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Chiringuito Rafael

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Paseo Maritimo s/n | Arroyo de la Miel-Benalmádena Costa, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
+34 952 56 17 71
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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

Thank jackie r
Seinajoki, Finland
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

this chirinquito is specialed to seafood. More expensive than other this kind of restaurants nearby. Also fish prices are per kilo in the lunch menu, so you could be suprised when the bill arrives... But as said food is great and fresh so if you are not on a tight budget, go for it.

Thank JuhaTraveller
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

we went here one afternoon for lunch, full of locals/spanish which is a really good sign for a visitor looking to experience local cuisine. Rafael didnt disappoint, our tinto de verano arrived quickly followed by my sardines that i watched being cooked on the traditional outdoor BBQ. They tasted amazing, so fresh. then i had a prawn kebab, also cooked... More 

Thank Nollaig K
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here twice had fish both times real nice! Atmosphere great great views. Nice staff. Clean. Clean toilets. Good price. Try it.

Thank kmeehan2016
Ronda, Spain
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Just had lunch at Rafael's and what a fantastic place. There must have been over 100 people in the restaurant, yet the service was impeccable. Drinks were delivered quickly and the food came shortly after. Fish was the freshest i've ever tasted and perfectly cooked. Can't recommend this place enough. YOU MUST GO.

Thank Stewart C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Have been here a few times for a light lunch / something to eat on the beach, but decided to try it for an evening meal (Not sure its always open in the evenings - certainly not out of season) We had an amazing meal - we picked lots of different fish from the menu to share between 4 of... More 

Thank 40scouple14
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Go there a bit later than I planned and they fit me in within a few minutes - ordered rosada Ali oli and chips - food was awesome and service was extremely impressive :-) very happy and would definately go again :-) (didn't take pic of my food but did take pic of menu another day)

Thank Ric G
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you like sea food this is the place. Absolutely fresh seafood cooked to perfections. We went here most lunchtimes and tried most their dishes and always perfect. If you want to taste proper Gambas Pil-Pil this is the place - amazing. The grilled sardines - wow. The amount of Spanish visiting this restaurant will tell you its a great... More 

Thank Heson1
Newbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A great little Chiringuito on the beach. Fabulous food, great friendly service. We had lunch there on several days. The barbecue on the beach prepared some of the best sardines ever, and at €6 a portion - fantastic value. Went for dinner one night, and had the sea bass baked in salt. Lovely. Get there early, and grab a table... More 

Thank philipjhughes
Somerset. England
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We were desperate to have tapas somewhere with a good reputation but when the waiter was so rude when we asked if they served tapas we left before even starting! They don't do tapas according to the waiter. I guess he didn't like that we had a pushchair with us. First impressions are so important. First waiter we have encountered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?