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El Jardin del Califa

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Lebanese, Moroccan, 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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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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  • 317
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    Very good
  • 64
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  • 16
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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
Cocktail bar at El Jardin de Calufa

Beautiful view, beautifully. made cocktails and fantastic service by Emelio! Not to be missed! We visited every night of our stay in Vejer, which was the highlight of our day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Janis B
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view, beautifully. made cocktails and fantastic service by Emelio! Not to be missed! We visited every night of our stay in Vejer, which was the highlight of our day.

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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! More 

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a wonderful place, even more so if you combine the dinner with a stay in the hotel. The setting is lovely and the food is to die for. I would travel back here only to enjoy another Warm Aleppo Salad and Pastela main dish. This was the best food we had during our two weeks in Andalucia.

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

We are very pleased to read your review. Thank you very much! More 

hampshire
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74 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a great place to eat, they have many very tasty Veggie dishes. Not the cheapest in town but the setting is beautiful and the standard is high, all the servers are very nice and extremely helpful.

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

Thank you very much! We work for satisfy every foodies :) More 

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

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

Thank you for your visit and your opinion. Vejer is full of tourist everywhere but to our restaurant come people from Vejer and the towns around it, we promisse! ;) More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 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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James S, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this review

When you work hard and somebody talk about your work is perfect is a big satisfaction. Thank you very much! More 

blue ridge mountains
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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

Thank you very much, we are glad you liked it! The orange wine is produced in Vejer :) More 

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 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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112 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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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, Moroccan, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

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