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Rufo's Grill

Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 120 5494
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork chop” (38 reviews)
“french fries” (11 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:30All hours
Mexican, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We loved this place. It was right next to our hotel. The first night I was sitting on our balcony and could hear wonderful piano and saxophone music and thought I have to find this place! We went there three times during our week there....More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We are a coupe from New Orleans who live part of the year in Zihuatanejo. Rufo's is the restaurant everyone hopes to find when they travel. Authentic, simple food made from local ingredients without pretension or artifice. The juiciest perfectly grilled thick cut pork chop...More

Thank ourdub
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Very welcoming place ; small and informal. Had the catch of the day (red snapper) and grilled shrimp- large portions and moist, tasty flavor. Very good live music, mostly Beatles tunes- owner also plays guitar.Couple of the owners well-behaved dogs checking out the action also...More

Thank roger k
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Another little surprising place around the canl on the way to the beach. Kind of right at the corner, and uncharacteristally intriguing, I stopped to take a look after seeing the advertisement for Fresh Yellow Tuna. I'm not a seafood fan, but, ribs, pork, steak,...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Cocktails were small for the price paid. Waiter not friendly. Took a long time to get the chips and salsa dip. Meals came 2 minutes after the chips and dip. All 3 of us had ribs which were good. Included French fries. Got exactly 5...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Twice I've had the grilled shrimp -delicious! Reasonably priced and includes a basket of tortillas chips and various dips. The margaritas are excellente, although they come in ordinary glasses. The musicians are wonderful - more than background music.

Thank trvhapi
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This place is outstanding. Super authentic, folksy, killer food, and great live music. Wish Rufo had a place in Vancouver but then it would never be anywhere near as good.

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Burgers, meat and chicken dishes all good. It's rustic and the owner very Mexican and that's good. Cooking school offered there too. Bring the kids they are welcome

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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...More

Thank muxumuxu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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