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Rafas

Sant Sebastia, 56, 17480 Roses, Spain
+34 972254003
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Ranked #12 of 174 restaurants in Roses
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Copenhagen
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Eltville am Rhein, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were looking forward to some great grilled fish, got an overpriced and overcooked San Pedro and some mediocre gambas for 100€/kilo. As they do not have a menu, you do not know the prices in advance. We paid 118€ altogether for a dinner for two which was far too expensive for the quality of food and the experience of... More

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cheshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Having read the reviews on here, I almost came to the conclusion that this restaurant was likely to be a very expensive rip-off living on its El Bulli connection When we arrived, and asked for a table, we were asked if we realised that they only serve fish and if we were ok with that We shared a portion of... More

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houston
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We enjoyed the calamari starter (approx €19) that was grilled , slightly smaller than what we are accustomed to, but quite tasty. Although we were never presented a menu ( i am not sure they have one) we picked out a "fly" fish? Sp from the display and it was grilled nicely with some toasted garlic accents. Also available was... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Rafas is a small place with less than 20 seats indoor and in the summer some tables outside. At the time for El Bulli Rafas was the place where the owner of El Bulli was said to go for a meal at times. All the food is grilled in oil and salt and Rafas serve basically only seafood. A place... More

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Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

very fresh seafood cooked simply and very good, The service is good, nice sitting on the terrace and the owners are friendly and there's no rush just sit back and enjoy the locally caught fresh daily fish. I ate things Ive never seen before and enjoyed everything. definitely worth a try

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Nice small restaurant, with RAFA behind the stove (not the other RADA!). Only fish, extra fresh, no menu. Fish cooked very simply without accompaniment. Calamaris excellent, we had San Pedro very good but would have like a little touch of something with it. Nice ambiance small place.

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London, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

You'd think that Rosas, having an active fishing port, would be bursting with great fish restaurants - but you'd be wrong. There are actually only a handful of good places to eat nice fresh fish and Rafas is one of them Rafas ( the discrete sign on the wall calls it 'RhodeRosesRafa' - see photo) is located in one of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

It is the best fish restaurant I ever been to. Great atmosphere. No menu no signs. You have to spend some time to find it. There is only fish with no nonsense. The owner is preparing food in front of you chatting all the way. We had best anchovies and squid for starters and exquisite monkfish and sole for mains.... More

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