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Restaurante El Refugio

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Calle Lapas No. 1 2, 38911 La Restinga, El Hierro, Spain
+34 922 55 70 29
13:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Showing 25: English reviews
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Totally we've been eating here 6-7 times in 2016/17. We rarely choose from the meny, but rather from the plate of today's fish. Delicously grilled with garlic, and as a spesial service the owner got my phone-number and called when our favorite fish had been caught.

Thank Tore B
1 review
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The owner met us on the front door and showed all the fresh fish he had and yes, everything was good! His family basically run this place

Thank Sipu2
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Freshest fish in town and friendliest staff, nice place to stay. Prices are a little bit higher than in the neighborhood, but worth every cent! The "Chefredakteure" Manolo is a multilingual talent, fish comes directly from his brother, a local fisherman.

Thank Uwe T
Fort William, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Excellent fish restaurant with wide selection. We were made very welcome. Even when there had been a misunderstanding about the menu agreed with our walking tour company, the owner was charming and understanding. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Bill S
Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Like most places to dine on the island this restaurant (which is placed on the best place to the harbour and the seaside view) was in service and endless waiting not much to tell about. The interest for you as a customer minimal and indifferently(sin entusiasmo) ....I thought that tourism could be a resource for the island but the island... More 

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Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Really tasty fresh fish but a little bit expensive. Nice location, good service. Waiter speaks german ang english a little

Thank Rafał K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

It taste good but very expensive. The Staff does speak English but only one guy doe. I recomend the pineapple dessert, very, very fresh

Thank FisKnock
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant serving beautiful fresh fish. Most enjoyable meal with a group of walkers/divers visiting La Restinga.

Thank MerciDublin
Bideford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I have been visiting El Refugio since 1989. In that time the former proprietor has handed on the business to his son but he is still there to add his idiosyncratic brand of humour to the enjoyment of the diners - enhanced by now being relieved of his overall management responsibility. Tables inside are for six and we felt a... More 

Thank AlanR555
Golf del Sur, Spain
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Great food fantastic setting very reasonable prices. Excellent service. Long drive down but well worth it.

Thank Unaavi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lapas No. 1 2, 38911 La Restinga, El Hierro, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  El Hierro  >  La Restinga
  • Phone Number: +34 922 55 70 29

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