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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Every time I come to spain, I make sure I go to two restraunts. San Rafael is one of said restraunts. The suckling pig is the best porkyou will ever eat. Crispy crackling and you get the whole pig, including the insides. So try to be aware what your actually eating, could be the throat, kidneys, liver etc. Its reasonably... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We went to this establishment on the recommendation of a local (which is a good sign in itself). We didn't book and when we arrived the place was practically full - we got the last table, for two people. Don't be fooled by the outside - this is a lovely restaurant, with traditional furniture and setting; not luxurious but very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We were 12 guests dropping in by a coincidence. Huge amounts of starters and main course were served, and we were all satisfied.

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Lee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We visit San Rafael frequently I generally have Fish while my partner likes the Pork with pepper sauce, I have never been disappointed with any of the fish dishes and the pork is always cooked nice, the potatoes which are sliced and oven baked with onions are delicious! You get a little taster, then hot bread and olive oil, all... More 

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Thank 54Deniseb
Manilva, Spain
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Having visited San Raphel over the last 15years my experience this week I found Disapointing. Locally there have been numerous bad reports , which I found hard to believe, but unfortunately were founded on fact. The food was just not up to what I have grown to expect. I am not sure that it was coincidence but we were the... More 

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holland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Just back from a 'meal' from San Raphael, the 19th hole, close to Duquesa. Having been around for loads of years and having been there for many times with a good feeling afterwards...but now ..atrocious. So bad. Old lettuce in a (couple of days old) mayonaise salad. Mushrooms with no taste. Waiters do not want to know anything altough my... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It's worth going to San Rafael just for the bread. I'm not joking. This restaurant has the alternative name of "the 19th hole" It's very popular with the mature Scandinavian members of the local La Duquesa Golf Club, people that appreciate the best things in life. You may expect to pay about 35-40€ upwards for a good meal but in... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Tasty and well prepared food in relaxed surroundings. Excellent wine and well priced. Great value. Not cheap but worth every euro!

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This is a great place for having the cochinillo or paella, with a wide selection of best spanish wines. Excellent service !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Fantastic classic cooking. Good wine, great Spanish atmosphere. Suckling pig incredible. The lamb shanks and oxtail are beautiful!!!! Love this restaurant. Not cheap but worth it. It's always full which sais a lot!!

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$29 - $37
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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

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