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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 good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (111 reviews)
“tapas” (126 reviews)
“fish stew” (11 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there at about lunch time but this cafe was surprisingly quiet. For the price I paid, the portions were very big and the taste was good as well. Service was friendly and the atmosphere was very calm, despite on a street full of...More

Thank Nemix207
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hola Nemix207 thank you for your kind review ,we are so pleased you had a great day with it is very quiet every where at this time of year wait till summer comes !!! maybe you would come and try us again when the garden...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When: 30th December for lunch Place was empty but restaurant itself is very nice. Lovely back garden area. In full swing i would say the atmosphere would be good. We found it to be very expensive for what you get. 1) the Iberian ham and...More

1  Thank denismM3956NR
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hello denisM3956NR iI am sorry you felt this way when you visited us , the Iberian platter is of high quality ham and cheeses , you do have different quality in Spain and ours is the highest hence the price . We also have different...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

We wandered in here with no expectation how wrong were we. We sat in the secret garden, had the most lovely food and drinks. The sun shone, just couldn't have been better. The garden was decorate for Halloween (which was in a couple of days...More

Thank jax805
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

hello jax805 What a great review for us its, good to hear our customers experience good or bad !!!! We had a great time on Halloween all dressed up its a shame you did not see us but we have photos on our face book...More

Reviewed 19 November 2017

We had a fabulous meal at aroma cafe and secret garden las week. We ordered the rib-eye steak and the mushroom and bacon crepe and shared the two meals between us. It was truly delicious. We had the vino tinto house wine which we found...More

1  Thank littlem54
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

hello littlem54 Thank you so much for your kind review , its always good to share isn't it ! hope to see you soon when you are back over to mijas ,come and see the changes in the garden we always try to make it...More

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The restaurants website does not do this place justice. We went here with friends and had a wonderful night. We were able to sit outside even though it was a bit chilly because they had heaters under large parasols. Food was very good and staff...More

1  Thank Truxman
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

hello Truxman We can not wait to see you again has well ,so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and did not find it so cold in the garden at this time of year .Thank you so much for your custom . kind regards

Reviewed 17 November 2017

We have been visiting Mijas for many years and never knew this restaraunt existed, a fabulous find. Because the restaraunt is located in a shady street people looking for a sunny spot may miss the fact that out the back is a beautiful paved and...More

Thank David W
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Hello David W We are so pleased you found us at last ! after so long coming to mijas ,next time do not leave it to long !!! .Hope to see you again very soon . kind regards

Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Maybe I had higher expectations as this restaurant had been recommended to me, but the food was about average and the wine list was rather small and expensive. I've of the starters has to be redone as it was still frozen inside when it arrived...More

Thank pnnielsen
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

hello pnnielsen We are so sorry your first time with us was not enjoyable ,please be assured we will look into the matter for you i really hope this doesn't put you off in the near future because really this is not normal standards ....More

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Went for a meal on our last evening... lovely surroundings.. however the main man probably a manager was very rude.. food was ok a bit overpriced your paying for the surroundings not the quality of the food..

Thank Debsmilly
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

hello Debsmilly we are sorry to hear you found our manager rude , the matter will be looked into. Please accept our sincere apologies. kind regards

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We first visited for wine and tapas mid day which were very good in the garden area. We returned another night for the BBQ and the quality of the meats were average. Also we started with one waiter and another took over. I feel like...More

Thank Salvatore A
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

hello Salvador A so sorry to here your second time was not good with us , please accept our sincere apoligies and the matter will be looked into for you . kind regards

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Supplied with blankets in the chill of the evening, we had lovely meal. The steaks were succulent! TheMore

Thank Sweggers
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Sweggers hello thank you for taking time out to write a nice review ,we do like to look after our customers with little touches like blankets and heaters as we know it does get cooler in the evenings in October .See you again soon we...More

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ShivaMehta
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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KANGA54
22 April 2015|
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Response from EU-Travelwriter | Property representative |
Greeting! The Secret Garden is now open for the season, when it's not raining, so we'd love to have you come by!
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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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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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