Had dinner here the night I arrived in Madrid, friendly and forgiving staff who were patient with my terrible Spanish. The food and wine were beautiful, a little gem in a quiet neighborhood.
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Went as read several rave reviews about the seafood. This must be a Madrileno comfort food place because while good, it was nothing to shout about. The appetiser of lobster in some kind of sauce was decent. The free cod cruquettes were very good, truffle...More
We ordered quite a few different dishes and enjoyed every one of them. The one I liked the most was the "Salpicon de Bogavantes" which is a type of lobster. The restaurant kept sending us small trays of various complimentary items. My mouth still waters...More
Rafa is simply a top notch Spanish restaurant. Been here quite a few times and have to say not only the seafood, but also a large part of the menu is outstanding. The service is quite experienced, although sometimes there are too often at the...More
Rafa Restaurant has a history! Over 50 years of history. Looks old fashioned but seafood and fishes are really fresh and very well prepared. You can feel exceptional,Three waiters were serving one table with 5 people.
I have dinner here about 4 times a year- whenever I come to Madrid. Lastly on 1 October 2015. Although I always try other restaurants for their fish and shellfish this remains consistently 1st rate. The salpiçon (be it)de mariscos or bogavante is an excellent...More
Really do not understand why this place is not more highly rated on TripAdvisor. Went at the recommendation of a hotel concierge and enjoy a really exceptional meal. Excellent fresh seafood, well prepared and well presented, very attentive wait staff, crisply clean table linens, well...More