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Can Rafa

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Passeig, 7, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
+34 972 15 94 01
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12:00 am - 10:15 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 am - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Regular visitors to Cadaques and always visit Can Rafa . Great atmosphere and fresh fish served by friendly and attentive staff. Don't go anywhere else on the square.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Kinghorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Regular visitors to Cadaques and always visit Can Rafa . Great atmosphere and fresh fish served by friendly and attentive staff. Don't go anywhere else on the square.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Can Rafa is situated right in the middle of this picturesque harbour overlooking the bay. This is a very popular restaurant and rightly so; it has been family owned and run since 1982 and we were made to feel very welcome. If you book a table at the front you can watch the world go by.... Fish is the star... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We enjoyed a very nice diner with great fresh fish at can Rafa. As a dessert, the cheese cake is the best made by the mother of the family

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Could we really choose this restaurant without any guests at 8pm? Many guests at neighbooring restaurants along the seafront.Tripadvisor said so and they were right. We got the only vacant table. The rest of the restaurant was fully reserved to guest turning up at Spanish dinner time. Excellent service and very good and fresh seafood. They show you the daily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great food, the fish is always really fresh. We really love it and try to go there every time we visit Cadaques. Rafa and his family, including his wife and daughter , are truly lovely hosts and infinitely patient and kind to even the most "difficult" of diners (we unfortuantely had one with us, last time we visited, so know... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Think of a relatively windy April day, but with the blue sky and sun shining, and you have the best lunch you could ever ask for, with a great view of the sea. That's what you will find at Can Rafa! My cousin and I could not believe how amazing the food and their own Rose wine were! Service is... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Put off a bit by some variable reviews but want seafood we decided to try this restaurant. Packed side by side with a variety of somewhat touristy restaurants on the square by the waterfront. We were welcomed by the owner. and shown to a nice table. He has open tub of freshly caught fish. Everything imaginable and wonderful fresh preparations... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went to this restaurant two times for our 4 days stay in Cadaques. It is the place if you want to enjoy fresh seafood. Also, they offers very good wine as wine manufacturer in Cadaques.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

During our short break in Cadaques we tried few popular restaurants but Can Rafa is the one we can definitely recommend. While strolling along the old port we saw fishermen delivering cases of fresh ( still alive) fish to Can Rafa. It was the catch of the day. We chose our meal directly from fisherman's hands and we had it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Owned and run by a wine grower. Promenade tourist setting. Good service. But.....the menu was limited. The food presentation poor. Smoking is popular in the covered area facing the prom. Cod in garlic was a creamy flood....rice was eventually offered to soak up the dense liquid. The rice did not remove the cigarette smoke cloud.

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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 am - 10:15 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 10:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 10:15 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 10:15 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 10:15 pm

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