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Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden

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Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 59 03 93
11:00 - 22:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was in aroma in 2014, and we were so disappointed. We didn't review it because I thought maybe they had an off day. Thought we try it again because my wife had heard so many good reviews. Even upon entering it was bloody hard to get a smile from the "german" (foreign) waitress. After "checking me out" head to toe... More 

Thank Felixteng
Brough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fabulous meal here. Tasty gambas pil-pil for starters.T-bone steak and beef -rib cooked on an Argentinian BBQ, delicious!!, Comfortable ambience inside for eating and lovely seating outside the front (down the most photographed street in Mijas) for drinking - can recommend the Sangria. They also have a secret garden at the back but unfortunately this was not open... More 

Thank NearlyGail
Lower Economy, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed lunch here twice . Very quiet and relaxing . Quite a few locals , which is always a good sign. Free wi-fi , always very useful . And the food and drinks were great.

Thank tedateconomy
Hollola, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stayed for a coffee and a cake. 90% of our visit was wating. Firstly to make an order and secondly get the bill.

Thank Globetrotter1948
Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch. We saw the TripAdvisor sign in the window and knew it had to be good!!! We were craving a lunch of Tapas and Wine. We were not disappointed. I got the seafood tapas Menu 2. My hubby got the meat tapas Menu 1. It was a perfect lunch to share! Beautifully displayed. And so tasty!!... More 

Thank Bay5
Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband has the Angus steak and I had the chicken skewer. The meat was succulent & the vegetables were so fresh and well seasoned!

Thank Zara C
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here thee times in one week the food is beautiful. The steak melts in the mouth. The staff are always welcoming and lovely. Would recommend this restaurant very highly. If you go to mijas pueblo you have to eat here.

Thank Tracey W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Secret Garden by chance as we were late eating. We had a dog with us and they allowed us in as long as we sat close to the doorway. The staff were brilliant and very friendly and attentive. The food was simply amazing. We had a vegetarian and celiac with us and both were catered for... More 

Thank Mark M
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this review

hello mark m thank you for your kind review , and your dog was beautiful how could we resist him . maybe on your return visit you will try out are very large garden at the back which is a paradise hopefully see you soon. kind regards More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My two friends and I had a 3 restaurants to choose from in Mijas as we stood at the intersection. We chose this because of the warm welcome and decor. It didn't look much from outside but once you are in the garden its WOW!!! What an amazing place. To eat in the garden is amazing and the food is... More 

Thank Manish K
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this review

hello manish k thankyou for your great review ,and how lucky are we you choose us ,so pleased you had a great time and loved your time with us ,hopefully we will see you again where you can sit in our garden when the weather becomes a little warmer thankyou again. kind regards More 

Hudson, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Heard about this place from another family member who had dinner here a year ago. We stopped for lunch. We chose to sit in the covered court yard where they had very good heat lamps to keep us warm and comfortable. Service and food was good. Two of us shared tapas and two shared a vegetarian paella.

Thank Jeff873
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this review

hello jeff873 So pleased your family member recommended us and you wrote such a lovely message ,the patio is great and cosy on these cold days and nights so we like to keep our customers warm , hope to see you again maybe to enjoy our garden at the back which always delights . kind regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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