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San Rafael

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Ctra National 340, Km 141.5, Manilva, Spain
952 89 06 93
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 56
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  • 18
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  • 10
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic and Truly Spanish

This little gem hidden on the roadside has fantastic food and service, you must try the Salt baked sea bass this is superb. The staff very attentive and the atmosphere is like stepping back in time. Wine superb and great selection the house is great. We had a business meeting here and well shall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
jimPaton
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Ayr Scotland
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Ayr Scotland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This little gem hidden on the roadside has fantastic food and service, you must try the Salt baked sea bass this is superb. The staff very attentive and the atmosphere is like stepping back in time. Wine superb and great selection the house is great. We had a business meeting here and well shall we say it lasted longer than... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

A real traditional Spanish restaurant. Generous portions & excellent home made bread & flavoured oil. Roast lamb shoulder and suckling pig are both wonderful but are for a minimum of two people. The Spanish waiters are attentive and efficient but don't intrude. Prices aren't too bad either. Thoroughly recommended.

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Jimena de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent Spanish cuisine, especially the cod baked in a salt crust. Very attentive staff, good wine list. Only negative lacks atmosphere, quite brightly lit.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Truly a Spanish restaurant. Dark wood, white table cloths and waiters who struggle to break into a smile. It was good and as others have said large portions, lovely home made bread and good food. When we went it was packed. I think this is a place popular with the older generation. I wanted suckling pig but they only do... More 

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Axminster, England, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Have been there 3 times now and never disappointed. The roast suckling pig is wonderful and I am steered to it every time. The staff are friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Go hungry...the hardest part is deciding what not to order. It's fabulous. The suckling pig is exceptional but then so is the lamb. And don't even get me going on the starters...the house pate..oh my God....

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Only five minutes in a taxi from Puerto de la Duquesa, this a true traditional Spanish restaurant. Generous starters followed by a choice of main dishes....so difficult to choose between the slow roast lamb, suckling pig or baked salt fish. The wines were great and actually Spanish waiters....thoroughly recommended!!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I visited this restaurant twice in my 2 week stay. The food was delicious with generous portions always served promptly with excellent service. The atmosphere is warm and lively with a mix of locals and non-locals. The whole experience was unforgettable. For sure I will return when I'm back and can recommend with full marks.

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Traditional Spanish food as good as you will get. Been coming here for 10 years and never had a bad meal. Huge portions at a sensible price with a good wine list. Always the same as are the waiters - they have all been there for as long as we have been going. Tends to get busy later on in... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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202 reviews 202 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We first discovered this restaurant several years ago when our car broke down in front. We come back every year to eat their delicious food. The restaurant decor is dark and what I consider very Spanish. The waiters have been there for years and service is beyond reproach. My husband and I had dorado baked in salt. It was excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ctra National 340, Km 141.5, Manilva, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Manilva
  • Phone Number: 952 89 06 93

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 37

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