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“Special occasions and treats!”

Restaurante El Mirlo Blanco
Ranked #17 of 448 Restaurants in Mijas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $38
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Description: El Mirlo Blanco is located in a delightful setting in a traditional whitewashed building typical of the Malaga region in the centre of Mijas. The restaurant can seat 60 diners in two dining rooms that feature wonderful open fireplaces, although in the warmer months diners can eat on the terrace with its splendid views over the town and the nearby mountains. The restaurant offers traditional Basque cooking using the finest seasonal ingredients. Its extensive menu changes with the seasons with specialities that include beef stew, baby squid or excellent cod, among many others. There is also a long list of wines and spirits. El Mirlo Blanco is a great choice at any time of year, whether you choose to sit by the fire on cold days or on its wonderful terrace in summer.
Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Special occasions and treats!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

This restaurant is always busy! We have stayed in Mijas late in the year and early, and this place is always busy. The locals use it, which is a good sign, and the meals are huge! The puddings, if you can fit them in, are to die for! In particuar the Flambe pudding is delicious, and the dish you are given is enough for about 6! We still polished it off, but it took us an hour! We were never rushed here, always made to feel welcome, and the elderly lady who works there is quite a character! We find it easier to point at what we want on the menu as she is quite hard of hearing I believe and her English is quite sparse - but still better than our Spanish I hasten to add!!!! We took our two sons here, one of whom is a Chef, and they were delighted with the food! Well worth a visit, the ambience is very Spanish too which we love!

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Sharon M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The best choice in la Costa del Sol”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Excelent food, service and ambience..... A gem in the Costa del Sol. Must reserve specialy for the terrace

  • Visited October 2012
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Derry, United Kingdom
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“Garlic chicken so delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

I booked this through bookatable and it was very enjoyable. Recommend the garlic chicken. Staff very friendly. Great pace for special occasion. I would go back.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Special Occasion dining- just ensure that the elderly Patrona understands your order.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

The food here is always a little special and usually excellent. This is Basque cooking at its best, with excellent seafood dishes. The service is friendly, but we found that the elderly lady (who is evidently La Patrona) who took our order didn't quite get it right, which could have been a matter of misunderstanding each other's Spanish accents. This is a special restaurant and more formal, with prices to match. A definite place to revisit.

Visited September 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Old but ovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Lovely Spainish restaurant that you should book espiecially if you want to sit outside. Food great,service grand.and desert that is so tastety. This is a must when in Mijas

Visited September 2012
Thank Patricia M
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