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Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden

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Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 59 03 93
11:00 - 22:00
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this restaurant for a First night meal which was quite pricey but great location / decor / atmosphere etc. Pil Pil prawns highly recommended along with fillet steak. Easily one of the best restaurants in the town.

Thank Mike S
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tapas at lunchtime. We had one of each of the mixed tapas dishes. One is largely meat and the other is mainly fish. Then we shared each platter. Absolutely gorgeous. Also ask for bread and alioli. Lots of people were there each time we visited which says something for the popularity of this little gem

Thank Mike R
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, great service and succulant Argentinian Steak. Gambas pil, pil starter was tasty as well. We will return on a warmer day to eat in the secret garden which, due to the chilly evening weather, was unfortunately closed.

Thank lottyh2013
Manchester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch and sat in the garden area which is quite pleasant however the food was very disappointing. We ordered a fish platter which included an octopusless salad and a few small bowls of unexciting veggie concoctions for 12 euros ! And don't even think of trying to swap a course - far too much trouble ! We... More 

Thank David C
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this review

hello David C We are so sorry you had a disappointing time with us , please be assured we look into all our reviews so we can always improve our service to our customers , hope this dosent put you off and maybe you can try us agin in the future . kind regards More 

Halifax, UK
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting and a welcome oasis from a very busy day in Mijas (we were there on Easter Sunday). We had the set Tapas Menu's for lunch and they were delicious. The kids shared a pizza which was also delicious. We would recommend and return next time. Mijas is an excellent mini-break or day trip venue as well.

Thank Richard M
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this review

Richard M hello So pleased you enjoyed our garden , we put a lot of time into it over the winter months so its nice to hear good comments . We really hope we will see you again soon . kind regards More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside with friends for casual lunch - friendly and food good. Helpful waitress and good selection for children too

Thank Elmadronal
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this review

Elmadronal hello thank you so much for your kind words , we do hope to see you again soon . kind regards More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a trip upto Mijas on recommendation from benalmadena and what a place,it's to die for we had a walk around the streets and took in the panoramic views WOW what views after a while we went into secret garden and thi place got even better,please try this place if you visit

Thank Michael E
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this review

hello Michael E what a beautiful review , we love listening to peoples stories of our little village and our secret restaurant . Thankyou so much for taking the time to write to us , i bet we will see you soon ! More 

Province of Malaga, Spain
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends suggested this Restaurant for our annual get-together. Having never been there we were intrigued by the 'Secret Garden'. We spent a long leisurely afternoon in the garden on an overcast Sunday. In fact we needed to use the thoughtfully place blankets! The staff were friendly and attentive. I chose the Salmon a l'orange, and it was delicious if a... More 

Thank Louise W
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this review

hello Louise W i am so sorry you was disappointed with your meals , please be assured we look into all our reviews and the matter will be assessed , i do hope this dosent put you off and you will visit us in the near future again . kind regards More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Secret Garden after it was recommended to us and we weren't disappointed. What looks like a small restaurant with a courtyard which can be covered opened up into a large garden area with plenty of tables and shade. Great food we had the tapas and paella and both were absolutely lovely.

Thank lj43wil
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this review

lj43wil hello So pleased you had a great time with us and enjoyed our food ,its a lovely way to while away the hours . thankyou for your kind review and we gope to see you all soon . kind regards More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here yesterday for lunch and the place was full of Japanese tourists.We managed to get a table in the Secret Garden which was lovely,and viewed the other garden to the rear of that,massive.I bet in the middle of summer,this place is buzzing. We decided to have tapas and ordered 4 dishes plus a bottle of house wine. Everything about... More 

Thank TommyG171
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this review

hello TommyG171 thankyou so much for your kind review from the girl from Huddersfield ! I am so pleased you wrote a good review after all your threats ! its lovely to see our customers loving our garden as much as we do ,hope to see you again in the near future . kind regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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