When I was working as a tourist rep in Marbella more than 20 years ago, I often drove to Mijas Pueblo on my days off.
Even though I’ve been wanting to go back to Mijas, it never really materialized. Not until last month, when I was visiting Costa del Sol with my sister, and I finally made it back to Mijas.
Mijas is one of the most picturesque of the Pueblos Blancos (white towns), so the little town attracts a lot of tourists, but the restaurants are generally good, and if you avoid the worst tourist traps you’ll also get friendly service and very reasonably priced food. At Restaurante El Niño, I paid €9 for a nice, lunch consisting of a soup, an omelet, and a delicious crema catalana.
The waiter was a young guy who carefully explained what was included in the menu of the day. Turned out coffee was also included, which made the €9 price tag a steal. A great place to go if you’re after a no-frills meal and a very local crowd.
Restaurante el Niño is located just west of the town, and on the street where most people end up parking, when they realize they cannot find parking inside the more central parts of the town. So park your car, have lunch at Restaurante el Niño and go explore the narrow streets and admire the beautiful whitewashed houses in Mijas Pueblo.
Restaurante el Niño, C. Campos, 26, 29650 Mijas