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Restaurante-Cafe Babel

C/Corredera n0 11, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $27
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Description: We are a small restaurant located at the gates of the old town of Arcos de la Frontera, our menu is composed of the traditional Moroccan meal, are authentic homemade dishes like our pastries handmade by ourselves. Our restaurant is decorated entirely by the Moroccan-style rooms have two tables one below 4 and one at the top of the local 5, is a cozy, romantic and quiet place where you can enjoy the smells, tastes and rhythms of music good ethnic, come to know.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We got a welcome break from the traditional touristy restaurants in Spain when we stumbled upon this hidden gem. Great food, had the Falafels and Hummus and Vegetarian Quinoa dish, all healthy, flavorful and delicious. The host/owner had a very interesting international music list playing in the background, which transports you to a different place. Very friendly host. All in... More

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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Although the food we ate throughout the Spanish Southwest was almost always quite delicious, it was nice to have a Moroccan meal at this little comfortable restaurant. The appetizers were fine, the couscous excellent, and the owner, who spoke pretty good English, a terrific guy. He also had a killer soundtrack of blues,country folk/blues, and African music going. There was... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We just returned from a family vacation in Andalusia Spain. We read about Cafe Babel on tripadvisor and in a guide book. We found ourselves in Arcos de la Frontera and stopped in for lunch. The meal was one of the highlights of our trip. Being that my husband is of middle eastern descent, we are familiar with middle eastern... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

After being in Spain and Portugal for awhile it was really nice to change up the type of food we were eating and have some Moroccan food. This place is great and has great food. The husband speaks great English and can help explain everything on the menu. The baba ghanoush was excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A solo traveller, I stumbled into Babel having endured hectic day. I had a delicious meal and the waiter/owner was most helpful in giving advice about places to see and where to hear good music. I returned several times and really enjoyed my meals.

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30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We walked in to Cafe Babel because we were hungry, and Moroccan food seemed like a nice detour from the typical Tapas. The simple atmosphere reminded us of many places that cater to tourists, so we weren't expecting anything special in terms of value or quality of the food. We were presently surprised to enjoy courses of home cooked couscous... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Delicious food in a charming, small restaurant up near the historic center of Arcos. Try the pastel! Also, the hummus is delicious.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We wanted to avoid Spanish food for a night and this worked well for us. Good hummas, although pitta bread was more like a tortilla. Lamb tangerine and chicken kabab were both pretty good. As others mentioned smelled a bit smokey.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We come to Arcos twice a year and enjoy eating out in the many fabulous tapas bars. We visited Cafe Babel after reading good reviews on tripadvisor. What a mistake! We ordered chicken tagine and another dish which was like a stew wrapped in pasty recommended by the waiter. After much anticipation we were very disappointed. The food was tasteless... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Scrolling Tripadvisor reviews we decided to choose this place instead of usual tapas bars and were really pleased with our choice. Atmosphere in the bar is lovely with stylish decor and great service. The food was really nice - we tried chicken cous-cous with veggies, lamb stew (with a Moroccan name I forgot) and pastela. Cous-cous was a bit dry... More

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