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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Surprise

I visited this restaurant several times from 1989 to 2004 and then on 8th March 2014. My travelling partner found the fish unappetising and somewhat over-priced. We had a better, cheaper meal a few days later at La Pena. The experience was sad as I had been expecting something better. Thus... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2014
AlanR555
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Bideford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I visited this restaurant several times from 1989 to 2004 and then on 8th March 2014. My travelling partner found the fish unappetising and somewhat over-priced. We had a better, cheaper meal a few days later at La Pena. The experience was sad as I had been expecting something better. Thus I am surprised to read the good reviews of... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

I love this place. Its small, family run and always full of locals. you can't do Restinga without eating here at least once. AND you should come..It's the the best island in the Canaries by far. Divers paradise.

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London
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125 reviews 125 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Interesting and varied menu, including all the local suspects. Very good mojos, lovely fresh bread. Winelist more mainland Spain, but they have Hierran wines if you ask. Inside the restaurant several small rooms which are friendly and have atmosphere. You can also eat outside, but it's a pedestrian side street so no view (but no traffic either)

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

We spent one night in Restinga and chose this place based on asking around at the airport about where is good to try some local fish. As a starter we chose the Gofio Escaldado, a canarian dish of toasted maize and fish stock, rather than explaining more, you should have a try the next time you are at a reasonable... More 

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Exeter
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

Manolo & his brother serve the best Mojo in town. The fresh fish is always good. Prices are reasonable too. This place is always first on our list in La Restinga.

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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

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