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“Deserves to be back there”
Review of Can Rafa

Can Rafa
Ranked #10 of 108 Restaurants in Cadaques
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $58 - $81
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Moscow
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Deserves to be back there”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

WE have been visiting Can Rafa 3 years ago first time as it was advised by our guide book. It was end September and we saw other cafes and restaurants being half empty but not Can Rafa, we were very lucky to get the table as we didnt make a reservation.
This time we booked a table and it was the right decision as al tables were busy as last time and Cadaques itself was more crowded probably because of the great weather and beginning of September.
The restaurant is not cheap and exist many years. When go to the toilette upstairs have a look at the pictures on the wall of a very young owner fishing to understand he knows fish and seafood perfectly:)
Fresh fish and seafood, perfect paella and feduilla, good local wine, perfect service. Better to take dishes of the day (we had razor clams, small clams, small local shrimps and dorada - all perfect).
We didnt regret we have came back there and enjoyed the food and service!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Tasty lunch with a seaview”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stopped by in order to have a light lunch so we ordered a fish soup, a the Can Rafa Salad and the traditional pan con tomate. The pan con tomate was delicious, so was the fish shoup that was made catalan style but included some tasty pieces of shrimps, mussels, fish. The salad was average, nothing to do with the french salads. We accompanied everything with some sangria that was absolutely delightful. The service was prompt and polite in a friendly way.
Unfortunately, this time, we did not have the chance to try neither the paella, nor the fish but I am sure we will return :)

  • Visited August 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“25 years of excellent dining”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We've been going to Can Rafa regularly for 25 years, whenever we visit Cadaques, and we've never had anything other than an excellent meal: wonderful fresh fish and seafood, prepared simply and almost all of it caught in the bay, some, especially the tuna (the best I've ever had) by Rafa's son Rafel. The service is friendly and efficient, with special treats along the way, the tomato bread is the best in Cadaques and the puddings are to die for (apple mousse is a must). There are many good restaurants in Cadaques, and Can Rafa is one of the more expensive, but its worth every penny, and every time we go, we want to return asap.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Perfect restaurant in a perfect place!”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Writting this review from the same restaurant, the place is wonderful and the food is probably one of the best you can find in Cadaqués.
I recomend it 100%

  • Visited July 2013
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australia
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“Best paella I have tried so far......”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

My partner and I visited this little restaurant overlooking the beach of cadaques on a cold June day. We got the last table outside (but still undercover from the rain!) and proceeded to order the paella with lobster. It was beautiful! We were so full by the end. Many customers seemed to be ordering one of the paellas. It seems seafood is very much the thing to eat in this fishing town. The postres (desserts) were also great- I had a brilliant warm chocolate tart (fondant) and my girlfriend had a crema catalana. So good!

  • Visited June 2013
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