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Calle Narvaez 68, 28009 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 73 10 87
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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“gambas” (4 reviews)
“oysters” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Calle Narvaez 68, 28009 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time at Rafa, just around the corner from us. Traditional Madrid fish/seafood place, in this case with plenty of meat also. You either like the old Madrid thing or you don’t, but at Rafa it’s well executed and apparently has been forever. Gorgeous Galician...More

Thank NewMaldenFlyer
Daniel M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Rafa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Buenos días, Gracias por su comentario, seguiremos trabajando para que comensales como ustedes sigan disfrutando

Reviewed 24 December 2017

Food was great Both the visitor profile and the experienced (old) waiters working there for so many years made it a seriously different experience.. Don't expect a hype / modern place but a place with a character..

1  Thank Adnan H
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

On recemodation from a friend we had have dinner there. It was al sad. Except for the old staff, a expierence apart. But the food was terrible, no entrecote, most of the wine sold out. Very sad decoration and no windows. Also the simple menu...More

1  Thank Kaaskop57
Reviewed 12 August 2017 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

1  Thank Usuario7713
Reviewed 9 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

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$44 - US$87
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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