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Sant Sebastia, 56, 17480 Roses, Spain
+34 972 25 40 03
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Scottsdale, AZ
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We had the best, and I mean the BEST meal of our lives last night! The freshest most succulent melt-in-your-mouth seafood dishes prepared by Rafa and served by Rosa. I have one word that sums up the food...SUBLIME. It's simply prepared on a Planxa (a cast iron griddle)... just a little salt, a little olive oil and a whole lotta... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Grilling a fish in a good and memorable way is not easy. Once somebody told me that a little place in roses made the beat grill fish in the word. I thought it was an exaggeration of catalan food extremism (for catalans ferran Adria has to have a nobel prize). I tried it yesterday. He was right. The best grill... More 

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New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a Catalan friend, we went with knowledge that Rafa's was considered one of the world's best seafood restaurants. Whilst we don't have experience to rate it like that, Rafa served us the best seafood dishes we've ever had. We're from a seafood island and I learnt that I'd been eating poorly cooked seafood most of my life.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Got a table next to the kitchen so got live entertainment along with the exquisite food. Choose your fish from the seafood counter. Some are more suitable for sharing due to size. Remember to ask about side dishes because there is no menu (except for the extensive dessert menu and the adequate wine menu). Drove more than an hour to... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

The food is very fresh and delicious, but we made a mistake: As there´s no menu, we asked for the recommendations and it was all very very expensive for what it was. It is a local, simple restaurant, and we never thought that the seafood we had would cost as much as it did.

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Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015

On the recommendation of a local, we went to this retaurant hoping to enjoy a seafood lunch. We sat down at a table and were ignored for quite some time. When the waitress/owner finally came to our table ,we asked to see a menu and we were abruptly told that they don't provide menus and the only choice was fish... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is the place to go if you like fish. I have never had better tasting, fresher fish than here. There is no menu and while some here have complained about that, keep in mind that if you want to serve what the sea brings you every day fresh you do not have a printed menu. The service is very... More 

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Thank francina2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Do not be put off by the fact of no menu : they cook what the boats bring in that day and the very nice waitress takes you through the list in good English - pointing out when things are expensive ( sea cucumbers for example). Ask for the prices if you are worried. We had delicious razor clams and... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015

We went to this restaurant as I saw some excellent review. Firstly there is no menu - don't fall into this trap! The waitress is rushing around. When she comes over to explain what is on offer (in perfect English) there is no mention of prices. When my husband asked how much the large grilled prawns were each her understanding... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Having been given the job to find places to eat for the holiday this restaurant was added to the hit list . . . definitely helped by the fact that Adrean from El Bulli ate here on a regular basis. Did it disappoint . . . No, not in the slightest!! I have to admit though that it was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$43 - $107
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sant Sebastia, 56, 17480 Roses, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Roses
  • Phone Number: +34 972 25 40 03

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