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“Paella with a view of the sea”

Restaurante Faro Playa
Ranked #236 of 481 Restaurants in Mijas
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 18, 2012

I can say this right away - this is not a restaurant for a quiet, romantic fine dining experience. But perched above the beach at Mijas, it overlooks the sea and is recommended by locals for its paella.
Driving into Mijas at lunchtime on a hot summer's day, some salad, a glass of rose wine and some hit-the-spot-paella beckoned. The hotel where we were staying recommended this eatery for a decent plate of paella, so we headed here.
The food was good without being outstanding or particularly memorable. What was memorable was the whipping breeze through the open doors and bright sunshine. The salad was decent, the rose a tad under-chilled for my liking. My son ate the Spanish omelette, which he liked, and the mixed seafood paella for 2 was pretty good and plentiful. Service was okay, not bad. Lots of families with young kids drop by from the beach, so it's more a afternoon hangout for those who would like to escape the sun and have a meal. We paid about 65 euro for drinks and mains for 3, minus any dessert. So it's not too pricey either.
Might be better at night, really can't say.

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Thank ruma02
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

The view along the coast from some of the tables is splendid. Nothing remarkable about the food.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

We ate here a few times and the food was always delicious, service friendly and not expensive. would go again.

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Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed August 5, 2011

My wife, son and myself had dinner here, food was fresh and plentiful, the paella was enough for 4 not 2. Lots of fish, meat and rice. Advocado and prawn starter was enough for 2. Sevice was good as were the prices. I would recommend this place.

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Thank Taff0508
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Reviewed October 29, 2010

Nice place to watch the sun set. Good selection of fresh fish. Would recommend the garlic soup.

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Thank flakeyjane
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