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Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden

Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 59 03 93
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
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1 - 10 of 762 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice evening with good food and service. The garden could be so much more with a little TLC and some manicuring. Very touristy.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant. Beautiful setting with lovely gardens, lit beautifully with string lights and lots of colours. Food was good - we had the mixed BBQ platter which was delicious - its a bit pricey in that you have to get your sides...More

Thank aliceholidays
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is my third time there and have never been disappointed by the garden view. Yesterday I was there with my mother in law who is really picky on food. I am happy that she is satisfied with her role chicken and my trout was...More

Thank Ana6700
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

hello Ana6700 thank you very much for your great review and so pleased your mother in law was happy with the food . We can not wait to see you again on your fourth visit to us . kind regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

This rating is based on our own experience on the evening that we went to The Secret Garden. I only say this because I know it has a good reputation and there are many great reviews. I can only think that we were unlucky on...More

1  Thank MARK_CHRISTA
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

hello MARK_CHRISTA i really am very sorry to hear about your experience with us please accept my sincere apologies . As you stated this really is not normal for us , has you can read in our reviews , however there is no excuse for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant after been recommended by locals, was led through to the massive secret garden, the staff were friendly and eager to help with the menu and the food was served fast and was very nice, the garlic bread is a mustMore

Thank Kevin E
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

hello kevin E thank you for your lovely review , its great for us that the locals recommend us its always the best recommendation . i am sure we will see you again on your return visit if not only for the garlic bread !...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in a tiny side street next to a church. The tourist information place at start is f the pueblo helped us find this place that was recommended by a friend. It's really a large restaurant once inside but really beautiful and mostly outside...More

Thank Lhilljones
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

hello Lhilljones beautiful words we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and of course we hope to see you again for that special occasion . kind regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss out on this one when you visit Mijas. Look carefully or you will miss the entrance or just ask people for a some direction as it can be tricky to see - but it is one the restaurant road. The restaurant outdoor...More

Thank Henrik B
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

hello Henrik B thank you very much for your great review , we love hearing about your experiences with us , our staff are fantastic and they do work very hard in summer ! can not wait to see you again when you are back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here twice on our recent return to the area and it certainly didn't disappoint. Highlight for us along with the fabulous food, service and ambience was bumping into the Hairy Bikers on what was our wedding anniversary. This place just gets better and better....More

Thank Christian S
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hello christian s thank you for your great review , it was a pleasure for us to have the hairy bikers in our restaurant they really where lovely , see you soon when you come back to mijas . kind regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to go in Mijas, no doubt about it! Every box was ticked! The food is excellent, they have a barbecue that has to be seen to be believed. You order your ribeye by weight and it's cooked by a magician rather...More

Thank Funlovinfella
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hi funlovinfella wow you really enjoyed yourself ! we are so pleased , we always love to hear our customers thoughts good or bad but the good ones are the best ! We really hope to see you again on your return visit to mijas...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From outside, at the front of the restaurant, you would never know that there was such a large, beautiful garden. We visited on a Tuesday, which is Argentinian BBQ night so, naturally, we chose barbecue food from the menu. The situation was delightful, the staff...More

Thank Neezy45
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hello Neezy45 thank you we are so happy you had a great time and enjoyed your time with us ,i am so sorry about your dry jacket potato not sure what happened there has they are cooked in a proper potato oven must have been...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
23 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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johnbowen87
26 March 2015|
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Hi there! How was everything in Aroma? Best regards, Thomas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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