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Vaca Loca (Gary's Place)

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Calle Cervantes 6, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
Today
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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 12 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love Love Love I never go anywhere else

It´s the best steak for miles around, just been to the US and still not as good as La Vaca Loca. I only ever eat here and my 10 year old daughter loves it as much as her parents and we cannot wait to visit this summer again

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Nikki4120
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Marbella, Spain
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  • Families with children
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Marbella, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It´s the best steak for miles around, just been to the US and still not as good as La Vaca Loca. I only ever eat here and my 10 year old daughter loves it as much as her parents and we cannot wait to visit this summer again

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Simple menu of grilled meats. Portions are good sized and include a tasty salad and potatoes for overall good value. I found the steak very flavorful although maybe a tad underdone, suggest ordering a bit more cooked than your usual (eg order medium if you prefer medium rare). Service was prompt and attentive. We ate around 8:30 and neighboring bars... More 

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Broome, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

If you're hankering for a big platter of succulent, wood-flame grilled meat and piles of salad and home cut fries served up in the middle of the Old Town, this is it. We'd been at the beach all day . A family of four, two young kids. Sunburnt, hungry and wanting steak. I'd heard about Sinead's Argentine beef from a... More 

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Evora, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It has a good location, and as often in these cases there is no preoccupation with the costumer, a new one will come. We got back second time to dinner. They tried to sit 8 people in a 4 people max 6 people table, we asked if we could have an extra table even if that took time, we got... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Yes, you should not come here for dinner if you are not hungry. Because they service huge tasty steaks! Also I love the decoration of the inside.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Amazing steak and very good portion sizes! Could be a little more comfy as you sit on bar stools, but the food is worth it

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Lagos
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29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We came here last Jan and loved it. Its our 5th time at Vaca Loca and our 3rd time in Taifa. We actually had the vegetarian kebab which was great the first night and then cracked and had the pork secrets the following night. (its tough being a part time veggie) My wife had the spinach quiche which was huuuuuge.... More 

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Annecy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Loved the friendly service and the quality of the sirloin. Superb! Wine servings were also extremely generous. Not a lot of table space inside but we were lucky to arrive early. Our best meal in Spain!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Vaca Loca is one of the absolute best reasons, if not the best, to go to Tarifa. The food are fantastic and the staff even better. There is no way of having a better steak in the rest of Europe. The environment is great with open grill and nice interior. We come a few times a week every time... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Found this little gem by accident, we had sirloin steak and it was soooo delicious with large portions. Staff were very friendly. A must visit when in Tarifa old Town. Highly recommended

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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 12 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
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 3:00 am

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