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Rufo's Grill

Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 120 5494
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork chop” (39 reviews)
“french fries” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Seafood, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Rufo's food is absolutely wonderful! The arrachera is the best! My husband loves the Sierra fish! The food is cooked on a charcoal grill and is so tasty. They have live music on certain nights and if you ask, Rufo will play his guitar! He...More

Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food (try the ribs!) in a casual setting. Loved the musician playing jazz standards on keyboard and sax. Very reasonable prices. Definitely worth seeking out.

Thank Ilana W
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We were served by Rufo himself who was attentive and working very hard to ensure his customers had a good experience for dinner. It was busy on a Monday night but this energy added to the authentic open air Mexican experience. The mesquite grill adds...More

Thank Ton1977
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting Rufo’s every year since it opened and have never been disappointed . The meal starts with free selection of chips ,salsa, pickled vegetables and a roasted salsa which I believe has some peppers and tomato. A little spicy but very delicious....More

Thank ac4414
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We ate here two years ago and looked forward to eating here again. However, the second time the service was poor and the food really wasn't that good. I rate this as average ~ which isn't that good considering all the other good restaurants around.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Small, authentic cuisine. Good portion sizes, great pork chops. All grilled to taste. Pricing is reasonable.

Thank Deanl05
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Gave it a try and they tried but did not make a good impression. Found the roasted veggies to smothered in sauce and the portion size too small. Unfortunately, we will not go back.

Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Ate here a few years ago when it first opened. Loved it. So went back this time and loved it again. Rufo is a lovely person, he has 3 lovely dogs, there is live music and he himself plays guitar occasionally. Our food was great....More

Thank June Q
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Rufo's is the kind of place you go to Mexico to find. It's a very simple place that turns out really good grilled meals cooked and served by a pleasant family. Many reviews sing praised about Rufo's ribs and chops and they're spot on. A...More

Thank DanandAnn
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Music, good margaritas. Relaxed. Lovely meal. Cash only. The grilled fresh fish was perfect. Small but tasty sides. The ribs were meaty and tasty.

Thank Helen R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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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