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Vaca Loca (Gary's Place)

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Calle Cervantes 6, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
If you like BBQ and Steak but as general requirement - you gotta be hungry => this is the place to be !!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
JimmyRyder
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is second time to Tarifa and I've hit this place up both times. Simple, straightforward, and tasty. You want a good piece of grilled meat and some grilled veggies, can't be beat. Great atmosphere.

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Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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Additional Information about Vaca Loca (Gary's Place)

Address: Calle Cervantes 6, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Tarifa
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 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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
1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:00 am

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