Tarifa (Cadiz) Restaurants

  • I needed a beer after the drive & accoms search!
    I needed a beer after the drive & accoms...
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  • The cozy inside bar area after our explorations
    The cozy inside bar area after our...
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  • Ready to start our evening meal
    Ready to start our evening meal
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    Punto Pizza: Another enjoyable experience in Tarifa

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We were back in town two nights later as we neared the end of our time in this part of Spain. After further exploration of Tarifa on foot we spotted Punto Pizza, a small 'hole-in-the-wall' type restaurant that looked interesting. The only other customers were a couple at a corner table with a German Shepherd lying on the floor under their table and a young and fit looking group of people who appeared and sounded Scandanavian. They were likely wind surfers because they were having a great time gesturing various 'moves' they must have had to make while dealing with the waves.

    This restaurant was a real 'mom-pop' operation, with the man taking the orders and serving drinks while the woman could be seen in the kitchen (behind the bar) busy preparing and cooking the food orders. While waiting for ours to arrive, another German Shepherd wandered in off the street and sniffed the air - the one under the table never moved a muscle, just watching it. Eventually the owner came over and gently moved the dog out the door, where it lay down - I think it must be a regular visitor that usually ends up with a scrap or two.

    Favorite Dish: Earlier, we had snacked in our room so our order was quite simple with just a couple of slices of Bosque pizza (tomato, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms and parmesan) for 3 Euros to go with a glass of white wine for Sue and two Damm beers for me.

    After a while the waiter/bartender had to leave for quite a long time on an errand but his wife continued to prepare the deluge of orders she had received. Eventually she appeared and served the food herself. It all turned out to be delicious and we had not been in any rush anyway. We were well satisfied with both our meal and the final bill of 8 Euros and went to bed happy.

    A lively bunch of guests Our pizza has arrived
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    Café Central: We really enjoyed this little restaurant

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Aug 25, 2009

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    It was just before 5 PM by the time we had settled into our accommodations at Pension Correo and then walked the short distance to Café Central, a very happening-looking spot in downtown Tarifa. We treated ourselves to a drink after our long day of driving and then finding accommodations before we set off on foot to explore Old Tarifa in more detail.

    Dating from 1894, with either sidewalk or indoor seating available, this popular local restaurant has long been a fun place to hang out in Tarifa. It was quite enjoyable just to watch all the activity by both locals and tourists as the action heated up in the evening with patrons either standing at the bar or finding themselves a table. Their web-site says it is "a Spanish style café, bar and restaurant all in one, where you can eat, drink and be merry from the morning right through till midnight. The choice on the menu is endless including everything from traditional tapas and bocadillos (sandwiches) as well as international dishes such as steak, pastas and a variety of fish."

    Favorite Dish: It was dark by 7 PM, so returned to Café Central for our evening meal, managing to find a small inside table where we could watch the bustling activity inside. We ordered dishes of 100% veal (6 Euros), a half-ration of tapis meatballs and spaghetti with Bolognaise sauce (5 Euros) with drinks of beer and wine bringing the bill to 19 Euros. Just like in Granada, Sue was quite fascinated by their 'orange crusher contraption' for preparing juice and the lady who seemed to be doing all the work serving customers had a great laugh when we attempted to photograph it! She was quite a bit of fun all round.

    Our last visit there was in the morning for breakfast before setting off for points further up the Atlantic coast. We had cheese and ham omeletes to go with coffee and tea (~8 Euros).

    I needed a beer after the drive & accoms search! The cozy inside bar area after our explorations Ready to start our evening meal Sidewalk breakfast before we hit the road again
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    El Dali: Great Food, Friendly Staff!

    by AlisonCoghlan Updated Jun 12, 2007

    National and International Cuisine. This restaurant's food was by far the nicest I had tasted in Tarifa. It has a mixture of seafood and meat dishes so it will suit all palates. It is only a newly opened restaurant, but I'm sure once the word spreads it will be very difficult to get a booking in this place.
    Lovely ambience, nice soft lighting. Perfect for a romantic dinner or a dinner with friends. There were also a family there with kids while I was there, and they also seemed to be well catered for.

    open 12midday to 2.am

    Favorite Dish: The Roast Duck with potato Gratin was very good.

    They also have 12 euro lunch menus between 12 and 16.30pm

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    El Dali: Great new little restuarant

    by AlisonCoghlan Written May 30, 2007

    This is a new restaurant near the central cafe and is really friendly and cosy and serves great food.

    Favorite Dish: Honeyed Duck.

    Price I quoted below included a nice bottle of wine and a cheese board and two main courses

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    Bodega Casa Amarilla: Freshest seafood!

    by bpwillet Written Jul 5, 2006

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    This is a mid-ranged restaurant in Tarifa, but so worth the price. The food is amazing and exactly what you'd expect for traditional Iberian cooking. The seafood is incredibly fresh. The atmosphere is that of a wine cellar that is brightly painted yellow. The entrance patio also has seating and is a bit cooler than the interior. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. They also have a really nice wine selection (though their house wine is the only one that is available by the cup). Most of the staff does not speak any English so you will have to do your best "pointy-talky" with the menu because it is in Spanish and English. It is in a great location just off of Sancho IV el Bravo.

    Favorite Dish: The Solomillo in roquefort sauce is amazing as well as the sole. Keep in mind that when ordering seafood they will give you the option of which fish you would like prepared based on the weight in kg's. They also serve the fish as is--head, tail and all. The tapas selections are really great as well if you are looking for something lighter.

