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Rufo's Grill

Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico
+52 755 120 5494
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork chop” (39 reviews)
“grilled veggies” (15 reviews)
“french fries” (11 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:30 Hours
Mexican, Seafood, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
Calle Adelita Esquina Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Great atmosphere. Rufo the owner was our waiter. They serve a pretty mean drink...martini's and a generous pour on the wine. Husband had the ribs and he said they were some of the best ever. I tried the carne asada which was a thick, tender...More

Thank mogcambomama
Reviewed 9 April 2018

They have live music. The staff and food were amazing. The menu is extensive from fresh fish to beef and ribs. The best margaritas. We loved it.

Reviewed 4 April 2018

A great place to visit for an evening meal. The wood barbque and excellent presentation of food is a great experieince.

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We ate supper here twice and the food was very good. There was a singer one night and dancers the other, both were very entertaining. The local cat and dog wandered in and out which didn't bother me but my traveling companion was not to...More

Thank Gayle D
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Rufo's food is absolutely wonderful! The arrachera is the best! My husband loves the Sierra fish! The food is cooked on a charcoal grill and is so tasty. They have live music on certain nights and if you ask, Rufo will play his guitar! He...More

1  Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Delicious food (try the ribs!) in a casual setting. Loved the musician playing jazz standards on keyboard and sax. Very reasonable prices. Definitely worth seeking out.

Thank Ilana W
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We were served by Rufo himself who was attentive and working very hard to ensure his customers had a good experience for dinner. It was busy on a Monday night but this energy added to the authentic open air Mexican experience. The mesquite grill adds...More

Thank Ton1977
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting Rufo’s every year since it opened and have never been disappointed . The meal starts with free selection of chips ,salsa, pickled vegetables and a roasted salsa which I believe has some peppers and tomato. A little spicy but very delicious....More

Thank ac4414
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We ate here two years ago and looked forward to eating here again. However, the second time the service was poor and the food really wasn't that good. I rate this as average ~ which isn't that good considering all the other good restaurants around.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Small, authentic cuisine. Good portion sizes, great pork chops. All grilled to taste. Pricing is reasonable.

Thank Deanl05
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo de Azueta  >  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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