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Merendero El Bombo

#140 of 340 Restaurants in Mijas
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Playa El Bombo, Urb Torrenueva, 29649 Mijas, Spain
699399359
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

This is probably the 'oldest' looking beach bar on this section of Coast, the others have updated and freshened up their looks. Don't let that put you off though, the food is really very good. I haven't tried the fish yet but other family members have, they say it is among the best they have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Sam M
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Beautiful position but sadly non existent service! We waited ages for drinks then nearly an hour for our meal. They bought us bread plates but no bread, no further drinks offered then our sides were wrong. Shame as the meal itself when it arrived was delicious. Not sure we would bother again.

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La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

had been here before with friends a year ago so decided to try again but big mistake,food awful and was really disappointed so will not be eating here again,although going for a drink is nice as it's located in a good area at the beach side.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Have been coming to this area for a number of years, but have never had a decent meal at El Bombo. We gave it the benefit of the doubt again this year, and surprise surprise they didn't let us down. Yet another sloppy, miss mash of a meal. My husband ordered the hake, and was asked grilled or fried so... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

This is probably the 'oldest' looking beach bar on this section of Coast, the others have updated and freshened up their looks. Don't let that put you off though, the food is really very good. I haven't tried the fish yet but other family members have, they say it is among the best they have had. We have already been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We have been many times but this was probably the best visit the fish was great the service faultless and they are moving with the times ie wifi well done and thanks to the family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Lovely restaurant with great paella, seafood and nice atmosphere. The service is friendly and quick, and the seabass was my all time favourite. We were in Mijas for 10 days and must have eaten here at least eight times. They also rent out beach beds with parasols for 5 eur per bed. El bombo beach and restaurant were a favourite... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Been going here for years and always had a great meal. Not so lately, terrible paella, hardly any shellfish or meat and it was very sloppy. We also had to wait 1.5 hours. Gave it another go and ordered Hake - Cooked on la plancha - it was horrible, cotton wool texture and dry. We asked if they had changed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had several lovely meals in this beach bar. It's not posh and I felt quite comfortable just getting a drink during the day in my 'beach clothes'. Waiters always helpful & was greeted with a smile every day. We loved just sitting with a lunch time drink & watching the world go by.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Thought it would be a great idea for kids to have dinner at the beach so they could play. It was a little to far from the little slide that is on the beach so we weren't too comfortable letting kids go to it. They came back early of their own accord as it was full of flies. I know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

First of all, the location shown on Tripadvisor is completely wrong, they have Bombo a kilometre northeast of Cala towards Malaga, and on the wrong side of the motorway, while it in fact is a kilometre southwest towards Marbella, and definitely on the beach! Anyway, we had a great evening there, it's unpretentious with great food and directly on the... More 

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Address: Playa El Bombo, Urb Torrenueva, 29649 Mijas, Spain
Phone Number: 699399359
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Mijas

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  • Address: Playa El Bombo, Urb Torrenueva, 29649 Mijas, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Mijas
  • Phone Number: 699399359

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