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El Jardin del Califa

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Lebanese, Moroccan, Greek, Middle Eastern
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Plaza de Espana 12, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
0034 956 45 17 06
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Description: "El Jardín del Califa" está considerado como uno de los primeros destinos...
"El Jardín del Califa" está considerado como uno de los primeros destinos gastronómicos de la provincia de Cádiz. Aquí podrá degustar fabulosos platos norteafricanos y medio-orientales en un marco inigualable en el corazón del casco antiguo de Vejer.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious & taken to another place

Food: sublime flavours, ingredients and great portions. Even the bread and olives you are served are the best in the area. The range of spices and tastes is varied yet has a genuine Moroccan vibe throughout. Atmosphere and decor: quite simply the best. The Moroccan garden and stone built... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Bingley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Bingley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Food: sublime flavours, ingredients and great portions. Even the bread and olives you are served are the best in the area. The range of spices and tastes is varied yet has a genuine Moroccan vibe throughout. Atmosphere and decor: quite simply the best. The Moroccan garden and stone built inside/outside cave is the most wonderful place to dine, where you... More 

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James S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this review

Thank you very much, we work hard for get opinios like this. Is a pleasure to attend costumers like you. Greetings from Vejer More 

Lincoln, UK
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Part of the Hotel Califa establishment and a wonderful addition. I stayed at the hotel for 7 days (B&B) and ate in the restaurant for 7 nights. A fabulous place with a choice of cuisine taking its influence from the Moorish Empire, Spain, Morocco and Persia. Great attentive service from friendly local staff who speak little English but that is... More 

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James S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this review

Thank you very much! You really try all our dishes in 7 nights...we are glad you enjoyed it :) More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fantastic Moroccan food in a unique setting. A must visit if you are in Vejer. Built into the rock it has seven entrances and the garden restaurant is superb

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James S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit! We really value your opininion. Greetings from Vejer! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Started the evening in the Terrace Bar, which on a good night is fabulous. Unfortunately on the evening we visited we were greeted by a grumpy barman who was obviously under pressure trying to cope on his own. I tried to order two drinks but was told to sit down. Some 25 minutes later we were served with the drinks... More 

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James S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this review

We are sorry they bothered you. You should know that in Spain you can smoke on the terraces so we recommend that the next time you book in a restaurant do it in the hinterland, as the waiter can not discriminate between customers. We appreciate your visit and your opinion. Greetings More 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

PEOPLE - Marrakesh to Beirut is 3x the distance than the distance between Vejer de la Frontera to London -- we do they presume the food is the same from one to the other. Beautiful setting but clued out staff. Drinks were confused (on previous visits martini vermouth was confused with the cocktail). The lebanese mezza (as with most dishes)... More 

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James S, Owner at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this review

How patronising to assume that most people don't know how far Marrakech to Beirut is and how pointless to make a comparison of the distance between London and Vejer. I have lived all over the Middle East and have worked in Morocco so I understand implicitly the difference between the food types. Why have you assumed that we don't know... More 

Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Wonderful Moroccan food in a great setting. The mezze was outstanding, particularly the excellent babaganoush, and the grilled meats exquisite. Go!

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Desde luego el Babaganoush es uno de nuestros platos más populares aunque mucha gente no sabe que en nuestro jardín... More 

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great service in a beautiful surrounding and the food is just amazing. Prices are very affordable and the diifferent disches, even the most simple ones are tasteful.

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James S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and you opinion. Greetings from Vejer More 

Gibraltar
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Although not specifically relevant to the quality of the food, I have to mention that the setting in this restaurant is beautiful! We had lunch at the jardin and it is certainly one of the most charismatic places I have visited. As for food, they have my vote! We tried the Mezze de Califa (essentially a mixed starters platter) and... More 

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James S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for valuing our work, is a pleasure to serve guests like you. Of course Vejer is a unique place. Thanks again and greetings from all the Califa team More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Beautiful view, beautifully. made cocktails and fantastic service by Emelio! Not to be missed! We visited every night of our stay in Vejer, which was the highlight of our day.

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James S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion!! We are glad you enjoyed it! More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a wonderful place, even more so if you combine the dinner with a stay in the hotel. The setting is lovely and the food is to die for. I would travel back here only to enjoy another Warm Aleppo Salad and Pastela main dish. This was the best food we had during our two weeks in Andalucia.

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James S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this review

We are very pleased to read your review. Thank you very much! More 

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Address: Plaza de Espana 12, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
Phone Number: 0034 956 45 17 06
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Vejer de la Frontera
Average Prices: USD 155
Cuisine: Lebanese, Moroccan, Greek, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de Espana 12, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Vejer de la Frontera
  • Phone Number: 0034 956 45 17 06

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 155
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Moroccan, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions

Description

"El Jardín del Califa" está considerado como uno de los primeros destinos gastronómicos de la provincia de Cádiz. Aquí podrá degustar fabulosos platos norteafricanos y medio-orientales en un marco inigualable en el corazón del casco antiguo de Vejer.

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