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C\ Merce Rodoreda S/N | Romanya de la Selva, 17240 Santa Cristina d'Aro, Spain
+34 972 83 30 60
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Munich, Germany
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Shortly after we sat down cava was served and later a small starter. We took a excellent cod carpacco as starter, followed by a fillet Steak and lamb chops. The steak was at the point and the lamb chops had unusal long bones and meet of both ends. Everything tasted excellent. We try to come back again.

Thank Karl D
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

A good meal for a goood price, cava as welcome, une amuse and pies de cerdero con snails is very special and ofcourse a robuste vino tinto

Thank Lauk_11
Province of Girona, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2016

lovely environment, food served with good timed intervals not too long excellent presentation, friendly service with a smile. Staff speak little English but they do try with those that have little vocabulary of Spanish.

Thank janicerowbotham
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327 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Adequate but no more. Only one filet steak available between four. . Poor duck, not well cookedLimited wines..

1 Thank Pammie56
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you visit the nearby Cova d'en Daina Dolmen first then this Restaurant in this setting (and the experience) makes sense. This is not just any Restaurant, but is more a cultural experience with food. This is not really a place for Vegetarians. I had an artisan salad while my friends ate Paella and a cooked Salmon dish. The food... More 

1 Thank Zen S
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We were there having dinner about four days ago. The food was really good, and the service was good and kind. The view is stunning, and the sunset really beautiful there. If I had to critizise something is that there were some flies in the dining room... but it was fine. A really good choice!

Thank WYD_Pilgrims
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Was recommended to come here by friends, but I really didn't like it at all. Flies buzzing around the table, in spite of the mesh at the windows, leftover Christmas decorations around the restaurant and some members of staff looked very scruffy. The ambience just wasn't there. My lobster risotto was pre-prepared and not even warmed through properly and with... More 

1 Thank Sian B
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Even though it is rather expansive, the dining experience was nice. BUT: Having read former reviews, which said they double-charge the VAT, we checked the bill more precisely than you normally would. Indeed, the VAT was added on top of the bill, even though the prices already included VAT. Like in earlier cases (see reviews), they quickly corrected the bill... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Imagine you are on the top of the mountain with incredible view on the valley below with a glass of good wine in you hand and listening to birds singing. That's the place El Refugi!!! We were very warmly welcomed upon arrival. The waiter was so nice to give us the key from the church they have just around the... More 

Thank kseniaKS
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Lovely setting but largely disappointing food and annoying tourist scams. Our bill featured VAT separetely although the menu states that prices include VAT. We were reimbursed that amount immediately when debunking the scam. Other tricks include charging for bred you didn't order, and charging 6eur for a beer. My wife's lamb was on the edge of turning bad and was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C\ Merce Rodoreda S/N | Romanya de la Selva, 17240 Santa Cristina d'Aro, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Santa Cristina d'Aro
  • Phone Number: +34 972 83 30 60
El Refugi Restaurant, one of the most special places on the Costa Brava.Un espacio único en Romanyà de la Selva donde disfrutar de momentos inolvidables rodeados de naturaleza y probar nuestra cocina de autor influenciada por la cocina francesa con el estilo propio que nos caracteriza.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?