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El Jardin del Califa

Plaza Espana 16 | Cadiz, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
+34 956 45 17 06
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (25 reviews)
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Closes in 11 min
All hours
Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Plaza Espana 16 | Cadiz, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful setting, went down about 4 flights of stairs to a lovely courtyard. Had a glass of cold Manzanilla and ordered Gazpacho and Mezze, both great, then Aubergine Salad with mixed meat grill, tasty, seasoned well, loved every mouthfull , would be a regular if...More

Thank cleveland16
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friends had told us what an attractive place the hilltop town of Vejer de la Frontera in westernmost Andalucia is. They also said not to come without booking a meal in El Jardin del Califa on idyllic Plaza de España. We are glad we followed...More

Thank Einar B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well you must try this taste of eastern promise. What a wonderfully friendly, beautiful and tasteful place All I can say is try any tagine - the meat is cooked to perfection - succulent, tender, with hint of aromatic flare which can only be described...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant's location and atmosphere are amazing, everything seems to be in harmony. I loved the old entrance with the tight staircase and low ceiling to get into the restaurant. The hospitality is great, the staff is very friendly and helpful, with good food recommendation....More

Thank Fouad H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most delicious Moroccan food I've ever had. Reservation essential. BBQ chicken was memorable. Loved it!

Thank Abe259
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE destination restaurant in town*. The combination of the venue, food and service make it a must. Have cocktails first at their adjacent Teteria bar and you have an unbeatable night out. You are going to pay a bit more than elsewhere but...More

Thank Spwoodthorpe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us had lunch here today because the restaurant was highly recommended by our hotel in Córdoba. We ordered the Sebu salad and two mezzes. The salad was OK but nothing special with iceberg lettuce, red grapefruit, walnuts and sliced cherry tomatoes and an...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For those who like arabic food, you should definitely go there. Reserve in advance in the garden. Busy location, but cosy. Friendly staff and excellent service.

Thank Ion Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About an hour away from our residence in Costa Ballena, this made for a great day trip. Reservations are highly recommended. We opted for lunch right when they opened. We were seated in the Aljibe section and felt like we had our own private dining...More

Thank bdet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here twice during our recent 2 week stay in Vejer. Service was excellent, food some of the best we had on our trip and prices comparable with other restaurants in the area. Lovely setting either in the covered courtyard or in the garden. Highly...More

Thank ErikaManchesterUK
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¿Tenéis menú vegano? Si es así podríais decirme en qué consiste? Gracias.
30 April 2017|
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Response from Forehei | Reviewed this property |
En la carta aparece señalados los platos veganos, no se decirte si eran muchos o pocos, también señalan los platos halal. Un saludo
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Pepa R
Hola, ofrecéis menú degustación para grupos?NUnca he ido y no sabría que pedir,precio por persona ?
25 August 2016|
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Response from Oliva_Mera | Property representative |
Hola! Para preguntas de ese tipo te recomendamos que contactes con la recepción del hotel. Un saludo!
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Llevo dias llamando para intentar reservar, y o no me cogen el telefono o comunica todo el tiempo. Habeis cambiado de telefono? No quiero quedarme sin reserva. Es un dia especial. Gracias
17 August 2016|
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Response from Oliva_Mera | Property representative |
Hola Alejandra. Estos días es fiesta local en Vejer y el restaurante tiene todas las mesas reservadas. Para hablar con ellos lo mejor es que llames entre las 11 y 1 o entre las 5 y las 8. Un saludo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$41
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
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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.