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Vaca Loca (Gary's Place)

Calle Cervantes 6, Tarifa, Spain
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Ranked #12 of 142 restaurants in Tarifa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open everyday of the year. And sorry no reservations.
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Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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Tarifa, Andalucia, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If your'e hungry after a day on the water this place is great. I have eaten there many times and never been disappointed. Really great steaks and chicken, tasty salad and hand cut chips. You wont be disappointed.

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Kennewick, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

After many disappointing meals throughout Spain (maybe we watched too many Travel Channel and Food Network shows on Spain?) we stumbled across this gem while roaming Tarifa backstreets. Cannot state enough superlatives .... Fresh, cooked to perfection, friendly service, smart atmosphere, amazing hand cut beef on a charcoal grill - you can watch them cook at the bar. The "Secret... More

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

One of the best place in Tarifa. Limited menu but all is good (I tried more or less everything). However it can be quite crowded therefore it can take some time before having a table. But the place deserve it!

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Coin, Spain
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I had the fillet steak and my wife had the chicken kebab. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The steak was perfect and the unusual chips that accompanied the steak were lovely. Slightly more than I would pay at home but I regretted not going there on the 2nd night of our stay, Won't make that mistake next time!

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