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Vaca Loca

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Calle Cervantes 6, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Vaca Loca - A casual Bar with a charcoal grill/ BBQ - we take pride in...
Vaca Loca - A casual Bar with a charcoal grill/ BBQ - we take pride in serving up the best quality meats available in generous portions, beef, Iberian Pork, lamb and chicken - also vegetarian dishes! In a fun loving relaxed atmosphere! Open 365 days a year for the last 13 years - in summer our kitchen is open all day/night from 13:00 to 1:00am weekdays and 2:00am at the weekend. We don't take reservations so come early as we can be busy - if we are full you can enjoy a drink while checking out our menu blackboard until your table is ready!
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  • 17
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good meat for the price

We had two entrecotte served with perfectly done fries and a sort of coleslaw salad. The dish was ok for the price. No regrets, recommended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had two entrecotte served with perfectly done fries and a sort of coleslaw salad. The dish was ok for the price. No regrets, recommended!

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Fuengirola, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Been going here for 10 years and always had a lovely meal. But sadly had two bad ones in one week. Sent the meals back 3 times and still ended up with under cooked meat. They did not seem to be too bothered either. I did post this to their facebook page but they deleted it :-(

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Been coming here for years, food and the place has hardly changed just new plates! :) 100% Consistent, cannot go wrong. I've tried everything on the menu (only about 8 dishes) and I think on balance the chicken wins, which is surprising as I never order chicken normally. Anyway fully recommend. Enjoy!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Perfect meal and friendly, fast service. We ordered solomillo and entrecote to eat and bottle of white vine. Both plates were prepared perfectly and fresh and served with salad, chips and never ending waitress smile. Amazing. Highly recommended for family, couples, friends and vegetarians too.

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Province of Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place was amazing!! We went after seeing and smelling their dishes from the bar next door! The chicken kabobs were absolutely delicious! Everything we ate that night was excellent. Reasonably priced menu items. And generous portions!! Loved it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous fabulous place. Incredible fillet steak for only €22 cooked to absolute perfection. If you love meat come here, you will not be disappointed.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was my first trip to Tarifa so during my dinning zooming through town I stumble into this GREAT BBQ & Steak place which I have to say they offer "American Size Portions" (translated = "for hungry people") and the price is just phenomenal since I eat all kinds of things for just few bucks (this place should be opened... More 

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Sitio de Calahonda, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It seems this is the place where we go every time in our first evening at Tarifa. The kitchen is open til' late. They are using good quality meat and lamb, so the taste is good. Food is prepared in open fire BBQ. Portitions are big. 3 person can be full just sharing 2 portitions. Service is good and beer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Lovely restaurant tucked away in Tarifas old town, situated next to the taco way bar and others (for the irresistible €3 cocktails! My girlfriend and I both went for the fillet steak, which is serves with chips and salad for €22. The servings are fantastic and the food is wonderfully cooked. I've eaten at steakhouses across the globe but this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Not only is the Secret Pork and Fries here simply amazing but the prices are Crazy Good, You would be mad not to eat here and whilst waiting for a Table have a Mojita in the bar accross the way for €3 !!!!!!! Serious grub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Cervantes 6, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Tarifa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Vaca Loca - A casual Bar with a charcoal grill/ BBQ - we take pride in serving up the best quality meats available in generous portions, beef, Iberian Pork, lamb and chicken - also vegetarian dishes! In a fun loving relaxed atmosphere! Open 365 days a year for the last 13 years - in summer our kitchen is open all day/night from 13:00 to 1:00am weekdays and 2:00am at the weekend. We don't take reservations so come early as we can be busy - if we are full you can enjoy a drink while checking out our menu blackboard until your table is ready!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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