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One of Andalucia’s prime eating destinations the Jardín del Califa serves authentic Moroccan and Middle Eastern food in stone vaulted dining rooms with a lush palm-filled courtyard. Set in an emblematic 16th century building the Jardín del Califa has been recommended by the MICHELIN guide since 2008.

Immerse yourself with the sound of the fountain, the scent of jasmine and the rustle of the palms. The Califa will take you back in time to when the Arabs ruled Andalucía more than 700 years ago. Enjoy amongst many other dishes a traditional mezze, harira, tagines, cous cous, succulent lamb kebabs and kofta from our traditional barbecue or crispy pastelas of chicken and almonds. Our desserts are all home made at the Califa by our pastry chef Amina offering baklava, Moroccan pastries, chocolate fondant with tahini and date cheesecake amongst other delicacies.

While here enjoy the wonderful views from our panoramic terrace at the Tetería del Califa (adjacent to the restaurant) where ideal for an aperitif or a digestif. We serve teas, coffees, pastries and cocktails from midday to midnight. 

Open every day from 12.00 to 0:00


Due to consistent popularity the demand for tables is high. We highly recommend you make a reservation for dinner at any time & for lunch especially Easter week, public holidays & Summer.

If the specific dining area you wish to reserve does not appear on the list that means it is not available for the hour you have chosen. Either choose another hour or another day.

We are open every day of the week for lunch and dinner all year.


El Aljibe

Candle lit romance

This unique space is our smallest dining room with just one table for a maximum of 7. The ‘Aljibe’ is the interior of an ancient water cistern dating back to the 10th. or 11th. of Vejer’s Islamic era. There are few places in the world where you can dine literally with the weight of history above you.

Comedor El Aljibe | El jardín del Califa

El Templo

A vaulted wonder

The barrel vaulted ‘Templo’ dates back to 1527 and its chapel like feeling gave us the inspiration for its name. The stonework is in exceptionally fine condition and like the rest of our restaurant is romantically lit. There are five tables for 2, a table for 5 and two tables for 4. For special groups this dining room can be set up in banquet form. The tables are French oak and made locally while the chairs are all sourced from India.

La Pergola

Views to the garden

The Pergola is our covered dining room overlooking the garden. In summer the glass curtain is removed leaving the entire space open to the courtyard. While stone arches frame one end of the room the pergola is illuminated with artisan Moroccan lamps and candles. There are four tables for 2, five tables for 4 and a table for 8. Some tables can be joined to form larger tables depending on the needs of the guests.

The tables of the Pergola and the garden are all made in Marrakech in the Gueliz style, with finely cut ceramic pieces. The metal chairs are also from Morocco.

El Jardín

Dining under the stars

A summer night under the stars with the scent of jasmine in the air and the tinkle of a fountain to serenade you or a winter lunch in the dappled shade of our palm trees can be one of the most memorable moments of a visit to Vejer.


El Jardín del Califa

You can contact us if you need

Favicon Califa Vejer

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Tlf: 956 451 706

 email jardin@vejer.com