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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: Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 239
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Phenomenally Fresh and Well-Prepared Fish

At Can Rafa, we enjoyed our best meal of a 10-day trip to Barcelona and Cadaques, and we ate at many wonderful places. The combination of exquisite food, top notch service, and a down-to-earth, unassuming environment put Can Rafa over the top. I had the dorado, caught that day, grilled to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
gardnermb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

At Can Rafa, we enjoyed our best meal of a 10-day trip to Barcelona and Cadaques, and we ate at many wonderful places. The combination of exquisite food, top notch service, and a down-to-earth, unassuming environment put Can Rafa over the top. I had the dorado, caught that day, grilled to perfection with only touch of olive oil and a... More 

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Thank gardnermb
The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Best of cadaques, Great familie business run restaurant. With passion for Food, Good service, very fresh fish dishes!

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Thank aaaaaaaaapl
Lillooet, Canada
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I Love Paella... In fact it might be one of my favorite dishes. I had heard rumors about fantastic Paella in Spain. So last winter when planning a trip to France, I decided to take a 4 day detour into Spain in order to find a great Paella. Arriving in Cadaques, Spain, we asked our hostess about paella and she... More 

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Thank Colin_M_Walsh
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Family Owned and very warm and welcoming. The food is fantastic! Fresh Seafood ! Everything is delicious. Be sure to try out all the other families restros! The oldest Catalan Restaurant in Cadaques - Casa Anita!

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Thank Michie1976
Champniers-et-Reilhac, France
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I thought the restaurant was very good with nice staff, fish is the main part of the menu with a variety of daily catches available. All very well prepared and good service. I did enjoy my meal the only thing stopping me giving them a 5 rating was I thought it was a little pricey, but I guess you could... More 

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Thank Steve H
Miami Beach, Florida
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Very fresh food, the seafood paella was excellent. Also the calamares fritos, which were the specialty of the day were delicious. Great selection of their own wines and leave room for crema catalana mousse. The owners mind the place and you can tell. Recommend.

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Thank monsita1910
Hafnarfjordur
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

A nice seafood restaurant on the main square, by the sea. Clearly a popular restaurant and the owners appear to be very keen on fishing. The seafood was really good but the best part of the meal were clearly the tuna steaks, just lightly grilled, all rare and delicious on the inside.

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Thank Iceaix
Solihull, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

After 3 days of fish, all 4 of us chose steak, which was a mistake - tougher than it should have been, but tasty. My starter of salmon and foie gras salad was terrific, as were the other staters. Clearly a fish restaurant. Service was good.

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Thank Canar1
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Can Rafa is clearly a very popular restaurant and generally well reviewed on Tripadvisor, however we found it to be rather average. It is set on the main square and is attractive, service was fast and without charm and the food (we had fish) was ok but very expensive for what it was. We were in and out extremely quickly... More 

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Thank HRClint
Chipping Campden
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Wonderful seafood but the staff dragooned us into having two lobsters where one would have sufficed! Good atmosphere.

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Thank Petal1912

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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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?