Where to eat in Tarifa?

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Where to eat in Tarifa?

Where to eat in Tarifa? Best restaurants in Tarifa, Spain

Where to eat in Tarifa?

Tarifa is not only famous for its wind, but there are many things that makes it such an amazing city, and one of them is food and cuisine. We give you, in our opinion, the best restaurants in Tarifa.

Power House

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On the way to Valdevaqueros next to the Cepsa petrol station, you will find this small shack that offers a lot of healthy options for your breakfast or after session snack. In Power House the Açai bowl is the bomb, sprinkled with homemade granola, chia seeds and coconut flakes, it will definitely make your taste buds appreciate every spoon of it. Also we suggest trying mango and coconut bowl, that are super tasty and without the guilt.


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Very cozy place best known for its breakfast selection from typical breakfast dishes like crepes, eggs and croissants to açai bowls, and great coffee to start your day strong. Located just next to the beach, they are open all day with all kinds of food. Aside from their breakfast menu, you should go for lunch and try their burgers, wraps, pasta and daily menus. Their home made juices are all incredible with many options, and they also have a lot of options for Tea . The place is stylish, with really good internet so it’s a nice spot to have a Meeting with friends before or after your kite sesh.


Best Tapas in Tarifa

The number one choice for the 80 million tourists that visit Spain every year. Tarifa is at the top of the list when it comes to variety, flavors, affordable prices and even awards. We get thousands of visitors every year for the famous “Ruta del Atun” where a lot of the restaurants in town elaborate their most creative Tapa with Tarifa’s unique Red Tuna. Even though there’s a lot of choices and restaurants, these are our TOP choices when it comes to Tapas.

El Lola

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If you go to Lola in the summertime, try to get there before 9pm if you want to get a table, because this place tends to get packed and you will have to wait for a long time if you wanna get dinner. But once you do get the table, you’ll understand why it’s so busy. The bartenders are gonna help you out in case you don’t even wanna look at the menu and they will most likely make you laugh. You can tell they are having a good time. The bar is medium sized but they have a huge terrace in the old town that serves over 100 people with probably the most modern seafood tapas and dishes in town. Their cuisine is a mix of modern spanish recipes, with a mix of japanese influence in some of their dishes. A must try if you’re in Tarifa.

Los Melli

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We can’t make a guide about tapas in Tarifa and not mention Los Melli, even though most people already know this place, they are 100% local and they’ve been a huge success for many years already. You will find the best tapas with local seafood. You have to try their tuna balls, patatas bravas, croquetas de chocos and their fried fish. If you like seafood, this is the place for you.


Vegetarian & Vegan Friendly Places

After a good kite session or intense lesson you want to recharge your energy with a healthy meal, and Tarifa has a lot of choice and variety. Usually you will find a mix of healthy ingredients cooked with mediterranean and local food style. Check our TOP 5 favorite places to go if you are looking for a veggie meal!


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This little restaurant situated next to Puerta de Jerez is most famous for its onion bhajis and great selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Our top picks from their menu, aside from the bhajis, are the vegan burger, the seasonal veggie curry which comes with rice and will fill you up if you’re really hungry, the falafel wrap and the taster plate.

Eco Center

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If you’re looking for a good variety of plant based food, this is the place you should try. It is good to know that they are specialized in pizzas which are cooked in a wood oven, and every single one of their dish can be ordered vegan, including pizzas. Our top picks are of course the vegan pizza, and a lot of typical Spanish dishes with vegan substitutes like the famous “Ensaladilla Rusa”, “Salmorejo” and many others. Eco Center is also a great place to do other activities such as Yoga or dancing classes during the day, as well as enjoying shows and jam sessions certain days of the week. Check their facebook for more details.




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  1. Nick says:

    El Montaito de Juaqui And Vino DiVino have exactly the same write up…..a mistake surely ?

  2. Paul says:

    Hola Alex,

    I’m for two weeks in Tarifa an almost heading home now. Thnxs for you inspiration! I love and understanding food and it’s nice to have a filter with good places. With a few more days to go I complete you (tapas) list. Went back a few times for the same restaurant ( El Lola) and I must tell you that there are two spots that you can delete from you list… let me know (PM) if you want the names. It will keep your suggestions to the right level 😉

  3. Arzu Taylan says:

    You are missing the restaurant EL CASERON. I and my friends think it was the best restaurant in TARIFA, just locals, no tourists but best food for sure. Please add that too buddy.

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