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Plaza Espana 16 | Cadiz, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
+34 956 45 17 06
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Positioning itself entirely apart from anywhere else in Vejer (open all day from 1pm until 12am, super-efficient service, no traditional tapas dishes on offer), this place is a refreshing experience. The building is fascinating (be prepared to get a little lost), the staff are very friendly and the food is delicious. Tagines, fish kebabs and babaganoush are just a few... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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306 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had lunch here today and it didn't disappoint. The smells from the coals are lovely as you enter the courtyard. It is a lovely sun trap on a good day with plenty of shady spots too. The food was tasty and there were so many appetising options that it made it difficult to narrow the menu down to just 2-3... More 

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Vejer is a hors concourse city. This pueblo blanco have in El Jardin del Califa an apart atraction. The Andaluzian cousine in his state of art in a mystic ambiente. The entrée with typical pitta bread and homus seems like a huntdred years ago. We also eat lamb and a couzcouz tajine with a marvelous Andaluzian withe wine. All was... More 

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Thank Vin_cius_D2013
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Set in an attractive courtyard with a Middle Eastern Menu the atmosphere and food transported us to a Moorish experience with all the comforts of great service and fantastic food

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Thank Anne G
Vilamoura, Portugal
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is seasonal, and perhaps as a consequence it is not the most sophisticated food. But the location and atmosphere of the place are not to be missed. I would certainly eat there again if I go back.

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Thank ianandana
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with an excellent menu. Staff could not be more friendly and attentive. Roof terrace with amazing views. Best restaurant in Vejer. Water fountain in the square outside restaurant is a beautiful place to take some photographs.

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Thank kimallsopp
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the fantastic explosion of flavour we had with our family in the evening. Very family friendly

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard about this restaurant from several friends and booked a table in advance (highly recommended, even on weeknights off-season). Since it's still a bit chilly in the evenings in April we opted for the Pergola dining room and were happy with our choice. The food was fresh and creative with a strong North African influence - a welcome... More 

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Thank WifeofTravelWriter
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, very authentic. Service was great and exactly what you expect of staff in the Andalucia region...attentive, smiling, helpful staff. Outdoor or indoor dining...beautiful either way...the courtyard and the dining room in the cave is amazing.

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Thank Curtis S
devon uk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not surprisingly there is a strong North African influence in this restaurant which is part of the Califa hotel where we stayed in early April. The location in the garden was wonderful on our first night but a little chilly for our second night so we ate inside in the imposing yet intimate dining room. Both the food and service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 40
Cuisine
Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
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
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.

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