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Plaza de España, 16
Vejer de la Frontera
Cádiz 11150
Spain
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Open all day from 1100 for teas, coffees & pastries.
Lunch 1300 to 1600
Dinner 1930 to 2330
Open every day
Open all year

El Jardín Menu

  • Delicious, wholesome and sustainable

Califa Menu Summer

Soups

6.00€
Harira
The classic Morroccan vegetable & chickpea soup, slightly spicy
5.90€
Cacik
An eastern mediterranean soup with cucumber, yoghurt and mint. Chilled.
6.00€
Fennel soup with lemon and cinnamon
A wonderful summer soup full of distinctive flavours Served chilled or hot
5.80€
Gazpacho Vejeriego
A refreshing summer soup from this area. Chilled with a hint of mint.

Salads

7.50€
Berenjenas de Aleppo
A warm salad of caramelised aubergine, tomatoes, pine nuts & fresh mint yoghurt.
8.50€
Palmyra Salad
Aubergine, black garlic, greek yogurt and chilli with fresh basil, dill and tarragon
6.90€
Tabulé
A lebanese speciality of parsley, tomato, mint, onion & bulghur wheat.
7.00€
Fez
Tomato, cucumber, feta and black olives.
7.30€
Grapefruit Salad
Red grapefruit, mango, coriander, mint, shallots, fresh spinach and almonds
6.00€
Mocharmola
A fan of steamedand spiced aubergines

Mezze (Starters)

7.80€
Mezze del Califa -­‐ Our recomendation
A selection of our favourite appetizers -­‐ Falafel (2 pieces), Hummus, Babaganoush, Tabule, Feta cheese & Marrakesh salad.
8.80€
Chef’s mezze
Breuat, Malfouk, Crispy goat’s cheese warka, Taratour (cream of tahini, garlic and yoghurt), Manouri cheese grilled.
9.50€
Sardines filled with spicy prawns done on the grill
A speciality from the moroccan Atlantic coast served with oven backed peppers
8.60€
Crispy ‘warka’ rolls (4 pieces)
Filled with goat’s cheese & crushed walnuts. Served with yoghurt sauce
9.50€
Moroccan sardine balls
A classic fisherman dish from North Africa cooked in a tomato sauce with coriander, cumin and species
7.80€
Breuats (4 pieces)
Triangles of crispy ‘warka’ pastry filled with mincemeat spiced with Ras al-­‐hanout and Taratour (cream of tahini, garlic and yoghurt)
7.50€
Malfouk (4 pieces)
Crispy roll stuffed with seasonal vegetables & lightly spiced.
7.50€
Falafel
Croquettes of chickpeas lightly spiced and served with a yoghurt sauce.
6.50€
Hummus
Cream of chickpeas with garlic, lemon, olive oil & sesame sauce.
7.00€
Warakarish
A middle eastern classic of vine leaves stuffed with rice & spices.
6.50€
Babaganoush
A cream of smoked aubergines with yoghurt, garlic and lemon.

Specialities of the Chef

9.20€
Chargrilled Vegetables with grilled Manouri
Seasonal local produce freshly prepared & served with grilled sheep’s cheese & a choice of yoghurt & apple sauces.
13.80€
Lamb Kebabs
Served with grilled potatoes, garnish & a choice of spicy or yoghurt sauces.
18.00€
Saffron baked leg of lamb
Tender leg of lamb slow baked and served with caramelised apple or quince depending on season.
15.50€
Chicken Sufa
An extravagant dish of lightly spiced chicken with morroccan sufa noodles, raisins and almonds. (Organic free range chicken).
12.80€
Shish Taouk
Lebanese style chicken brochettes Lemon marinated chicken with basmati rice, side salad & a mild curry sauce.
10.50€
Ataïf of tuna
A light pan fried ‘warka’ pancake filled with onion, feta cheese and tuna. A classic dish from Lebanon.
12.50€
Magluba
An oven-­‐baked dish of minced beef, aubergines, rice and a mint yogurt sauce.
17.00€
Pastela
One of Morocco’s most famous dishes Fine ‘warka’ pastry filled with chicken, almonds & cinammon served with a sweet almond sauce.
16.50€
Vegetarian pastela from the oven
A Gujarati recipe with morroccan spices. Prepared with potatoes and peas and served with mango chutney.
17.50€
Lamb chops in the traditional style
Steamed lamb chops in the traditional style served with vegetables

Tagines

Moroccan specialities cooked in a clay pot at low heat with aromatic spices.
14.50€
Lamb tagine
Slow cooked lamb with seasonal vegetables & almonds.
13.00€
Chicken tagine
Prepared with Damascan lemons, olives & potato
15.50€
Tagine Rif
Organic beef tagine prepared with caramelised pumpkin and figs.
16.50€
Tagine Oriental
Organic beef tagine with prunes served with quail eggs
16.00€
Mrouziyah
A festive tagine of neck of lamb prepared with almonds and raisins Traditionally served at wedding feasts
12.50€
Vegetable tagine withs seasonal local vegetables

Fish specialities

18.00€
Tagra from Tangiers (Ask for availability)
Fresh ‘borriquete’ (red bass) slow cooked in a clay tagine with olives, lemon and red and green peppers
16.00€
Monkfish brochette
Morroccan style brochette of monkfish & tiger prawns grilled with red & green pepper. Served with rice and an almond and parsley sauce.
16.50€
Corvina Jbäil
Bream wrapped in vine leaves with a touch of Ras al-hanout done on the grill served with mixed vegetables and chile

