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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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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (92 reviews)
“tuna” (70 reviews)
“crepes” (42 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 4 days ago 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

Thank andromedahb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to have dinner at this restaurant after one of our excursions. The host was a lovely lady that made us feel very welcome and offered some great suggestions for dinner. The chef is from Argentina and you can tell that...More

Thank Amilcar M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting was ok and just the typical Costa Rican "look" you see everywhere. Even the menu looked normal and so so. But O.MY.GOODNESS!!!!! The food was incredible! First off the guacamole and chips were different. The chips were not the typical plantains, corn nor...More

Thank Maria K H
Argenticos, Owner at El Refugio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot .... Im glad you enjoyed

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful quiet tranquil setting . It feels like you are eating at an oasis in the middle of the jungle . The steak is the best in Puerto Viejo . Great service by friendly staff . certainly one of our favorites .

Thank 197,626
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 27 September 2017 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 26 September 2017 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
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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
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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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