Rumfish y Vino - Ventura, CA

4.7
993 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Downtown Ventura's newest Central American Cuisine + Gastro-Bar, Rumfish y Vino. The second location outside of the original in Belize.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 993 people are saying
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vipSherylD51
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance
Delicious food
Great service


Thank you !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Absolutely loved everything about this place. The food, service and setting were perfect. Fish tacos and braised short ribs were delicious. Key lime pie was the best ever!!

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vipSCVdeb
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was great and the service outstanding!!!! It was our grandsons 3rd “happy birthday dinner” as he called it and it was perfect. Our server made all the difference, excellent!

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Suzanne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we’ve all had in a long time, and not just because we haven’t been out in a long time because of Covid. Each dish was delicious, appetizers through dessert!

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MindiB
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has it all .......tasteful decor, yummy vegan options, fun drinks and fabulous waitstaff. I hope to come back next time I am in Ventura.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our experience here. Our waitress was relatively new and made some mistakes, but her ability to own those snd her extremely pleasant personality made up for it completely.
It’s a great location / space. A little loud when at capacity, so not for an intimate date night.
The food was amazing. We filled up on appetizers so never made it to the main course. Though we did save room for dessert. Can recommend the smoked fish spread, conch chowder and bbq’d prawns and beans as well as the coconut flan.
The drinks were also great!

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WaylonN
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was good. I’m not what you would call a fish fan but they had other options which was nice. Would recommend and return.

CM
CharlesM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Outinnovative menu and beautiful patio combine to make this a favorite! But the service this visit was not acceptable. I am mindful of staff shortages but clearly there is a need in training! Waitress did not know the wine menu and then brought me a beer by mistake. Took several minutes to flag her down to point out “wrong table!” My entree arrived five minutes after my lunch companion was served. I’ll stop there but could go on!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place!!! My neighbor was on Nextdoor and someone recommended it. So we went. As soon as we got there we felt like we were back in Sorrento, Italy. The lemon trees in the patio brought us right back. We’ve been there 3 times in the last month or so.
The Happy Hour is terrific so we get there in time for it and then we also order from the dinner menu too. Everything is delicious. The fig and goat cheese salad is wonderful and a good price from the Happy Hour menu. They have very beautiful and inventive cocktails too. I love the Caribbean Fish Stew. Ask for extra grilled bread and dip, dip, dip😋🥰😋
Hope you get a chance to enjoy this hidden gem above Main St. in downtown Ventura. Also dog friendly. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would.👍🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Olive
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Rumfish for birthday celebration ~had a great time! The food, atmosphere, cocktails and last but not least~the service was all top notch. Will definitely be back soon.

JB
JamesB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. We return all the time. Very nice vibe and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at the Rumfish & Vino. We were seated in their lush outdoor courtyard. We both tried some of their signature cocktails - I had the Dragonfruit CaipirSka and my husband had the old fashioned. We shared tacos, garlic fries, & mussels. Everything was delicious and at Happy hour prices

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my daughter. We enjoyed the garden atmosphere and the food. Our server was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great time everyone we come! Good service and amazing happy hour.

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vipPrincess
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience of the outdoor patio! The service was exceptional. The spices and flavor of the pozole were exquisite. The meat was so tasty and tender. The crust of the halibut was perfect, complementing its moistness and tenderness. This is always our dinner spot when visiting Ventura.

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JeffL
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service love the outdoor dining!😊

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful Anniversary dinner. Server was very attentive and very knowledgeable.

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Mags
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were six of us and everyone of us loved our food and we always love the ambience this restaurant.

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Betty
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful patio and outstanding service! The waiter was just wonderful and seemed to really care about our enjoyment:-))
Three of us had tacos and although they were okay, we all left lunch hungry. Each taco plate had two smallish tacos and that was it. Each was over $15…. There at least could have been a side salad. But this was highly overpriced for what it was.
Others in the party had sandwiches which were quite large and had a ton of fries with for the same price.
Local residents- first time to this restaurant- wish we weren’t so disappointed in the value for $.

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Rumfish y Vino!!
You won’t be disappointed…

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Brett
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, will definitely be back!

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Sudsy
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Patio is delightful for brunch. Attentive staff and great service. It helps to have a reservation.

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ArianaC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Rumfish was my go to for drinks and fish tacos! I brought everyone I know here, but this past weekend was a downfall. I made reservations for my birthday... why ask for occasion if they don’t care! We asked to be seated outside but they couldn’t guarantee because “you did not write it on request”. The bar was not doing well, either tasted like pure juice or pure cheap alcohol... the waiter came around twice and then we had to keep flagging him down. So sad to see my favorite place in Ventura go downhill.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration for three friends and they were eight of us! I think we definitely contributed to the noise level being very loud! A great time was Had by all and the food was amazing. The wait staff were very attentive and brought us our desserts with candles so that we could celebrate. I always recommend Rumfish to friends because we love it there!

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OmarL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great place for outdoor dining. Good atmosphere, great service, and great cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

CJ
CJFoodie
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love taking out-of-towners there. We would love more variation in the regular menu items.

CR
ChrisR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent experience. Interesting food preparations. Different than the run of the mill restaurants.

CS
ChristineS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot day. We were seated in a very and shady area. We were not rushed at all. Pleasant service.

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vipkaykay
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating outside on the beautiful patio. Service staff really makes this place so consistently good.
Happy hour not too bad either!

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LesleyH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance. Loved our meal. Ceviche and the seafood chowder. Lalo was a wonderful server.

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vipSMdiner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An excellent way to spend my birthday. Lovely ambiance and particularly impressed with the wine list. We'll definitely be back.

JA
JakeA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been mine and my dates first time there, we were blown away at how amazing everything was. The food and drinks were incredible and the service was attentive and friendly. Will definitely be going back again!

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michelleroo
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food is yummy but very expensive. Was difficult to get any servers attention. Several servers were walking around with their mask below their noses. Took too long to have our dinner plates cleared away so we decided dessert would not be a good choice unless we wanted to stay there another hour.

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enjoygdfd
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and wine in a comfortable setting off the main streets of Ventura. An early dinner is fairly quiet and service good.

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Louvibes
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch was quite good, but not quite great. The server was excellent with a good sense of humor. Ambience outdoors is very pleasant. A little noisy at times, but not annoyingly so--people having fun, a happening spot. Food is a little pricey but tasty. Two in party had Prosecco, which was very nice.

Came here once before for a happy hour. Specials were really good: pulled pork tacos and mojitos. Again, very friendly, upbeat service.

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vipenjoyfood232
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really lovely setting tucked off the street. The servers were pleasant and the food very tasty and distinctive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Definitely will go back when in the area again.

BL
vipBarbieL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. ALWAYS great food and wonderful service!!

FAQs

Rumfish y Vino - Ventura, CA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 667-9288.

Rumfish y Vino - Ventura, CA is rated 4.7 stars by 993 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.