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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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19:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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36 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

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

Thank Unaavi
Andover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We went there for a lunchtime snack, but the waiter insisted on telling us about all the various types of fish on offer even though we made our intentions clear. Then got pestered for extras later. Actually the food and the menu were quite interesting and if the service had been more to our liking we would have gone back... More 

Thank staggeralong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Though it was low season, there were a few restaurants open in this little village in January. After tried 3 of them, we ended up to revisit El Refugio twice more. Nice people, very service-minded. Instead of chosing from the meny, we chosed our fish direct from the platter. Fresh, fished the same today, by the brother of the restaurant... More 

Thank Tore B

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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, Soups, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?