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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A bit expensive, but it worths it

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 ?

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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English first
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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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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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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Bideford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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

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  • 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

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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