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RESTAURANTS

Little by little Vejer de la Frontera has become one of Andalucia’s culinary points of reference. So why has this little town became such a foodie mecca? Firstly the abundance of good local ingredients, sherry and local wines. Olives and olive oil, freshly caught fish including the amazing blue fin tuna,the wonderful locally reared pork, the beef from the brown ‘retinto’ cows, and the vegetables available from the huertas near Conil.

Combine this with local culinary knowledge of using these ingredients passed down through generations and then add a touch of modern interpretation. The restaurants are small and personal many with open kitchens that allow the chefs to proudly show off their talents and individually prepare your food. Finally their customers who make them a success, no all day breakfast seeking brigade here, no offers of fish and chips with free tea but people, both tourists and locals, who come to appreciate the setting, the ambiance and the love that manifests itself in their food.

VEJER

Las Delicias:
The old theatre houses a fantastic restaurant, great setting, good food, good value/quality. Mini burgers are fun. Sashimi delicious. Must book:  
+34 956 451 807. Calle Corredera, 31.

Los 4 gatos:
A small restaurant with a small menu. Everything is made freshly. Typical spanish dishes with a twist. Good service.
+34 607 561 281. Calle Corredera 49 Ap

El jardin del Califa:
Book even before your holiday, as its always busy. Great setting. Moroccan food. 
+ 34 956 451 706. Plaza de España 12.

Vina y Mar:
Imaginative tapas, best for small groups, have a glass of wine and try something, if you are hungry have more! No need to book normally.
+34 956 455 167 Calle Nuestra Señora de la Oliva 8.

Valvatida:
Small restaurant, tasty food & good service & pricing. Book as it’s very small.
+ 34 622 468 594. Calle Juan Relinque 3.

La Posta:
Great for families, good selection of pizzas, nice thin crispy base. Try to sit in the patio at the back as it’s so pretty. Easy, pleasant, good value food. Gets very busy in the summer. Love the truffle pizza! ( Also they do take away and it’s very close).
+34 606 189 401 Calle Juan Bueno 21

Garimba Sur:
If you want to eat in the main square (which is worth just for the setting) try this one. We’ve had good food and ok food, good service and not so good. But then it’s like that with the other restaurants in the square.
+ 34 956 455 302. Plaza de España 32.

Tarantela:
Reasonably priced, an easy Italian with a pretty terrace. Black linguine with garlic, chilli and prawns does the trick for me.
+ 34 629 889 301. Calle Corredera 21


PLAYA DEL PALMAR

Restaurante La Torre:
Have eaten very well there. Delicious black rice sitting in swings!  
+ 34 856 093 941. Carretera de la playa (next to the tower).


CONIL DE LA FRONTERA

La Fontanilla:
A must, great paellas, try urta o bocinegra (local fish).. Book at 2pm for lunch as you’ll be earlier than most and get your order in quick. For dinner 8.30 just before it gets busy and you can see the sunset. Book well in advance and ask for a table near the sand. Great if you have kids as they’ll go and play whilst you finish your meal in peace.
C/ Playa De La Fontanilla, S/N, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, +34 956 441 130


ZAHORA

Sajorami Beach:
The setting is ideal, the food not bad...but is a fun place. In summer they have salsa evenings or Mojito happy hours, fun more than anything else. Pago de Zahora s/n, 11160 Playa de Zahora, Caños de Meca. Barbate, +34 956 437 424


BARBATE

El Campero:
My very favourite. I didn’t know I liked tuna so much until I went there. Service impeccable. Book!
Avd. Constitucion, Local 5 C, 11160 Barbate, +34 956 432 300


ZAHARA DE LOS ATUNES

La Taberna del Campero:
The sister restaurant of Barbate’s more informal but by no means worse. We had excellent sashimi and a mean paella.
Calle Maria Luisa, 6, Zahara de los Atunes + 34 956 439 03


EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA

Aponiente:
Cadiz’s only Michelin star restaurant. Haven’t made it there yet!
Calle Puerto Escondido, 6, 11500 El Puerto de Santa María, +34 956 851 870

And many many more... feel free to recommend some!