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Don Rufino

$$ - $$$Latin, ,
| Diagonal a la Gasolinera La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21207, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9997
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Diagonal a la Gasolinera La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21207, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

We went here for our anniversary dinner and it was SO good! The coffee and the steak were the best part of the meal by far. Also, it was a very reasonable price, we each had 3 drinks, an appetizer, a steak, coffee, and dessert...More

Thank Ashleigh A
Reviewed yesterday

We were in Costa Rica for about three weeks and this was by far the best dinner we had. In fact, I think the trout was perhaps the best fish dish I've ever eaten! The staff were really lovely, fit us in ever though we...More

Thank Holly G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Byli jsme tady na večeři a nemohli jsme si to vynachválit. Jídlo, atmosféra, personál prostě všechno. Restauraci vřele doporučuji😉 We were here for dinner and we could not get it. Food, atmosphere, staff just everything. The restaurant is warmly recommended😉

Thank modernAdams
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don Rufino is that great combination of being modern, yet true to its surroundings and offering a wide selection of fresh dishes. It's one of the higher end options and is incredibly popular so do book ahead if possible- we were lucky to have got...More

Thank colourfulfoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a cute little place. We were here with a large tour group for a happy hour. The appetizers were really good and the drink menu was had many options.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely bistro style restaurant in downtown La Fortuna. Our wonderful server, Maria, made dinner a memorable experience. Highly recommended!

Thank larry f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our favourite restaurant in La Fortuna (and there were a good number that could be considered too - very honourable mention to Tierra Mia here). Staff was great, great atmosphere, of course the food was incredible and the bill was very reasonable at...More

Thank AlphaDog71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great little restaurant. Loved the trout and the lasagna! Never in a million years did I think I would be eating such great lasagna in Costa Rica! Must come here if you’re in the area!

Thank Christina A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend to people who like meat with good selection of wine. Friendly staff. Excellent service and dessant prices.

Thank iddj_trip_04
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don Rufino is a nice dinner place in la fortuna. It is not cheap, but the food is also excellent, so worth the price (I recommend the Risotto). We paid 50€ for 2 mains and 2 glasses of wine. The first lady which served us...More

Thank Sandra B
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Dom I
17 March 2015|
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Response from Dom I | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee, they are open till ten or eleven PM, depending upon the amount of business they have and the weather.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$6 - US$65
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Diagonal a la Gasolinera La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21207, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 9997
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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.
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