Cous Cous

This slow cooked North African favourite is served in a traditional clay ‘Tagine’ and served with steamed cracked wheat. Almost all of our vegetables (depending on season) are
certified organic
16.50€
Classic lamb Cous Cous
The traditional recipe. Slow cooked lamb with vegetables.
16.50€
Classic beef Cous Cous with vegetables
The organic beef for this dish is ‘Retinto’ from the province of Cádiz.
16.90€
Beef & fruit Cous Cous
Prepared with ‘Retinto’ beef and compote of onions & caramelised raisins.
14.50€
Oven baked vegetable Cous Cous
Shallots, carrots, pumpkin on a cous cous bed baked with dried apricots and a ginger, saffron, turmeric and coriander sauce.
16.90€
Tuna and pumpkin Cous Cous
A coastal dish of fresh tuna, locally grown pumpkin and almonds. If you would like to accompany your Cous Cous or Tagine with spicy hot ‘Harisa’ please ask for it when ordering your meal.

The Barbecue

Our first quality meat is served with rice or potatoes and a garnish. Choose one of our sauces to accompany your dish.

The barbecue will be closed at lunch Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
13.80€
Lamb kebabs
Served with grilled potatoes, garnish & a choice of spicy or yoghurt sauces.
17.00€
Entrecôte of Retinto beef with grilled potatoes
Organically certified beef from the province of Cádiz.
16.70€
Lamb chops moroccan style with muhamarra
Served with basmati rice, a vegetable garnish and muhamarra sauce of red peppers and walnuts.
16.50€
Iberian pork ‘Secreto’ cut
Fillets of acorn fed iberian pork from Andalucía with grilled potatoes.
27.00€
Barbecue mixed grill
Our Morroccan barbecue special with a chicken brochette, lamb kebab, Iberian pork ‘secreto’, lamb chops and spicy ‘merguez’ sausages. Served with grilled potatoes, garnish and 3 sauces. (Also available as a half portion)
14.60€
Lebanese style barbecued chicken *
A lebanese classic marinated with garlic & lemon. Served with basmati rice and an almond, garlic and parsley sauce. * Organic
13.00€
Kefta bisinyah
Spicy minced beef on the barbecue served with rice, garnish and tahini sauce.

A selection of sauces

Home made desserts

All our cakes, pastries and desserts are made here at the Jardín del Califa. In our recipes we organic
flours, sugar and eggs.
4.80€
Arabic pastries (4 pieces)
A variety of morroccan pastries with almonds, dates, honey, walnuts, pistachios...
5.00€
Kunafa
An egyptian pastry made with shredded wheat and filled with pistachio nuts, dried fruits and honey.
5.50€
Delicia del Califa
Our own cinnamon ice cream served on a light crêpe with a fresh mint sauce.
5.00€
Backlava siria (3 uds.)
A middle eastern classic made with layers of fine pastry, dried fruits and honey.
5.50€
Chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream.
5.00€
Tarta del Sultán
An exotic cheesecake of dates and almonds served with a date sauce.
5.00€
Tarta de chocolate sin gluten
Tasty cake or tart using almond flour to replace wheat flour. Please ask the waitress for the variety of the day.
5.00€
Tarta de chocolate sin gluten
Tasty cake or tart using almond flour to replace wheat flour. Please ask the waitress for the variety of the day.
4.80€
Mouhalabie
Lebanese milk pudding scented with orange blossom
4.80€
Tarta de chocolate con plátano
Chocolate and banana sponge cake.
4.60€
Greek yoghurt with orange blossom honey from Vejer
3.80€
Seasonal fruit from the province.

Teas & coffees

2.20€
Té marroquí
The classic moroccan tea infused with fresh mint, green tea, sugar and a hint of rose water.
3.00€
Green tea with finest saffron.
2.20€
100% arabica with oregano & cinnamon.
2.20€
100% arabica with cardamom & cinnamon.
1.50€
Latte / Latte macchiato
1.50€
Café solo / Expreso
1.80€
Carajillo (con brandy)
1.90€
Capuccino
2.80€
Capuccino San Francisco (con brandy)
1.90€
Café Bombón
1.60€
Peppermint herbal tea
1.60€
Tila (a granel) Lime flower tea
1.60€
Lemon Verbena
1.70€
Twinings
1.70€
Té Earl Grey (Twinings)

Brandys & Olorosos de la provincia

4.50€
Brandy Carlos III
7.00€
Brandy Carlos I
4.50€
Brandy Magno
5.50€
Brandy Fernando de Castilla
2.70€
Amontillado (Bodegas Gutiérrez Colosía)
2.70€
Oloroso seco (Bodegas Gutiérrez Colosía)
2.60€
Aranda Cream (Bodegas Alvaro Domecq)
4.20€
Pedro Ximénez 1730
4.80€
Pedro Ximénez GC (Bodegas Gutiérrez Colosía)
1.80€
Vino de naranja (Bodegas Gallardo,Vejer)

Digestivos

Amaretto di Saronno

5.50€
Baileys / Drambuie
8.80€
Macallan 12 yrs.
8.80€
Knockando 14 yrs.
4.50€
Pacharán
4.00€
Ron Miel o Licor de Hierbas
4.50€
Licor de Bellota
4.50€
Apple or Blackberry liqueur without alcohol
5.50€
Licor 43 / Cointreau Anis dulce o seco
4.50€
Sweet o dry anise
4.80€
Pernod
5.50€
Vodka caramelo

10.00% VAT included