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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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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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Tarifa, Spain
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were recommended by a friend to make a visit to this restaurant. The service, the food and the location are without question 1st class. I would go as far to say that anybody who puts negative things about this restaurant have never eaten here. I will visit again and recommend without hesitation.

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Prague
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a really nice find for us. We ate here two times during our stay and both times the food and service were great. The leg of lamb went down very well as did the various mezze of starters. To be safe do book in advance as it was full both nights we were there.

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This restaurant has the most beautiful outdoor dining area with an inner area separated by folding glass doors. The lighting is subdued and romantic and the tables not too close together. The food was superb but the service was quite slow. It was very busy and there just didn't seem to be enough staff but this didn't detract from the... More

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