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“Wonderful service”
Review of Rafael's

Rafael's
Ranked #623 of 2,609 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $40
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stockbridge & Dean Village
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Not one of the best meals I've ever had but one of the most pleasant. The owner and staff are exceptional. A bit quirky but in a very nice way. Atmosphere in this small basement establishment is very comfortable and relaxing. The menu is on a blackboard and is explained to you by one of the charming waitresses. A strong Spanish influence to the food and enjoyable Our third visit and not our last. Beats the much hyped Scran and Scally out of sight.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Highly recommended: nicely decorated, relaxing restaurant with excellent produce -beautifully cooked.

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Thank BranScone
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

A great experience, choice of food first class, menu on a blackboard, nice touch . Pricing very reasonable good choice of wine especially House. Staff very friendly and everything explained if required, A MUST RETURN RESTAURANT.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have eaten here on a number of occasions, and always been impressed by the service, the slightly quirky surroundings - the owner has a varied collection of souvenirs, his own and some brought in by customers- and the delicious food, beautifully prepared by Rafael in a tiny kitchen. The menu is on a blackboard which is brought to your table and explained by Rafael or one of the waiting staff. The fixed price means you know what your food bill will be, and the wines are very reasonably priced compared with some other Edinburgh restaurants. Rafael always comes and speaks individually to diners, and you feel that your enjoyment of your meal is really important to him. We really enjoyed our visit, and will return soon.

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Thank Scottishvoyager
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have been intrigued by Rafael's restaurant since we saw it: on the basement of a little corner in Stockbridge, very intimate place with few tables, a touch of poetry in the atmosphere. We have not been disappointed. I would not repeat previous reviewers description (chef coming to explain the menu, perfect surrounding). Chapeau to Rafael, who shares himself between the kitchen and the tables making you feel very special, as well as the lovely Spanish lady taking care of your dinner in every detail. Rafael makes you feel at home, and you will be so well looked after. You would not believe how much they will take care of details, offering you little extras that make you feel as the most awaited guest. The menu itself is intriguing, with an explosion of taste combination, the food is deliciously cooked and the wines are well matched. Portions are perfect, not too big and not too small too. Service is detailed, reserved and present. Price is absolutely appropriate. Honestly, I can not find a fault. Maybe, it could be difficult to find a table every time you want it. Anyway, we love the intimacy and the small one room. Perfect. Now we have our favorite restaurant! Well done.

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Thank searchingtrying
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