Rafina Greek Taverna

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1036 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek

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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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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MB
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, the lamb chops melted in your mouth, the string beans also were great. Always consistent and a great place to dine for a really good meal.

DE
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always very good service and food

B
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and food, enjoyed by all.

IK
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I love this place. Has great venue, good service but recently the food has been hit or miss. Unfortunately tonight was a miss

g
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

We had a 6:45 reservation and chose to sit inside. We were seated at a lovely table in the corner. There was a group of three women and one man seated adjacent to us. To say the women were loud is an understatement. We are older and have enough problems hearing without extra noise.

On a good note, our waiter could not have been better. He and his server went out of their way from the drink to desert.

We are huge aficionados of Greek food but would caution anyone over 50 to sit outside, weather permitting.

Apparently the four people I am mentioning were celebrating a birthday and obviously took advantage of Happy Hour.

l
Miami
99 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Our drinks, appetizers and main courses were very good. We especially enjoyed the salad that was included with the entree. Our only complaint was the very spicy appetizer that came with the pita and the noise level. We will return again when we can sit outside or toward the beginning of the week.

m
Raleigh
45 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would not have found this restaurant without Open Table. So glad we did. We had an assortment of fantastic appetizers, chicken caesar pitas, gyro - all amazingly good. Staff is terrific. The setting is beautiful. Cannot say enough about this restaurant. Wish we lived here rather than being vacationers. Will come back next time.

OT
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent. It was a beautiful night to eat outside. We will be back!

JS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside ... the noise level was negligible!!

JF
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We all had different food (4 people) and all raved about the taste.

M
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I took wife here for her birthday last night. What a disppointment. I had a reservation for 7:45, and when we showed up to the host, she almost appeared to be annoyed. I didnt think much of it, thought maybe it was just me. We took a table outside. There were about 5 other tables being used outside. However, after about 15 minutes, we found ourselves alone. Everyone else finished and left by the time we got our appetizers. Suddenly a man came by and started tilting all of the chairs at all of the other tables and says to us. "its supposed to rain in 20 minutes, so we are just preparing the chairs for the water to run off".
Yet the moon and stars were out. lol My wife and I chuckled and checked the weather on our phones. No rain mentioned, predicted or seen anywhere in sight. Eventually we got our meal, and we noticed we were being watched. There was no one eating inside or out, exept for us, and a couple people having a drink at the inside bar.It was very obvious that we were holding someone up from leaving. Finally I motioned for the waiter as we felt totally uncomfortable. We just told him we will take boxes for what we didnt eat (which was practically the entire meal) Within seconds, one person came with boxes and another person came with the bill. (note ...on the reservation I said it was my wifes birthday and I asked for a dessert with a candle or whatever they do for birthdays). We were never even asked if we wanted to see a dessert menu, let alone recognize my wifes birthday. The guy waited while I reviewed the check, took it, rushed back to run the card and brought it back for me to sign..
What an unpleasant and disappointing experience. Im so sorry that I inconvenienced them with my visit for dinner.
As for the food, it was "ok". Certainly nothing to die for. We wont be back.
Im going to take my wife to another place tonight to try to celebrate her birthday.

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was my anniversary, I wrote it on the reservation but they didn’t mention it. The waiter was very nice and professional. I was disappointed he forgot our appetizer. The Greek salads are large and excellent. My husband had lamb chops. He said they were great! I had the swordfish which was a special so I thought it would be fresh. It had the weirdest texture. It was so firm it was hard to cut. It was flavorless, and very disappointing for the price. I enjoyed sitting outside on the water. I will return and I will have something Greek instead. They did offer us coffee or dessert for missing the appetizer but we declined. They have an extensive drink and wine list.

r
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining, however inside is cold and noisy

B
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the complementary spread made from feta and red peppers (whizzed up smooth) that you spread on pita points. I wanted to come back for the Greek lemon chicken soup, so good. The octopus app is so tender, seared, perfectly dressed.

