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Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden

Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 59 03 93
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (110 reviews)
“tapas” (122 reviews)
“fish stew” (11 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
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1 - 10 of 828 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came across this place by accident....woe totally blown away...loved it and came back a couple of days later. enjoyed day time and evening meal here.cant wait tomwturn next year.

Thank michellesparkes77
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We just happened to come across this place and we're blown away by the secret garden. You don't expect the huge space from the narrow entrance of the restaurant!! Amazing and the perfect place to enjoy a quiet drink away from the tourists. You must...More

Thank FiestaMaria
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited during lunch time. Had wonderful steaks and fish. We will certainly come again for evening BBQ.

Thank MaritaL-I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mijas is a lovely town blighted by restaurants pandering to the day trippers. Aroma is on a side street marginally away from the main sights. The food is fantastic and the customers mainly Spanish. We had the mixed bbq with fantastic sausages (merguez and morcilla)...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the time of writing this place is ranked 49 in Mijas, and I can't imagine any better :) Fantastic grill and quality ingredients, and a romantic and relaxed setting in a gorgeous garden out back. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place alone gets 5* for how beautiful it is in my opinion. The food is great too, and the staff are very nice and attentive. The only thing that lets it down is that we've visited twice now on two separate holidays and both...More

Thank travellingstrawb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived for lunch and got a very relaxed greeting from the staff who were happy to speak in Spanish or English. The order for drinks was taken and we were given time to peruse the menu and question certain things. Food arrived swiftly and was...More

Thank ExplorerIIYorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through Mijas Pueblo there will be many good places to eat offering balcony views but for a change seek out the less obvious. We have visited the Secret Garden a few times now and it never disappoints. Evening BBQ is excellent but I prefer...More

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

hello DAVID B great review , the day and evening are two different experiences we love our customers to try both , so pleased you had a great time with us see you next time. kind regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of people working but not doing anything. Then comes a woman and everything fasten up. Good food. Tortilla, sallad and ox tail. Very good.

Thank Margareta M
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hello Margareta M thank god for women to sort out the men , other than this we are so glad you had a great time with us . kind regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last visited the Secret Garden a couple of times in July 2015 and was excited to go back. The food didn't disappoint - the steak was really lovely and tender - cooked perfectly. The setting is fab - we really enjoy the atmosphere. The staff...More

Thank Rudders4
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hola Rudders4 what a great review ! we are over the moon you had a great time with us love to hear from our customers , see you soon on your return visit to the village . kind regards

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Questions & Answers
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
23 April 2015|
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!
26 March 2015|
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
  • Value
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
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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