Top 10 restaurants in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain

March 28, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Vejer de la Frontera is a Spanish hilltop town and municipality in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, on the right bank of the river Barbate. The town of Vejer de la Frontera occupies a low hill overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar and surrounded by orchards and orange groves. It contains several ancient churches and convents, and the architecture of many of its houses recalls the period of Moorish rule, which lasted from 711 until the town was captured by Saint Ferdinand of Castile in 1248. Agriculture and fruit-farming are the chief industries; fighting bulls are also bred in the neighborhood and a running of the bulls is held annually.
Things to do in Vejer de la Frontera

1. El Jardin del Califa

Plaza Espana 16 | Cadiz, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain 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 Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$361 +34 956 45 17 06
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

El Jardin del Califa

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.

Reviewed By Michael H

A restaurant worth including during a stay in Vejer.
Morocco & Lebanese dining, in a special atmosphere.
Very well decorated.
Great service personnel attention and level of service.
Fine price value for a/some shared starters, each a main course, house wine (which is a fine table wine), and/or a few "canas", ends at around Euro 30 per head.
Suits off season dining very well. Very nice to sit in the glass covered patio.
Suits romantic, or two couples.
Reserve table.

2. Restaurante Patria

Lugar Patria 48 | La Muela, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Danish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$275 +34 687 23 19 23
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 339 reviews

Restaurante Patria

Reviewed By casadeagua - gibraltar

Tucked away in the Andalusian countryside, this restaurant is well worth visiting. You will receive a warm welcome and enjoy excellent food. Our starters were imaginative and delicious: tomato salad with an avocado and basil sorbet, Danish potato salad and meatballs and very well prepared spinach and cheese croquettes on a bed of rich tomato sauce.The main courses and desserts were also good. This restaurant would not be out of place in the Michelin guide. We look forward to our next visit.

3. La Castilleria

Pago de Santa Lucia S/N, 11158 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Spanish, Grill, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$290 - HK$581 +34 956 45 14 97
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 738 reviews

La Castilleria

We are a big family that strives year after year to offer something unique. Castilleria is a trendy place located in a nature environment of clean air with the best raw materials grilled. Castilleria tells its history and its landscape on the table; in the flesh, in the wines and in the coal that fuels the fire and give the perfection to the grill.

Reviewed By 4U2Smile - Haifa, Israel

Went there for a steak dinner and it was just perfect.... The variety of the cuts was great. Although waiters hardly spoke English, they patiently took us to the butcher area and spoke about the different cuts and what would be best to order.
The steaks were perfect.... Grilled perfectly from rare to medium as my friend's preferences.
Atmosphere was nice, hidden among the trees.
Note that the turn to the restaurant from the main road is small and a bit hard to see. So drive slower when getting close to the turn.
Definitely will go back!!!

4. Casa Varo

Camino Oliva 9, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +34 956 44 77 34
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 323 reviews

Casa Varo

Reviewed By amdgriggs - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Back here again, three years later, and just as good.... This time reserved in advance and ate at 8.30 /9.00, rather than after 11.00, which suited us much better. Just delicious food though we over-ordered (got completely carried await!) and did have to leave some... The artichokes were tender and outstanding, the calamares delicious, as were the huge plate of patatas bravas, the endive and Roquefort salad and the second but ultimately unnecessary plate of artichokes. The excellent bottle of Ruedo Verdejo helped, and we loved our table outside against the wall as a great people-watching spot. Fast and friendly service too. Highly recommended, but do reserve - and remover the portions are generously-sized...!

5. La Vera Cruz

Calle Eduardo Shelly 1 | Calle Eduardo Shelly, 1, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 956 92 96 65
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

La Vera Cruz

Reviewed By MrArroyo2U - Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

This place closed a few years ago but it has since reopened under new ownership and management and man, what an amazing find it is. The food is out of this world, great service (perhaps not the most knowledgeable when it came to wine but her charm made up for it). Simply fantastic, innovative menu that was a bit daring for the area and I was so glad to see a chef/owner take chances. The building is part of the old convent and it is super cool and almost spooky and since it is above the Plaza España and not in the middle-of-it-all, there is less foot-traffic but I am sure this will change once people discover this gem.
Two drawbacks (obviously not too big otherwise my rating would have been affected):
1. No outdoor Seating but the owner promises once he has the permit they will put tables outside.
2. The music in the restaurant itself SUCKED. It was some sort of easy listening-romantic covers-cd mix that I could have lived without. This place calls for Spanish guitars, either on a cd or live (which would have been cool). Either way, I HIGHLY recommend it.

