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€5 - €23
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Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live fairly locally and have been to the restaurant quite a few times. The service has sometimes been slow (however you are in a relaxed and beautiful environment so it’s not a problem). Today however, the waitress was very arrogant and not courteous. We...waited almost one hour for our starter… it was a starter that is typical with bread…. We had to ask her and wait until it was cold for the bread to arrive. Then she did not come to clear our plates….. so the waitress arrived with our main course in her hands and prompted US as paying customers to clear our own plates from the table so that she could put our main course on the table 😳🤦🏻‍♀️. We did….. she then disappeared. I ordered a steak with peppercorn sauce from the start of the order……. there was no sauce, no waitress to prompt. My husband ordered a pasta dish…. No one was there to serve parmesan or black pepper. Our food went cold until we stood up to find the waitress. My husband said that the service was terrible and we needed some things…. her response was ‘how dare you speak to me like that?!’ 🤦🏻‍♀️. She then brought my peppercorn sauce (which was inedible) 15 minutes after my steak! By which point I said my steak was cold and I was not happy with the service. I asked her to call a manager and she told me that there was no manager! I said there must be a person in charge to which she said ‘madre mia’ and started fake crying infront of the entire restaurant (who then also got involved not knowing our experience)! I spoke to the receptionist, who didn’t seem anywhere near as upset as we were! The head waiter gave us some wine on the house and another waiter said to us ‘she must have been having a bad day’. I said - she is getting paid to have a bad day where as we drove 40 minutes one way and spent 100e to leave with a bad taste in our mouth. What about the bad day she gave us??? If she had just been polite to begin with or apologised for our upsets during dinner, there never would have been an issue. It’s a shame as we really liked the venue and we recommended a lot of friends. Now, you would have to pay us yo come back.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is beautiful as you walk through the bar & covered dining area into the garden & the smell of woodsmoke lingers in the air & you walk into a gorgeous wooded garden - That sadly is where the loveliness ends. The bearded &...man bunned waiter had a right old attitude, we ordered 3 burgers & 1 ravioli, the ravioli was ok but not hot, all the burgers were undercooked - it seems the guy who cooks the meat over the wood is more interested in chatting to his pals than cooking. Food comes from the kitchen & gets delivered to the wood grill ( including the pasta) where it all sits slowly getting cold while the cheese for the burgers gets heated up. No wonder it was all cold & the chips cooled right down. It’s a shame as we have had some great times there but not anymore, we are done with this place as it’s food has gone right downhill & the staff (including Mr Manbun) don’t really seem interested in making it a success for the customers that ultimately pay to keep this place running.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn’t impressed. Setting nice but food average. Heaters didn’t work as was a slight chill in air. Had chicken skewer and chicken raw, sent it back but still wasn’t right. Also had beef skewer which was under cooked and wasn’t asked how I’d like it...to be cooked. Went on recommendation but wouldn’t go back. Also lots of cats milling about and being feed by chef.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ABSOLUTELY AWFUL Majority of the menu was unavailable. Mixed grill was cold and raw and was served with plastic plates!!! It wasn’t on a sizzling plate like the menu states so the meat was blue and freezing cold. The list can go on of how...bad this experience was. We have been over the years several times and after this we will never return. The standards have really slipped from what it once was. The whole night was a big inconvenience to the staff. After complaining at the end of the meal the waiter said the manager tells them to shut off after 8pm even though the reservation was for 9pm. Thankfully they erased the bill and we only paid for the drinks as it was a disaster.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024

So disappointing! Have been several times in the past and always had great food. Salad with the steak was shrivelled and from a bag, white bread, baked potato covered in a poorly produced sauce which ruined the possibility of eating the food. Crème brûlée desert...was inedible! Indoor bbq meant we came away smelling of smoke! Won’t be returning!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

Great restaurant, plenty of ambiance in a garden setting. Delicious steaks, nice assortment of vegetables. Very attentive to our needs, my wife is gluten free.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

Such a lovely restaurant and as a coeliac they could not have been more helpful, attentive and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal as did my husband

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 November 2023 via mobile

Oh the lamb chops and the ribeye steaks are wonderful! Lots of salad and vegetables if you want. Baked potatoes and the fries are great too. Nice friendly staff. Good wine cellar. We returned 3 times even though it was 30 minutes drive from our...location.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

What a great place in such a surprise can you go through the bar out into the garden and it’s amazing so peaceful relaxing and beautiful food was excellent. I had the steak. My friend had the seabass vegetables were perfect wine was great that...accompanied the meal stuff going to be more attentive Would definitely recommend to anyone. Wishing to have a lovely evening with family or friends would definitely returnMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem, looks like a small bar from the front, but when you walk through to the eating area you find the secret garden which is amazing. The food was excellent, we had steak and kebab and some very nice wine....Friendly service and will definitely visit again when we return to Mijas pueblo.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023 via mobile

A lovely relaxed dining experience. Staff friendly and helpful. Food excellent I had salmon and my husband had chicken skewers. A hidden gem . We’ll worth a visit . Tried booking for next wk told it was forecast to rain and advised to wait until...the day .More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023 via mobile

I ordered a chicken skewer with a jacket potato, when half way through the meal I cut into the potato to find a large pocket of soil, the potato obviously hadn’t been washed properly! This Sandy gritty soil made it impossible to continue eating, so...I complained to the waiter who stated that it wasn’t soil but charcoal off the BBQ! He returned to the table some 10 minutes later with some fries ! As my complaint wasn’t being taken seriously and I couldn’t get the attention of any staff, I carried the meal to the bar and told them I couldn’t eat it and I wasn’t going to pay for that dish! As it was our friends birthday celebration I returned to my table and later asked for the bill. On arrival of the bill I noticed that the meal had still been charged for and so had the portion of fries which were supposed to replace my potato!! As a qualified chef with many years experience, this was poor food and very poor customer service! Beware of booking it if your celebrating anything special!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

After hearing some negative reviews from 2 couples from my hotel that ate here, I thought I would give it a try anyway. I didn't book so they sat me at a table in the corner under a tree which was lovely, but I could...feel the midges biting me as soon as I sat down. My food was lovely as I went for the salmon which was more affordable than the steak and had a lovely glass of sangria. I would have stayed for a desert and another drink, but got fed up with being bitten so couldn't wait to get out of there. Some citronella candles are a must near the trees. I'm now back in the UK and still itching.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

This restaurant offers beautiful garden surroundings with an excellent kitchen. Grilled meats are their specialty. Ordered the pork loin and it was grilled to perfection. Service by Nerea was very profesional, timely and very friendly. (Gracias Nerea) Will return there next time in Mijas Pueblo.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

The Staff are friendly but I expected a garden full of flowers and it was just trees lit with lights. I asked for my steak to be medium but I received it rare and I asked them to cook it again and it still came...back rare so I decided to take it home and make a beef stroganoff with it. My wife had the lamb cutlets and they were very good. Don't think I will be returning to the restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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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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