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“Nice dinner in Mijas”

Restaurante El Mirlo Blanco
Ranked #18 of 481 Restaurants in Mijas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $41
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 19, 2013

El Mirlo Blanco is a family run restaurant in Mijas. Very friendly service. Though a little pricey but the food is very delicious. We ordered Cantabrian Sea Clams, Lamb leg, Steamed vegetables and 2 coffee, 80 euro in total. Don't forget to make a reservation.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We have hoildayed in Mijas Pueblo for more years than I care to remember. This little family run restaurant has always been consistantly good. It is a bit more pricey than other restaurants around, but so worth it. Do try the crepes suzette, prepared at the table and buy a bottle of the family olive oil to take away!

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

I have eaten here 11 times in the last 14 years and have always enjoyed the real log fire in winter, and sitting out on the terrace overlooking the Plaza de la Constitución in summer. On a Friday evening in March there were 4 tables occupied and 7 vacant, but the fire and conversation still produced a lively atmosphere. The welcome from the old lady and the service in this family run Basque restaurant made us feel at home. Our party chose Kokotxas Bacalao (Cod cheeks) 23€, Txangurro (spider crab) 22€, Lenguado Mirlo Blanco (Sole) 24€, and Almejas Cantabrico (clams) 20€ and we all thoroughly enjoyed our dishes. A bottle of Montespejo from the Sierras de Málaga 17€ was a good accompaniment, The highlight was the Grand Marnier soufflé. We were advised that two portions at 9€ each was enough for four people. It was flambed at the table and was delicious. Altogether a great evening.

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El Mirlo Blanco R, Gerente at Restaurante El Mirlo Blanco, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Thank you so much for your recent review and photo in Tripadvisor.
We are very happy to hear that you had such a nice time.
Thank you very much once again for your kind feedback, and we look forward to having you with us again in a near future.

Best regards

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a fine restaurant, probably the best in the area, and that is probably why it is a touch on the pricey side. Our dinner last night came to $117 US for 2: 1 soup, 2 entrees, 1/2 bottle of wine, 1/2 liter of sparkling water, 2 deserts, and 2 espressos. Everything was tasty, but my wife was not as thrilled with the garlic chicken as previous posters were. Service was pleasant and everything you could ask for, as was the atmosphere. We dined inside, one table away from the fireplace, which we appreciated on a February evening. It was a Sunday, and only 3 other tables were occupied, so crowds don't seem a problem at this time of year.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

As always, our favourite restaurant in Mijas was very good.......and we'll be back soon!
We love the winter....inside in the back room with the real fire,,,,,and then in the spring to Autumn....we love th eterrace outside. Please try the Basque specialties, and the famous pudding..........

Thank Louise G
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El Mirlo Blanco R, Gerente at Restaurante El Mirlo Blanco, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Thank you so much for your recent visit and review.We are thrilled to hear that you had such a nice time,
Thank you very much once again for your kind feedback, and we look forward to having you with us again in a near future.

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