6. Asador La Brasa De Sancho

Calle Sancho IV El Bravo 1, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Grill, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$275 +34 615 59 19 19
Excellent
49%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 340 reviews

Asador La Brasa De Sancho

Our Restaurant “La Brasa de Sancho” ideally situated a short distance off plaza de Espana on the iconic Sancho IV street; with its open-air setting Terrace and relaxing atmosphere, our charcoal BBQ Restaurant offers to our visitors to join into celebrating the catch of the day with a special selection done by the Chef Owner – Damian Giraud.Indulge yourself with this classic type of cooking and the unrivalled freshness of our products, come and choose one of the tasty fish like Sea bream, Old seadog, Courbine, Besugo, Red Mullet and Tuna or perhaps try one of our Meat’s lovers specialties that include “Cote de Boeuf”, beef sirloin steak, beef ribs; beef fillet or why not our famous Iberian pork steak. A wonderful and decadent dessert menu with French and Spanish inspired sweets as well as an awarded selection of fine wines spanning from the north to the south of Spain will certainly complete this enjoyable experience!Awaiting your visit soon !!

Reviewed By Gary S - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Chose this spot as it overlooked the square.
Great starter of Avocado and Prawn salad. Very well presented and tasty.
Main: we shared a nice loin cut of beef. Cooked to perfection.
Wine choice: local rose
Staff very attentive. French chap from Sete.
Lovely spot. I heartily recommend for lunch or dinner. and i lovvvvveeeee food

7. Califa Tapas

Calle Corredera 33 | Cadiz, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$94 - HK$196 +34 637 42 35 06
Excellent
44%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 244 reviews

Califa Tapas

CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 23rd. Califa Tapas is Vejer's favourite tapas bar. Our informal tapas restaurant captures the essence of relaxed and informal dining with good food and great views from our panoramic Terrace. At Califa Tapas we serve a wide range of tapas recipes not just from Vejer and Andalucia recipes but from all over Spain and extending in to Italy, Turkey and the Middle East. What makes a great Tapa? No more then four to five ingredients, first class locally sourced produce, imagination and a great deal of love and care from out two cooks Susana and Maria del Mar. Our cooks take great pride in their skills and additionally prepare a variety of rotating dishes and desserts each week to make sure every time you visit you will be rewarded with some new and exciting flavours.

Reviewed By evib1980 - Stockholm, Sweden

The food here was very tasty. However, we ordered a few tapas to share, but I think the waitress must have misunderstood. She took one out, and waited for us to finish it before the next came. We did not realize this until the meal was almost done. So that was a minus. We spent almost 2 hours there for lunch, which felt a bit long. But the food was great! Try the Borek.

8. El Central

Calle Teniente Castrillon 5, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +34 956 45 04 57
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 343 reviews

El Central

Reviewed By Adrienne6 - Leicester, United Kingdom

We had a very good meal here - tables on stepped street and indoors, nice ambience. First restaurant we found that had chicken on the menu and it was fantastic - really juicy with a delicious sauce made form the cooking juices/seasoning. Rest of meal equally good and reasonable price. Good wine list.

9. Marengo

Callejon Santisimo 1, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +34 956 45 08 83
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 310 reviews

Marengo

Reviewed By MathewWatson - Somerset

I had a great starter of seaweed with prawns and octopus followed by some exquisite tuna sashimi. I was a very happy man.
My wife's almond soup to start was amazing but her main was essentially a big cheap salad. A little underwhelming sadly.
But I loved the position and style of this restaurant. Understated cool!

10. Bar Abaceria La Oficina

Calle del Paseo de Las Cobijadas 1, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$196 +34 655 09 99 11
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Bar Abaceria La Oficina

Bar con encanto situado en el casco histórico en una zona tranquila donde se pueden degustar los sabores de la tierra a unos precios muy competitivos. Cocina diaria, especialidad en carne y atún a la plancha. Exposición de cuadros permanente de nuestro artista y chef José Cándido Carballo, de la escuela sevillana, con mucho arte y cada ano con mas éxito en su estudio y en la cocina. No dudes en pasarte, te sentirás como en casa. Venta de productos de la tierra.

Reviewed By Christian B - London, United Kingdom

Vejer has now become very touristic, and in line with this, there are numerous restaurants that provide expensive, nothing-to-write-home-about food, but this is certainly not the case with La Oficina. I had the tuna ribs (which I'd never had); it was perfectly executed, with chargrilled vegetables on mash - cooked to perfection. After my enthusiastic appreciation, the staff invited us to a welcome digestif, and when we thought the culinary experience was over, we spotted a wonderful looking cheesecake being lovingly assembled by the efficient, friendly and professional staff for a lucky client, delicately shaving the chocolate on it etc. We had to have it, and it was so good, we even asked the chef about it, whose information surprised us; they had taken the concept of CHEESEcake and really taken stock of the true meaning of the dish; they had used the spectacular cheese from Asturias "cabrales", and not just crème fraiche or philadelphia, which was definitely felt in what was the very best cheesecake I've ever tasted, and the best I'm likely to ever taste (unless I can replicate it at home, which has now become a personal goal! congratulations La Oficina - I'LL BE BACK!

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