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Vaca Loca

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Calle Cervantes 6, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived early around 730ish so got a table straight away by the time we left there was a queue. Great selections of meats not one for the veggies! Huge portions so go hungry, mojitos were great too, really friendly service. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Tarifa.

Thank sara j
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This simply has to be the best steak restaurant in Tarifa. I had a 650g Ox steak washed down with a bottle of local red and my wife had the "feathery pig" (you will have it visit to find out what this is!). The food was amazin' and we felt welcome from the moment we walked in. A must during... More 

Thank Michael P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place to go for barbecued food. Steaks, pork and chicken cooked, over an open fire, to defection. The best fillet steak I think I have ever had.

Thank James A
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

OK - so they do not take reservations. And seating is limited. Get there early - I was there at 8:00pm on the dot. By 8:30 it was completely full. There is only actual tables outside. Inside there are stools at a bar. We ordered one extra round of drinks after we finished our meal but then moved on because... More 

Thank ChanaJane3
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

What a gem of a find!!! Such a wonderful place to eat with really helpful and friendly staff. They made a real effort to make sure we could all sit together and we're happy to stay open as late as they were allowed just so we could finish our food without rushing us. I normally never have chips but they... More 

Thank Tarek547
Newquay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Food is second to none on my first time there as a couple but we were asked to pay the bill quickly so the table could be used again for another service which we found a bit rude as it was a special occasion for us, we werent hanging around for hours but literally just put down our knives and... More 

Thank kirstiejane2016
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

In the 4 days we stayed in Tarfia, we ate here 2 nights running, it was so good. Simple menu (maybe 6 items), no choice of sides (chips and salad), but it is all great. Nice location in an old town square, lovely food, friendly staff and great value. Would go back anytime....

Thank jamiepyoung
Manilva, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We often call into Vaca Loco for an honest fill-up after maybe missing out at lunchtime. The quantities of food on the plate is quite out-facing on occasions, but it is damned tasty. Great grilled meats and the tastiest of 'skins left on' chipped potatoes salted and parsley seasoned. The cocktail menu is limited but executed really well, especially out... More 

Thank at c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Every time we visit Tarifa we HAVE TO eat here. The best steak in Tarifa by far. You will not want to eat steak anywhere else after you have had steak here. The pork is also beautiful and the chicken with dates is one of my favs. Get there early it is always packed. Eating out dinning only.

Thank Andrea W
Portoroz, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Was there twice during my one week stay in Tarifa. Their beef fillet (Solomillo) is amazing. Portions are huge so you might consider sharing a plate if you're not starving.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Steakhouse, Barbecue, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cervantes 6, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Tarifa
Vaca Loca - A casual Bar with a charcoal grill/ BBQ - we take pride in serving up the best quality meats available in generous portions, beef, Iberian Pork, lamb and chicken - also vegetarian dishes! In a fun loving relaxed atmosphere! Open 365 days a year for the last 13 years - in summer our kitchen is open all day/night from 13:00 to 1:00am weekdays and 2:00am at the weekend. We don't take reservations so come early as we can be busy - if we are full you can enjoy a drink while checking out our menu blackboard until your table is ready!

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