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Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden

Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 59 03 93
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (127 reviews)
“tapas” (140 reviews)
“fish stew” (11 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the steak for dinner was cooked to perfection , Lovely hidden rear garden great atmosphere and generous portions of top quality food and drink .

Thank sussex64
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded today

hello sussex64 thank you for your great review ,we are so pleased you had a great time with us and look forward to seeng you again.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice spot in the middle of the village..a quiet haven. Deceptively small front and quirky secret garden. Staff sometimes not as attentive as you would expect from such an establishment but food good.

Thank Brendan F
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded today

hello Brendan F We are so pleased you had a great experience with us and hope to see you again in the near future on your return visit .

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We actually went to secret garden restaurant because of so many great comments everywhere. We even wanted make a booking for our upcoming wedding lunch. The garden is really lovely and place could be fantastic, but after our food experince receiving pork cirloin hard as...More

Thank Jan K
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded today

hello jan K I am sorry you did not enjoy your time with us , i can only apoligize and hope you try us again so you can see this is not always the case and the matter will be looked into . kind regards

Reviewed 5 days ago

Tiny frontage to this restaurant belies the gem that is in rear garden area. Perfectly shaded in a very hot day (36C), this was perfect for a lunch and respite from heat and serious shopping session. Attentive waiters readily delivered cold drinks and a fine...More

Thank ericmZ3357PV
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed having dinner in the secret garden. Their outdoor dining area is surprisingly large, nicely landscaped and well maintained - all creating a really quite special environment for your meal. The meal itself was also really good - my steak was the best...More

Thank peters662015
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded today

hello peters662015 Thank you for your great review ,yes we do get busy at times but we work very hard to give the best service and so pleased to hear your time with us was enjoyable ,hope to see you soon on your return to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden gem - delicious tapas, plenty variety for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Friendly team and a simply good place for a relaxing lunch.

Thank Anjana. E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice service food lovely lots of great steaks but not just a steak house some lovely Spanish dishes when in Mijas it’s well worth a visit

EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded today

BACATHY hello thank you for a lovley review , we do try to cater for everyone without having a large menu to confuse everyone !! hope to see you again on your return visit to malaga . kind regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favourite place to eat in the beautiful village of Mijas. In the evenings the gardens are lit only by the light on the trees. Every table is well situated spaciously away from other tables. Staff are so friendly. Try the BBQ Argentinian...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, very impressed with this hidden gem! We walked through a small restaurant and seating area to the “secret garden” which is this huge garden area with lovely lighting, a grill, bar, stream with lots of garden decor. The entire evening was perfect, our waiters...More

Thank Sophielbuck
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The “secret” garden in the back is very, very Nice and beautiful. It’ll make you feel like you are far away from the city, When you in reality is right In the middle of it. Such a Great atmosphere aswell. The Crew however, usually looks...More

Thank VictorAugustinus
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Questions & Answers
2 July 2018|
Response from Logan N | Reviewed this property |
According to the menu online, they do not serve tapas in the evening, only at lunch.
14 January 2018|
Response from Frédéric A | Reviewed this property |
nous sommes le 15 avril 2018 et c'est ouvert .
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17 November 2016|
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Response from EU-Travelwriter | Property representative |
Greetings! We have many clients arriving by wheelchair. Our main restaurant has direct wheelchair access, into our patio two small steps, into our Secret Garden, (now closed for winter), there are 6 small steps. Should you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Mijas
  • Phone Number: +34 952 59 03 93
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Aroma Café & Secret Garden is a truly unique restaurant on the Costa del Sol. Firstly the restaurant is located in an old house dating to 1872 with many nooks and crannies to discover. Within its walls a whole world opens, starting with arguably Mijas´ most beautiful Andaluz Patio. Follow the Patio to its end and let a whitewashed passage guide you to our gem on the crown, the Secret Garden. Here you will find Mijas as it was a century ago, an enchanted forest of olive, orange, fig and loquat trees. Stroll to the end of this sprawling garden and you will discover an ancient ´water mine´ dating back to the Moorish times. In our garden you will enjoy Argentinean BBQ prepared right before your eyes into the early mornings on warm summer nights. Our celebrity Chef from the Canary Islands meanwhile prepares sumptuous dishes which will tempt you to come back time and again until all that is offered has been tasted! Now just come discover for yourself, our friendly team awaits you!!!
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