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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite restaurants, having been going here for many a year and will continue to do so, staff and venue are excellent and the food is out of this world, the paella is the best i have tasted in Spain, well worth a visit

Thank gordon s
Nerja, Spain
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A classic case of " don't judge the book by its cover!" Easy to dismiss as you pass by but once inside you begin a journey full of culinary delights. This is authentic Spanish home cooking and it's simply fantastic. The food is fresh and cooked to order. The staff are all experienced and very helpful. It's busy but nobody... More 

Thank Chris E
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We always visit this lovely authentic spanish restaurant when we are over on holiday - the food and staff are excellent as is the wine! My husband always get the paella with my son in law and they thoroughly enjoy it every time. We love the atmosphere, it has such a peaceful ambience when we walk in and the staff... More 

Thank Elaine A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this restaurant, whilst avoiding the hustle and bustle of the centre, absolutely gorgeous, very Spanish, very authentic and beautiful, the paella was one of the best we have tried, really lovely, pleased we found it and would definitely come back! Overall menu looked impressive.

Thank sunsetparadise
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Our second visit to this lovely traditional restaurant. Once again, the complimentary appetisers were delicious, along with the fabulous bread. We had paella and steak for our main courses and creme caramel for desert. Everything cooked to perfection with some lovely theatre in the way things are served thrown in. Complimentary liquors at the end too. Probably the best restaurant... More 

Thank chotirani2016
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

While over in Casares last week we visited here on the friday night omg we was not dissapointed one bit. Fab service. Fab food and lovely surroundings. This is definitely a little gem. Sucking pig and the salt baked fish we had and its was just lush. One of our best meals in spain ever 😊😊

Thank Claire B
Manilva, Spain
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Went to San Rafael again and never a disappointment. Order the recommended T-Bone for 2 to share and not only was it huge & cooked and cut to perfection, the meat was like a fillet but the taste was incredible.

Thank gill01966
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Not easy to find, but if you do - this is just an amazing good restaurant. Good service and the food is very good.

Thank Lasse V
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Quality food at a lovely restaurant run by Spanish people, serving mainly Spanish customers. Huge portions - be warned - but all delicious. Great local ingredients. Lots of fish but plenty of meat options, too. Liqueurs offered free with coffee. Don't know what they were called but they were delicious!

Thank Mydogscalledspike
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $37
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?