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El Refugio Grill

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Barbecue, Wine Bar
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200mts Sur Hotel Suerre Caribe - Frente entrada Playa Grande | 200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2759 9007
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12:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 21:00
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Menlo Park, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our meals at El Refugio on the road to Manzanillo. The food fresh and well prepared. We were serviced by the owner!

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1 Thank William-in-M
Manzanillo, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to El Refugio as a couple and/or with a group several times over the years and Fernando never fails to serve up a delicious meal. The tuna is our favorite! Lovely, intimate, setting, and the best cuisine! You won't be disappointed. Dan and Rose

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Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I put the ravioli in my mouth and said to my wife "this one of the best things I have ever done" . The Argentine chef has it together. I looked around and I was surrounded by a tropical paradise. The setting is absolutely over the top beautiful. To have this sort of setting with world class food is one... More 

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Punta Uva for a day on the beach (definitely the best place for a swim around) and decided to have lunch at Refujio Grill. First of all it is in a great location: just by the road, 10 min walk to the most gorgeous beach with welcoming area of silky sand without strong currents. The restaurant is... More 

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Oxford
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a gem of a place. Very limited menu, but for good reason! They do what they do very well & you will enjoy every last bite. The Guacamole is so fresh & delicious, don't miss it! The steak with their special sauce just melts in your mouth. My mouth waters just thinking about it. Good service too. If you... More 

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Thank Terri K
Palm Bay, Florida
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away off the road between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo is a nice stop if you're you're looking for a good lunch or dinner. Owner/Chef Fernando Patane will not disappoint you. Everything on the menu looked good. But try the steak. No one makes it better!

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Fallston, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't walk, run. Get a table here and enjoy the awesome ambience and spectacular food. Steak and crepe were highlights. Very reasonable for the amount and quality of food.

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1 Thank MDChief
San Francisco, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate in this restaurant about two years ago and was thrilled to see it still open with the same chef and the same very high quality food.

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Thank Ken M
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This place is fantastic. Our family stopped by in the afternoon on Dec 31st, thinking we would definitely be too late to reserve a dinner for New Years. They made accomodations by serving us dinner a bit earlier than the crowd (starting at 6pm). There were 8 of us and we each had a lovely meal - it was delicious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious! My husband had the beef and I had the tuna. My husband keeps saying it was the best beef that he has had in his whole life! The meals were very flavorful and the place had a great feel and ambience. The palm heart salad was awesome too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Barbecue, Wine Bar
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200mts Sur Hotel Suerre Caribe - Frente entrada Playa Grande | 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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?