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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Moroccan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Plaza Espana 16 | Cadiz, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked this table 4 days in advance of dining. We arrived and we're seated but then waited 15 minutes until a waitress who was extremely rude came to take our drinks order. We ordered starters - falafel which was delicious however when we asked...More

Thank PaulG7465
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a total hidden gem. You navigate down through ancient passages that are hidden from the street. The guest has no idea that the dining area is tucked away in a magical little plaza beneath the street level, yet open to the sky....More

Thank Shawn K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always wonderful. Very romantic at night sitting in the garden annoying the tasty Moroccan food. Staff helpful and friendly. Got to keep up the good work as there are so many excellent restaurants in Vejer now.

Thank LouDevon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for tea and sweets and we were definitely not disappointed! We sat outside on a terrace with lovely sun. The tea is delicious and so are the cakes. We had a lovely afternoon here. It is not even expensive.

Thank Aria0092
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant a couple of times a year for around 6 years. The setting is beautiful and we have always enjoyed good food on previous occasions. On this visit on Saturday night the food was poor. Starters and wine were goood...More

Thank karenwilson84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bit of a nightmare to get to with a pram but worth the steps ! Lovely meal and excellent service . We had lunch there as dinner was fully booked until mid September!! Highly recommend the Pastila - pulled chicken with almonds / spices in...More

Thank Dream282671
Oliva_Mera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del califa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry that it was hard for you to get off with the baby cart, there is an exterior road that is much easier to get off, for the next one if you decide to bring them back. We are glad that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a regular visitor to Vejer and experiencing some of the most amazing food in the town. It was clear that the Califa falls short of the high standard offered elsewhere in Vejer. With uninterested staff and very average food, it is the setting that...More

1  Thank Tartanspartan6
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely setting, impossible to get a hold of anyone on the phone although we tried several times. Just an automatic answer and then you get cut off after a good few minutes. We just popped by and got a table anyway. The setting is beautiful...More

Thank Eatthemeat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were recommended El Jardin del Califa The hotel is made up of 10 houses combined in a moorish maze, with parts dating from 1527. The houses surround the Caliph’s garden which makes a quiet cool oasis to retreat from the summer...More

1  Thank tonybain99
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We drove up from the coast for lunch. Parking is difficult in the small streets of the town. We had to park where we could. The restaurant is tucked away down a maze of paths and steps. Lovely looking restaurant. We wanted to sit out...More

Thank alton21
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$24 - US$43
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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.
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