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El Jardin del Califa

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Plaza Espana 16, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Paris, France
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After our starter and presented us with the dessert/desert menus - talk about a low calorie main course. She soon realised her mistake and brought a wonderful B’stilla This very special pie represents the pinnacle of exquisite Fassi (from Fez) cuisine. Layers of a paper-thin pastry coddle a blend of pigeon meat, almonds and eggs spiced with saffron, cinnamon and... More 

Thank leslie P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You are looking for real good Libanese and Moroccan food? You would like to experience a romantic dinner and an atmosphere like a fairy tale of 1001 night? This is the place! You can also enter the restaurant via the hotel, very interesting option for entering the restaurant and its garden. It's a famous, busy place - so don't forget to make... More 

Thank Globaltrottel0815
Alhama de Granada, Spain
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157 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This courtyard garden is stunning. We ate in the adjoining glass fronted terrace room. The ambiance is perfect, the service faultless, quick, friendly and efficient. Food was fabulous. Advice from the waiting staff was on the money. And great value for money.

Thank Stephen M
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They managed to seat us without a reservation but I recommend reserving ahead if you want to eat the same night. Food was a nice mediterranean moroccan mix, great service!

Thank woodsong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a three course meal that was very enjoyable. Manzanilla sherry with first course, little filo pastries filled with goats cheese. Half bottle of excellent local red wine with two different tagines were all delicious. We shared three baclava for pud. Complimentary drinkto finish was also well received. Beautiful setting either in the atmospheric ouside terrace or the stylish... More 

Thank logitrek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner on this cozy patio. The food is excellent and the wine list is good. There is a bar/patio upstairs for pre-dinner drinks.

Thank Suzanne T
Livermore, California
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised to walk into this beautiful restaurant with outdoor seating in an enclosed area for our last day of our 2 week bike tour. All the food was wonderful and the service first rate!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I were looking forward to our meal at El Jardin del Califa - we'd booked the previous day and could only get a 7.30pm slot but, nevertheless, we were pleased we could get in at all as the restaurant is certainly very popular. We were shown to a great table in the garden, there is no doubt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To visit this beautiful town is pleasure almost beyond words but to finish it with a meal in the exquisite restaurant is to understand the treasure within. The service is wonderful and the menu much more than a very good, however it is the atmosphere and the ambiance that truly set this apart. The garden seating is the must do... More 

Seville, Spain
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food - we return anytime we are in the area and sometimes travel specifically to eat here. Absolutely stunning hotel and fabulous food too.

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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
$22 - $40
Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Brunch, 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
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Vejer de la Frontera
  • Phone Number: 34956451706
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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