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Calle Narvaez 68, 28009 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 73 10 87
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
1 week ago
“Relaxing and peaceful ”
4 Nov 2016
“Very old school”
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Calle Narvaez 68, 28009 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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

Thank BornVivant
Reviewed 9 October 2016

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

Thank Henry S
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Everything is top at Rafa. The staff the food everything. The ensaladilla and salmon are one of the best. Warning, you pay accordingly to it, so be ready for a considerable bill.

Thank Usuario7713
Reviewed 28 December 2015

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

Thank Usuario7713
Reviewed 8 November 2015

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.

Thank Marcin_Kapusta
Reviewed 14 October 2015

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

Thank Rarities1
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

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

2  Thank a2djs
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Very nice marisqueria, good for a biz lunch on the terrace. The best choice, among the whole good menu, is the ensaladilla rusa..

Thank GFilTA
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

As soon as I sat the manager (host) told me that the kitchen was closed (4:00 pm), the web site says that they serve food until 5:00 pm. I don't want to think That I was discriminated.

Thank Adolfo E
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 44 - US$ 87
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Narvaez 68, 28009 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
  • Phone Number: +34 915 73 10 87
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Rafa is one of the best and most famous seafood restaurants in Madrid, with more than 50 years of experience. This classic style restaurant is specialized in fish and seafood from the Spanish coast and has been awarded in several times with a Sun in the Repsol Gastronomic Guide. Monday night closed for rest of the staff.
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