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Rafa's

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Sant Sebastia, 56, 17480 Roses, Spain
+34 972 25 40 03
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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's all about the taste of the sea!!!

Having been given the job to find places to eat for the holiday this restaurant was added to the hit list . . . definitely helped by the fact that Adrean from El Bulli ate here on a regular basis. Did it disappoint . . . No, not in the slightest!! I have to admit though that it was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
DecChap
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Horsham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We went to this restaurant as I saw some excellent review. Firstly there is no menu - don't fall into this trap! The waitress is rushing around. When she comes over to explain what is on offer (in perfect English) there is no mention of prices. When my husband asked how much the large grilled prawns were each her understanding... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Having been given the job to find places to eat for the holiday this restaurant was added to the hit list . . . definitely helped by the fact that Adrean from El Bulli ate here on a regular basis. Did it disappoint . . . No, not in the slightest!! I have to admit though that it was a... More 

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ga
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This little gem is amazing!! Just the chef and his one waitress, who is amazing!! They only serve seafood, and by that I mean only seafood! There are no sides, no appetizers, no veggies, just food from the sea. He only serves what is caught that morning, if nothing looks good to him from the docks, he closes for the... More 

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Britain/Taiwan
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our order: Green salad, baby squid, langoustines, monk fish, small clams, two glasses of roses and a bottle of sparkling water came to 105 euros, which I find high compared to other places where we have eaten on this trip. It was all ok but nothing amazing, but we do live in a part of the world with an abundance... More 

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Perpignan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's only a small, unpretentious place on a backstreet but the quality of the fish and seafood, combined with brilliant but simple cooking and an incredibly friendly welcome, make this a real treasure. A good, nicely priced list of local wines too.

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Barcelona, Spain
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

do you want fish, with no consetions? Go to Rafas, no where ells. Sundays and mondays closed. You know whuy? Fisherman d'ont fish. He only opens when he has frehs fish. He buys when the fisherman are still in their boats befor getting to the port. Only grilled.But the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I not only had the pleasure of eating at this iconic restaurant recently, I also had the opertunity to spend the evening with a entertaining , fascinating and knoweldgable top chef. Together with some good mutual friends we enjoyed great fresh local seafood and it was professionally served and accompanied by the perfect wine. I would recomend Rafa's to any... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of the best fish dishes my wife and I have ever eaten. Fresh, simple and finger-licking tasty! Friendly staff and worth every penny! We will come back.

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Copenhagen
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Just enjoyed the most amazing dinner last night at Rafas with my husband and little girl. We are in chok that the place doesnt have more top reviews as this is the best fish restaurant in the world, according to Adrean Ferran (El Bulli), and we agree. We enjoyed the most wonderful squid as well as sublime gambas. For mains... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is the place where the chef at nearby world famous El Bulli always went to eat fish. You can see why. First to get the full Rafa experience arrive early and ignore the outdoor tables and the right hand room as you face the restaurant. The left hand one is air conditioned and where Rafa operates a grill with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sant Sebastia, 56, 17480 Roses, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Roses
  • Phone Number: +34 972 25 40 03

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 113

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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