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Chiringuito Rafael

Paseo Maritimo s/n | Arroyo de la Miel-Benalmádena Costa, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
+34 952 56 17 71
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (13 reviews)
“sardines” (9 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Paseo Maritimo s/n | Arroyo de la Miel-Benalmádena Costa, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I have had lunch here a number of times over the past 16 years, both when I lived nearby and more recently on holiday. This trip I had four lunches. And each one was excellent. They have a large menu based around every type of...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The best Chiringuito of the area. Professional and polite staff and fabulous food.Try the ensalada pimientos, the sardines and the Rosedale aioli (red snapper with olive oil mayo).May need to book at weekends as very popular with the locals.

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Quality fresh fish restaurant right on the beach. Very nice ambience and good for people watching. Traditionally BBQ'd sardines cooked on an open fire. What could be better. Good service and good wine. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 25 April 2017

two of us both had the steak here. Tasty and good to eat even if quite red inside. On the beach with good views of the sea.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stopped in for lunch and was told there was a 15 min wait for a table. Good job we decided to stay. Had a nice table overlooking the beach and the best paella ever. Had to wait a while but it was well worth it....More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Had lunch here one day up from the beach just yards away. This Chiringuito is probably one of the finest on the strip. The restaurant was immaculate as were the staff and the service, The tables and the views are first rate. I had a...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We have just been to this Chinguito for lunch and I must say it's the best one thus far. It's a tightly run ship. All the waiters and chefs are spotless and working at maximum efficiency, whilst being friendly and hospitable. After watching Rick Stein's...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016

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

Reviewed 7 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...More

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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