barbecue
Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 120 5494
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“french fries” (11 reviews)
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Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviews (237)
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101 - 110 of 237 reviews

Reviewed 5 March 2014

So many great places to eat so we only got there once during our visit to Zihua this year. Food is always great, nice soft music and great location. Service is very good and a must on places to dine.

Thank mngal58
Reviewed 3 March 2014

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at Rufo's last week. Nice live music, romantic atmosphere and good service. We also took cooking classes at the restaurant which is run by a relative during the day.

Thank dmccreary47
Reviewed 26 February 2014

we had the grilled snapper, flaming banana and it is the best snapper we ever have had. good service.

Thank MnTreker
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a late dinner. He had the grilled red snapper, and said it was so light and flavorful that he could have had two more! I ordered the grilled pork chop and have never had anything as delicious. If...More

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Dined here with my parents and had a wonderful evening!! The grilled tuna and accompanying veggies were fresh, delicious and very reasonably priced. Best part of the evening was the live music - the guitarist was wonderful and, when Rufo himself joined in for Santana's...More

Thank GammaRay2
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

After walking by many times, hearing the music, noticing all the happy customers we finally went in for dinner. Rufo is a charming host, our service was very good & we enjoyed the live music. The ribs were delicious, a better choice than my tuna...but...More

Thank RedE2Go
Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

We have been coming to Zihua for 9 years now, and never neglect to visit Rufo. He is a great host, with a welcpming smile. The food is grilled over a wood fire. His fish, ribs and pork chop are always top notch. In a...More

Thank PenguinRob
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Friendly spot with lots of atmosphere and great fresh food for a reasonable price. Live music was entertaining but not overwhelming. Would go back.

Thank seca
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This place is just down the hill behind Madeira beach on the corner in front of the Taxi stand - it is an outdoor cabana/palapa style restaurant. My only regret is I didn't return and my one dining experience was very late at night after...More

Thank Bofo
Reviewed 1 February 2014

This restaurant was at the base of the hill behind our rental house on Madera Beach. Half our group ordered the fresh fish and half ordered ribs. Both were delicious. The portions were medium size and I think we each licked our plates clean. The...More

Thank theSels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
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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