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El Jardin del Califa

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Greek, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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Plaza de Espana 12, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
0034 956 45 17 06
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 283
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  • 141
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I really really enjoyed this restaurant.

We arrived without a reservation and they were fully booked.Good sign, bad thing. A spot in the bar was made for us and oh what a night. Our waiter was the bartender...Emilo and he did a great job at making us feel welcome. This restaurant is a Moroccan restaurant and the food is locally sourced... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
robertBOttawa
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ottawa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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ottawa
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We arrived without a reservation and they were fully booked.Good sign, bad thing. A spot in the bar was made for us and oh what a night. Our waiter was the bartender...Emilo and he did a great job at making us feel welcome. This restaurant is a Moroccan restaurant and the food is locally sourced, mainly organic and simply wonderful!... More 

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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!! Yo can buy the orange wine directly in the restaurant if you want to have some at home :) More 

Malaga, Spain
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A delightful lunch, in pretty setting. Delicious moorish menu & wine list. Chefs Mezze to start, oasis beef tagine then a most stunning pud of Tarta Sultan a rich cheesecake with dates, almonds & honey :)

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

Thank you for coming, is a pleasure to satisfy you. More 

Sotogrande, Spain
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

In the middle of Vejer, is this beautifully set hotel with restaurant. Beautiful decorated Arabic style restaurant, we had a selection of Moroccan starters, followed by chicken tagging and then a selection of handmade Moroccan pastries. The staff are very friendly and attentive. There is a beautiful seclude court yard, that in good weather would be beautiful to sit outside.

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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 opinion, we are glad you enjoy our restaurant! Greetings from Vejer! More 

Rota, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our experience was a bit different. We had a private food demonstration given to us by the restaurant showing us different techniques of Moroccan cuisine. Even learned how to make Hummus which was awesome. After that we sat and ate a 3 course meal, hummus for appetizer, baba ganouj, delicious chicken dinner, and a great desert can't remember all the... More 

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

We are glad you enjoy it! Hope to see you again here, you are always welcome!! Thank you very much. More 

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Romantic lighting in stunning gardens, it was the perfect setting for our anniversary dinner. Food portions large and delicious. Service only ok and not on par with food and setting. Not cheap but definitely a memorable dining experience.

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

The experiences are the most important for us. The food, the ambient...everything is designed to satisfy our visitors. Prices are commensurate with the quality of our products, always fresh vegetables, meat and everything. Thank you very much for your opinion :) More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Enjoy an awesome quality meal in a beautiful arab atmosphere. Very exquisite decoration in the middle of a town with remarkable arab heritage. The food is quality and the experience is very recommendable. The pictures of Morocco hanging from the walls make your experience even more special. Recommend moroccan te next to the landscape views. Visiting El Jardin del Califa... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had dinner in the patio garden area of this beautiful restaurant. Our dinner started with babaganoush, followed by lamb kebabs and pastel, and then finally mouhalabie and cinnamon ice cream for dessert. All were very good. Some reviews have complained of service - our service was very good. Mosquito alert - Late October evening there were mosquitos in the... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Lovely long lunch in the garden of this lovely restaurant on a super warm November day. As a veggo living in Spain I'm not often spoilt for choice with menus so was a lovely treat to honestly struggle to choose from so many delicious sounding options. Not cheap compared to many options around Cádiz but wonderful value for such a... More 

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leicestershire
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited the restaurant several years ago and thought the location and ambience of the restaurant was just great. We weren't so impressed with the food and so gave it another chance on a recent visit to Vejer. We left with the same impression. The menu sounds great but just doesn't deliver on taste for us. Sorry just not enough... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The restaurant is very tastefully decorated, has modern amenities and is very clean. Great choice of food at breakfast (included) and fine cuisine a la carte (Moroccan) in the evening, using organic local ingredients. Fairly priced, very nice experience of location and food!

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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 0 - 155
  • Cuisine: Greek, Lebanese, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?