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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tagine” (60 reviews)
“hummus” (16 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
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Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Plaza Espana 16 | Cadiz, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago

El Jardin del Califa in Vejer de la Frontera is a beautiful restaurang. The hotel and everything about it is just exquisite. The food is no exception.

Thank Erik V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was excellent, friendly, courteous, professional and good humored. Food was excellent. We ate indoors and our table was in, what looks like a cave. I think it was either a cellar or storehouse in years passed. There were tea lights placed on different...More

Thank Gillian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many different spaces in El Jardin del Califa. It is like a small labyrinth. On the roof there is a terrace café with excellent views of Vejer de la Frontera and andalusian style houses. Moorish style café and very relaxing feeling.

Thank AriHelsinki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Either the Restaurant in the courtyard, the tea- or Cocktail - Rooms in the 2nd or 3rd floor on the roof-terrace - just go ans Enjoy! Marvellous!!!

Thank Ralf K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting in amazing hotel. Sheltered courtyard dining. Spanish/North African menu. Service exceptional and food excellent. Very relaxed. We tried to book for the evening but there was nothing available for the three nights we were there but the lunchtime didn't seem too busy.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table at the last minute after going on the waiting list. We had a lovely table in the garden on a warm evening. We ordered a ribera del duera from an extensive and varied wine list and it was...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderfull closed courtyard decorated with Maroccan touch! Really good price quality marrocan food served by gentle staff. Thank you for the experiance.

Thank Ludovic D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the location is fantastic, outside and inside. very nice restaurant. food and service was below average. the mezze plate was nothing special and the hummus was tasteless. We had chicken from the grill, taste was ok but unfortunately the chicken was on one side black...More

Thank chrisby72
Oliva_Mera, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Jardin del Califa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so sorry about your experience in our restaurant. The recipes are made by the traditional style. I you didn't like a dish you only have to tell us and we change it inmediatelly. Thank you for you visit and your opinion.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had one of the best dinners of our holiday here @ jardin del califa. The meze was the best meze I've ever had (falafel put any other falafel I've had to shame!) The monkfish & prawn skewers were also super tasty. Everything was spot on...More

Thank geedurston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It all starts when you walk through the maze of hallways leading you to the actual garden of Califa, this in itself is an experience. The food, very good. We had the chef's mezze and the califa mezze as a starter, one very good, the...More

Thank Timo B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 44
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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