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“Amazing fajitas for 6 euros!”
Review of Cantina Don Rafael

Cantina Don Rafael
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $26
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Amazing fajitas for 6 euros!”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice during our weeks holiday in Lanzarote because we liked it so much on our first visit!

We ordered fajitas from the specials board on both visits, they were amazing, fresh, sizzling succulent chicken with peppers and three tortila wraps each with a limited supply of sauces. Very nice at normal price but even better at the special price of 6 euros each! We shared nachos as a starter, we chose the 'Lanzarote style' nachos the first time then chilli con carne the second time. If we were to grumble, there wasn't much chilli in the dish so some more would have been good.

The service was good, but be aware that the bread rolls that are offered are extra. We declined them as we were saving room for mains!

The drinks were reasonably priced.

Visited December 2013
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limerick ireland
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“Nice food and reasonably priced”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Had dinner here during a week long stay in Dec '13. Staff nice and food lovely. I ordered the wrong dish by mistake but it turned out to be lovely anyway. A lot of holy pictures and statues like little grottos all around the restaurant which is a bit odd but all in all the food was lovely and the price wasn't too bad, plus free wi-fi which is a bonus. Two fellas playing spanish guitar which gave it a nice atmosphere.

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“3 stars for food, 4 for the service”
Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

The food is decent. But it is difficult to review because of the three dishes we ordered that we're from the Mexican menu, we're three variations of Colorado sauce. The nachos, chimichanga, and fajitas all had the same red sauce. On the other hand, the pico d 'gayo was a little too spicy with fresh jalapeños for my daughter. They replaced it without charge.

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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Great value - reputation is well deserved”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

I ordered the duck with Jack Daniels sauce, and received a very substantial portion of two thighs, plus plenty of fries, rice and a few vegetables, all served on a very hot plate. The place was buzzing, and from my seat near the entrance, it was clear that there were many regulars who were known to the waiters. I can recommend this place if you are looking for a delicious and substantial tex-mex dinner. Yes, some of the food may be pre-cooked, but that is par for the course in a large establishment like this with over 100 seats.

  • Visited December 2013
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“Ok food, ok service. ”
Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Food was very average as was the service. Both could be improved. Food was clearly pre made as within 5 mins of being there we was given our starter and 10 mins after, our main course. It was ok. I love mexican food and it was no where near the best I've had. Everything was rushed and they practically shoved it down your throat. You could tell they have a quick in/out policy. Staff was very efficient however.

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