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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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Marbella, Spain
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the humongous skewers or getting 750kilos boneless beef for less than 30 euros and that they serve it in a more french-like way? The salad seasoning, the spices and herbs used. Very good. We stop by every time we drive thru Tarifa. Kids love it too, they can eat and play safely. Only problem is that they can't... More 

Thank Gardimel
Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic food, fresh meat, big portions.This place you must visit when in Tarifa. The service is great too.

Thank Ralica M
milton keynes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has got to be THE best place I've visited for steak. It was juicy, the salad was crisp fresh and the chips were to die for, really tasty and crunchy. We couldn't fault the place. We did have to wait for a table, but it was worth the wait and people were still dribbling in after 11pm, it was... More 

Thank mollym10
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and wonderful service! This restaurant has bags of charm. Definitely book via trip advisor as it gets busy! The mixed BBQ is a must!

Thank higgygill
Rhodes Town, Greece
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best steaks i have ever had in my life. Its definitely a place where you have to go to eat in Tarifa if you are not vegetarian. The portions are big and the meat is fresh.

Thank Freianegra
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We had been recommended Vaca Loca by friends as a must to visit while on our touring holiday. We were certainly not disappointed, the food was fantastic, the staff were lovely & so friendly. I had chicken kebabs with salad & seasoned fries, all just perfect. My husband had steak, cooked to perfection. Would recommend this little gem, tucked away... More 

Thank Julie C
Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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 July 10, 2016

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 90 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 

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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?