IK
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rafina is back to its excellence in both food and service. Way to go Yanni

LH
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food and service very good but always so noisy

NN
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed it very much!

SB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very tasty. However, all 3 of our dishes were overcooked.

p
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a neighborhood restaurant.

The food is delicious. Moderately priced

The little extras - pita and humus are a plus.

We are never rushed. Definitely recommend it to friends.

D
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server Kim was fabulous. The food was fabulous also. Love the place. My only complaint was the manager. I had a 4:00 pm reservation. When we arrived there was not a single person at any table. The manager assumes I don’t have a reservation and tells me he can’t seat me without a reservation. I tell him I have a reservation and he says Oh ok. His attitude was horrible especially for a totally empty restaurant. Luckily Kim our server made up for the rudeness and the food was good. Nice view also.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
We had a lovely evening and will go back again

LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fun dancing with Belly Dancer

B
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated Birthday lunch with a friend. Each had a cocktail and they were excellent and not stingy on the liquor. Wonderful very fresh Greek salad with chicken kebab and friend ordered lamb chops with green beans.

Would definitely return for lunch or dinner.

SR
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the service is excellent. Love going especially when the weather allows us to sit outside. My favorite did is Rafina Shrimp over Orzo.

j
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a vibrant atmosphere. Will be back!

j
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful happy hour!

d
Miami
62 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My companion and I dined Al Fresco with the water view, since it was a beautiful evening. We started with an appetizer of Grilled Octopus, with onions and capers in a red wine vinegar. Excellent! For a small fee, we opted for a shared entree that came with two soups or salads. We chose the soup, Chicken Lemon Orzo with a creamy chicken broth. Very tasty. Our shared entree was two large slices of Spanakopita Pie made with Phyllo dough and Feta Cheese and we both enjoyed it. Ended the meal with a cup of coffee. Our server, Kiberly was friendly and at hand if needed. It is a long drive to get there, but the food is worth the trip. We will return another time.

R
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service exceptional

JM
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, as usual!!!! Shall return!!!!

b
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience1

I booked a table for outdoors. They claimed it was raining and the tables were wet .it was not raining by the time we got there and it beautiful outside. Instead we were crammed inside next to very loud and noisy tables. The whole point was to sit outside where it was a beautiful night. When I went outside after our meal I discovered there were people outside eating on a beautiful night . The staff and management were too lazy to dry off tables and instead crammed us inside. Disappointed . Won’t be returning anytime soon.

Rafina Greek Taverna
Responded on 14 October 2019

Hi Bonnie We are really sorry about your bad experience with the setting. That night our restaurant was very busy and it was raining. For this reason, we decided to stop using our patio until the weather was clear. If we had decided to use the patio and it started raining again we would not be able to bring all of our customers inside to the restaurant. The weather in south Florida is unpredictable, but we sincerely apologize.

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B
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service could have been better. Waitress kept wanting to clear plates when we were not finished with our food.
Food was delicious.

Rafina Greek Taverna
Responded on 14 October 2019

Hi Babs We apologize for your bad experience. We pay attention to our service quality and this is not our standard service. We apologize again, and next time you come in please speak to the manager and we will make sure you receive the best experience and service possible at our restaurant.

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S
Miami
118 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place. Service was good. Food was average. Doesn’t deserve the 4.4 rating it gets closer to a 4.

MS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Outside dining on the water made for a beautiful evening

d
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter was very attentive, pleasant and friendly. The bartender makes very good drinks! Our food was really good and we often order the same meal when we dine here. We go to Rafina quite often as it's a great neighborhood restaurant!

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our third time and nice to say it’s consistently delicious.. We look forward to the next visit.

SS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Alec was very personable and attentive.

LO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every category.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite spots. Inside, outside or the lobby, everywhere is great. The service is excellent. The food is unbelievable.

j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, fully but fairly priced. Too noisy to hear ourselves talk.

OT
Miami
61 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Rafina is terrific and is only outdone by outstanding service. Also beautiful ambience at Rafina and easy parking.