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“Top Notch restaurant experience”

Restaurante Valparaiso
Ranked #20 of 457 Restaurants in Mijas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$65
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, 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.
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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“Top Notch restaurant experience”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I've visited this restaurant several times of the last few years and this trip certainly had to be one of the best I've here so far.

After a big warm welcome, we were seated at the lounge area to start where we were given our first drink along with some nuts, olives and breadsticks accompanying too. Once seated at the table, our starters arrived shortly afterwards.

I had salmon twist to start which was very nice, but there wasn't near enough of it seeing two minuscule bits of salmon with prawns on a large white plate. Ironically it's also the most expensive salmon dish I've had too yet being the smallest.

Whilst not the best start, things went strongly uphill for main course which I ordered the steak. This was no ordinary steak as a giant cut of the meat arrived on my plate, which was very rich and tender in flavour with not a single bit of waste and was probably the best steak I've ever eaten. The assorted vegetables alongside were also really nice, involving roast potatoes, carrots and broccoli.

I had sorbet for dessert which was just as good, nice portion which was fresh, juicy and absolutely loverly.

Later that evening entertainment kicked off which involved a singer and DJ/piano duo who did a pretty good job of doing the music that night, although it's a shame Pierce Webb is not performing much there now, however they were still very good.

Overall a very good meal and despite the rather disappointing starter (due to lack of quantity), the rest of the meal strongly made up for it as well as the amazing rich atmosphere that night and friendly staff there too.

Would recommend a visit to this restaurant, although it's not in any way cheap but certainly worth it if you're after a high quality meal and evening out.

  • Visited July 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent evening”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Our first visit and we were very impressed. Couldn't fault any part of it.
We were made to feel very special and nothing was too much trouble.

  • Visited July 2014
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kent
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“Great Night”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Had another fab night at Valpariso celebrating my sisters birthday, much fun was had by all. I can recomend the sole it was delicious!

  • Visited July 2014
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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“My daughters 3rd Birthday ”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

This is a great restaurant and doesn't really need another great review.

The atmosphere is always brilliant , the setting is beautiful and the owner Rafael spoils my children something rotten.

It's a must visit.

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Mijas, Spain
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“spot on”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We have been eating here for the last 30 years and it never fails to impress, from the time you park your car to the time you get a taxi home you get great service, food and entertainment, and as a resident of mijas i feel this is a top class venue.

  • Visited July 2014
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