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Rufo's Grill

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Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 120 5494
17:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sweet little outdoor dinner place on Calle Adelita. I love their grilled fish and the pork chops. It's clean. The service is exceptional and the prices are moderate. It's a friendly little place. I'm not a big fan of their dinner music which inclines towards romantic oldies on a keyboard, but they seem to appeal to the Frank Sinatra set.

Thank Ruth M
Cannes, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you don't like BBQ, don't come where because that is all they do. And they do it well. A couple of nites ago, Rufo prepared for us a suckling pig.cooked to perfection. Michelin quality, quite surprising for such a hole-in-the-wall...and then Rufo hung up his apron and grabbed an electric guitar and went Carlos Santana on us for an... More 

Thank muxumuxu
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ambience is great, food delicious, service friendly. This is the second time this year that we have eaten here, and we have always been pleased. It is always busy which is a very good sign.

Thank Golda M
Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have come here many, many years and it has never disappointed. If you are lucky, you may be there when the owner sits in with the entertainers and plays guitar and sings. Love his grilled ribeye!

Thank Nancy D
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food, the service and and the live entertainment are all great. We had Mexican food me BBQ ribs all were very good.

Thank apheasey
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had BBQ Ribs my wife had grilled veggies. Every thing was great we stuck around and enjoyed the music. Lucky us we were looking for another place but could not get a seat all booked walked up the street and found Rufo's

Thank Paul C
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for supper, and 2 had the ribs, and I had the pork roast. Ribs were very flavourful, and both enjoyed every bite. The roast pork was also prepared well, and tasted very good. Food was cooked over a Mesquite grill, and you can taste the difference. Service was friendly and efficient. Prices are about average for the area. Great... More 

Thank BadgerMbTraveller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ribs are outstanding, I had grilled vegetables, which are pretty simple but it's just what I needed.

Thank Trudie C
Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our Anniversary dinner and Rufo made the occasion so memorable. The food was delicious...Best Arrachera I've ever had in Mexico. The prices are very reasonable. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a quaint night out. Located in a very charming neighborhood of Zihuatanejo..Playa la Madera up above. Rufo even played guitar for us. Looking forward... More 

Thank indiebeans
Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us so we tried it out. It's a small, open air kind of place with a mesquite grill out back. We were close to the grill and it did get a little smokey, but the food was excellent. Prices were very reasonable. We also enjoyed their desserts.

Thank TVSAM1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Mexican, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 120 5494
From steak to seafood, vegetables to burgers, anything that Rufo can throw on his grill he does -- and to much success, too. The outdoor restaurant fits perfectly with the charcoal grill flavors, fresh corn tortillas and hearty homestyle portions that makes Rufo's so popular. There's often a crowd during high season but it's worth coming early or staying late to get a taste. Rufo is a personable host and takes extra effort to make each customer's experience unique and fully satisfying. He has even been known to bring out a large platter of grilled steak, ribs, fish and shrimp for a group to sample when they can't make up their mind. There isn't a huge bar selection but the margaritas are strong and the beer is cold. On a hot Zihuatanejo night, what more could you ask for?

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?