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El Cortijillo

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Bulevard de la cala | boulevar de la cala, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 49 40 65
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3:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Bolsover, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family have been coming here for at least 10 years in summer and autumn, even when we stayed outside of the area, and visit at least twice every holiday. The place is always so busy but the service does not suffer at all: it's a family business and the family that owns the restaurant are so lovely! They make... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is packed every night... Good idea to book a table.. Service very good.... Food was lovely when it arrived ... But we did have to wait for a good 40 mins

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located on the main street within La Cal - this place is always busy. We sometimes opt for 2 starters as the portion sizes are really big. I love the gazpacho here particularly. Lots of traditional options such as Pil Pil / Mussels etc and lots of other fish / meat options. Hubby had the monkfish kebab - loved it.... More 

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived in Cala de Mijas from airport. Needed to eat. Saw this quaint little restaurant. We shared a seafood paella. Fantastic! Washed down with tasty white rioja. So impressed & went back a second time. I had monkfish & king prawn skewers & my husband king prawns in garlic. Again accompanied with white rioja. Scrumptious! A true family run Spanish... More 

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Oksbøl
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating at El Cortijillo for years, all year round. The service is friendly, swift and professional, and the food excellent and plentyful. Their gampas pil pil is a particular favourite, but basically everything on the menu is a treat. Be sure to come early or book in advance, otherwise you might not be one of the lucky... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love 'El Cortijillo' not just for one reason -my lovely russian friend from Lithuania Oksana works hereabouts also for very fresh food,affordable price,friendly staff and owner (complimentary drinks always offered:) and of course free WiFi. English people love this place and it's better to book it as it's very busy.Highly recommended!

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Puerto de la Duquesa, Spain
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favourite restaurants, family run business, firm favourite with locals been eating in this restaurant over 15 years and hope to continue doing so in the future, lovely Spanish food, great Paella, Gambas Pil Pil, Tomato and Seafood Soup. I highly rate this restaurant for the Pork Fillet with either Pepper or Mushroom Sauce or the Sole, and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in to book a evening meal one afternoon, the place was spotless and everywhere smelled of bleach and other cleaning materials, brilliant first impressions. When we arrived for our meal later in the week, the staff were very pleasant and there was a warm welcome. The food didn't disappoint either, everything was cooked to perfection and hot. Our... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were invited to join a couple of friends for a birthday celebration, what a good evening it turned out to be, they booked a table and when we got there I could see why, this has to be the busiest restaurant in La Cala and that is always a good sign of what was to come the food was... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never had a bad meal at this place. Authentic Spanish food, with a Paella to die for. They have a great selection of wines and is walkable from most locations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $22
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
3:30 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bulevard de la cala | boulevar de la cala, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Mijas  >  La Cala de Mijas
  • Phone Number: +34 952 49 40 65

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?