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El Cortijillo

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Bulevard de la cala, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 49 40 65
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3:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in La Cala

Rule 1. Book! It's very popular, and with good reason. It's not a big place and the tables are close together, but it's more cosy than cramped. What's good? Everything; from fish to steaks. Service is excellent and the Tinto casa is all you need.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
John B
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Rule 1. Book! It's very popular, and with good reason. It's not a big place and the tables are close together, but it's more cosy than cramped. What's good? Everything; from fish to steaks. Service is excellent and the Tinto casa is all you need.

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We should have left when we read the menu, but gave them the benefit of the doubt: bad call on our part. It's 'Spanish' food dumbed down for tourists. My dinner (soup & steak) was mediocre, but my wife's (salad & pork) was poor: the salad was 30% raw onion, while her pork was like shoe leather. We were expecting... More 

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Kent
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a 'Spanish' restaurant catering to the Brits. Unimaginative, chips with everything, dull mixed salad, thin gazpacho, meat like leather. Nothing Spanish about it.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Fabulous restaurant. Lovely people, great service but above all fabulous food. Have been visiting for the last five years on holiday and cannot find better food and value on the costa del Sol. Worth a special trip!!

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Camberely
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our first night in the Town. Brilliant local food, cooked in traditional Spanish fashion and perfect hospitality. Enjoy

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

consistent food whatever time of year you go. The service and food are always good and it is great value for money

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Sunderland
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Was absolutely devastated last Sunday when we attempted to visit El Cortijillo during last weeks trip to Costa del Sol, found out later that the owners have the day off to go to church, the beach and get pis*ed like normal people do. Went back again later in the week and was welcomed with open arms having been previously roughly... More 

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Tramore, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Had dinner here on 2 occasions in the last 10 days whilst on holidays in La Cala. Have holidayed in La Cala about 20 times over last 8 years & started dining here a few years ago following a recommendation. Never disappoints. Welcome & service always well up there with the best as it was again last week. Starters a... More 

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Menu is excellent and the restaurant is always busy due to its quality. Dining is both inside and outside. Moderately expensive but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Fresh veg fresh produce good wine family owned decor very personal staff attentive ery reasonable value would defiantly recommend

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Additional Information about El Cortijillo

Address: Bulevard de la cala, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 49 40 65
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Mijas  >  La Cala de Mijas
Open Hours:
Monday 3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday 3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday 3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday 3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday 3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bulevard de la cala, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Mijas  >  La Cala de Mijas
  • Phone Number: +34 952 49 40 65

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
3:30 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?