Rumfish y Vino - Ventura, CA

4.8
863 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 863 People Are Saying
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4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BryanF
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience on the patio, delicious food, fabulous orange jalapeño tequila cocktail and a very attentive and kind wait staff provided us a wonderful evening! Thank you all.

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LHealy
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most chic restaurant in Ventura. Delicious food with high quality ingredients. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. The outside area is the best!

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vipHeidemarieL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very pleasant to sit outside. Good food. A bit on the noisy side since there were several groups

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JohnB
Pinehurst
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant courtyard, wonderful food and drink. Nice twists on standard
cocktails and sandwiches. Attentive staff.

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CynthiaJ
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter brought a special dessert to the birthday girl which was appreciated. Extremely busy Tuesday evening but our party was well taken care of.

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MARINAM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. We loved the idea of a ceviche Bloody Mary but the drink wasn’t well balanced. My mother had the frittata which was delicious but the potatoes were reheated and cold. The salmon avocado toast was good, but the bread did not taste toasted.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal was delicious and our waitress was very attentive and accommodating! We were celebrating our anniversary and took our time and didn’t feel rushed at all. We love Rumfish and will be back again!

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Vines4judy
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice evening with friends. Celebrated my birthday. I had the hanger steak which is dependably good. My husband had the burger which was good and our friends had the tacos and mussels. The food has interesting combinations. I would not say great but good. Service tonight was excellent.

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DavidN
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One drink was not good by everything else was amazing.

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viptvkyum
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent burger. Kellie is great and super competent and friendly and professional. We feel like Ventura is at its best at rum fish

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Roselle
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - always a great meal and top notch service. The courtyard is always so beautiful.

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Brenda
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful surprise! Such a trendy place in downtown Ventura. Happy hour from 5-6pm. Try to book a table then and enjoy their fun cocktails. The Jalapeño Mango Margs were yummy. Atmosphere was very vibey. We ate on their courtyard patio under the beautiful lemon-tree canopy. Seems to be well frequented by an upscale, friendly crowd. Food options were plentiful. Even for a Gluten-Free eater. Wait staff was hustling with efficiency. Waiter was on point - checking in and never missed a beat. Would definitely return if/when in the area. Free parking a few blocks away. Don't hesitate to book.

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vipRubenL
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the selection of food. I ordered the Wagyu burger.

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viplovetoeat
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drink and desserts. Everyone loved their meal. Waiter was great. Food came quickly- maybe a tad too fast even. Have a great list of digestifs which we sampled. Great vibe on the patio. Don’t miss a chance to dine here when you are in Ventura.

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LeslieH
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great peeps & wonderful vibe on the patio. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and plentiful. Everything we ate was delicious. I’d go back tomorrow!

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collrox
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love sitting on the patio at Rumfish
Great for cocktails
If u can make it for happy hour even better
Food is decent
Burger I recommend and the flat beard
Also garlic fries

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MarieP
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and customer service were EXCELLENT!

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Jessica
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for happy hour! Great drinks food and service!

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vipSteveA
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall great food and atmosphere...

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vipFoodie
Phoenix
117 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Halibut special was outstanding and the fish stew was also very good. Excellent wine list and very good service as well. Don't forget desert!!! We had the bread pudding OMG! I highly recommend Rumfish

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MylaH
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The place has amazing ambiance and can imagine that most people are there to be seen. The quality of the food is great, but the bar doesn’t match the quality of the kitchen. The drinks are just ok and my Paloma was not fresh. It all would have been ok as we were celebrating our anniversary (which I put on the reservation ahead of time and no one mentioned it), and we were just out to enjoy everything, but these are not normal times and we waited a good 35-45 mins between courses. We were starving too, so made it even more notable. It will be hard to get my husband to go back because of it. The waiter did the best he could under the circumstances, but the kitchen didn’t get the food out and no managers to be seen to help the situation. I read many reviews about bad service, hoped it wouldn’t be us, but it was. My husband left hungry as they forgot a couple of our ordered plates in the end. After almost 3 hours we just wanted to leave. I would give it another chance though once staffing issues can be corrected as I thought it was a beautiful restaurant and the food is worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The food was bland. We asked for salt twice and the waitress never brought it.

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After reading the menu we were definitely intrigued and looking forward to a meal here at Rumfish. We were not even remotely let down. The food was delicious. The ambiance and, decor music etc were incredibly pleasant. We will definitely be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
531 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We like the food at Rumfish. Our recent dinner entrees were excellent. I had the Halibut special with a coconut curry sauce and I thought it was great. My wife had fish tacos and enjoyed them. For dessert, we had an excellent coconut bread pudding with poured on rum sauce. Good service and a very nice place for a casual dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive from Los Feliz to Ventura most every weekend.
Rum fish is our go to spot, love the orange jalapeno margarita!

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JaniceW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The patio was so nice and beautiful. The lemon trees over the gazebo are so healthy I thought they were fake. The food was excellent and the service was spot on. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening.

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JudithR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly and had a great server. Delicious choices all around!

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ChristopherH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice patio area, great attentive service, killer selection of craft cocktails 👍
I had the Sea Bass (line caught in San Diego) and my wife had the pabil tacos: both really great. Lots of other things I’d love to try for sure.
The patio is very nice & there’s a fireplace. They allow dogs which we love!! The seating “patio” in front isn’t that great so ask for inside.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Caribbean food, stellar bar program, and such a beautiful restaurant - thank you!

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JimF
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally recommend the wagyu burger and the conch chowder.

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vipcjs24
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere - amazing staff! Food was good and drinks were good.
I'd come back!

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vipDineoutalot
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous find for a Sunday dinner for 2! Lovely setting, indoor/outdoor spaces, outstanding service and delicious food. This place is a cut above the rest in quality of the food, the environment, and in attentiveness to our needs. We had the creole sea bass and the seafood stew. Both were creative, attractively presented, generous portions, and memorable dishes. Good drinks and an expansive wine list. Our waitress, Camila, took great care of us, and everyone, from the owner who was at the front check-in, to the busboys, told us how happy they were to see us, and showed that same standard of care. We were just passing through Ventura on our way to LA, but we will be back!

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vipMarsee3
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous and professional! Great menu

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jorgem
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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KateK
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We LOVED our dinner! We made a reservation for dinner for a birthday, and aside from from waiting for 25 minutes after our reservation time to be seated (despite arriving 10 minutes earlier than our reservation) the service was fantastic, our waiter was wonderful, service was fast and the food/drink was creative, and so tasty! We had a lot of fun. I love going here and always enjoy the experience!

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Sally
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Please bring back your valet parking. Handicap parking is a problem.

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AriN
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rumfish y Vino is fabulous from the food to the drinks to the service. We always have a great experience there!

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LeahS
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great service. Will be back!

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Coolgirl
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Food was good. Service was good. However I expected a better table for my birthday. Will not be back.

FAQs

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

Rumfish y Vino - Ventura, CA is rated 4.8 stars by 863 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 bookings at the moment.