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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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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an understated restaurant that is off the track so to speak. Although it is situated on the busy main coast road, inside it is quiet and relaxing. The waiters are attentive and professional. The food is exceptional, traditional rustic Spanish but fantastic ingredients and perfectly cooked. They have a decent wine list and I would recommend the Chateaubriand... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What it lacks in views is made up for by the quality of a good Spanish menu, generous servings and friendly and discreet staff

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Thank Anne G
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 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 

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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

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

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

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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

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Thank gordon s
Nerja, Spain
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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 

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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 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 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$37
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?