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Plaza Espana 16 | Cadiz, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
+34 956 45 17 06
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Vilamoura, Portugal
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant is seasonal, and perhaps as a consequence it is not the most sophisticated food. But the location and atmosphere of the place are not to be missed. I would certainly eat there again if I go back.

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Thank ianandana
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with an excellent menu. Staff could not be more friendly and attentive. Roof terrace with amazing views. Best restaurant in Vejer. Water fountain in the square outside restaurant is a beautiful place to take some photographs.

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Thank kimallsopp
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the fantastic explosion of flavour we had with our family in the evening. Very family friendly

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard about this restaurant from several friends and booked a table in advance (highly recommended, even on weeknights off-season). Since it's still a bit chilly in the evenings in April we opted for the Pergola dining room and were happy with our choice. The food was fresh and creative with a strong North African influence - a welcome... More 

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Thank WifeofTravelWriter
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, very authentic. Service was great and exactly what you expect of staff in the Andalucia region...attentive, smiling, helpful staff. Outdoor or indoor dining...beautiful either way...the courtyard and the dining room in the cave is amazing.

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Thank Curtis S
devon uk
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not surprisingly there is a strong North African influence in this restaurant which is part of the Califa hotel where we stayed in early April. The location in the garden was wonderful on our first night but a little chilly for our second night so we ate inside in the imposing yet intimate dining room. Both the food and service... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed in the area several months and visited this restaurant few times, so this review is a summary of few visits. The restaurant located in a heart of Vejer in a beautifully renovated Moorish house, preserving its authenticity. I have been around Andalucian pueblos blancos quite a lot, but have not come across anything similar, so really, thumbs... More 

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you had enough of tapas then this is your place. Very good menu and high quality food, friendly staff. A bit on the expensive side both worth the money due to quality and also the beauty of the location.

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Thank Kemal K
Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a regular favourite of ours for the last 10 years. Wind your way through flower filled laneways to reach the courtyard. In summer, dining outside under the umbrellas, is the perfect way to spend a ling lunch or dinner. Simple, beautiful quality Morroccan/North African/Lebanese food. Ive taken groups of up to 15 people here, and everyone has... More 

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Thank dean k
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked through the hotel to find a lovely courtyard where we had lunch. Inside tables were also available. It was a very historic setting in a beautiful old town. The food was a mixture of Lebanese and middle eastern dishes. We had a sharing platter to start and I followed this with tuna filled Lebanese pancakes and my partner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Cuisine
Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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