Ganador Premio Gurmé 2018

  • Califa Tapas wins the prestigous Gurmé prize 'Best bar in the province of Cádiz'

We are very proud in the Califa group that our excellent team led by Ellie Cormié has won the prestigious 'Best Bar' award in the province of Cádiz. With María del Mar Román in the kitchen and Antonio Navarro leading service they have created a magnificent team to make the tapas bar 'Califa Tapas' one of the most popular not only in Vejer but in the whole of the province.

Antonio Navarro, 'Titi' Morillo Moreno, Paqui Bermudez, Ellie Cormié y María del Mar Román

Open since 2007 by the same team that created the successful 'Jardín del Califa' - James Stuart, Regli Alvarez and Ramón Fenoll. In 2016, Ellie Cormié joined the Califa Tapas to redesign the interior, exterior and the menu format. Some of the most succesful dishes have been on the menu since opening and later some of the other popular dishes of the Jardín del Califa are added. Ellie also runs the neighbouring Corredera 55 restaurant and has brought to the Califa group her tremendous experience as a restaurateur from her home country of Scotland where she had several restaurants and a Michelin star to her name.

The head chef María del Mar Román has been with Califa Tapas for 5 years and brings her invaluable knowledge of the classic dishes of the area. For the past two years she has put her personal stamp on the menu with dishes of her own creation such as 'a 'Tuna skewer with speiced caramelised onions and ajo blanco', a best seller of the summer. Antonio Navarro, another Vejeriego in the team, has just had one season with Califa Tapas but his experience and maturity has helped to create a solid and hardworking team.

James Stuart (2nd. from left) at the prize giving ceremony in Cádiz with the jury and prize winners.

Congratulations to all the team at Califa Tapas; Ellie Cormié, Lorena Valdés, Paqui Bermúdez, Antonio Navarro, 'Titi' Morillo Moreno, María del Mar Román, Fernando Marqúez, Ana María Amaya and Ramón Romero.