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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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La Coruna, Spain
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, food and service. As you enter the building, actually ten houses, you feel in a different place and time... Decoration, going down by narrow stairs... Until you reach the terrace or the restaurant, both opened and wide. Nice feelings!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fabulous setting and food! Felt service could of been better. It's so popular, almost like the staff couldn't be bothered and don't have to try. Would recommend and return, but a little disappointed.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful food especially the assorted appetizer plate with best falafel ever. Service was pleasant but the food took a while which would have bee fine except we had three little ones under 5. Would love to return when the kids are older.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

One expects Moroccan cuisine to be bursting with exciting exotic flavours but my experience with their Lamb Tagine was one of a flavourless, vaguely sour mush. One of the most disappointing and frankly unpleasant meals I've ever had.

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

Dear Patrick. The menu of the Jardin del Califa has 4 soups, 5 salads, eleven starters (as part of our mezzes), 7 chefs specials, 4 fish dishes (other fish dishes available as part of cous cous or chefs specials), 5 cous cous, 5 tagines, 6 barbecue dishes and 6 desserts. I'm not quite sure how you feel qualified to judge... More

Tarifa, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had to wait for a tabel because did not reserve, but already waiting on the teras of the bar of Califa was realy nice, with such a view of Vejer. Than we got a tabel in the garden. Realy nice atmosphere, wonderful stuff and nice marocin meals... Had a wonderful time there. Definitly a place to come back.

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Naerum, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We chose this restaurant for its stellar ratings. The food was nice but did not quite meet out expectations or correspond to the price tab. Service was certainly below average, staff was frindly but clearly too few, only about two, overworked and unable to provide timely service.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Wonderful authentic Moroccan food with a. Wide variety of North African and other food served in a beautiful courtyard. Booking essential. Excellent value for money for such good food. Good Spanish wine list.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed at the hotel and made reservations during check in for our second night in town - 4 adults and 5 kids. We were only able to get 8PM reservations, but we're Americans, so that worked perfectly. The restaurant is beautiful with indoor, open indoor, and outdoor seating. The service was exemplary even when our youngest member (4 years... More

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leicester
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The food here is a bit different to other restaurants we visited in Vejer. It is a classy venue and booking is recommended as it was very busy during our stay. The food was good, not the best Morroccan food I have had but definitely one of the better ones. Good value considering the quality of the food and the... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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