At El Jardín del Califa you will enjoy the best North African and Middle Eastern cuisine in one of the most beautiful spots of the old area of Vejer. A place with different environments, where you will live one of the most special culinary experiences in the province of Cádiz.
Imagine yourself having lunch or dinner in a unique place that reflects the architecture, evolution and history of Vejer de la Frontera (Province of Cadiz). El Jardín del CalifaRestaurant takes its inspiration from the time when the Arabs ruled this villa more than 700 years ago. With its different environments, it will allow you to experience a special evening.
It is located in an old granary from the sixteenth century, in a beautiful gardenfull of palm trees. Here you will enjoy an excellent sample of the best North Africanand Middle Eastern cuisine in one of the most beautiful spots of the old area of Vejer.
This “little trip in time” offered by “The Caliph’s Garden” (El Jardín del Califa) allows you to eat in the “Aljibe”. This is the interior of a water well built in the Islamic era of Vejer. Archaeologists date it between the tenth and the eleventh centuries. Enjoy the “Temple” as well, the interior dining room which is exquisitely decorated and whose construction dates back to 1527.
However, the most magical spot of the restaurant is located in the garden after which it is named, and the Pergola located on the side of it. The tables of this establishmed were all made in Marrakech in the style of Gueliz, with finely cut pieces of pottery. On summer, it becomes a unique place to enjoy magical evenings.
El Jardín del Califa‘s menu offers excellent starters (or mezze), salads, soups and creams. You can accompany them with some of the specialities of the house (savoury pastilla, maqluba and different recipes of lamb), different tajines (lamb, chicken, veal, vegetables), fish dishes, couscous and an excellent selection of grilled meats.
The restaurant’s extraordinary wine cellar deserves a special mention, as well as its delicious homemade desserts, pastries and cakes made with organic products. Do you fancy some of them with a cup of tea?
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