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“What a lovely place”

Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden
Ranked #101 of 520 Restaurants in Mijas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Argentinian, Spanish, Bar, Cafe
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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!!!
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 after our visit).

We were there at lunchtime during the week and the garden was really busy.

If the weather is against you and you need to sit inside. There are lots of little areas to enjoy.

Well worth the walk up the hill to get here. A bit of a puff if you are in a wheelchair and self propelling but everyone else should be OK if you take it slowly.

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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 site . Hope to see you soon in the near future .
kind regards

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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 to be very good.

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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 a little better every year .
kind regards

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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 very polite.
We will definitely go again.

1  Thank Truxman
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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 .
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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 olive tree shaded garden. We had the two tapas menus on offer which were beautifully presented and cooked. There was even a wedding party with the couple and a dozen guests at the same time, so they knew a good place when they saw one. I particularly enjoyed the bacon wrapped dates but we enjoyed all of our six dishes.

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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

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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 at the table. The service was slow. We had to ask for a toothpick 3 times before it actually arrived and the restaurant was near empty at this stage as they were very obviously closing (at around 22:30).

Thank pnnielsen
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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 .
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