    Interior of Bodega Casa Amarilla Great way to end a day; Tarifa, Spain Group shots at Bodega Amarilla; Tarifa, Spain Entrance patio

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    Morilla: Wine

    by bugalugs Written Dec 28, 2005

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    We didnt actually have anything to eat in Tarifa as we were not there that long, however we did stop by this bar/restaurant.
    We sat outside in the sunshine and I had a glass of white wine and Wayne a diet coke.
    Really cheap about 2 euros.
    The toilets were just inside the bar on the left hand side and were spotlessly clean.

    Didnt actually take a picture of the bar but whilst sitting there I took this one of a building across the street that I liked the look of.

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    Restaurante Bellavista: Bolonia best lunch

    by Carmela71 Written Nov 20, 2005

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    In our last visit in July 05 with Jenniferchin, we stopped in tarifa for lunch time, we visited first the busy ones at the beach, ut decided to stop at the one at the entrance of the town in Bolonia, before heading to the Roman ruins.

    It was a great deccions, home made food and a real good price:

    Home made Gazpacho (not the bottled one!) for 2 euros
    Each main dish for around 4,50 and 5 euros

    A normal dinner with dessert arund 10 Euros per person.

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    Going for" tapas"

    by venteeocho Written Sep 27, 2005

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    Enjoy the magic rhythm of beer and Tapas!.

    The habit of eating Tapas is a convenient way of enjoying eating, because due to the small size of the Tapas, you can savour many different dishes at a time.


    Tapas originate from the old custom of covering ("tapar") the glass of wine with a slice of spanish sausage or ham, in order to protect it from insects.

    Almost every bar has a little glass screen that displays the variety of tapas (small portions). Most of them are homemade. "Going for tapas" often means starting in the afternoon, and stopping late at night.

    The most popular place for very good value is at "los Mellis". The only disadvantage is that it is impossible to find a free table, if you don’t want to wait 2 hours :-). Very good too is "El Pasillo" (also usually crowded). A nice small bar is "La Cabana de Juan", where you can enjoy delicious "montaditos" (hot sandwiches) filled with varying and interesting ingredients, and the Posada, at the Plaza Fuente.

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    Souk Café Restaurante Tarifa (Zocco Tetería): Moroccan and international food.

    by venteeocho Written Sep 27, 2005

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    Besides the kind and friendly treatment that the customer receives; you can feel a sense of magic in the mixture of aromas, the elaboration of culinary delights, the array of spices, the incense, candles melting, mint tea... an experience to be lived!
    Every last detail of décor has been thought of. They have succeeded in confabulating a very special and welcoming atmosphere that will overwhelm you with a sentiment of tranquility.
    Opening times
    You can reserve by phone or by popping in to the tea room during the day. This will give you a chance to taste some of the renowned infusions and you can visit the mini-market
    Tea-room: 09:00 - 01:30
    (Presently closed for works until March 2004)
    Restaurant: 19:30 - 24:00

    Favorite Dish: Products:

    The coming together of different dishes and flavours from all parts of the globe: Arab, Chinese, Hindú, Thai and the home-made secrets. Every customer will succumb!

    In the tea room you will relish the delicious and healthy breakfasts: toast, brownies, cookies, muffins, home-made cakes, pure fruit juices and a variety of teas and infusions from countless countries. Apart from light foods such as stuffed pitta bread, hummus and bagels.

    You can taste salads, Rollito Souk, pumpkin surprise, Moroccan assortment, Cous-Cous, Tagine, Pinchitos, Kefta, Sultan meatballs, Hindú curry, Thai curry and delicious desserts: lemon cake with cinnamon, warm chocolate and apple cake, and the exquisite apple croustillant.

    They have a small shop with decorative objects and a wide selection of special details

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    Italia No1: The best Pizza & Pasta in town

    by venteeocho Updated Sep 27, 2005

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    There are about 14 Pizzerias, each of them crowded in summer. The first one established in Tarifa was Italia No1 and it is still one of the best places with its famous homemade desserts!
    Everything in pizza and pasta
    Panzotti en temporada
    Lasagna
    Tagliatelle Setas
    Ensalada Caprese
    Large variety of wines
    Opening times
    All year from 19:30
    In Summer Friday, Saturday, Sunday lunch time too. (15. June to 15. Sept.)
    In the winter Tuesday and Wednesday closed.

    Favorite Dish: The first pizzeria, and still a must go, on your holidays.

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    Transito Pizzeria

    by barryg23 Written Mar 21, 2005

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    After far too little sleep the previous night, and far too much alcohol that day, by the time it came to dinner I was struggling and I can't really remember too much about this place. At 16 Euro for two pizzas and a bottle of wine (that's for two of us, not just me), it was very good value.

    Me at Transito

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    Hotel Hurricane: Beautiful Setting

    by fifitrix72 Written Jun 24, 2004

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    The setting for the restaurant in this hotel is fabulous - though i am not sure we appreciated it as much as we should have after having just watched eng v switzerland and having one to many cocktails !!!

    All the tables are based around the pool and are candle lit and when you look beyond the restaurant all you can see is the sea with the moon glinting off it !!! truly beautiful !!

    Favorite Dish: Any of the fish dishes is a must - all of which are done on their barbeque!!

    Howver, its not cheap, with a main course approx 18 - 25 euros !! But worth it !

    (again and i dont know what it is, but the staff again were just not interested !!!)

    Hurricane Hotel

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    Tijuana: If you are a fan of Mexican, they do the best

    by deeper_blue Updated Sep 20, 2003

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    Its a traditional Mexican owned by Spanish/Mexicans, needless to say they know how to cook it just right.

    Favorite Dish: The Chicken Fajitas are great

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