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Restaurante El Refugio

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Calle Lapas No. 1 2, 38911 La Restinga, El Hierro, Spain
922 55 70 29
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It taste good but very expensive. The Staff does speak English but only one guy doe. I recomend the pineapple dessert, very, very fresh

Thank FisKnock
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant serving beautiful fresh fish. Most enjoyable meal with a group of walkers/divers visiting La Restinga.

Thank MerciDublin
Bideford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I have been visiting El Refugio since 1989. In that time the former proprietor has handed on the business to his son but he is still there to add his idiosyncratic brand of humour to the enjoyment of the diners - enhanced by now being relieved of his overall management responsibility. Tables inside are for six and we felt a... More 

Thank AlanR555
Golf del Sur, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Great food fantastic setting very reasonable prices. Excellent service. Long drive down but well worth it.

Thank Unaavi
Andover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We went there for a lunchtime snack, but the waiter insisted on telling us about all the various types of fish on offer even though we made our intentions clear. Then got pestered for extras later. Actually the food and the menu were quite interesting and if the service had been more to our liking we would have gone back... More 

Thank staggeralong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Though it was low season, there were a few restaurants open in this little village in January. After tried 3 of them, we ended up to revisit El Refugio twice more. Nice people, very service-minded. Instead of chosing from the meny, we chosed our fish direct from the platter. Fresh, fished the same today, by the brother of the restaurant... More 

Thank Tore B
Witney, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

It's always an encouraging sign when the restaurant you are at is full of locals and that was certainly true for this little restaurant tucked away one block from the front. We were offered a wide range of locally caught fish ... The waiter even brought then out fresh on a plate to help us choose ... And then patiently... More 

Thank hardyb33
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a large group which the restaurant coped with easily. A good variety of food was available with local wines. Cheery service and quality food. Well worth seeking out.

Thank PaddyDiver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Marvellous grilled fish is being served there. Also try the local vine and beer. Staff is really helpful.

Thank Michał P
Versailles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We were there 3 times and each time it was great. The services is perfect, The fishs are really good, The vine is good and not costly (praticularly the local wine Campo Frontera white seco or afrutado at 11€ and 13€). We really enjoyed this place after our scuba divings.

Thank Yoann K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lapas No. 1 2, 38911 La Restinga, El Hierro, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  El Hierro  >  La Restinga
  • Phone Number: 922 55 70 29

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?