Rumfish y Vino - Ventura, CA

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$30 and under
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American
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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4.7
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4.7
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Steaks were seasoned perfectly., Our drinks weren't mixed well, but still good. Definitely would recommend this place

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding. Brought friends from out of town here and they said this was the best meal they had their entire trip.

CP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service
Always. a good experience

LX
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place but food is expensive for the portions.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was bland or burnt to a crisp. Never had tasteless salmon before. Steak was raw on the inside, hard as a rock on the outside. Restaurant was out of at least 5 food options. Wine and ambiance were good.

RG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Third time meeting old friend for a French wine lunch . Great location . Nice staff .
Highly recommend sitting on the patio , especially when the weather is nice .
Unfortunately , the kitchen / wait staff brought our entree almost immediately on the heels of our appetizer . Sent it back to be warmed but not happy knowing our fish would get dried out somewhat by being under the warmers . I think the Co - Owner made up for it by comping our corkage , although no one told us that .
I'll be back .

g
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in California as it makes you feel like you're in the Caribbean for day. Love the conch ceviche but really the entire menu is good. Chefs really create some memorable meals.

DW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal. Never bad service. Always a great time. LOVE this place!

ND
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, building and setting are very inviting. Menu had options you do not see every day. Food was excellent, decent beer list with some brews.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on a Saturday night for a birthday dinner of about 12 people. We were sat immediately. The outside dining area is lovely and comfortable with tons or heat lamps and a fire place. The service was great and the food was delicious. We had a great time. The Wagyu burger is fantastic.

EG
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Great outdoor patio seating.

RH
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best in Ventura. Excellent atmosphere, service and food.

J
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner provided with my wife ordering up the creole sea bass and I took the Waygu beef dish. The service at this location is second to none and this restaurant is a jewel for Ventura. Always well managed and clean operation. Keep up the great job and we will be back soon.

LI
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was outstanding as usual. Love the heated patio! Great service, excellent cocktails, and just a wondeful experience.

JH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just wished the warmers were working better. Seems to always blow out during dinner about 3 times. But we were fine and loved our whole evening. :)

T
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and great food

LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great personal service, and all had smiles. Good food and pleasant experience

AL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Kitchen was very slow with few people in the restaurant.

BN
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Excellent food at a fair price

MV
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Simple dinner for four people came out to over $160.00, a bit pricey for tacos and rice.

j
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Across the board, amazing flavors that reinterpret everyday meals. The pork belly pozole was amazing.

EH
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local gem in the downtown district of Ventura. Food and atmosphere are great: we had the Peruvian ceviche, sausage flatbread, grilled fish tacos and sea bass. They were all quite tasty. I ordered a jalapeño orange juice margarita and it was very spicy, but still good and fresh. I would definitely come here again.

CP
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful and cozy and the food and drinks were off the charts yummy!

EF
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. We used to eat at Cafe Nouveau when passing through Ventura but this place is 1000 times better. Delightful patio with fireplace, comfy banquettes, lots of plants, and colorful lap blankets. Staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. The Caribbean inspired food is fantastic and a nice change from the usual Californian cuisine you get around here. Nice kid's menu with plenty of crayons and lovely, interesting cocktails.

AL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat by fire ate great food with wonderful service👍

MP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent, consistent quality, service is immediate and spot-on.

JW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! We had scheduled a table for three(3), but called day of and changed to six (6).. when we arrived, they only had us down for the original 3. They bent over backwards to accommodate our party ! Food and service - excellent ! Great time ! 25 stars !

DK
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time at Rumfish. When I arrived I was surprised our reserved table was outside since it was raining and windy. With the over hang and heaters, it was a lovely experience, enjoying the sounds of the rain and being toasty warm. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. This was a meeting with our preschool board. I'm looking forward to dining out with my husband next time!

TV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food as always!

F
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!

MJ
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opened w a manhattan at the bar, moving outside courtyard when our table was ready. Peruvian ceviche and conch fritters were a perfect start followed by a marvelous Caribbean fish stew. We passed on desert as the two of us were stuffed!

J
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. The staff from the nice welcome at the hostess desk to the wait staff is just hard to equal in Ventura. The seafood dish we had was great and always well prepared and the decor is very clean and comfortable. Keep up the great job and your a wonderful bright spot for Ventura dining.

Thanks,

TR
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for larger group. Great food, service and atmosphere on patio!

R
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue with the outside fireplace!

T
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved this place! The music, the vibe, the food and drinks, the service -couldn’t have gotten any better!

BV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and highly recommend. The staff the restaurant were friendly and I will Recommend this place to go with your friends come here and try to go to try this really good restaurant. I will come back again if I have a chance.

CM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambiance. Outdoor seating area with fireplace. We are fans of Belize so had to try it. This was our second visit. I hope they make it. Food was less than average.

AH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rumfish is a great restaurant with delicious fresh food and a great cocktail, wine and beer list. My wife and I will definitely be going back next time were in Ventura.

H
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, especially on their patio. Fabulous and hearty Risotto with fish for the main course and a surprisingly light pot de creme for dessert. The dessert was outstanding, delicate, and multi layers of flavor. The server was friendly and efficient and was happy to split one of the orders for us with no hassle. All in all a wonderful evening!