You can find a plethora of restaurants in Mijas and its surroundings, but choosing the best option isn’t easy. This list shows you some of the best and most popular restaurants in Mijas.
The constant increase in tourism in the area of Fuengirola led to it expanding to its surroundings, reaching the nearest neighbouring villages: Mijas Pueblo, Cala de Mijas and Mijas Costa (also known as Las Lagunas de Mijas). It is important to be aware that they are three different villages and are notably separated, although they are all situated around the famous town of Fuengirola.
The map below shows the location of good restaurants in Mijas, so you can choose the best option depending on the area you are in or want to visit.
These places on the Costa del Sol offer a lot to see and we recommend travelling between them by car, since they are just a few kilometres apart. Here at CarGest, we offer the chance hire a car at Malaga airport to visit Malaga and its surroundings in the best way possible.
Restaurants in Cala de Mijas
Below, we show you the best restaurants in Cala de Mijas according to customers’ online reviews. This village is situated along the coastline between Fuengirola and Marbella. It has a small centre, although it is mainly made up of residential developments.
Las Llaves restaurant
If you are looking for a welcoming restaurant, with a rustic outdoor terrace with stone tables and typical dishes, but with a modern touch, Las Llaves restaurant (Mijas) is undoubtedly the perfect choice.
Los Granaínos restaurant
Classic and charming neighbourhood bar-restaurant, situated in a small and hidden street in the old quarter of Cala de Mijas. They offer a varied menu at very affordable prices with lifelong traditional dishes. If you are looking for a place to try the typical food of the locals, this is the best place.
El Cortijillo restaurant
At Restaurante El Cortijillo, you can enjoy a homely and family atmosphere, since the establishment is completely set in a former home. Managed by women from a friendly family, all customers point out the excellent customer service, making them feel comfortable while they enjoy a homemade meal.
A bar-restaurant with modern tapas, with an exquisite and meticulous presentation, in a setting replete with design and comfort. It enables you to try several dishes, although we recommend ordering everything to share between your whole party of and, that way, you can try more variety. If you like tapas or would like to try them, there are also many options of tapas bars in Malaga that you can discover.
Restaurants in Mijas Pueblo
The restaurants in Mijas Pueblo stand out for the magnificent views they have of the entire coast, due to the height of this small village within Malaga’s white villages.
La Alcazaba restaurant
Just 1 minute walk from the plaza in the centre of Mijas, we find La Alcazaba restaurant (Mijas), which is almost certainly the establishment with the best views of the whole of Mijas. Among modern and well-presented dishes and an antique décor with a Mozarabic touch, you can enjoy a high quality meal with impressive views of the entire coast.
La Reja restaurant
Located in the heart of the village, it is accessed by an alleyway behind the central square. However, the venue has tables on a high terrace that looks out onto the square, offering spectacular views of the village.
El Capricho restaurant
Restaurant with views of the square and the Sierra de Mijas mountain range, it is an old traditional Andalusian village house which offers Spanish food at very competitive prices. Many of its customers agree that this is a welcoming, warm and family restaurant.
El Balcón de Mijas restaurant
The only restaurant offering purely international cuisine that we will include in this section, El Balcón de Mijas restaurant specialises in Hindu cuisine. Many customers insist it is the best Hindu restaurant they have been to, hence the excellent ratings it obtains on all of the consumer review websites. It has a high terrace located in a small square, which extends out towards a long street, offering a beautiful view of Mijas Pueblo.
Restaurants in Mijas Costa
Known as Las Lagunas de Mijas, it is difficult to differentiate it from Fuengirola since it is completely attached to this town. We can find very diverse restaurants in Mijas Costa, from the lowest price ranges, to restaurants with the highest quality products.
Casa El Abuelo restaurant
Traditional neighbourhood bar-restaurant, with a low price range, but offering dishes with a good quantity of food and without losing a shred of quality. This is a no frills restaurant, and they don’t pretend to be otherwise. They just offer good food, at good prices and an excellent service.
An interesting alternative to try typical dishes of Asturian gastronomy in Mijas Costa. It is spread across two sections: the first with high chairs and tables, to enjoy typical snacks (pintxos) from the north (similar to tapas in the south); in the second section there is a communal dining area where you can try more elaborate dishes. You must try the ‘cachopo’ (dish of veal fillets with ham and cheese) and ‘fabada’ (Asturian bean stew).
A historic place in the area, known throughout the province for the quality of its meats, many of them brought from the northern part of Spain, famous for its grass-fed cattle. However, Casa Navarra (Mijas) doesn’t just have meat: they offer a menu of excellent vegetables which are wonderfully handled.
La Catedral Mijas restaurant
A modern establishment with every wall decorated with cathedrals, temples and monuments of a religious nature. It has a diverse menu, which dedicates a large section to sushi, although it offers a wide variety of dishes with an innovative touch in a warm and comfortable setting.
Will you find Malaga Cathedral on its walls? We invite you to go, try its attractive dishes and discover it.
Map of restaurants in Mijas
As you have seen, all these venues are distributed throughout the surrounding area of Mijas village, La Cala de Mijas and Las Lagunas, so a map like the one below produced by CarGest will be tremendously useful to help locate them all.