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Restaurante El Mirlo Blanco

Calle Cuesta de la Villa 2, 29650 Mijas, Spain
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Ranked #13 of 298 restaurants in Mijas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: El Mirlo Blanco is located in a delightful setting in a traditional whitewashed building typical of the Malaga region in the centre of Mijas. The restaurant can seat 60 diners in two dining rooms that feature wonderful open fireplaces, although in the warmer months diners can eat on the terrace with its splendid views over the town and the nearby mountains. The restaurant offers traditional Basque cooking using the finest seasonal ingredients. Its extensive menu changes with the seasons with specialities that include beef stew, baby squid or excellent cod, among many others. There is also a long list of wines and spirits. El Mirlo Blanco is a great choice at any time of year, whether you choose to sit by the fire on cold days or on its wonderful terrace in summer.
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95% Recommend
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Small, family run restaurant which has a lovely atmosphere. I would suggested booking to avoid disappoint. Food is outstanding, I would highly recommend the garlic chicken! Will be back really soon.

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent Basque food and very attentive service. A firm family favourite, if you're happy to put your hand in your pocket.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

The location of this restaurant is lovely - be sure to sit outside on the pretty terrace overlooking the square. Advanced booking essential. The staff were charming, old school service. The food was nice but not sure it warranted the price premium. Overall a great experience but we had better food in other local restaurants.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We booked this restaurant on the strength of its reputation, previous vists a few years back and after checking Trip Advisor reviews. We had a table for 6 on the terrace with idyllic views over the square adorned with colorful hanging plants and white washed Spanish style houses. The atmosphere and ambiance is absolutely superb with three generations of the... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was a memorable dinner. The place is simply adorable, with a beautiful veranda covert with vine and jasmine. The owners are a very nice family, from the grandmother to the granddaughter all engaged in being pleasant and efficient. The food itself is in my opinion unpretentious and excellent at the same time. Traditional basque cuisine. warmly recommend it for... More

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Sorrento, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

First visited this place last June but couldn't get a table!so this year were very lucky to get a table A truly lovely restaurant where u are treated very well by the family the food was superb I had a crab dish which was out of this world It is a small restaurant which looks over Mijas pueblo square its... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Back again after 9 months to a warm welcome of recognition. Food still fabulous, service superb and a wonderful lunch. We'll be back! Many thanks.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Amazing family owned restaurant, this family are absolutely passionate about food and it truly shows, the experience feels more like dining in a friends home as the family are so friendly, accommodating and warm, the food, atmosphere and ambience is a truly wonderful experience if you go to mijas pueblo and do not book a table here then you have... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went there for dinner. The restaurant seems to be run by family where an old lovely lady was expecting the customers & guiding them to their table. The restaurant isn't big, so it's better to book in advance. My 5 y/o daughter is a bit picky with her food, & they managed to make her a simple spaghetti dish with... More

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El Mirlo Blanco R, Propietario at Restaurante El Mirlo Blanco, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your recent review in Tripadvisor: We are very happy to hear that you had such a nice experience . Thank you very much, once again, for your kind feedback, and we look forward to having you with us again in a near future More

London, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us and we read a lot of reviews in tripadvisor. Once we looked at the menu we decided to give it a go. We walked in at lunch time and made reservations for that same evening. We had a table for for outside and when we walked in they were already expecting us and we... More

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