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Can Rafa

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Passeig, 7, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
+34 972 15 94 01
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12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Thu - Tue 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family run restaurant in the main square of the town. Booking is very much necessary with queues forming outside every night in high season. Fantastic dining experience with excellent service from mainly family members, super food and a wine list consisting only of wine which is made at the family winery. Super food, super service. Well worth the visit and... More 

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Thank Martin H
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tuna is spectacular. Excellent fish and great attention. It's like being at home with your own family. Great place and ubication.

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Thank Msabartes
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chose Can Rafa based on reviews on TripAdvisor and proximity from my hotel. Made reservations and had high expectations. Service was quite slow - much slower than expected even for Spain in general. They seemed to be very unorganized as we had 5-6 different people checking on our table. Our family tradition is that no one starts eating until everyone... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy family run restaurant with good atmosphere. You can choose the fish you want from the day's catch. We shared a very good paella. The wine is from the family vineyard in the hills behind Cadaques. They also make their own olive oil.

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Thank Jan I
Ireland
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We ate at Can Rafa on two occasions. The seafood is amongst the best we experienced on a five night stay in Cadaques, and the service and staff were by and large exceptional. The wine and olive oil even comes from the restaurant owners own vineyard and olive grove. It is certainly a labour of love for the family owners.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We were there 4 times in our 5 days vacation.True Mediterranean cuisine.Superb Paella for lunch,grilled rape for supper,wine from the owner own vineyards based in Cadaques. Friendly service and great inside or the terrace.

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Thank 30chartier
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

From all the offer you may find in Cadaques, make no mistake, in this lovely village, you get what you pay for, despite the price though, this is probably the best fish restaurant in town. Family runned, in front of the broadwalk, try to get one of the tinny tables in the terrace. Fish is caught every day by Rafa... More 

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Thank Bogus D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We order a "seafood paella", like every year that we spent our hollydays in Cadaqués. It's fantàstic! one of the best "paella" in "Costa Brava" . Its owner, Rafa is a great meter , polite and gentle, will advise on which dish to make. It also has own wines. White is very soft for my taste.You will enjoy it.

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Thank Alfons E
France
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133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This place was recommended to us as "the" place for paella, and we chose a paella menu for 4. I'm not a seafood paella fan but hey... we were in Spain, on the coast, so I tried it. The others in our group of 4 loved it, and I found it just OK but this could just be me. The... More 

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Thank Bren_KFrance
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Great paella and attention of this local family working on the restaurant. They were so kind, and also have a great wine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Monday
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passeig, 7, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Cadaques
  • Phone Number: +34 972 15 94 01

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?