Rafina Greek Taverna

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$30 and under
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Greek
Rafina Greek Taverna is a full service modern Greek Restaurant. Our atmosphere is complete with a full indoor/outdoor bar, a state of the art sound system & an excellent food, wine & craft cocktail menu.
Rafina's staff strives to provide our guests with only the finest Greek cuisine available. Our friendly team will build guest loyalty through exceptional service, fantastic food & a memorable experience.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miami
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food it’s just so noisy

AL
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was delicious
The service, excellent
I was just disappointed not to be able to sit outside, because the decision makers were worried about rain ( It never rained )

NL
Naples
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

GreT food. Good ambiance and service

BB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outside is very nice. Would not want to sit in the lobby and inside is too noisy considering hearing impaired people. Food was excellent with big portions.

IL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dinner overlooking the waterway by Boca Pointe

S
New England
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

From the time we walked in the restaurant tucked away in what looks like a strip mall, people were friendly Mick especially.
As you move further into the restaurant you are amazed at the size and the amount of outside dining space. We sat outside at a a lovely round table with a pretty view near the water. Nick was our waiter and was full of personality and old school hreT service. He knew how to deal with everyone at the table and was a hustler. We were with three older people with walkers and he was polite and courteous to all. Sometimes servers can cop an attitude when they see a walker come in the restaurant. The good was delicious. From the lamb chops to the scallops and branzino. Everything came out hot with delicious sides. The salads were fresh and the gyros stuffed with goodness on fresh warm pita bread. The wines by the glass list had a number of Greek and Ctrete wines we loved. This restaurant is a delicious off the geared path gem!!!

TS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening outside and great food Especially the lamb chops. We will be back.

l
Miami
67 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sitting outside on a balmy night is best, as long as you're not near smokers at the outside bar.

S
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We dined at a lovely outdoor table overlooking the canal. Our waiter immediately brought us water spread and pita bread which was delicious. All four of us had the avglolemin soup which was hot and tasty but a little too thick. My husband had the pastichio which was a little dry and overcooked. I had the mousses which was also overcooked and burnt in the corner. The other couple shared a whole fish served with Greek potatoes and green beans. They said the fish was delicious. We have been coming here for two years and it is still a good restaurant but the food quality has gone down a bit.

SC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; I had the lamb chops and they were cooked to perfection. The seafood paella was amazing as well. Overall, amazing food; great service and we sat outside which was very nice as we overlooked the water.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Unfortunately our party was not able to sit outside. We were forced to sit inside the dining room and it was unbelievably noisy. We could not hear ourselves think or talk. Food and service good. Would recommend everyone go ONLY when you and group can sit outside!

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ate indoors due to inclimate weather thus noisy. Food & service did not disappoint.

P
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The only problem was the hummus. It was full of garlic. My dish was good Greek lasagna (pasticio). The salad was only fair. The salad dressing was only fair. I liked it better a year ago

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

OT
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was phenomenal. The humus and crackers were excellent. The main dishes were very good, the sole and the shrimp with orzo.

MF
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great service but much to fast,no time between plates.Food excellent ,but special Valentine menu $$$.
Will go back for sure .

BP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have not gone to Rafina in two years because of the sexist attitude of the staff. We were two women and got a seat in a remote area. We asked for a heater nearby as it was chilly. We were told the lamp didn’t work. Ten minutes later, a couple, man and woman, came in, asked for a heat lamp, and got one right away. They were served before us and generally, we were ignored. I vowed not to go back!
Thursday night, with a male guest who wanted lamb chops, I decided to try again since we had a male with us. Our service, etc, was fine and we enjoyed our meals! Not certain I’d try with 2 women alone!
I’d recommend for tables with men!!!

OT
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Walter as our servier . Between Marcia, the bar tender and Walter it was a perfect evening . We sat outdoors.and it was so beautiful. They have portable heaters if needed but we didn’t use them. It was a special south Florida evening to share with friends

TS
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate outdoors.... delightful! Portions were big— food was delicious!

S
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not too bad, but really not a traditional Greek menu. There are some authentic Greek dishes, but not the experience we were looking for.

b
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on the terrace on a beautiful night was perfect. The waiter was helpful, friendly and had a good sense of humor. Food was brought in a timrly fasion and all seven of us were more than satisfied.

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was great but our poor waiter was all over the place and catering to a 35 people happy hour table who wouldn’t leave and made it hard for everyone.
I am sure it would have been 5 stars otherwise

JG
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent! BUT, very disappointed that the toilet overflowed in the men’s room causing an unsanitary flood in the hallway floor..totally gross!

JA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very noisy!

SK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Noisy and felt more like a dinner than a restaurant

S
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Irene was our server and did an outstanding job. She was flawless which made for an enjoyable evening. I had lamb chops and my wife had the bronzini both cooked perfect .I have to travel from east boca and it's worth the trip.

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. We love it every-time

LH
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service excellent but very very noisy

OT
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Greek food. Lots to eat and great wait staff!

H
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious high quality Mediterranean lamb chops grilled, wonderful Greek salads and delicious appetizers!

NY
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time here, very nice outdoor deck overlooking a very large lake. Chairs are a bit uncomfortable but a nice setting. Food was very solid, nothing outstanding but very good. We had a lovely waitress who could have used some help for a party of six, but overall a very pleasant evening with very good food.

K
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky to sit outside on patio, I just love this restaurant’s ambiance, service, and food. I had my favorite once again, the lamb chops preceded by a huge Greek salad. Cappuccino here is really good and they have great desserts, but chose to pass this night. Guest had stuffed sole which was also delicious. server was attentive and meals were yummy. Can not wait to return.

L
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Dined at Rafina tonight. Party of 6. Food and service was very good. Received the bill and see we were charged $2.00 per drink for ice. Questioned the waiter and he told us that’s their policy. Craziest thing I ever heard. $8.00 charge for ice? Not running back anytime soon.

Rafina Greek Taverna
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi my name is Nick the manager at Rafinas. I would like to apologize about the misunderstanding of the charge of 2$. It’s not for the ice, but for extra pour of liquor. See the menu, it lists all of the extra charges. I’m so sorry for the misunderstanding and I’m very happy to assist you in the future with whatever questions you may have. Thank you so much, Nick

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DE
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always very good food and service we requested Nick as our server but did not get him as I think he was not there as early as we ate

M
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful space in a shopping mall. Easy access Food was excellent well prepared and authentic.

OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal. Love the outside patio!!!!

S
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful choices! Delicious!

SG
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty food with good variety. Large portions - I'll be enjoying my take home. Noisy inside seating so go when the weather is warm and you can enjoy dinner outside.

D
Miami
86 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice fish meal with a Greek salad.

MB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and selection. Reasonably priced. Nice outdoor back deck is much quieter on busy nights.