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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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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Thank bapmail
Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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
9 restaurant reviews
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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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
Witney, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

It's always an encouraging sign when the restaurant you are at is full of locals and that was certainly true for this little restaurant tucked away one block from the front. We were offered a wide range of locally caught fish ... The waiter even brought then out fresh on a plate to help us choose ... And then patiently... More 

Thank hardyb33
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a large group which the restaurant coped with easily. A good variety of food was available with local wines. Cheery service and quality food. Well worth seeking out.

Thank PaddyDiver

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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
Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?