Eat, Drink & Be Entertained

One of the best aspects of any holiday is enjoying good food, good drink and good times!
Here's a few suggestions of good places to eat and drink near our apartment.

Eat & Drink near Calanova Sea Golf

A comprehensive list of bars and restaurants in and around La Cala can be found on the 'Mijas Guide' website by clicking here.

A good events calendar for entertainment in and around La Cala can be found on the 'Mijas Guide' website by clicking here.


An essential and traditional Spanish experience is the 'chiringuito' - beach bars & restaurants that open during the summer months. If you want to spend the day on the beach, chiringuitos offer sun loungers and parasols and often provide waiter service to the beach. Some also have play amenities for children. Generally, their menus are simply split into 'Fish Menu' and 'Meat Menu'. They serve simple, but fresh fish, seafood and meat dishes, at reasonable prices and they are an ideal place to soak up the relaxing atmosphere of the local beaches.

Chiringuito Arroyo
Chiringuito Arroyo is located right on the beach at La Cala De Mijas. The original Chiringuito Arroyo was first opened in 1975 by Andrés and Concha Arroyo. Built of wood, it was only open during the summer months and served as a meeting point for the local fishermen to share the profits of the daily catch. Rebuilt in 1991, it is now run by the next generation of the Arroyo family; Miguel, Pepe, Conchi, Dolores and Ana.

  • Location: The Watchtower, La Cala de Mijas
  • Open 10am - 12pm Tuesday - Sunday
  • Tel: 00 34 952 49 20 33


El Gusto
El Gusto is known locally for its international cuisine, but mostly for its superb traditional Sunday roast dinner.

  • Location: La Cala de Mijas
  • Open daily from 12pm
  • Tel: 00 34 952 58 75 38

Biddy Mulligans
Biddy Mulligans is a traditional Irish pub, serving the best of all things Irish! From Beef and Guinness pie to home made crumble with custard, the finest Irish whiskeys and the coldest draught beers.

  • Location: La Cala de Mijas
  • Open daily from 10am
  • Tel: 00 34 952 49 48 77

Olivias La Cala
Olivia's is the most up market restaurant in La Cala de Mijas, opened in 2015 by Elliott Wright of TOWIE expect plenty of bling and celebrities galore! The location is front line beach with stunning views across the Mediterranean and the theme is affordable luxury. Truly amazing international cuisine that will set your taste buds alight. Add to this live music and a bustling atmosphere and you're guaranteed a fantastic night out!

  • Location: La Cala de Mijas
  • Open daily
  • Tel: 00 34 952 49 49 35

El Oceano
El Oceano Beach Hotel Restaurant boasts one of the finest dining experiences on the coast, where lunch & dinner is served everyday either in the Ocean Room, on the Veranda, or in the summer months outside on the stunning Waterfront Terrace. Featuring top class live music most evenings.

  • Location: Miraflores Playa, Ctra. de Cádiz N340 km199
  • Open daily from 10am
  • Tel: 00 34 952 58 75 50