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Plaza Espana 16 | Cadiz, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
+34 956 45 17 06
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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South Salem, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The history, food and service, everything you would ever need! The service was amazing! The food very delicious. The building itself is with visiting. If you are at Vejer de la Frontera, this is the place to be!

Thank vitka11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting, great staff and a fantastic mezze starter. Fish tagine and lamb Cous Cous as mains, full of veg and sauce, portions were big and could have managed seconds. Worth a visit if you're in Vejer and want something more than tapas.

Thank vincent b
Seville, Spain
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place never disappoints - the food is always amazing, as is the service. Having tried a lot of the menu, I really can recommend it all!

Thank eminspain
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic moroccan food. Lovely venue. Mustsee at Vejer. Even though our expectations were massive based on reviews on diverse websites, they were fulfilled.

Thank Miguel Angel M
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Jardin del Califa is a magical, low-key place that immerses you into a 1001 nights atmosphere whether you are a romantic or not. Everything from the rooms to the terrace of its Teteria, take you to another time. A better time. A place where you will probably want time to stop.

Thank justmyrto
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic building, mega busy and had to wait 30 mins for a table on a sat in january. Very good couscous and tagine well worth the wait

Thank FlixynTed
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Fantastic restaurant and atmosphere with top notch food. Went in August 2016 and was let down by the overall service ,slap dash, not attentive staff, very disappointed.......Came back in December 2016 caus over Christmas no were else open in Vejer. What a difference the staff were as staff should be in a classy restaurant, attentive caring and excellent service. So... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Had lunch here while Vejer was getting ready for the 3 Kings Day, and were lucky to get a table in the garden - the courtyard of this 16thC building is a spectacular setting for a meal. To get a real feel for the building and restaurant you need to enter through the hotel and clamber down a series of... More 

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Seregno, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten cus cus with fruit onions and beef and a chef starter. Everything was very good. The glass of red wine we had was fine. I'll come back.

Thank Ale130663
Jerez De La Frontera
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was the reason we chose Vejer for a weekend away after hearing and reading good reviews. The decor beautifully echoes the Morrocan influence in the food and the inside dining area (Pergola) felt intimate and warm even with the wind and rain whipping about on the other side of the glass wall. Perhaps our expectations were too high... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $39
Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Espana 16 | Cadiz, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Vejer de la Frontera
  • Phone Number: +34 956 45 17 06
Vejer's most popular restaurant has stone vaulted dining rooms and a lush palm-filled courtyard set in an emblematic 16th century building. 'The Caliph's Garden' is one of Andalucia's prime eating destinations. You will be served fabulous North African & Middle Eastern food in a historic, tranquil & unsurpassed setting in the heart of Vejer's medieval quarter. Overlooking the palm filled square of the medieval quarter the Jardín del Califa is inspired by the Moorish rule of Vejer over 700 years ago. The Jardin del Califa is set in one of Vejer's most important historic buildings. The principal building dates from 1527 (and includes parts from the 11th Century) and is now a grade 1 listed monument. The stone clad dining rooms and the palm filled courtyard are the perfect company for your meal with us. Come to the Califa and you will enjoy tasty dishes, stone vaulted cellars, an enchanted garden, a splashing fountain and scented plants. The haven of this quiet corner in the heart of Vejer will provide you with many memorable moments.

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