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San Rafael

Ctra National 340, Km 141.5, Manilva, Spain
952 89 06 93
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Ranked #7 of 50 restaurants in Manilva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $37
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I should own shares in this place, I have spent more here than on my house over the years... If you want a good spanish meal then please go here...!!! Food is great, service is good, wine list excellent. It is not the cheapest in the area, but it is in my opinion the best for a very long way.... More

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San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

In a pleasant enough dining room seating about 40, run by Matra’D Juan and Chef Antonio we lunched on a chilly April day. One needed to study the diverse menu for some minutes before selecting from the many temptations, including the 9 Chef’s specialities Eventually our party of four choose for starters: Burgos Black pudding, Mushrooms in Sauce, and for... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Just had Sunday lunch at this wonderful restaurant. Suckling pig cooked to perfection for both of us. We were advised not to have a starter as the portion of all courses are large and it could be a bit much. Choose the recommended red wine and it was superb. A lovely pudding followed with free liqueur shot to follow. Not... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Being a Kentucky guy who loves Spain (been there 6 times) I had the good fortune to visit San Rafael with friends who have retired to the area this past November 2013. It was perhaps one of the 2 best meals I had during a 16 day vacation in France and Spain. The Rabbit I had may have been the... More

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Axminster, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Went with friends, we all had suckling pig, wonderful. The food was good, so was the service. The inside was clean and a good ambiance. Would go again.

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We were staying this trip near San pedro but we couldn't miss our favourite restaurant. Always have an excellent meal there. We were not disappointed, will be back on next trip at Xmas.

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Paros, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The classical restaurant serves a variety of delicious dishes with of course the '"especialidad de la casa "' which is fantastic!! The best fine dining experience you can imagine in the Manilva area. .But don't forget to make your reservation. We hope to enjoy San Rafael 's excellent experience once more next month. Fred en Anita - Kapellen Belgium

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Romford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for five years now. Food and service are first class. Meals are plentiful. You won't go hungry here!! Huge portions. We could only manage two courses. I had prawns and avocado to start followed by fillet steak which was cooked to perfection Free shots at the end of our meal most welcome too.... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This restaurant, for a long time now, has been one of our favourites to visit when in this part of Spain. The food is local - no frills, just plain Spanish Cuisine. My husband's favourite is The Rabbit, and I love the Venison Medallions and the Fish in Salt. The waiters are friendly and attentive, but not very chatty. They... More

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Cork, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Upon a recommendation from some friends a group of us visited San Rafael traditional Spanish restaurant in Manilva (frequented by locals I believe). We were welcomed by the waiting staff who were the kind that you hardly noticed were there but were there when you needed something. For starter I had the black pudding which was absolutely amazing. I tasted... More

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