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Casa Rafa Restaurante de Mar

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Calle Avda. Maritima El Golfo, 35570 El Golfo, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 625 10 43 30
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 17:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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York, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For the first time in many years we returned to El Golfo, mainly due to the recommendation of our daughter and her partner who had visited previously. As suggested by her we decided to try this restaurant. Although they were quite busy, we were greeted warmly by (I think) the owner, who spoke very good English. The menu is quite... More 

Thank Grenvil B
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We shared the catch of the day which was perfectly cooked and filleted for us at the table. The service was friendly and quick. Can't recommend this place highly enough. Thank you! 😀

Thank Joanna M
Warsaw, Poland
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a great restaurant overlooking the west coast of Lanzarote in El Golfo, where spectactular sunsets can be watched (when the weather allows) with great food (always). We were there twice and had great fish both times, large enough to be split between two with some tasty sides. The papas arrugas and green peppers, which we tried to try... More 

Thank MalGrzes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing really special. Can't understand high ratings, unless quantity and average quality of the food is the measure. If you are looking for really good seafood meal, don't bother.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for lunch on a saturday, place was full with people but we managed to get a table on the terrace with some sea views. It's a standard El Golfo fish restaurant with the standard menu and a small wine list. Place looks nice, clean and well taken care of, staff is very friendly and professional. We ordered... More 

Thank love4localfood
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We came to the restaurant in El Golf for lunch solely for paella. We arrived about 1pm and the outside terrace was already full/reserved so I'd recommend booking here if you come any later than 1pm. We were happy to sit inside after being outside all day anyway and the staff were very attentive even though clearly run off their... More 

Thank samfraser
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Honest and fresh meal with great ingresients - tuna and tomato salad was as simple as amazing, fresh sardines which were very good also! Octopuss was ok. Go for grilled fish and remember to ask for the suggestions of the day!

Thank AuraCS
Merstham, UK
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After a lovely lunch during the week we booked to return on Good Friday for lunch and weren't disappointed by food or service. Love that we introduced my parents here and whilst we return home tomorrow I know they will return a few times over next 2 weeks. Worth the drive for excellent seafood and service

Thank Doromaysam
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

After a few terrible dinners finally good genuine homely food. We where a party of 5 and had paella and asked for the catch of the day and what they had at it:'s best. The suggested little sardines as it the time of the year, octopus, baby squids, local potatoes, local fish. All lovely, really fresh and we'll cooked .... More 

Thank cri71Roma
Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 6.30pm to have leisurely meal of high standard as recommended by previous TA diners. Total meal of 2 starters and mains including nice bottle of wine served by 7.45pm!! They clearly wanted us out of there for 8.30 ish closing!! Waiters polite but indifferent and definitely looked frustrated when more diners arrived! Food quality good but not outstanding.... More 

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Ante todo pedir disculpas si la comida aquí no ha sido de su agrado.Pero verán hay algunas incongruencias como por... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Avda. Maritima El Golfo, 35570 El Golfo, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  El Golfo
  • Phone Number: +34 625 10 43 30

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?