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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: 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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    Very good
  • 60
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice spot, good food.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Zack H
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Rota, Spain
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Rota, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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Conil de la Frontera, Spain
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Muchísimas gracias!! Es un gusto escuchar comentarios así :) More 

keith
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The way down to the restaurant from the main entrance is simply "cool". You walk down narrow stairs with very low, arched ceilings (watch your head) and through corridors. You feel as if you are heading down into a dungeon. When you arrive, it opens out onto a beautiful courtyard with trees and flowers. Unfortunately it was too cold to... 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 opinion! More 

Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was our second visit to El Califa and to be truthful it was one of our main reasons for returning to Vejer de la Frontera. You have to make your way down through the hotel entrance to the restaurant and once there you have a choice of inside or outside to eat. the food has a definite Moroccan slant... More 

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

We are happy to welcome to you always. Thank you More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Second attempt due to not booking at peak time earlier in the week. Called in earlier last night and told we could have a table as long as we vacated by 20.00. No problem . Very friendly and a fantastic meal. Unusual but full of flavour and perfect portion size. Only problem was card machine didn't work but had enough... 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 opinion! And sorry for the small problem. Greetings from Vejer!! More 

scotland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Arrived in Vejer and immediately went to Califa for planned meal. Awesome. Beautiful surroundings in quirky, atmospheric garden area, utterly delicious food, Spanish, North African influences, beautifully presented and explained where required. Fresh ingredients cooked with obvious care and attention to detail. Highly recommended and leave space for the cheese and puddings! Also really good value!

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

It is a luxury to serve diners like you. We are working in new dishes then, you should come back soon. Thank you very much More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Really liked this place, somebody has put a lot of their heart and soul into this restaurant and hotel. Good service, nice furnishings, interesting menu, delicious food.........highly commended.

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

Thank you very much. you are right, our heart is in all corners of el Califa. Greetings!! More 

ottawa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

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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: Lebanese, Greek, 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?