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El Jardin del Califa

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Lebanese, 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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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 64
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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
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The food here was amazing - chicken tagine & chicken from the barbecue menu both delicious. Deserts equally good - opted for one of the 4 taster puds, plus one date & sultana cheesecake - excellent. Wine - local Tempranillo really smooth! The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The setting is absolutely gorgeous, but the descent down the steep stairs is a descent into a tourist trap. The service was no better than a TGI Fridays and the food was very mediocre (the north African cuisine is better in Paris). One of our tagines was excellent, the other was over-salted and totally inedible. The bread was delicious. All... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food here was amazing - chicken tagine & chicken from the barbecue menu both delicious. Deserts equally good - opted for one of the 4 taster puds, plus one date & sultana cheesecake - excellent. Wine - local Tempranillo really smooth! The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Ambience lovely as whole restaurant & hotel seems to... More 

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blue ridge mountains
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179 reviews 179 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We stayed at their hotel and ate here 3 times, ordering many of their specialties and enjoying all of them. I didn't bother copying down our choices because I assumed we'd get copies of our bills with our room bill, but that wasn't the case. So, I can only say we enjoyed every dish we had among their soups, salads,... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We visit Vejer usually once a year and always find time to drop in at the Califa. The service is always efficient and friendly. Afternoon teas are fun and relaxed. Dining of an evening is always pleasant because it's in such a beautiful setting. The actual food can be a bit patchy, sometimes it's really delicious and well cooked and... More 

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

Is a pleasure to attend you! thank you very much More 

Spain
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292 reviews 292 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

El Jardin del Califa still offers a respite from the traditional. The restaurant is located within the hotel Casa del Califa. If you stay at the hotel, breakfast is included and you will have it served here in the patio or outdoor garden. The breakfast is not anything special, but having lunch or dinner is an event! You can dine... More 

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

Thank you for your opinnion and your recomendation! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you like well cooked food in a beautiful setting and impecible service, dine here. We enjoyed our visit so much last week that we went again. The Tagines are beautify. Delicately spiced and superbly cooked. The Lamb melts in your mouth. One of our party is vegetarian and they were well catered for with an array of vegie options,... 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 your visit and your opinion :) More 

Rota, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Stopped in here on a tour of Vejer. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. However, our ticket had quite a few items added that we had not had, and the staff made kind of a stink when we disputed the charges.

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

We are very sorry about the mistake! Anyway you ejoyed the food and the ambient, thank you for your understanding. More 

Conil de la Frontera, Spain
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Have been here several times and friends are always impressed with the style, setting and character of the place. It's lovely and has a real mix of options from inside restaurant set into the stone like a cave, nice courtyard with well and small fountain, to covered terrace which has a bit of both to it. Also a really nice... More 

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

We are very sorry about the bruise!! at least you value the good things. Thank you for your opinion :) More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place has it all - great food, service and ambience. Quirky, romantic and unique with a great sense of history. Well worth a visit.

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James S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this review
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Muchísimas gracias!! Es un gusto escuchar comentarios así :) More 

keith
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Were booked here for dinner on our first night in Vejer and only sorry that we couldn't fit in another visit

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

We are glad you like it! For the next time you need to reserve in advance...in high season sometimes 2 weeks before. Thank you for all More 

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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, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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