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Don Rufino

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| 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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Best Restaurant in town! Love it, the food is delicious and the service is great, atmosphere amazing too!

Thank manpukusushi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great Italian Food! Very nice ambience and service was impressive! We were 6 couples and all of us had enjoyed best evening on the trip!

Thank chiragnshah
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by our tour guide and he was spot on. Great wait staff, good draft beer and excellent food. I had grandma’s roasted chicken and my wife had the trout. Both were delicious. Andrey was an excellent waiter. You cannot go wrong...More

Thank hardshell
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has phenomenal food. We ordered the empanadas as a started and shared the slow cooked, braised lamb as an entree. WOW was it amazing. My only regret is that I did not have more space in my tummy for the delicious food. The...More

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

US prices but good food and selection. We came here for Lunch, it was not busy at the time. Service was good, and the meals we had we enjoyed.

Thank Thevans4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best meals we had in Costa Rica overall. The service was excellent, the ambiance was appropriate. Everything was fresh and flavorful! Great drinks also.

Thank valsdestinations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food and service, lots of vegetarian options. We enjoyed the casado which was flavorful and fresh, as well as the rich and satisfying cauliflower steak. Our guanabana smoothie was refreshing. Overall glad we were able to sneak a visit to this popular restaurant...More

Thank FootlooseMoonwalker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

very nice international meals, we enjoyed especially the slow cooked lamb shank... very friendly staf with eye for details.

Thank AntonS959595
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is not cheap, however the food is very good and the menu is extensive. All food is fresh and quick to serve. Staff are pleasant and professional. Wine is very expensive at this restaurant. Nice ambience with soft music in background. Good for...More

Thank Voyage803067
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometimes you want something a little fancy while you are in Arenal. Something offsite from your hotel, authentic with a little twist. This place was so delicious. They had traditional Costa Rican dishes with a bit of a nouveau twist. So we had like an...More

Thank chrystani
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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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  • Value
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, 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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