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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%
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“steak” (88 reviews)
“tuna” (70 reviews)
“guacamole” (38 reviews)
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Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| 200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Small and intimate, El Refugio offers an amazing dining experience. This is a MUST, if you're travelling in the area. The food was fantastic, and the atmosphere amazing!

Thank WSFergie
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is great, the chef is very personable and the setting is wonderful. They ousted started serving lunch which I really liked. Great sandwiches and burgers.

Thank kjor
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We made this our last meal as a group while on the Carribean coast. We took taxis from Puerto Viejo and the travel was well worth it. They were very accommodating to store and serve one of our parties birthday cake. The atmosphere was very...More

Thank edcarmona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I both had the skirt steak and Guacamole based in other TripAdvisor tips. We were not disappointed! It was fabulous and the bread they serve was amazing. We plan to go back and try the tuna which is another recommended dish.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on three occasions and the food was always good. The menu was quite limited but I did enjoy everything we had. Fabulous steak, great mussels and probably the best tuna I have ever tasted. I also had the prawn curry which...More

Thank frances f
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The Caribbean coastal area of Costa Rica is often described as the backwoods and neglected area of the country. No where more so than the most southern part of Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo DO NOT BE DECEIVED. During a recent visit and stay in the...More

Thank bones007
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were looking for a restaurant open on a Monday night - most good ones were closed. We had heard great things about this so called in on the off chance. The roads on the way were being resurfaced so we had a bad journey....More

Thank fgfamily
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner here with our two teenage kids. We had a lovely table in a beautiful tropical setting. We each tried something different and each dish was even better than the last! We highly recommend this place! You will not be disappointed!!

Thank Schmidtsix
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in and ordered our food to go. Guacamole and steak were amazing. Our next visit to the area we will make sure to make a reservation here.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Great place, very nice service and the food is wonderful (meat, fish, guacamole, dessert). A big WOW for the cooker and thank you for the great awesome food :)

Thank datchi83
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Questions & Answers
Leona S
23 May 2017|
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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