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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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“tapas” (140 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 today via mobile

Just came for a quick drink and a small dish, the bruschetta was lovely, but expensive compared to other restaurants locally. The options of drinks were plentiful, but the secret garden at the back is the real delight. I would visit just for a drink...More

Thank Seb T
Reviewed today via mobile

Been here a couple of times and generally the level of quality is consistent. Food is prepared well and tasty. Service is great and efficient- and smiling. We had a great cambas pil-pil and mixed grill among others. Wine at all price levels, but the...More

Thank Henrik B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unlikely to walk in and find what is truly a "Secret Garden" to the rear of the Restaurant unless you've been told about it! Wonderful setting amongst the trees in the garden, and outside BBQ. We savoured the Fresh Salmon in Orange Sauce, and Pork...More

Thank Angus F
Reviewed yesterday

A good find on a hot day in Mijas. Not a huge selection but very acceptable and not too expensive in a place with plenty of shade.

Thank Wetheralkate
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the restaurant when we arrived in Mijas for our holiday, it was excellent, there were plenty of choices on the menu. It was so good we visited again a number of times when the family arrived for their holiday. Lovely gardens and space...More

Thank Candy2214
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have just returned from Mijas and this was the most surprising restaurant ever. From a small entrance.....opened into the most beautiful 'secret garden. It was beautiful.Fantastic choice of food. Would recommend.

Thank debmcmaster
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic value tapas lunch. For €15 per person we got a drink and 5 tapas dishes. All were delicious. The best chorizo we tasted all holiday. Good location and great atmosphere. Was great for the rainy weather too which is difficult in Mijas. Would recommend.

Thank jplowman93
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited Mijas in August and took my family to the secret garden I have to say the name says it all it’s a secret lovely garden the lady that attended to us Lisa was very professional and so polite she gave us a lovely...More

Thank christopher g
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of Mijas hidden treasures. From the front Aroma looks like quite a small restaurant but through the back is a hidden garden for dining, it’s surprisingly very big and has beautiful old trees and is quite a different dining experience for Mijas.

Thank Getaway716217
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing that they would not serve us just a drink as the garden was closed due to bad weather on a beautiful clear evening!!!! However cctv showed the garden was open for those who were eating.More

Thank Murty2014
EU-Travelwriter, Public Relations Manager at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

hello Murty2014 As i explained to you that evening, the area for drinking in the garden as now been closed ,we close the second garden every year at this time and only have the first garden open ,so as you know we have most tables...More

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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.
14 January 2018|
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
  • Value
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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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