As Tarifa area becomes more and more popular, not to mention international, so too do our choices for eating out.
Let’s start with a few of our favourites
During the summer months, we recommend you make a reservatioN
best steak in the area
BEST STEAK RESTAURANT
3 mins’ drive Facinas : Dinner starts 8.30pm Closed Tuesday
NB During the summer months arrive early or reserve a table
Best meat restaurant in the whole area, so if you enjoy a good steak and hearty Andalucian cooking in cosy surroundings, el Nene with its extensive meat menu, barbecue and very reasonable prices is a winner! Family owned, they raise all their own meat and grow their own veg so if your Spanish is good, you can ask the full history of the meat from the waiter. NB the portions are HUGE, and delicious!
BB recommends: Solomillo, Carillada, Rabo de Toro and for the children 'Pinchito de Cordero' (lamb pinchito) . They have a particularly nice wine 'Protos' which is very reasonably priced.
10 mins’ drive Bolonia : Dinner starts 8.30pm Closed Tuesday
1 May - 15 Oct open daily except Tuesdays
15 Oct - 1 May open weekends and public holidays ONLY
Famous for its superb fish and a firm favourite with people visiting from Madrid, Las Rejas is a MUST at least once during your stay at El Aguilon. No view, and not cheap, but the superb fish makes it well worth it!
BB recommends: 'Gambas al ajillo', 'almejas', croquetas de choco, choco en su tinta.
best fish restaurant in the area
BEST FISH RESTAURANT
Pizzeria Tribu Playa
8 mins’ drive direction Tarifa :
Open 1pm - 1am
Superb thin-based pizzas, good house wine and great banoffee.
Very convenient any time of day. Don't be put off by its location, there's a pretty garden with tables at the back. Play area for children.
Also does take-away. If there's a big game going on, you can be sure Tribu Playa will be showing it on their big screens. You get the idea!
BB recommends: 'Pizza Punta Paloma', 'Pizza Vegetal de Luxe', 'gnocchi con jamon serrano'
one of the most popular restaurants in Tarifa town
El Jardin de califa
30 mins’ drive Vejer : Open 1 - 4pm & 7.30 - 11pm
Open all day for teas, coffees and pastries
During the summer months arrive early or you'll could
Our favourite restaurant in Vejer. Divine Moroccan & Middle Eastern food and great service in a 16th century building with stone vaulted dining rooms and a lush palm-filled courtyard. Recommended by the Michelin Guide.
fab. restaurant in Vejer
great brunch spot by Tarifa town beach
Great atmosphere 10 paces from Tarifa beach. A bit of a hike from Tarifa centre, but if you're heading into town by car, stop off at Surla for breakfast. If you're lucky you'll find parking on the street right outside.
"Lovely place, great staff and the food is fresh and very tasty. I will be back soon"
"Amazing food, amazing service, amazing prices and amazing atmosphere!"
tapas in pretty square
DINNER / TAPAS
20 mins’ drive central Tarifa : Open 1pm - 4.30pm & 7.30pm onwards
Bar El Frances is a popular choice for a modern twist on traditional tapas has a great menu. Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, highchairs available.
Address : Calle Guzmán el Bueno, 5, Tarifa
20 mins’ drive Tarifa : Open daily 9.00am - midnight
Weekends open 9.00am - 2.00am
From the recycled decor to the vegetarian restaurant which includes raw vegan, Eco-Centre is a holistic centre which always has something interesting happening - music, yoga, dance, talks. Even a small vegetarian shop.