The gastronomy in Mijas is based on varied dishes and a wide variety of soups. Amongst the recommended dishes of the local cuisine we'll find:
- 'Salmorejo': Similar to the Gazpacho but a little thicker and made with vegetables, salt and olive oil. It's a highly recommended cold soup and can be accompanied by small dices of serrano (parma) ham, hardboiled egg or tuna.
- 'Maimones': A soup with fried bread that resembles the typical garlic soup. It can also contain serrano ham and hardboiled egg.
- 'Cachorreñas': A Hot soup of bread made with orange juice that gives it that special flavour.
- 'Gazpachuelo': A hot soup that's originally from Malaga, typical of the fishermen and made with a fish broth, a garlic mayonnaise, egg yolk and olive oil. It can be accompanied with fish, seafood or boiled potatoes. This was a typical dish of the lower class in Malaga.
- 'Malagueña' (Malaga-style) Salad: A potato salad with cod, oranges and chives, decorated with olives.
The typical sweets and cakes in Mijas have been inherited from the Arab period:
- 'Buñuelos': An ancient Mediterranean recipe made with a flour dough fried in abundant olive oil that can contain a filling. It can be served with chocolate, vanilla, honey or sugar. It's normally found in fairs and some shopping centres.
- 'Hornazos': A sweet that is normally eaten around Easter, made with bread dough with egg.
Now that we have spoken to you about some of the typical dishes that you can try in Mijas, all you have to do now is pick the restaurant. Here below we have enlisted some of the most recommended restaurants in mijas:
Avda Mejico De, 21, local 7, Mijas
Tel: +34 952.59.00.15
Pasaje del Compas , s/n, Mijas
Tel: +34 952.48.50.00
Mijas Golf, Hotel Byblos Andaluz, Mijas
Tel: +34 952.46.02.50
|FINCA LA CAPUCINE
Carretera Fuengirola Mijas , Km. 4, Mijas
Tel: +34 922.214.171.124/609.52.48.98
Calle de los Caños 5, Mijas
Tel: +34 9126.96.36.199
|GRILL EL PORTÓN
Calle Torremolinos, 7, Mijas
Tel: +34 9188.8.131.52
|EL MIRLO BLANCO
Plaza de la Constitución, 2, Mijas
Tel: +34 952.48.57.00
Paseo de la Muralla s/n, Mijas
Tel: +34 9184.108.40.206
Avda Virgen de la Peña , s/n, Edificio El Rosario, Mijas
Tel: +34 9220.127.116.11
|LAS LLAVES DE SILESA
Avda Rota Urb Torrenueva , s/n, Urbanización Torrenueva, Mijas
Tel: +34 918.104.22.168