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Vaca Loca (Gary's Place)

Calle Cervantes 6, Tarifa, Spain
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Ranked #12 of 145 Restaurants in Tarifa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great place for grilled steak, kabobs, etc... Small-ish, intimate, fun. Wood/coal grill right behind the bar (you can watch your food being grilled if you eat inside at the bar), very cool. Delicious. Nice outside courtyard seating, too, in a prime location for people-watching, but you come here for the grilled dishes. Very friendly staff, too.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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105 reviews 105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Keep it simple and come here! Choose your drink, meat and how you want it cooked...that is it! Simple and I love it!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food here is simply yet delicious. Very simply decor with the menu attached to the wall, there is about 15 items to choose from. It is small and tucked away in a great location nestled between a few bars. (Taco Way next door do the most amazing cocktails!) We ordered a steak kebab and fillet steak, both were amazing... More

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had been recommended this place and it certainly is well tucked away, and also quite small. However the portion sizes were not! The steak kebabs were even to big for me and I love my steak. That said they did taste very good and the place had a very nice atmosphere to it and is certainly worth a visit

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Newcastle, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We were starving when we finally chose somewhere to sit and relax. The waitress was friendly. The food was amazing, great salads and real potato chips in man size portions (Adam finished his, I couldn't!). Pricing was reasonable, the beer was cold and plentiful and we left feeling very satisfied!

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Always go where the locals tell you! Was recommended this restaurant by our kite school and was not disappointed. Fillet steak is huge and very good standard, nice chips, good salad all on the plate. be ready to wait for a table though. Try to avoid 9-11 pm during the weekends!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Ate in the bar as weather was still a bit cold outside. Great meals, massive and could easily be shared.. Both chicken and steak BBQ was awesome. Nice staff and several Vino's made it as great night.. TY Vaca Local!

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Marbella
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Great little BBQ grill restaurant tucked away in the streets of the Old Town. It took us a couple of goes to find it but well worth the effort. Juicy steaks cooked to perfection and really tasty chicken. Our companion had vegetarian option which was also good. Service can be a little slow at peak times but just enjoy the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Luckily to get table before the peak hour. The staff was so nice to recommend us the famous secret pork. Love them all. Strongly recommend it.

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Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a great Buzzy night out. Down a side street from the Hotel Misiana.Lively.Great food. Incredible portions. We ordered Sollomio, filet steak. We observed the chef weighing the filets. When we asked why she explained that she had to ensure value for money. Sollomio costs 22euro. Includes salad, frites, bread.Wouldn't we love this value and price in Ireland.. Back... More

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