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Bar Rafa

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Edificio los Pinos | Playa cortijo Blanco, San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain
+34 952 78 16 32
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Marbella, Spain
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406 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

People seem to like this because it is unpretentious and prices are not high. The service is very andalusian i.e inattentive but in the end you get what you came for. The food is absolutely nothing special but for the price it just may be acceptable

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Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Unusual to find an authentic rustic Spanish restaurant so near the beach front. It might not look much from the building location but the staff are very friendly and hospitable. The food is super. Have been twice now at lunch time and will keep returning when we frequent San Pedro beach. The menus clearly show information on food allergies which... More 

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Thank 61Denise
Westport, Ireland
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130 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We ate here on a recommendation from friends. We asked for medium steaks, which were practically thrown at us. they were blue inside so we returned to be cooked medium, however the chips were cold when our steaks were finally returned and no offer of fresh ones.Steaks were still underdone So order steaks well done if you want them medium.... More 

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Brit in Spain
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Ignore the immediate surroundings and have a very good, inexpensive Spanish meal. Always good service, always busy with residents in the know.

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Thank TravellerToots
Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

It would be true state when in San Pedro it is a question of being spoilt for choice of where to eat. With that said, having just returned from having enjoyed at a delightful fish meal at Rafa restaurant this has been the best so far for quality and value, no plush decor very basic, so no fancy charges, what... More 

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Thank Michael J
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

My third review in the last two years ! This has to be the very best of places for Paella. Another stunning meal last week. Started with Rafa salad, Calamari and then Paella. Always visit this place and then have a walk along the Paseo Maritimo. What a view Gibraltar and Africa over a shimmering sea! Already anticipating our next... More 

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Thank glewcan
Galway, Ireland
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This place is the business. The food is delicious, very large portions, made for sharing! The monkfish skewers are delicious. Very generous potion of gambas pil pil, try their version with tomatoes, great with bread to mop up all the juices. Drinks and deserts are reasonably priced, so overall great value with a crowd, or hungry family. Setting is a... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

We've been eating here for the past 3 years whilst staying in the resort. We absolutely love the food and hospitality. I would highly recommend the sea bass. The fish/meat is the main event on the plate and is accompanied by rice, chips and salad/side veg to help yourself to. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Sandgrounder64
Manchester
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We have been eating here for a number of years on holiday nearby and have never been disappointed. The fish is excellent, the waiters all friendly and attentive and the atmosphere authentically Spanish. No frills, just good well-cooked food at a great price. I would have given it 5 stars except that desserts are not a strong point here.

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houten
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Friends of us recommended this place, so one night we went there for dinner. We absolutely loved the Gamba's Pil Pil and the mejjilones marinera, but all the other dishes we had were also delicious. The place is modest, not luxury and there waiter we had was absolutely not in a good mood, but we were amazed how friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edificio los Pinos | Playa cortijo Blanco, San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  San Pedro de Alcantara
  • Phone Number: +34 952 78 16 32

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?