If you’re planning a villa holiday in Mijas, Costa del Sol this year, then you’ll want to know where some of the best places to eat are located. Here are just a few of the recommended restaurants in Mijas.
Mijas has its own regional cuisine style, with well-known and delicious dishes like garlic soup, Ccachorreñas (potatoes, cod and “cachorreña” orange juice), Maimones (bread, garlic and oil) and its own version of tomato soup. You also must try the famous Gazpachuelo, a soup of potatoes, bread and mayonnaise. However, Mijas also has several quality Indian, Thai and Nepalese restaurants.
Mirlo Blanco Restarante
Plaza de la Constitucion, Tel : 952 485 700
The Mirlo Blanco restaurant is one of the most famous places to eat in Mijas. It specialises in Pais vasco food. The location is central and it has a beautiful terrace overlooking one of the main plazas. Mirlo serves fantastic steaks, grilled fish and some less popular tripe and pig’s trotters if you fancy something slightly different. If you have enough room for dessert, the Grand Marnier based soufflé is fantastic and enough for 2-3 people. Open 13:00-15:45 & 20:00-23:00.
Avda. del Compas, Tel : 952 485 000
Located above the town, you can walk up the long staircase or take the private elevator to this excellent restaurant. The menu is quite varied with several fish and meat dishes and they have an excellent selection of wines. The restaurant has a reputation for being quite formal, so if this isn’t your thing, then it’s probably better for you to try somewhere else. El Padrastro is the most popular venue for weddings in Mijas pueblo.
Avda. de Mejico, Tel : 952 590 478
The Tamisa restaurant is a charming family-run restaurant located centrally in Mijas village. The menu consists predominantly of excellent Mediterranean dishes, and it specialises in seafood and meat, all at very reasonable prices. They also have an excellent selection of wines and the barbecue is located in front of the restaurant so you can watch your meal being cooked.
Molino del Cura
Ctra. de Mijas, Tel : 952 485 813
Molino del Cura is a beautiful Thai restaurant located 500 metres from the entrance to Mijas village. With a very extensive menu of dishes from northern, central and southern Thailand and optional set menus for both lunch and dinner, this is very popular restaurant.
Bookings are required during the holiday seasons.
Avda. Virgen de la Peña, Tel : 952 486 196
Situated beside the Town Hall, El Olivar has great views of both the valley and coast below. The menu serves traditional Andalusian snacks and meals.
Plaza de la Constitución, Tel : 952 590 253
La Alcazaba restaurant has some of the best views of the coast as well as one of the most extensive menus available. Prices are more expensive than most other restaurants in the village; however it is very popular for special occasions such as New Year’s Eve and birthdays.
Plaza Virgen de la Peña, Tel : 952 485 790
Situated on the corner of the main plaza, Los Arcos restaurant is aimed mainly at tourists. The menu has mainly Spanish and local regional dishes, all reasonable priced and the quality of food is generally good although the menu selection is unfortunately limited. It’s worth noting that the menu prices do not include taxes.
The Village Inn & Northern Indian Tandoori
Avda. de Mejico, Tel : 669 900 781
Half-English Bar, half-Indian restaurant, the Village Inn is popular for English residents and visitors to Mijas. Situated in the centre of Mijas village, the restaurant serves very good Indian eat-in and take-away food.
Avda. Virgen de la Peña, Tel : 952 486 774
The only chicken shop in Mijas: in fact the only true take away in Mijas. Run by Angel and Sandra, their chickens can sell out fast along with their homemade croquettes, ribs, stew, chicken pies and salads. Although not strictly a restaurant, it’s still well worth a visit. There are a few tables outside the shop if you prefer to eat-in, and there are also a small selection of wines and beers available.