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Passeig, 7, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
+34 972 15 94 01
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Heart of Cadaques

Safe to say Can Rafa had the best seafood of anywhere I ate in Spain! My girlfriend and I shared a paella with an absurd amount of appetizers, each one better than the last. Every time another dish came out, we smiled and were excited to try what would be placed before us.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Cody R
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Miami, Florida
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Safe to say Can Rafa had the best seafood of anywhere I ate in Spain! My girlfriend and I shared a paella with an absurd amount of appetizers, each one better than the last. Every time another dish came out, we smiled and were excited to try what would be placed before us.

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Uzes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

oh what a feast!!!!! the best sea food we had in years, or maybe ever. this might be due to the fact that the owners fish what you eat the day before or the same day even. i am a vegetarian and only eat fish when it is worth it and i would not have want to missed this one.... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Located in the Paseo, as many other restaurants, has a good location with outdoor seating. A season local recommended it and the owner, Rafa, warned us: "we serve fish here" (meaning: don't ask for a hamburger here). Well, Rafa is honest and very good when recommending. The fish offer was excellent. The tuna he had fished himself (we saw pictures+video)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have been coming here for 30 years. In Cadaques, they have been pirates and smugglers for 300 years and waiters for 30, but Rafa can cook fish and shellfish. Great tallerines in garlic, baby octopus a la plancha, and Rafa is responsible for bringing viniculture back to the extent region after the phyloxera epidemic of the 19th century. Follow... More 

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Corbera de Llobregat, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went to Can Rafa after being recommended by someone. The owners of the restaurant also own Casa Anita, la Enoteca and the local winery Martin Faixó (Perafita)... but they are there, attending all clients. Some people complain because they are a little bit rough sometimes... but they are villagers, true "cadaquesencs" and it is worth seeing them working. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'm from Catalunya and I can assure you that is the best Catalan Fresh Fish in Catalunya. Don't miss it!!! Staff really helpful. The town is one if the most emblematic towns in Catalunya, just let your self get lost.

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

a sarsuela to die for (well, take a 3 hour walk for, over the mountain from Port de la Selva), great wines from their own vineyard... the best in town! But what's the recipe for the apple mousse?

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Napa, Californie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Always as busy and rushed, wish they would pace our dishes out more to enjoy but the food is fantastic and we go back every year. Start with the Tallarinas!!!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Rafa keeps the menu simple but offers the highest quality fish and seafood in Cadaques. It is not inexpensive, but regulars - and most diners are regulars whom Rafa and Carmen greet as old friends - are happy to return again and again. Can Rafa has been our No 1 restaurant in Cadaques for nearly 30 years; there's nothing to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My friends and I had a fantastic dinner here. The terrace is right in the center of the beach promenade and, although you can't clearly see the sea, the people walking by is a quite interesting entertainment. The wine served is produced by the owner, and really no need to order any other wine. Both the red and the white... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Passeig, 7, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Cadaques
  • Phone Number: +34 972 15 94 01

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm

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