Rumfish y Vino - Ventura, CA

4.7
353 reviews
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Downtown Ventura's newest Central American Cuisine + Gastro-Bar, Rumfish y Vino. The second location outside of the original in Belize.
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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We've enjoyed the place several times. The patio is lovely, the service usually excellent, and the food typically very good. The last visit was an exception, other than the hamburger, that looked scrumptious and was reported to be so. My lasagna was delivered barely warm, and when returned after a request to heat it up, was still just a bit hotter. Maybe that means there is no microwave on the premises, which is always fine with me. As well, it was suppose to be a bit "tangy".....but wasn't. Also, the flatbread special was hardly "special" with a sprinkling of herbs and minuscule dollops of cheese. Still enjoy the place and will return, hoping for the best.

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DD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable night out. Great food, loved sitting on the patio. Our server took good care of us. Will definitely return.

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DD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rumfish y Vino has the best location in Ventura with an Amazing patio. The staff is always pleasant, professional, and take great care of us with exceptional service. We always have this place on the TOP of our list when dining out. Thank You Rumfish y Vino staff for always making our dining out feel like were hanging out with Family.
Douglas D.

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JI
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very cool vibe and ambience, good quality food, and good service.. great wine menu.. and well made drinks.. solid restaurant in great location.

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s
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Love the outside patio.

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AB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good food, very cute decor. The drinks were very good.

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KP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!! Love the outdoor patio.

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L
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time. Beautiful patio, wide selection of tastes at a reasonable price point. Excellent service

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GM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for date night. All staff are good but we love to have Robert's area. Hes friendly, knows the food and makes fabulous recommendations that NEVER disappoint. Also booked the patio for an upcoming event. Marina is extremely helpful and always returns your messages. Customer In Love with Rumfish, Gigi Magaña

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PW
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Just a good, friendly neighborhood joint.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Date night. Drinks weren’t as strong as usual but food was delicious per usual! Love the outdoor seating ambience

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A
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Make sure you ask for the Marie sharp's pepper sauce. Ask for the conch fritters and the conch ceviche especially. But you can't go wrong with anything on their menu. The one drink by far that I would reccomend over and over and over is the rum punch.

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N
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm totally happy I celebrated my 33rd wedding anniversay at Rumfish y Vino.
First of all, our waiter was really nice and helpful in selecting our meal. We started off with the Conch Ceviche. It was a little too spicy for me due to the habanero and because I'm not into spicy food. But, I will say it was fresh and delicious. My dinner consisted of the Roasted Cauliflower & White Cheddar Gratin and the Yellowtail Fish Tacos. Both were delightful to my tastebuds. Perfectly seasoned and satisfying. My compliments to the chef. To accompany my dinner I had the Rum Punch. This drink was so flavorfull. Gave me a whole tropical experience. Loved how the lime and mango flavors complimented each other with a hint of rum. Bravo Rumfish y Vino.

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J
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! We sat in their lovely outdoor patio, where we enjoyed lovely drinks and delicious food! I highly recommend the Street Corn! To die for!

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KS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried the flatbread of the day and a salad both we good. The fish tacos we also above average but were a little hard to pick up.

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DW
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rum fish was outstanding. Great food, service, table. Highly recommend this restaurant. Lots of fun!

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robert was an amazing server, and we loved the food and experience! Thank you!

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TK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Great atmosphere, food and cocktails!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great cute vibes

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t
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tim, the asst. mgr was also our server and he was great to talk to. The food came out very hot and both of our dishes exceeded our expectation. The outside ambiance was great. We will definitely come back here again when we are in the neighborhood. Thanks Tim for the recommendation of the food.

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T
San Diego
155 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rumfish is a great find! Creative menu, delicious food, served promptly by gracious staff. We will return next time we are in Ventura.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table of 10, 5 Birthdays and had a great eating experience. Our waiter Brian was really attentive and just a great guy.

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BN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous old California ambience with fresh, creative cuisine and friendly staff.

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this spot. Probably the nicest vibe in Ventura. Good food, good drinks, great atmosphere (particularly the outdoor seating w a fireplace and lemon trees). Solid service. Accommodated a group of 13 no problem. Wish there were more veggie options, but there were enough.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love sitting outside at Rumfish! Between the fireplace and the heaters and the blankets I'm always warm enough.

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PN
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Nice location with indoor and outdoor seating.

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LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous!

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a
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and son and I were in Venture over Memorial weekend for my son's running of the Mountain to Beach Marathon. I picked Rumfish based on all the positive reviews on several social sites. We were not disappointed. We were seated immediately for our 6:30 reservation at an attractive patio table with overhead heater. The arbor above the table housed a lemon tree stuffed with large ripe lemons. We started dinner with the Conch fritters and drinks, mine a Mezcal cocktail that was delicious. The fritters were tasty and fresh.

For entree we had a vegetarian bowl, fish tacos and a seafood stew. All three were delicious, freshly prepared with bright flavors and textures. Service was prompt and courteous.

We will definitely return when back in venture and I recommend Rumfish to everyone.

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T
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We had dinner on a Saturday night. The place was busy but the noise level allowed for a nice conversation. Our Server was excellent - attentive and with a point of view on the drinks and menu items, which I really appreciated.

The food and drinks were just OK. The BBQ Pork Chop was overpowered by the pickled onions. The caribbean fish stew was overpowered by the habanero - so that is all you could really taste.

The conch ceviche was pretty basic...I think I had higher hopes on flavor intricacies.
The drinks were similarly overpowered by one key ingredient. So the spicy margarita was just the chilli powder taste. The Lavender cocktail we ordered tasted strongly of lavender - not allowing for any other flavor to come out.

If you are more inclined towards a lighter and more sophisticated touch in flavoring, this is not the place for you. If you like to really taste one dominant flavor, you'll love it.

We had a pleasant time and was not offended by the food or drink, but we won't return.

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SP
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, choices, drinks, EVERYTHING was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute at Rumfish. Good to know they provide free valet in this out of the way site, although we had a lovely walk from Main Street.

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation dinner. Staff couldn’t have made it easier. Delicious food and great ambiance. Beautiful evening despite the rain. Enjoyed sitting in courtyard. Innovative and delicious craft cocktails.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional! Went for a graduation dinner. Food was very good and the service equally good. The restaurant even called me to let me know all was prepared for our dinner. Great spot.

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B
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely outdoor patio dining
( inside also available) great food choices, good service & value.
Give it a try👍

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F
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We go here primarily for the ambience and setting. The design is amazing and you feel great eating here. The food is very good and we always have our favorites (pork belly, gourmet hamburger, the mussels) we can depend upon. Great for special occasions as well as dates and family and friend hangout get togethers.

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PL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gem of a seafood restaurant with limited (compared to bigger places) but interesting selections well executed. We tried conch cerviche, halibut cerviche, a seafood stew and a chorizo hash ... all different from the usual fare, but good and served attentively.

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L
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Rumfish. The Mexican flare is delish.
The outdoor patio is the best in town and service was great last time we went, even though it was busy.

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KC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant setting, interesting cocktails, good food. What else do you need?

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TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience is so beachy, outdoorsy and relaxed, I love it. The food is great, with a short menu list, but the drink list is lengthy.

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The patio is a wonderful space to eat and enjoy food and friends. Service was great, food really tasty. SO glad a good restaurant like this has been added to Ventura.

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P
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding, it was our 33 anniversary the best dinner in all our years together.

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