El Jardín del Califa

Top choice moroccan in Vejer de la Frontera

The sizzling atmosphere matches the cooking at this exotically beautiful restaurant, also a hotel and tetería (teahouse). It's hidden in a cavernous house where even finding the bathroom is a full-on adventure. The Moroccan–Middle Eastern menu – tagines, couscous, hummus, falafel – is crammed with Maghreb flavours (saffron, figs, almonds). Book ahead, whether that's for the palm-sprinkled garden or the moody interior.

With tables on Plaza de España, Califa Exprés offers a taste of the Califa magic in a simpler setting.