- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Wild Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Lasagna
truffled ricotta and buffalo mozzarella
Ceviche Don Rufino
salsa de jengibre, aguacate y elotitos crujientes
Great food, service was fantastic, I had a ribeye and it was cooked a perfect medium rare with phenomenal flavor. Has been the best dining experience of my trip this far (they are the only place with bourbon, which also helps the score).
One of the best meals we had in La Fortuna. Fantastic sea bass and beautiful desserts
Excellent dinner! One of the best meals we had in Costa Rica!
We love food, it was a little hot, but good. Maybe they must have a place where you could wash your ha es before sitting in the place
Absolutely delicious! Such a great place to dine in La Fortuna. Food and service is excellent!!!
Food could have been better. Service was excellent.
With great food being available at a great price all over CR, the cost of Don Rufino unfortunately isn’t quite worth it.
I ordered an old fashioned (albeit off the menu, but I assumed a high end restaurant would be familiar) and received a glass of OJ and whiskey with half a crushed orange floating inside. As I mentioned it was off the menu so I can’t judge too harshly, but I sent it back after one sip and was still charged for it. (I think 10usd). On the topic of drinks we received the wrong bottle of wine, but it was another one from the same winemaker. Easy mistake and not at all a big deal.
The beef rib dumplings and roasted octopus for starters were good but had some overpowering red sauces that hid the natural great meat and other components flavors.
The ribeye steak was average, even for grass fed it was fairly bland and tough. The tomato paste they covered it in was an odd addition, not something I would try again.
The person at the table who ordered the pork chop said it was about average and slightly dry.
The people at the table who got risotto really enjoyed their dishes and said the guaro sours were a good cocktail.
Great ambiance, very nice wait staff, just unfortunately overpriced and underwhelming flavors compared to the other meals we had in CR. Maybe we just came on an off night.
Great restaurant and service was amazing!! Right in the center of La Fortunate so fun to people watch. Food was very good, kids enjoyed as well!
Excellent. The Grandma’s Chicken is a must try here!
Great place and atmosphere. Wonderful food. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
Amazing food and excellent service! Came here while visiting La Fortuna for a few days and this was a meal to remember!
We are visiting La Fortuna for our friend’s 40th Birthday and dined at Don Rufino based on multiple recommendations. We absolutely loved the meal and experience. The food was perfect and the service was excellent. In fact we loved it so much, we cancelled our reservation at another restaurant tonight because we want to come back to Don Rufino!
Absolutely amazing meal, can't recommend this restaurant enough!! I had one of the best salads and pasta dishes that I've EVER had in my life (I live in the U.S.) at Don Rufino's--so impressed!!
Do yourself a favor!
The service, the food, every detail was absolutely amazing
Amazing food. Ceviche appetizer was fantastic. Shrimp and scallops pasta was one of the best seafood pasta dishes I’ve ever had. Would consider this the best restaurant in La Fortuna and one of the best in Costa Rica.
We had an incredible experience! Our food was outstanding—the flavors and textures were complex and yet comforting. Local, fresh foods were used. The presentation was beautiful. The atmosphere was lovely and inviting. The service was uniquely tailored to us. As soon as each course was ordered, unique flatware combinations were carefully set at each place. Dishes were laid and whisked away quickly, but without a rushed feeling. Our dinner was nearly two hours, and we loved every minute and every bite of it!
Great! Definitely would recommend eating here if you are in La Fortuna.
I have gluten sensitivity. Our waiter gave me so many options. My husband and I loved the food and the ambiance!! Totally recommend!!
Don Rufinos offers exceptional service. Every member of the waitstaff was superb. The food was some of the best I’ve had to the point where we went there twice over 3 days. Highly recommend the Ceviche, fish soup, chicken with bacon and the grilled shrimp. Excellent drinks as well.
Was so pleasantly surprised by the food here. Was so flavorful, and the use of local ingredients was thoughtful and creative. I’m going back again tonight!
Fabulous - our best meal of our trip and fantastic service. All following covid protocols too. Would highly recommend for a nice dinner out
Amazing experience. Lamb shoulder was best we ever had
Food was delicious! I liked the variety and it was authentic!
First time here and loved it! Highly attentive staff and wonderful meals - filet mignon and grandmas chicken were perfectly done.
Really lovely food. Nice atmosphere
El mejor restaurante de concepto en La Fortuna
It is simply the best restaurant in La Fortuna. I would recommend to go every time.
Food, service and atmosphere were amazing - definitely recommend
Service and food exceeded my expectations. Best meal we had in La Fortuna, hands down. Highly recommend the beef pastries
Attentive quick friendly service with excellent food. We had two vegetarian entrees: cauliflower steak and truffle lasagna. Both were excellent. I commented to my wife that we are eating better here than in our own city of Spokane, WA which has many good restaurants. This restaurant is exceptional and a treat. Thank you for a great meal experience.
Best restaurant in La Fortuna. They were amazing to work with when collaborating for my birthday celebration. My family called from the US ahead of time and were able to pick a wine and dessert. The service was truly amazing.
The food is better than most higher end restaurants in most major cities. It is on the expensive side, especially for La Fortuna, but worth it for a nice night out.
Everything we ordered was amazing!
Every thing was sooo delicious! Heavy but in the best way.
Good food and great service.
It was amazing. We ordered the chicken mignonett
Food was amazing, staff was super professional and would recommend to anyone
Wine was ridiculously small. Food very good
The ceviche, grandma’s chicken, the tuna, & the cheesecake were all prepared to perfection. Each dish were very tasty. The service was awesome (quick and attentive). We had an amazing evening and would not hesitate recommending this restaurant to anyone visiting La Fortuna. The prices are aligned with the quality of this restaurant!
Don Rufino is rated 4.8 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.