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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, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Calle San Sebastian 8, 29650, Mijas, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful cool hidden gardens away from the crowds. Great for a snack or a wonderful meal, or just a cool drink in fabulous surroundings. A unique place for a little relax in its gorgeous surroundings.

Thank Jeannie501
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We found this place last year and it's so unexpected! So gorgeous. It's the perfect place to have a drink and relax. Staff are very nice. Highly recommend.

Thank Belle00
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

hola Belle00 thank you for your great review ,it is a great place to just chill and enjoy an alcoholic beverage has well ! see you very soon . kind regards

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went twice in the space of a week and on each occasion was an absolute treat. The service was exemplary and a special note to our waiter Pascal, what a truly lovely guy. Portion sizes are more than ample for even the most dedicated...More

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

hola Robert B what a great review and we love pascal as well hes a little ray of sunshine 1 never heard the mr ben show before will have to look it out to understand what you mean about that.see you very soon on your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited for a family meal - wow - what a place - the garden is amazing and the food is outstanding - highly recommend. Service was 10 out of 10. Our only disappointment is that we didn't discover it sooner

Thank HampshireFamilyof4
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

hola HampshireFamilyof4 10 out of 10 !!! we love to hear all the hard work pays off , thank you so much and really hope to see you soon on your return visit to mijas . kind regards

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were invited here by friends and, as regular visitors to Mijas, we were puzzled by their description of the Secret Garden and its size. Going by their directions, I was assuming they meant the Aroma Café, which we have eaten in many times. However,...More

Thank JayRae1
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

hola JayRae1 thank you for your great review , we opened the second garden last year and we are proud to say we do get full most nights , now you know where we are hope to see you very soon. kind regards

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place, great for large groups but an update on the menu to encompass all tastes would be welcome. A member of our group is a vegan and wanted a salad the only thing a vegan could eat on this menu and wanted to include...More

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

hello Elvisliveshere i am so sorry to here this , of course we cater for everyone we have an allergies menu has well has cater for vegetarians , i know vegans food is a little more difficult to find and salad is the normal option...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here last night, from the outside it looks like any other restaurant but your eye is drawn to the courtyard which leads out onto magnificent garden and patio with many tables dotted away from each other so you get some privacy. Food and...More

Thank nwc71
EU-Travelwriter, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

hola nwc71 thank you for your kind review , so pleased you had a great time with us love hearing customers comments good or bad has we are always learning , but we love hearing the good ones the most ! hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to Mijas for years, when the secret garden first opened we loved it. The location atmosphere and attention to detail was fabulous. However the recent growth has affected the personal touch and quality ! My two recent visits have been disappointing...More

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

hello david S i am so sorry to hear you had two disappointing visits with us , we have put a lot of work into the gardens and making sure we have the same kind of atmosphere has before , it is very important to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Turned up to what just looks like a tiny restaurant on the lovely white washed streets of Mijas. They were very busy but managed to find us a table set in the lovely, surprisingly large garden to rear of the property, which has a small...More

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

hola de salack what a lovely review thank you very much , we are a great team and although we work hard we all get along so well it shows so our waiters are normally always happy .we are so pleased you enjoyed your food...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here several times as we live locally. This time was still good but Service seemed a little disorganised. There were too many different staff serving the same table, which lead to confusion as to which staff member was doing or had done...More

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

hello KenPhill i am sorry you found our service confusing normally it all works well has our waiters work super hard but has you know not everything goes to plan! so pleased you still love us , see you next time when you visit mijas...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
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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