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Cafe Rafalet

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Es Calo, Formentera, Spain
+34 971 32 70 77
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Came for dinner without reservation, and we were lucky to get a table, but I recommend to book because it is always full, especially during high season. All waiters were extremely friendly. They were in a good mood, made great recommendations for food, and gave us a good service. Food was excellent! Rice was amazing. Really well prepared. And the... More 

Thank MagdalenaDelMar
Galati, Romania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It is a special bar, with a wonderfull view, you can drink a coffe and eat something or just drink something and enjoy the view. The menu it is very different and it can pleae everyone. I reccomend it to everyone

Thank ocdiaconu
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Cafe Rafalet is the perfect location for a nice summer lunch or dinner. The view is stunning and the selection of fresh fish exceptional. Try to get a table right at the window. The staff is great and very helpful. Try the pulpo. One of the best meals on this trip.

Thank Frank W
Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Finally, after 21 years, my husband agreed to share a seafood paella, which seems only to be available for min 2 people. I am so pleased that it was at this place he decided to say yes. It was worth the wait. Lovely flavours of squid, prawns, crab and mussels, served up in a wonderful setting by the sea.

Thank smismar
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Although Not my favourite place is formentera, the food was nice. Some dishes, like the mussels and the black paella, were average, some others very good (the grilled seafood) The location is a bit old fashioned but the view is pretty from the terrace. Prices are aligned to formentera average

Thank Susan M
Sao Paulo, SP
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121 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I've actually enjoyed writing about a place... Rafalet was a great surprise... We were going next door to "Es Calo" but they were closing for siesta time... We decided to walk around and take some photos (amazing views of Calo beach) when we accidentally found Rafalet. Absolute great service, super friendly yet professional. Fresh food,... More 

1 Thank Sarah F
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Cafe Rafalet (restaurant) has hands down the best view in the area when having a bite to eat. It's very busy and it's worth calling to book in advance as you'll likely have to wait a while if you don't. The waiters are busy and very friendly however It took roughly 25 minutes before we had our order taken. This... More 

Thank marhny
Kent, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Great place to spend an evening; food is great and the service excellent. The Paella is awesome, just the thing after a hot day on the beach; wash it down with an ice cold beer...heaven.

Thank Mike W
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

A couple of people we spoke to in Ibiza said we had to see Formentera and this was their favourite place for lunch. We could see why. It is slightly off the beaten track (as is the whole island) but worth finding. Coming quite late for lunch we were fortunate to find a table on the terrace with the most... More 

Thank Martin T
Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We'd already eaten at Es Calo during our five night stay in Formentera so thought we'd give somewhere else a go as public transport was limited out of peak season. Our meal was really mixed. The service from the outset was a bit stand off ish with one of the waiter preferring to fuss over the locals, but the owner... More 

Thank AmyStickland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Es Calo, Formentera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Formentera
  • Phone Number: +34 971 32 70 77

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