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Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden

Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 59 03 93
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (133 reviews)
“tapas” (141 reviews)
“fish stew” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch at Aroma Café Kids had pizza and pasta, which they enjoyed. Staff paid good attention to their different whishes. We had the 5-tapas menu, not much to complain about. Cosy restaurant, friendly staff. Reasonable prices.

Thank grahn815
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hello grahn815 Thank you so much for your great review and we are so pleased you had a great stay with us and we hope to see you again very soon . kind regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here several times over the past 4 years and really love it. As it was October I was a little worried about it being chilly but there were blankets and garden heaters which kept us nice and warm. Food was lovely as always...More

Thank clairehR8084SZ
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hello clairehR8084SZ Thank you so much for your review and your return custom over the years , we like to keep our customers cosy and warm as the nights do get colder in october ,so pleased you had a comfortable night with us and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a few times and the food is average. Don’t know why we were fooled again by the garden. The waiters appear too busy to smile. The garden is lovely but would be better if patio heaters were on in October. You...More

Thank FormbyLiverpool
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hello FormbyLiverpool We are sorry you did not find your time with us satisfactuary , please be assured i will look into all your complaints and i really do hope this does not put you off in the future . kind regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat this turned out to be. Looks tiny and dark from outside, but go through the entrance, through the indoor dining, through what is a semi indoor garden and out into a glorious outdoor garden with beautiful trees, groups of tables, a bar...More

Thank lynneb121
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hello lynneb121 Thank you so much for taking time out to write a great review ! We are really happy when our customers are happy ,so really hope to see you again soon on your return trip to mijas . kind regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the secret garden for lunch on 10 Oct. We ordered vegetable paella despite being made aware and it would take 25 minutes to prepare. After 30 minutes our meal arrived. Rice, green beans, with half cooked carrots and courgettes on...More

Thank Doug A
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hello Doug A I am sorry you did not enjoy your meal , we prepare the paella fresh this is why it takes time to make , please accept our apoligies . kind regards

Reviewed 10 October 2018

Called in for a snack lunch and chose the crepes which we usually enjoy. My husband’s chicken curry crepe was piping hot and satisfactory. My seafood crepe was sub standard, not hot enough and contained mainly pieces of garishly pink coloured crab sticks which I...More

Thank Flora S
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hello Flora S i am so sorry you did not enjoy your crepe , i think i spoke to you after your lunch ,i am so sorry and hope you accept our apoligies and please return we love seeing your lovley smiling face . kind...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I’d read reviews of this spot and passed by several times. It takes reservations and the secret garden fills up quickly. We showed up spontaneously and were fortunate to get a table. I expected this place to be pretty “white bread” and cater to tourists,...More

Thank Houstonalle4food
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I love this place it’s beautiful I love the garden the service and the experience. Lovely lisa made it for us and the food was great. We will be back!!!!!

Thank sophialinfoot
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting and food amazing! Must have the mixed meat bbq for 2 to share, its fantastic. Kids love the garlic bread, really yummy.

Thank Andrea H
EU-Travelwriter, Public Relations Manager at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

hello Andrea H Great review , garlic bread its a god send for children is it not !! We really hope to see you again on your return visit to mijas . kind regards

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Heard about it but this is our first visit to the secret garden. What a surprise. Great location. friendly staff. Excellent food. Not expensive.

Thank JohnCracknell
EU-Travelwriter, Public Relations Manager at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

hello johnCracknell Can not wait for your second visit ,so happy you enjoyed yourself with us do not leave it to long in future . kind regards

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Angus F
20 September 2018|
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Response from Helen M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, best to contact restaurant direct
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MrsSlater-Walker
2 July 2018|
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Response from Logan N | Reviewed this property |
According to the menu online, they do not serve tapas in the evening, only at lunch.
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judithhodgson
14 January 2018|
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Response from Frédéric A | Reviewed this property |
nous sommes le 15 avril 2018 et c'est ouvert .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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Description
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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