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Chiringuito Rafael

Paseo Maritimo s/n | Arroyo de la Miel-Benalmádena Costa, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
+34 952 56 17 71
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (13 reviews)
“sardines” (10 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Paseo Maritimo s/n | Arroyo de la Miel-Benalmádena Costa, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Visited again for a lovely long lunch and enjoyed a variety of tasty, mainly fish/shellfish dishes. Great setting, friendly, obliging staff - what’s not to like? Visited again for the excellent Sangria a few days later for afternoon refreshment whilst the children played on the...More

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, great position, and great menu, with very very fresh fish.. but except for the sardines which are cooked in front of you on the beach, and are Lovely, everything else wasn't cooked enough... ...

Thank David P
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I have had lunch here a number of times over the past 16 years, both when I lived nearby and more recently on holiday. This trip I had four lunches. And each one was excellent. They have a large menu based around every type of...More

Thank stuartlogan
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The best Chiringuito of the area. Professional and polite staff and fabulous food.Try the ensalada pimientos, the sardines and the Rosedale aioli (red snapper with olive oil mayo).May need to book at weekends as very popular with the locals.

Thank Nige_and_Susie
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Quality fresh fish restaurant right on the beach. Very nice ambience and good for people watching. Traditionally BBQ'd sardines cooked on an open fire. What could be better. Good service and good wine. Well worth a visit.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 25 April 2017

two of us both had the steak here. Tasty and good to eat even if quite red inside. On the beach with good views of the sea.

Thank Allan R
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stopped in for lunch and was told there was a 15 min wait for a table. Good job we decided to stay. Had a nice table overlooking the beach and the best paella ever. Had to wait a while but it was well worth it....More

Thank Hoadswood
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Had lunch here one day up from the beach just yards away. This Chiringuito is probably one of the finest on the strip. The restaurant was immaculate as were the staff and the service, The tables and the views are first rate. I had a...More

Thank AndrewAB
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We have just been to this Chinguito for lunch and I must say it's the best one thus far. It's a tightly run ship. All the waiters and chefs are spotless and working at maximum efficiency, whilst being friendly and hospitable. After watching Rick Stein's...More

Thank J3KTN
Reviewed 31 October 2016

fabulous service, great staff, calamari was really good, fresh BBQ sardines were also really good. Highly recommended.

Thank jackie r
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Maritimo s/n | Arroyo de la Miel-Benalmádena Costa, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Benalmadena
  • Phone Number: +34 952 56 17 71
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