'get away from it all'
Vejer de la Frontera
Costa de la Luz
Fancy a nibble and a slurp?
are an abundance of ventas, bars and restaurants in the area, with a varied
selection of foods on offer. The area is famed for both its fish and game foods
as well as local wines and sherries. Prices vary, but in general rates are very
competitive, providing good value for money.
In La Muela there is a very popular, good value for money, Italian restaurant called Il Forno. The menu is varied and they also provide a take away service. In the summer and weekends, it is important to be prompt and arrive early as they do no take bookings and they are full within five minutes of opening,
In the centre of La Muela there are two ventas, at venta Rufino's they are very friendly, have English menus and excellent local food is prepared at a reasonable price in a wonderful atmosphere. Secreto pork is a favourite. Opposite is Tres Carrilas, which is more traditionally Spanish where they have excellent tapas and it is an ideal place to listen to the 'locals talking in their own dialect.
In the adjacent village to La Muela, La Patria, there is Restaurant Patria which is managed and run by a Danish family. It provides excellent codon bleu dishes, using local fresh produce and the menu reflects the in season vegetables. Restaurant Patria highly recommended by many of our guests and also features very highly in Tripadvisor. Also in Patria is the restaurant at hotel Sinduhra and venta Tyxer, which is 2.2km away.
For that very special occasion, the restaurant at Venta Pinto has curved wooden ceilings carved from highly polished chestnut. Although the menu is not inexpensive, the quality and variety of food and wine is of the highest standard. In Vejer there are many restaurants and tapas bars. One that is popular with our guests is The Califa hotel, in the main square of the old town, which is English owned and offers an expensive Moroccan menu. It is always busy with tourists and the food tends to be good. Guests recommend booking ahead. Other restaurants and bars in Vejer include Besaro, Trafalgar restaurant, Meson Judenia as well as La Tajea in Santa Lucia.
One of the most popular restaurants, a ten minute drive away, is La Gitana. It is on the edge of an industrial estate and therefore does not look very inviting, but once inside you realise what a hidden jewel you have found. It is spacious, clean and the staff are very friendly. They have a very selection of food from Partridge to Venison, or from wild boar to corn fed chicken as well as a wide variety of fish dishes. We recommend the Vina Lucia red wine, it is very good and a reasonable price. They have an English menu as well as speaking some English
In Conil, as Vejer, there are numerous eating establishments and ones that are highly recommended include La Fontanilla, on the beach front, Tascon de la prensa in the middle of the old town and Casa Manolo.
On the beach front at EL Palmar, La Torre restaurant is the only building on the beach side of the road and is a super place to watch the sun set as you eat fish caught in the Gulf of Cadiz, also Hostal Reya provides good quality food in a modern, but airy environment. Otherwise, there are many bars and restaurants, along the beach road, to suit all tastes.
Travelling to Tarifa, El Badulake and restaurant Melor are places to visit. On the way, just before Balonia hotel San Jose de Vale does an excellent breakfast and lunch.
In Cadiz near the harbour a highly recommended modern restaurant is Achuri, Calle Plocia. It provides Basque-Andalusian cuisine : Tuna dishes, barbel hake, 'tocino de cielo' pudding. Fine red and white wines from the region.