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Restaurante El Mirlo Blanco

Calle Cuesta de la Villa 2, 29650 Mijas, Spain
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Ranked #25 of 302 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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93% Recommend
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

very nice place - good food nothing over the top, had a very pleasant evening lady serving was very pleasant

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Malaga, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I recently took my mum for her birthday lunch here and it was a perfect afternoon we sat looking out over the square and was so relaxing, we had a lovely bottle of wine and the food was stunning i had the spider crab and mum had the lamb leg they were both so tasty and the lamb so tender,... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was my mothers birthday and i decided to treat her to a lovely meal, its not the cheapest place to eat however she asked to eat there because the setting is so nice. We were both disappointed with the meal and felt let down. Although the staff were very nice and the table and setting was great, unfortunalty the... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Best meal we've had in nearly 3 weeks in Andalucia. Prawns starter in garlic - mouth-watering. Duck pâté with black current, strawberry and apricot jams. Trout with ham, veal entrecôte with onion gravy. The best warm bread, the best olive oil. Grand mariner soufflé t follow. All of the highest quality. Ok - more expensive than the standard tapas bar... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had a lovely outside table looking out across the square, lovely meal lots of the party had steak in various sauces, which they loved. I had baby lamb which was also delicious.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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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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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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21 restaurant reviews
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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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