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San Rafael

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Ctra National 340, Km 141.5, Manilva, Spain
+34 952 89 06 93
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Such a traditional, Spanish experience. We eat here about 6 years ago and it hasn't changed thankfully. Decor, waiters, service and food all totally Spanish and to top it off, live music by two cablleros! First we were presented with two tasters. Then the waiter advised us too share starter which we did thank goodness, beautiful pate. Suckling pick followed,... More 

Thank Sheila N
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Great food, traditional Spanish Restaurant. Salt baked cod a speciality, have had several excellant Chateaubriand steaks here. Cooked perfectly. Unusual desserts.

Thank JackieStuart1
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is a traditional Spanish restaurant well patronised by people who know where to go off the tourist beat. It may be on a main road but once you get inside you will appreciate the old-fashioned decor and service. The food is fantastic - huge portions hence the title of this review. We (my husband and I) always share a... More 

Thank Helen B
Puerto de la Duquesa, Spain
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Our favourite restaurant. A very good castilian kitchen with traditional food. Good quality menu. Very friendly staff and brilliant service. We go there as often as possible.

Thank jblaws
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 October 18, 2016

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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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 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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20 reviews
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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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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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

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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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
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: +34 952 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?