Rumfish y Vino - Ventura, CA

4.6
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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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4.6
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R
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue with the outside fireplace!

T
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and we'll be back! The food was delicious and service was great! We had a party of 13.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and comfortable atmosphere. Nice enough for a date while still being cozy and causal enough to relax. Kid- friendly - can bring the kiddo along.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Food and atmosphere!

F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Ventura! Appreciate that the menu includes delicious and creative plant-based options in addition to the stellar seafood entrees they are known for... keeps us coming back!

C
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal I ordered was quite tasty. I had a smoked fish curry spread along with a Caribbean Fish Stew. The Stew had a tomato base which was light and flavorful with a healthy portion of seafood and shellfish.

L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of five sat outside by the fireplace the ambience was wonderful and it was a beautiful night. The food was great. The Chilean sea bass melted in your mouth and the chefs choice flat bread was delicious. Would highly recommend!

VL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was slow. The drinks had to be returned and my halibut special was over cooked. We’ve eaten here before and everything was great. Maybe a bad night. It was my wife’s birthday so we expected better.

PF
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Rumfish. We had the arugula goat cheese and fig salad, conch fritters, hangar steak with vegetables, and flatbread. I also had a couple tangerine spiced old fashioned cocktails. Everything was delicious! Service was friendly and efficient. The old fashioned cocktails were not overly sweet (a pet peeve of mine) and the flatbread was pleasantly spicy! My steak was a tad over cooked for medium rare but not a big deal. Still delicious and tender. We will definitely be back!

LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. We got there early and sat inside. The patio looks very inviting though and was almost full by the time we left. We mostly had appetizers. Food was tasty, even though half the group thought the ceviche was too acidic. The bread pudding was fantastic. Excellent service!

B
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!
Loved the expanse of the patio and how quiet it was.
If I lived closer, this would be my 'go to' plsce!
Good work, everyone!!

MG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty simple review...great food, great ambiance and top-notch service. Love it!

S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Beautiful patio. Good service. Food good. Fun place to celebrate a birthday

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and we will be back for sure when we are in Ventura

JS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere (sit outside on the patio). We had the highly-recommended Caribbean Fish Stew, the Peruvian ceviche and the street corn. All were good, although the ceviche could have used more citrus flavor as is common in Peru.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought back fond memories of times I spent in Belize, all that was missing was the trade winds.
Excellent dinner

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

There were hardly any people there when we sat down yet our server took forever to get to us, then the salad and soup took another forever.
The food however is exceptional. We’ll definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing food! A Ventura favorite!

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall it was a good experience. However, I ordered a fish sandwich with salad. Our waitress brought me plantain chips. She said that is what she wrote down, but I know I said “I’ll have salad and sneak some of their fries.” She assured me she’d change the order. When I got the bill, I was charged for an additional salad. Doubt that I’ll return. Everyone’s food was great, except mine. I had the grilled fish sandwich and the fish was over cooked and dry. However, the cocktails were amazing!

CC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a real find. Very interesting menu and delicious food. next time I think we will just try a sampling of the small plates which all looked delicious

g
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Second time in. My husband loved his fish tacos, I was unfortunately underwhelmed by the ceviche.

KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great! Very dog friendly, attentive service, great outdoor seating.

JP
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service left to be desired. Server forgot to put our appetizer order and waited 15mins to be greeted. Asked for cocktail menu and that was and additional 10 mins. It was busy and I’ve worked in the food industry but when you see your waiter socializing it’s very disrespectful. Would go back only because the food was great but service not so much.

WG
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service! Marina, our waitress, did an exceptional job in making this a very special dining experience. Can’t wait to be back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Came for a quiet bachelorette dinner and it did not disappoint. Food and drinks were delicious. Service was great! Thank you to Rumfish for making it the perfect night for my friend :)

M
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New place to try in Ventura . The tastes were outstanding , the craft drinks creative and tasty, the wine list excellent and reasonably priced , and the service was great. They were also accommodating when an unexpected third person showed up. I am so eating there again when I next come to town!

CT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A diamond in the rough. Beautiful restaurant, especially outside, although it is not located right on the beach it sure feels like it because of the decor. Great food, only negative, they did not offer espresso, they should really invest in a Barista.

C
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Rumfish is a really good restaurant. The food is very consistent and very good. Great flavor and value. Remarkable setting and great service. I had their daily special, MahiMahi and was very happy I decided on this dish.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we went back 2 more times during our stay in Ventura. Creative Belizian touches added to wonderful food, and a great cocktail list/wine list. The outdoor courtyard dining amidst the Olive trees and Lemon trees was so lovely, and the chairs around the fireplace complete with cozy blankets - you can't believe you are only a few doors down from the hustle and bustle of Main Street in the heart of downtown. Staff and owner were totally lovely too. Perfection!

JU
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love that we can bring our dogs. Nice big patio. Lovely evening

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Rumfish celebrating our daughter’s birthday! Thank you!

SS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter went above and beyond with making sure we had the best time possible. Everything from making sure the music/AC was good for us, to recommending great wine and apps, and making sure our bachelorette had the best time! Highly recommend - great for groups!

Q
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. The server was kind and efficient despite being the only server. I believe he was the only host too.
The food was delicious and the outdoor patio was perfect for a leisurely lunch.

CS
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place this restaurant on your go-to list when in Ventura. Our family (with a teenager) had a phenomenal experience for Sunday brunch. Our reservation was for its 11 am opening, and we arrived 10 minutes early. The staff was still readying for opening, but they were gracious about seating us early, and we picked a corner table in their inviting patio area. Our server, Lalo (supported by other staff), provided extraordinary service; we never saw the bottom of our coffee cups and water glasses. Even though it was early August, there was a slight chill, and they happily turned on a heater for us. The best was yet to come--the food and drinks. The seafood stew was a standout. Their burger and French toast with bacon were enjoyed as well.

MH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always five star. They feature very unusual dishes, excellent presentation and good sized portions.