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“Excellent experience”

El Jardin del Califa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $40
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Jacksonville, Florida
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“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

We went as a group for a cooking lesson followed by dining.
The class was worth the trip alone but the meal which followed consisted of multiple appetizers, salads and a main course. The apps were shared while the entree was ordered individually. We sampled too many things to mention in a brief review but suffice it to say every thing was tasty, spiced just right with typical middle eastern aromatics.
I have heard great things about this restaurant from friends and am very happy to have finally experienced for myself. I will return.

Visited November 2013
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

In the heart of the old town, from the outside it looks like any normal hotel. But the location for the restaurant is spectacular, if you like North African or Middle Eastern Cuisine this is the place for you. Well with a visit.

  • Visited November 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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“lovely!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Such a nice place, very central, individual with a lot of detail and also great food. For me the best in Vejer!

  • Visited October 2013
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Maribor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Arabic feeling”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Coming to the little square you just can't miss this place. When you are directed to the restaurant you get suprised by the way to it. Down and down. But when you are there it is oh and ah. We came without reseravtion and stuff was so kind to get us a table outside. Breads, mezze, meat and vegetables were really but children liked mint tea almost more. I would only suggest a litlle more seasoning. Anyway, go and enjoy.

  • Visited October 2013
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“A great way to discover new food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We booked in here after reading reviews and loved the location right in the centre of the town. Watch your head walking down to the restaurant as its through a network of caves before arriving out in the courtyard. The service was very nice, food was fabulous and loved trying out new dishes and Moroccan wine. Certainly worth eating here.

  • Visited October 2013
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