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“Excellent” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Capricho

El Capricho
Calle los Canos, 5, 29650 Mijas, Spain
+34 952 48 51 11
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Ranked #102 of 326 Restaurants in Mijas
Price range: $24 - $49
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Family, small but cozy restaurant. Inside the typical Andalusian and private terrace overlooking the town and the Mijas Mountain.
Leicestershire
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Excellent food, why the 4 stars? well lunch for 3 with soft drinks was 130 Euros,
whilst that was fine, the food was fab, 3 gorgeous starters (about 10-12 euros each) (including the crepe with prawns), 3 fab main courses - Duck, 2 x fillet with pepper sauce (about 22 - 24 each), all served wonderfully, I do object to paying 1.75 Euros for a bread roll each, when you are paying these kind of prices, a basket of bread gratis, should be the norm. So paying 5.25 Euros for 3 dry bread rolls, kind of petty in my opinion (perhaps on my behalf LOL !)
otherwise lovely, expensive lunch
would I visit again, yes probably, food was very nice
the Menu of the day looked good value, lovely terrace
As I said, perhaps me being petty on a bill of that size, but just annoyed me that it was added and charged....

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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“Don't Walk By, Walk In...It's a Must!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We ate here twice for evening dinner whilst in Mijas, September 2013. The food is just excellent quality and cooked beautifully to any request that you may have. I have had the nicest fillet steak, cooked to perfection that i have ever had anywhere, at this restaurant and the sauces complement the food beautifully. My wife is quite a fussy eater but she was well catered for at El Capricho with the excellent selection from both the standard menu and the selection of Chefs specials. They have an excellent wine selection to cater for all tatstes. The house white i found particularly moorish. If you like dry white that is! Service on both evenings was nothing short of excellent, friendly and attentive and it was obvious that the waiters wanted you to have a good time and enjoy yourself. I wouldn't hesitate to eat here again when next in Mijas. As for price. You get what you pay for. You need to book in advance if you wish to be seated on the terrace overlooking Plaza virgin De La Pena. Give it a try if you want excellent food and sevice. You won't be disappointed!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Always a pleasure to eat at this restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

A little pricer than most but well worth a visit even if just once on your holiday.

Good service and food to a very high standard.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Good food in a nice setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Decided to visit this restaurant with wife and two adult daughters after having perused their menu outside. Seated on an outside terrace overlooking the square which was extremely pleasant. Started of with pil pil prawns, which were extremely good followed by a good tendrloin with pepper sauce, cost for four adults with two bottles of wine and water came to around 180 Euros.
Not the cheapest place in town but they do have an interesting menu and turn out some pretty tasty food.

Visited August 2013
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“I do not understand the negative reviews!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Yes, El Capricho is recommended by Michelin but it does not have a star a do none of the restaurants in Mijas. I do not know what people are talking about. We have never been disappointed.

Try the Lenguado (sole) El Capricho - fantastic. The gambas pil pil, any of the solomillo de ternera (fillet of beef) dishes or as a cheaper option "Espaguieties al pil pil" al are great.

Yes, El Capricho is not cheap but this is the same for the other GOOD restaurants in Mijas. If you want quality you have to pay in the village. There are lot of cheaper option but you get "cheap food" as well.

Visited July 2013
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