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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” (96 reviews)
“crepes” (43 reviews)
“tuna” (71 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 2 days ago

Only five or six tables - reservations a must. Unexpected fabulous food and service in the rainforest.

Thank GAIL S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't go too fast or you'll miss this hidden gem. Visit from states. Had the shrimp, octopus, and their incredible steak. Recommend making reservations. Great atmosphere and delightful waiter. Recommend.

Thank lfhoops
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is an hidden gem in Punta Uva. The food, the atmosphere and the service are just perfect. Thank you for having us. See you soon! Andrea & Rossella

Thank BAFFO76
Argenticos, Owner at El Refugio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Google Translation

Grazie mille...che veddiamo altra volta... Auguri Fernando El Refugio grill

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this restaurant but you need to bring cash! great service, food and atmosphere. You definitely need to drive as it is in between Manzanillo and Punta Uva.

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small, personable restaurant with delicious food! Romantic setting with just a few tables and personalized, friendly service. Excellent food prepared by a gourmet chef in full view of all the tables. We ate there for dinner twice and it was excellent both times!

Thank dicdoc2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend this place, excellent food, good price, good service and the place is surrounded by an exuberant nature. We definitely are coming back

Thank Bernal H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 7 February 2018

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 24 January 2018 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

3  Thank saskialovessummer
Argenticos, Owner at El Refugio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

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

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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
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  • 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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