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Restaurante El Refugio

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Calle La Lapa No. 1 & 2, 38911 La Restinga, El Hierro, Spain
922 55 70 29
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 66
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  • 28
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Our favourite restaurant in La Restinga

Though it was low season, there were a few restaurants open in this little village in January. After tried 3 of them, we ended up to revisit El Refugio twice more. Nice people, very service-minded. Instead of chosing from the meny, we chosed our fish direct from the platter. Fresh, fished the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tore B
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Andover, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there for a lunchtime snack, but the waiter insisted on telling us about all the various types of fish on offer even though we made our intentions clear. Then got pestered for extras later. Actually the food and the menu were quite interesting and if the service had been more to our liking we would have gone back... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though it was low season, there were a few restaurants open in this little village in January. After tried 3 of them, we ended up to revisit El Refugio twice more. Nice people, very service-minded. Instead of chosing from the meny, we chosed our fish direct from the platter. Fresh, fished the same today, by the brother of the restaurant... More 

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Thank Tore B
Witney, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

It's always an encouraging sign when the restaurant you are at is full of locals and that was certainly true for this little restaurant tucked away one block from the front. We were offered a wide range of locally caught fish ... The waiter even brought then out fresh on a plate to help us choose ... And then patiently... More 

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Thank hardyb33
Stirling,Scotland
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a large group which the restaurant coped with easily. A good variety of food was available with local wines. Cheery service and quality food. Well worth seeking out.

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Thank PaddyDiver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Marvellous grilled fish is being served there. Also try the local vine and beer. Staff is really helpful.

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Thank Michał P
Versailles, France
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We were there 3 times and each time it was great. The services is perfect, The fishs are really good, The vine is good and not costly (praticularly the local wine Campo Frontera white seco or afrutado at 11€ and 13€). We really enjoyed this place after our scuba divings.

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Thank Yoann K
Grand Junction, Colorado
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our fresh tuna steaks were so good, we came back a second time. The food was severed quickly, it was hot and very well prepared.

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Thank wcosue
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Fresh fish, local cheese, flan for desert all washed down by draft beer. Wi-Fi while you briefly wait for your food to arrive.

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paris
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

the best thing I have eaten in El Hierro was in El Regugio : camarones frescas naturales : hyper fresh, real taste, ...simplicity and honesty : what else ?

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Warm fish soup of yesterdays left overs. The fish in it had once been tasty- no longer. Fish platter at 12 eu each, fish heads fish tails and lots of bones, roasted, deep fried. I gave up. Too many bones. Canarian potatoes were just boiled potatoes. Aoli rather good. but Ive had better mojos Card machine didn't work so luckily... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle La Lapa No. 1 & 2, 38911 La Restinga, El Hierro, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  El Hierro  >  La Restinga
  • Phone Number: 922 55 70 29

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?