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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: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 72
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  • 30
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  • 11
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  • 0
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  • 4
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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
A must visit !!!

We visit Manilva 2-3 times a year and visiting San Rafael is a must every visit. We do try new restaurants as well but San Rafael food is something we have to have every visit. It's owned by Antonio who had it for last 20 years. Their house specialities includes Suckling pig, Roast lamb and Rabbit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Balraj1959
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Manilva 2-3 times a year and visiting San Rafael is a must every visit. We do try new restaurants as well but San Rafael food is something we have to have every visit. It's owned by Antonio who had it for last 20 years. Their house specialities includes Suckling pig, Roast lamb and Rabbit along with Fish cooked... More 

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Thank Balraj1959
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

food was good services was good enough food for 4 free bread starter taster so just order mains will go again

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Thank ivvan B
Alcaidesa, Spain
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The good reputation this place has for the food is well founded. The starters were huge and very tasty but the piece de resistence are their suckling pig and slow cooked lamb. The service is not too good but you really don't go for that. Massively busy on Sundays so make an afternoon of it if you go...

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Thank 123toby456
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A Spanish restaurant with Old Spanish traditional food and fine selection of wines, nick named the 19 Hole. situated near Duquesa Port on the Eastbound side of the A7/N340

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Thank dennisd775
Manilva
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Today it's my sisters birthday, we have on many occasions visited this place. Typically Spanish. The service was a outrageous, 20 minutes to order drinks. We were the people sitting. We ordered our food. The first cours came 45inutes later I had asparagus Su Gratin it was just like water. I cancelled the main. Next minute the local police are... More 

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Dudley, West Midlands
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Visited last night the Resturaunt was very busy and the service suffered slightly because of this. However the fish, suckling pig and pork medallions our party chose were excellent and the prices were reasonable for such high quality well worth a visit when in the area

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Scotland
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142 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Good value and great food. Portions were large too. One couple had a the shared starter for 2 and it could have fed 4 comfortably. My husband and I had the chateabriande and it was cooked to perfection. The half suckling pig was very popular and looked great. Wine was good, bread was delicious and we were given 2 bottles... More 

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1 Thank blackeyes
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Lovely Spanish resturant tucked away on the side of the road, - we had the suckling pig and paella and wasn't dissapointed! The food was delicious and served nice and hot by waiters who were more than happy for us to practice our Spanish. We drank a gorgeous bottle of red and polished off chocolate tart and creme caramel for... More 

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Thank kidsthree3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Always visit San Rafaels at least twice every holiday to Duquesa. The staff are always so lovely. The food never disappoints. Their starters for two don't leave much room for mains, so be warned. But the chicken and Apple is amazing. My husband always has the black pudding and doesn't stop raving about it. All the mains are wonderful but... More 

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Thank Amanda C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Great genuine tasting spanish food to a good price. We ate baby pig, saltbaked fish, pasta, steak(kids portion) and everyone enjoyed it. Nice spanish interior.

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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
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?