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El Jardin del Califa

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Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
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Plaza de Espana 12, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
34956451706
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An absolute treat!

We hadn't pre-booked this restaurant (YOU MUST!) and asked our Hotel to book for us - not possible for lunch or dinner all week. I also called a few times. Ended up just turning up and asking if they could possibly seat us and the lovely Maitre d' squeezed us in. Well worth it. Delicious food - we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Penny3112
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visit Vejer a couple of times a year and in February/March/September etc ALWAYS visit this restaurant. Last year we tried to book in August a couple of days in advance for a table and we were told it was full for the next week - fair enough! I called them to book for next month and without asking a... More 

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

It is always good to see that so many of our clients enjoy the Califa as you have done many times in the past. For this reason we are consistently full. We would dearly love to give all our regular clients a table however this is just not possible even though we have many tables both in the garden and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We hadn't pre-booked this restaurant (YOU MUST!) and asked our Hotel to book for us - not possible for lunch or dinner all week. I also called a few times. Ended up just turning up and asking if they could possibly seat us and the lovely Maitre d' squeezed us in. Well worth it. Delicious food - we had chef's... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Fabulous food in the most gorgeous building Have visited in May and July - you need to book well in advance for summer - before you travel if you want evening meal Staff very friendly and did have a menu if English if you need it . Wide selection of wine and the menu is all local fresh in season... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A really special place to eat. The food is always tasty and the setting is amazing. The views from the teteria are particularly stunning on a full moon!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A recommendation from friends, my son and I visited this hotel restaurant last week.Very high up in the hills at Vejer, a real find! After entering the hotel you are directed downstairs to their lovely restaurant., even though we didn't have a booking they accommodated us , and we're very obliging and helpful. We sat outside in a courtyard ,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We had this place recommended to us by a friend and were not disappointed. Located in a beautiful building, the Moroccan food was very tasty and full of flavour. Not the cheapest of restaurants, you need to book to guarantee a table as the place fills up fast, both a lunchtime and in the evening. The only reason I didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

One of the best higher end dining experiences in Vejer. Great Moroccan food and a nice outdoor patio. A visit to the tetería upstairs before dinner is a good plus. Call early for reservations as it is very popular.

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Ballarat, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

As a young couple travelling we asked for availability for the evening and were advised briskly by the Maitre D there was none. On leaving we overheard the same woman telling an older wealthy couple if they are happy to wait ten minutes there was likely to be a table free. We left feeling a bit deflated, just sad that... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lovely restaurant in an amazing setting, good food and attentive staff set in a quaint town square. The califa also has a bar which over looks the square and a roof top terrace to relax on after your meal.great for families or a romantic evening

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

We are glad you enjoyed it! Thank you very much and greetings from Vejer! More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was a repeat visit to the restaurant following a very pleasant stay in the hotel some years ago. We loved the food then and we were not disappointed on our return. Our only complaint was that it took quite some time to get the bill, despite several requests, but this would not deter us from returning in the future... More 

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

Sorry for make you wait and thank you for your understanding. Greetings from Vejer! More 

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Additional Information about El Jardin del Califa

Address: Plaza de Espana 12, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
Phone Number: 34956451706
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Vejer de la Frontera
Average Prices: USD 27 - 55
Cuisine: Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

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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: 34956451706

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 55
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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