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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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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Plaza Espana 16 | Cadiz, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

We have visited Spain five times in the last four years and we never fail to eat at El Jardin del Califa. This is Moroccan food delicious and beautifully served. I particularly recommend you try the "pastela." The combination of flavors is wonderful.

Thank IntlTraveler61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly a memorable experience with perfect service, extraordinary atmosphere/location, and food. In the very center of Vejer with impeccable location and a must repeat without a doubt.

Thank Fidel E
Oliva_Mera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much! We hope you can come back son. Greetings from Vejer!

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabioulous experience if you love the North African/ Middle Eastern fusion kitchen for sure. After a great day in Vejer dlf and its wonderful beach lines we decided to celibrate the birthday of my wife in a special setting. Normaly you should make...More

Thank walterdewancker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went some friends for dinner. It was a wonderful surprise! The building is amazing, with several terraces and dining rooms, all in a moorish style.The upper terrace with a wonderful view over the town and landscape. The food was very good and tasty, fresh...More

Thank Maite O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What more can be added to the existing reviews? Book or you may not get a table! Yes the stairs are a challenge to someone with a walking problem but it is such a delight to see the beautifully maintained & designed garden restaurant rich...More

Thank TurnipTownsend
Oliva_Mera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you very much for your king words. Greetings from Vejer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing location, a sort of labyrinth just to get to the restaurant area, great staff always happy to help and advice, superb food from the Moroccan tradition. We had one of the best vegetarian couscous I ever tasted and by far the most savory &...More

Thank Riccardo V
Oliva_Mera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and your opinion. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Greetings from Vejer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gem!! The hotel, the terrace and the garden restaurant have changed our winter holiday...for the good!! we love going to Califa. It is wonderfully well decorated and has so much charm and history. It is very different to your standard tappas restaurant...More

Thank Tim B
James S, Propietario at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your post Tim. Very glad you enjoyed your time with us. All credit goes to our kitchen and staff. Un saludo - James

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is very special and memorable due to the very special setting, decoration and service. However, I wasn’t impressed with the food. Falafels were a bit dry and overly seasoned (cumin). I had a tagine but nothing special. My other companions were of the...More

Thank SantaCruz_11
Oliva_Mera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you liked our restaurant. Cumin is on the falafel's recipe, is not our decision. Maybe it's too much to people who don't eat this kind of food, next time you can tell the waiter about your taste. Thank you for your visit...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was our best meal that we had while visiting Andalucia. Most important for us, the food was exceptionally good. There is a wide and interesting range of dishes on the menu, and each dish we had was fabulous. The restaurant decor and ambience is...More

Thank MrPiky
Oliva_Mera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your opinion. Greetings from Vejer!

Reviewed 25 February 2018

This takes fine dining to new level the ambiance the service but most important the food well done to the whole team this is not just eating it's an experience, we have been several times the last was to celebrate my sisters 80th birthday we...More

Thank hesp1
Oliva_Mera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant for this special day. Best wishes from all the staff!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$46
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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