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“Frozen vegetables!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Amigos

Amigos
El Zoco Complex, Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Frozen vegetables!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We attended on a Saturday night, around 7.30pm.

As a non meat eating family we ordered veggie Nachos to share. We were more than a little disappointed that the otherwise semi decent plate of tortilla chips with guacamole and was actually topped with frozen vegetables! Carrots, cauliflower and fine beans.

We were pretty worried about our mains - 3 x veggie tacos, 1x chimichanga and 2 x veggie quesadillas and so asked to confirm that it was not frozen veg. The waiter never came back and when asked again sad he had told the chef and didn't know.

After this we called the hostess over and said we wanted to cancel our food.

The manager then came out and promised us that there would not be any frozen veg and if we didn't like it we didn't pay.

We agreed to stay and try the food. After a very long wait, on first appearances it looked ok, the veg was all fresh however it was all pretty bland and swimming in oil- my daughter actually had oil running down her hand eating a taco.

It was unseasoned and plain, although the kidney beans were ok.

Overall a very disappointing meal, we would definitely not recommend or go back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Mijas, Spain
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best Mexican with great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you like Mexican food this is THE place to go, great prices and great food served with a smile.

A real gem for lovers of Mexican food and the added bonus of being a grill for steaks etc.,

You can choose your own strength for spices so what are you waiting for you can't go wrong.

The portions are huge and amazing value for money.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Not as good as last year”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We were keen to return to Amigos following a super night last year. It was OK but not great. There was a lack of business on the night we went so the atmosphere was muted. The food [tacos and enchilladas] was reasonable but oversalted and warm rather than hot, and a bit 'mushy'. House wine [Basiano Blanco] was very good, the pineapple alaska pudding was sensational and coffees excellent at one euro each for decaff solos.

Service was first class-personable young male waiters who spoke good English and had excellent senses of humour. Tables are nicely private both inside and out.

The following day the enchilladas hit with a vengeance so we may think twice next year!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Herrenberg
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Terrific Tex-Mex”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We visited this restaurant twice while staying in Calahonda last autumn. Excellent food with a Tex-Mex flair, very generously sized portions, and good prices. We had sangria, Nachos Rancheros, enchiladas with chili, fajitas, and all of the dishes were tasty - and spicy!

The waitstaff were also attentive and were quick to replenish anything we ran out of.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant Food and Stylish Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is a very stylish Mexican restaurant with authentic food (large portions). Loved the decor and the food matched expectations. Most enjoyable experience, if any negatives it could only be that the portions slightly too large. Would definetly return next year, this is a MUST on my places to eat.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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