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El Refugio Grill

| 200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2759 9007
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (95 reviews)
“crepes” (43 reviews)
“tuna” (70 reviews)
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Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
| 200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed what may have been one of our best meals anywhere anytime. My wife had the steak and I the tuna. Both meals were done to perfection. Meals were prepared from scratch and brought to the table by the chef. The...More

Thank Baconsand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an incredible little restaurant! We stumbled into this off-the-beaten-path spot after a long day of walking between nearby beaches. Not only did the owner insist on opening early to serve two tired and hungry travelers, but he quickly whipped up the freshest and most...More

Thank stewart849
Argenticos, Owner at El Refugio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you....looking foward to see you again... Fernando El Refugio Grill

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last dinner while vacationing in Costa Rica and we were not disappointed at all. We were in late afternoon but before dinner time and the owner asked if we would like the dinner menu instead. We were so pleased. My husband had...More

Thank waurlas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After all the positive reviews we decided to stop by for lunch on our way back from Manzanillo to Puerto Viejo. We ordered an eggplant sandwich and a chicken salad and weren’t disappointed. The setting is beautiful, a peaceful little pavilion in the jungle with...More

2  Thank saskialovessummer
Argenticos, Owner at El Refugio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot...I am glad you enjoyed...see you next one..Fernando

Reviewed 12 January 2018

We went to El Refugio for lunch. It certainly has a unique feel - very small, only 6 or so tables, almost completely outdoor. Really good service, nice food (we had burgers - best we had so far in Costa Rica) and their caipirinhas are...More

1  Thank Andy Z
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Great location, food, service. On the pricier side. Freshly sourced material. Great cocktails too...

Thank kolhapuri k
Reviewed 6 December 2017

They fitted in a group of 12 of us the night before a family wedding. Service and attention was wonderful. Food was delicious and all 12 main plates came out within just a couple of minutes of each other. Very impressive for such a small...More

1  Thank GennyHoward
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Right off the main road through Punta Uva, surrounded by the beautiful, flowering rainforest, with outdoor seating. The chef is friendly, you can talk to him through the kitchen "window" as he is making your food. He is from Argentina, but has been living in...More

1  Thank w0nderl0st
Argenticos, Owner at El Refugio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thanks a lot...I am glad you enjoyed...see you next time

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Menu is simple which is nice. We had the guacamole to start and it was amazing. I had the steak which was a little tough but that's me just being picky as it was still good....More

1  Thank Shane L
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

My friend and I visited this gem of a restaurant. My friend is a vegetarian and had been struggling with food on the Caribbean coast. The menu is small and the setting is intimate, in fact we both felt it would be perfect for a...More

1  Thank andromedahb
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Questions & Answers
Leona S
23 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Argenticos | Property representative |
No just cash....sorry
4 April 2017|
Response from Argenticos | Property representative |
Hi natalie...tonight we have..guac and chips...mussels as appetizer...mushrooms raviolis..octopus spanish style...shrimps curry...grilled blue fin tuna...skirt steak with chimichurry...if you want we can keep a table for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Dinner, Drinks
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, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 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
  • E-mail
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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