If you want to feel like you’ve stepped back in time, you need to go to Mijas pueblo. If you want to try the best tapas you could ever imagine, go to Mijas. If you want to stroll through cobbled-stoned streets, pat dusty donkeys and smell beautiful flowers hanging from pots attached to white washed buildings, go to Mijas…
This gorgeous little village (pueblo means village in English) is situated on the mountainside of the South East Coast of Spain, with the most spectacular views of the Costa Del Sol. It is a huge tourist spot, yet it still feels so untouched and authentic. The weather wasn’t wonderful when we went, which is partly why we went rather than staying by the pool but it was still as beautiful.After a morning lazing round the pool we got a taxi up there, we were staying in Benalmadena so it took about 20 minutes and it cost about €20 each way. We got dropped off at the main square and instantly fell in love. It was lunch time and all the locals were sat in their favourite coffee shops or tapas bars with a big glass of red wine in front of them.
We wandered round the streets a little, going in and out of shops selling traditional Spanish clothes and terracotta bowls and plates before finally deciding on a restaurant. We went to Restaurante La Reja which had a terrace that overlooked the Plaza Virgen De La Pena.
We ordered SO much food…We thought it was going to come out like small tapas bowls but they were full sized dishes. We practically rolled out of there, but it was all so delicious.The service was great, we asked for a photo and our waiter took about 5 from all different angels. They served you your food onto your plates at the table and were extremely helpful when we asked any questions. I will definitely be going back there again, but maybe not order so much food next time.
Hope you enjoyed reading this post and let me know if you have even been to Mijas and what you think!
Love, Lucy xox