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Cafe Central

$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe
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C/Sancho IV El Bravo, Tarifa, Spain
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Zurich, Switzerland
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182 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the restaurant at random after walking out of Hotel Misiana. What we wanted was not available and so was much of everything else on the menu. So we chose from among those available. And it was paella. It was tasty. Service not the best but OK.

Thank thesupr
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Good coffee.....central position in Tarifa....5 minute walk from our Cassa....love Tarifa....sooooooo many cool folk and dogs xx

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Was surprised to see earlier bad reviews. We only stopped for coffee and crepes but enjoyed whole experience. Waiter friendly and crepes both sweet and savoury were very good. Prices reasonable and location nice.

Thank malcolm c
Marbella, Spain
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Tarifa has many charms but Cafe Central most certainly is not one of them. As regular visitors we have learnt that the service is surly and at times down right rude and the food average at best. You only need to chat with locals to learn how disliked the cafe and it-s owners are by all and sundry, for them... More 

Thank Anthony1905
Columbus, Ohio
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60 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

There was no English menu out front so we went up to the bar to ask if they had one. The bartender just continued with what he was doing and wouldn't even look at us. We were about to leave when a waiter came up and gave us a menu. Unfortunately we decided to stay. My husband ordered the meat... More 

Thank jennifer1347
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Situated on the Main Street in the old town, this cafe was a great place to watch the world going by. Service was not great though. Had to ask twice for our bill.

Thank SueJHereford
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We felt ignored by the staff, they were not friendy and helpfull. Besides that, the sangria was good.

Thank Colin v
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We only came here for coffee however, having waited a very long time to be served, the waiter was incredibly rude. Furthermore, when he decided he needed to dart across the road to chat to a friend, he pushed passed my partner quite aggressively without even acknowledging her, let alone an apology. Having waited a long time for the bill... More 

Thank Alexander W
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Terrible place. Service shocking. Sat for 15 minutes. 3 staff who all saw habit choose to stand around chatting and drinking Rather than serve us. Dirty tables. No menus. 3 tables got up and left while we were there one table went in and asked for a menu which they gave them then went back to order eveyone else was... More 

Thank Leeleespain
Stockholm, Sweden
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132 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We came here Sunday afternoon, which is probably peak hour, as many tourists go to Tarifa for a day only. We had to wait 15 minutes to order, another 35 minutes for our relatively simple food to arrive, and then 15 minutes to pay. My calamari was quite good, my son's green curry wok also, but the kid's portion of... More 

Thank Olle W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe
Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/Sancho IV El Bravo, Tarifa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Tarifa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?