We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful food, great location and excellent service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Refugi

El Refugi
C\ Merce Rodoreda S/N | Romanya de la Selva, 17240 Santa Cristina d'Aro, Spain
972 83 30 60
Improve this listing
Cuisines: Mediterranean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: El Refugi Restaurant, one of the most special places on the Costa Brava.Un espacio único en Romanyà de la Selva donde disfrutar de momentos inolvidables rodeados de naturaleza y probar nuestra cocina de autor influenciada por la cocina francesa con el estilo propio que nos caracteriza.
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, great location and excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

We came agross El Refugi when visiting the Romanya Church at Santa Cristina d'Aro. The menu del dia was listed as €19 - and what a feast we had for that price. Seated in what might be described as a conservatory with nicely taid tables and fresh flowers the vibes were immediately good. We ordered salmon (Gravlax) as a started, lamb shank and then creme brulee. We were presented with Cava with redcurrants as an aperitif, followed by a mushroom dish - again as a taster and on the house. The Gravlax was the best we have tasted and was an extremely generous helping. The lamb was delicious. Deserts were good and the wine (part of the meal) was excellent quality. We were given a liquor at the end of the meal. The service was first class and all the staff were friendly. Evidently this restaurant has just opened after a change of ownership - give it a try - you will not be disappointed!!

Visited May 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first

Travelers who viewed El Refugi also viewed

Santa Cristina d'Aro, Costa Brava
Santa Cristina d'Aro, Costa Brava
Santa Cristina d'Aro, Costa Brava
Santa Cristina d'Aro, Costa Brava

Been to El Refugi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Refugi, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.