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El Jardin del Califa

Plaza de Espana 12, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
0034 956 45 17 06
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $155
Cuisines: Greek, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had booked weeks in advance having been told how popular this restaurant is . The setting is great. However the service was disappointing , we had to ask several times for items. There were six in our group and the food we received had mixed reviews. It seems that the "chefs specialities " received more praise than other items.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were recommended by a friend to make a visit to this restaurant. The service, the food and the location are without question 1st class. I would go as far to say that anybody who puts negative things about this restaurant have never eaten here. I will visit again and recommend without hesitation.

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Prague
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a really nice find for us. We ate here two times during our stay and both times the food and service were great. The leg of lamb went down very well as did the various mezze of starters. To be safe do book in advance as it was full both nights we were there.

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This restaurant has the most beautiful outdoor dining area with an inner area separated by folding glass doors. The lighting is subdued and romantic and the tables not too close together. The food was superb but the service was quite slow. It was very busy and there just didn't seem to be enough staff but this didn't detract from the... More

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Holland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We loved everything here. The ambience is gorgeous in a beautiful garden setting. I had the chicken sufa and my daughter had Pastela. Both were delicious. Definitely the best restaurant in Vejer.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate here due to all of the recommendations about the restaurant in the guide books and online. Whilst the garden setting was definitely pretty, the food was unremarkable and it felt very busy and full of tourists. The service was average. Given some of the other hidden gems in Vejer I wouldn't come here as a first choice.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice last year for lunch. The garden courtyard is beautiful and it's fun to go through the meandering hotel to get there. If you're lucky or you book you can sit in the air conditioned part of the garden. The food is divine, after 4 visits now we've not found a thing we don't like (and... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a super little restaurant in the heart of Vejer, the gardens are beautiful and the food top rate. The BBQ garden is the place to sit in the summer but do book in advance to ensure the best tables ask to sit in the garden. In the winter you have a conservatory to use a really great place

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We took over the outside space (who knew it was even there?!) for a party. Great service and even though we had a set menu, the selection was fantastic with wonderful bbq'd meats, fresh salads and dips and lovely local wines.

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Rota, Spain
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

In a very quaint but peaceful setting, the restaurant offers North African cuisine of very good quality. The food is not too rich in taste, but well flavored and very good!! The dining options are outside on the dirt floored garden with the sounds of birds and distant footsteps, or in their dining room overlooking the garden from floor to... More

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