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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tagine” (37 reviews)
“lamb” (27 reviews)
“pastry” (7 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere and very good food! One of the better tagines I’ve had outside of Morroco. Well worth a visit!

Thank sigbjornh
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in Vejer on our way to Tarifa for lunch, so we wandered around a bit to pick a spot for lunch. We saw some pics of this place online, so we scoped it out when we got there. There are a few different...More

Thank LazyRose
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner two nights in a row at this restaurant. Not only does the building and courtyard transport you to another world, the food is truly amazing. The generous appetizer plate is a perfect way to start your meal. The pastry with chicken is...More

Thank East_Coast_Foodie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful place to have a special meal, ambient atmosphere and very pretty at night. Food excellent and varied menu

Thank Ginny R
Reviewed 14 October 2018

What an outstanding late lunch we had. We had just got to Vejer for the week, following our travel from different parts of the UK. As an introduction to Vejer and the Cadiz region, it could not have been any better. We started with a...More

Thank Darron1970
Oliva_Mera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del califa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and your opinion. We hope you can come back soon. Greetings from Vejer!

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

The califa is an amazing restaurant, not only to look at but also the food was tasty, plentiful and great value, we were welcomed by the owner Jamie Stewart personally.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Just a great setting as part of an super, stylish and atmospheric hotel in the centre of town. The front does no justice to the interior of this marvellous building. The food which is Moroccan in style was brilliant and this is definitely a place...More

Thank 56stuart
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Well first and foremost, the setting offers a combination of outside dining in a beautiful courtyard or under an area with a vaulted ceiling overlooking the former. Beautifully lit with a welcoming ambiance, it set the evening off nicely for the meal to follow. The...More

Thank 10chris02
Oliva_Mera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del califa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Sometimes is good to be 'brave' and try new flavors. Thank you very much for your visit and your opinion.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely meal in the garden which is Moroccan in style with hummus, tagine and bbq meat. It isn’t expensive and has a lovely roof top bar for a pre-dinner drink. Booking a table and specifying the garden appeared a must as it...More

Thank BasherWarwickshire
Oliva_Mera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del califa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your opinion. We always reccomend to make a reservation in advance, in high season sometimes is necessary few weeks before. We are glad you enjoyed our garden. Greetings from Vejer.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is very beautiful inside and outside, with an eastern flair, located in a historical castle dated the 16th century. The food is very good and for every taste.

Thank Juliettie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$23 - US$42
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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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