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“Excellent Holiday Venue” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante Valparaiso

Restaurante Valparaiso
Ranked #19 of 442 Restaurants in Mijas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $65
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Opened in 1984 by Raffaele Morelli and his brother Vittorio, the Valparaiso Restaurant in Mijas, Malaga, on the Costa de Sol, has created a reputation for excellent food, memorable evenings and great entertainment. Beautifully presented international dishes, served in a magical setting with sea and mountain views from a flower covered terrace, has been the key to building a faithful clientele. With a complete entertainment programme, including dinner and dancing, live music, flamenco dancing and opera, the Valparaiso has something for everyone. The restaurant is also popular with visiting celebrities and local residents alike. Celebrities such as David Beckham, Bruce Forsyth and Sean Connery and many more have paid testimony to the restaurant.
Malaga, Spain
2 reviews
“Excellent Holiday Venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Warm friendly atmosphere, fantastic surroundings, food excellent with good portion size, entertainment and dancing, the perfect holiday venue, for a special night or just a romantic evening. We have been dining at Valparaiso for many years, and hopefully for many years to come.

Visited May 2014
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Watford, United Kingdom
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“Visit on Wednesday 9th July 2014 - Rat Pack Night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a brilliant night (unlike the reviewer who dined there the following night) - so what a difference a day makes!

We were cordially greeted by the car parking valet. Then escorted to our pre-dining seats by our hostess. The specials were explained to us, our drinks order taken and duly served.

The meal was really good - my wife and I had the lamb guard of honour (8 cutlets each!) and tasted absolutely superb. Our daughter also had lamb which was sliced and well cooked.

The restaurant was very busy and my only complaint would be that the tables were too close together, which didn't allow easy access for the waiting staff - but it didn't detract from the meal. the waiting staff topped up our win glasses as and when required.

The Rat Pack entertainment was first class and 'Dean Martin' was absolutely hilarious!

Our bill came to Euro 170 for the 3 of us - that was for 3 courses, pre-dinner drinks, a bottle of Prosecco and at least 5 x G & T's, entertainment - and the cover charge which equates to about £45 each - IMHO very good value.

Hope to visit again next year.

  • Visited July 2014
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La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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3 reviews
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“What a fantastic restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Words cannot describe how wonderful this restaurant is. The setting, the ambience, the music and the food are just fantastic !! The staff couldn't be friendlier. We would recommend this highly

  • Visited May 2014
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Malaga, Spain
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6 reviews
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“valparaiso for group bookings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

I moved to Spain at the same time as Raffael and Vittorio became owners of Valparaiso 30 years ago. In all that time they have never failed to give good service and go out of their way with their staff to make sure everyone has a good time. When the family lived here we celebrated every birthday and anniversary there.

Now I am President of the Friends of the Theatre association here in Fuengirola I arrange a summer and an autumn ball each year, twice a year and we have up to 180 people attending. We put on our glad rags, look forward to the visit and ALWAYS have a wonderful meal, a fantastic night out, the entertainment is magnificient, the staff are exceptional, the place always looks clean, smart, posh, new and exciting, everyone of the guests leave thanking ME for such a wonderful evening. We are never let down and for a group booking it is second to none. Valerie Williams Mill.

  • Visited June 2014
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Stabler12
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“Top Quality Food, Service, and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

From the moment we walked into the restaurant the experience was first class, with great service and beautiful surroundings.

the food didn't disappoint, and in addition to great quality the portions were very generous. I had the carpaccio and bresola, which was lovely, and it was as much as I could eat for a starter.

It can seem a bit 70's with the cabaret, but we liked it and really couldn't find anything to moan about at all. prior to and after the meal, the owner would come round and chat with the customers, asking them about their food and if things were going okay. There are beautiful views out down to the coast, and these get even better in the sunset.

It isn't cheap, but is not overpriced, and you don't get this type of quality unless you pay for it.

We will certainly go back if we come to this area again.

  • Visited July 2014
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