Tapa Bars and Cafes

Southern Spain is famous for its sunshine and also for the natives’ ability to make good use of a fabulous climate thanks to a culture that favours getting out and about at all times of the night and day. Bars and cafes are just one part of this wonderful, fun-loving way of life. In fact, locals love to point out that places to eat and drink fall into the most thriving business category in the country.

Like all Andalusian towns, tapa bars are an integral part of life in Vejer de la Frontera. The tapa itself is an institution and a way of eating on its own. Tapa bars offer the chance to dine on a wide variety of tasty local dishes in one single meal thanks to small portions that you share with friends and family.

Spending time at the cafes in Vejer will give you a chance to not only enjoy the special flavour of Spanish coffee (which comes from the degree to which they prefer to roast their beans), but also the lifestyle. Taking time out to chat with friends or colleagues over coffee and perhaps a snack is one of the best ways to integrate in a village like Vejer – whether you’re the newest resident ex-pat or just a visitor.


Bar Peneque
1962 in the plaza de Espana is a good place to stop for a drink.

La Bodeguita
An excellent drinking and tapas bar and next door is Bar Janis Joplin, set into the old walls. Especially lively at weekend evenings.