We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Av. Pintor Tarrasso 219, 46823 Navarres, Spain
+34 (0) 649 346 019
Add hours for El Refugio and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 61 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Gem of a restaurant in inland valencia

We consider ourselves lucky to live near this restaurant and have enjoyed many meals there during the last couple of years. Thought it was about time to review it. Although I would find it difficult to have anything other than a steak I have during this time tried just about everything else on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2014
nirvana22014
,
Chella, Spain
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chella, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We consider ourselves lucky to live near this restaurant and have enjoyed many meals there during the last couple of years. Thought it was about time to review it. Although I would find it difficult to have anything other than a steak I have during this time tried just about everything else on the menu from the delicious gambas carpaccio... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Absolutely wonderful restaurant !!! If you'd ever pass Navarres you need to stop at El Refugio. You'd feel/taste real Spain. We've been there twice within our stay thanks to purely perfect dishes (heaven for meat lovers) plus we've been so warmly welcomed first time so there're no other option - we've had to come back. Despite the fact that we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Don't let the modest exterior fool you . . . the Refugio dishes up an exceptional dining experience. Warm, accommodating hosts, who have a passion for serving up the country's best meats grilled over the coals, make this place special. The restaurant is spotlessly clean, comfortable, and takes great pride in their food and its presentation. While the menu is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Fab restuarant , superb hosts and the best steak I have tasted , nothing is a problem for the hosts , communicated in Spanish and French and enjoyed a superb meal and wine with great recommendations from the owners.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This spanish style steakhouse specializes in steaks and it is clear to see why. At dinner, the owner/chef (always a good thing) explains the different cuts of meat and the various local dishes. You can watch your meal being prepared before your eyes on the hot charcoals to perfection. The owner takes immense pride in the food prepared and his... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Overveen, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

It does not look Spanish, more like a skihut in the Alps. And is not in Valencia but in the village of Navarres, South of the city. Run by a couple and their son. On the menu all starters were meat and all mains were....meat. We shared some fantastic Iberico ham, from the famous black pigs, fed with acorns. But... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Refugio also viewed

Xativa, Valencia Province
Navarres, Valencia Province
 
Navarres, Valencia Province
Xativa, Valencia Province
 

Been to El Refugio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Pintor Tarrasso 219, 46823 Navarres, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Valencia Province  >  Navarres
  • Phone Number: +34 (0) 649 346 019

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Refugio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?