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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (107 reviews)
“tapas” (123 reviews)
“fish stew” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Spanish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
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1 - 10 of 811 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great find. Good service and food. We had the tapas menu, carne and seafood, were both very tasty. Beautiful garden, would be great for a small wedding. Still sitting under the orange tree with a glass of rose.

Thank Buster2harvey
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came across this place by accident as we were just walking around. Were invited in to view and it was amazing from stepping of the small side street to a real secret garden was like Alice in wonderland scene. The restaurant at the front...More

Thank raymondmccaw
Reviewed 6 days ago

We wandered in without a booking one evening and took the last table at the time so it's worth booking ahead to reserve a good table location - away from the bar and cooking area perhaps. The service is good and friendly once they've taken...More

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

hello phantasialandfan thank you for your great review , you are right it is best to book has we do fill up very quickly but we also have a great chill out area to sit and wait for a table it all adds to the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fab find its a lovely setting for a nice meal ! We went with friends and family and found it reasonable pricing and lovely food

Thank HannahRoseD91
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

hola HannahRoseD91 thank you very much for your lovley review , we are so pleased to hear from our customers has it always helps us improve in the future , please return to on your next visit to mijas . kind regards

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, lovely and helpful staff. Best food in Mijas even Spain. The garden is beautiful. So happy to recommend to people thinking of coming to Mijas. Wish we had gone there before.More

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

hola MaryHenryWedding wow best in spain ! thank you very much this makes us so proud has we always aim to please our customers with food , service and ambiance . next time you visit you will be able to visit more times now you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful garden location now extended and heavily populated on our visit. Large parties with kids running wick among the garden and it's water features. Not a reflection of the food obviously but it's not what it was..either. It lacks the exclusive feel that it used...More

2  Thank prince0ffair
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us ate in the Secret Garden while exploring Mijas Pueblo. The garden is very pretty and you are surrounded by flower laden trees which give a lovely dappled shade from the heat of the sun. We shared two of their meat tapas selection...More

Thank DMCK63
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

hello DMCK63 we love hearing our customers accounts and so pleased you loved your time with us , everyone must have come on the same day has normally our staff are really happy ! has before its been a long hard summer and they work...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been advised to eat here and we were not disappointed. Set tapas lunch meal caught our attention and was sensational.One meat deal one fish deal plus some vino for under 13 euros per menu was a great way to sample some fantastic diverse tapas.Location...More

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

hello peter O what a shame you never made the evening maybe next time and you will be able to try out our barbecue . pleased you had a great time through the day and loved our tapas . hope to see you soon kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to try here when we visited Mijas . The setting & food was really good we weren't disappointed the only thing we can comment on is the attitude from the staff could do with improving we just felt like they couldn't be...More

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

hola miayorkshire i am so sorry to here our staff where not on there best on your visit to us please accept our sincerest apoligies i can only say that at this time of year after the hustle and bustle of summer we are all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, just for the setting it would have been 5. At first we were hosted to perfection. When our drinks ran out we were passed by staff and not once asked if we would like any more. It wasn't until out food arrived that we...More

Thank bladesontour43
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

hola bladesontour43 thank you for your great review , we do listen to our customers so we can always make improvements in our garden ,food and service hope to see you again very soon . kind regards

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ShivaMehta
18 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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Response from EU-Travelwriter | Property representative |
Hi there! How was everything in Aroma? Best regards, Thomas
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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