The Absolutely Shocking Cafe Bar Plazabajo

I can honestly say, we didn’t have a great time here.

This was a stunning little square in Mijas Pueblo; we were there to see the famous donkey’s. We walked around the narrow streets and looked in the very touristy type shops and decided to settle down for some food in the central little square.

The sun was shining, and it was warm but not too warm, it was strange to think that it was the middle of December and I’m still in single layers of clothes. Anyway… location was spot on, but we soon found ourselves being bothered and continuously pestered by a local feral cat, who looked rather sorry for itself with his mangy extremities.  It wasn’t ideal while we were eating but we did feel sorry for the thing and gave him a few prawn heads.

Food Quality

Well! They all looked rather nice when they were presented, but on reflection, we were probably just happy to see food as it took what seemed like an age to arrive.
My chicken salad wasn’t really what I hoped for, the salad was withered and brown in parts, and my chicken was hard as a rock.

It was that bad I sent it back, yuck! All the waitress said was this is how it always comes. Lovely!…… not!
Lee had a burger and wasn’t impressed in the slightest, calling it the worst food he’d had had while we were here.

I then ordered a toasted ham and cheese sandwich, can’t go wrong there we thought. Well yes, yes you can! The cheap wafer thin ham I was given had the largest piece of gristle on it, and I bit right in the middle! Yuck yuck yuck. At this point, I wasn’t impressed in the slightest.

And both of us were a little bummed at this point.


Well, I hate sounding sour but…

  1. A pestering manky cat, begging for food.
  2. The food was less than desirable.
  3. The waitress wasn’t concerned with our complaint.
  4. Waiting for our food for a lengthy time.

A combination of the above didn’t leave us with the best atmosphere it was only the company of Lee’s dad and his girlfriend that made the lunch feel at ease.

Value for money

Both our meals came to around £15 Euros, not a cheap meal by Spanish standards but felt like we had been given scraps for what we paid. It wasn’t great value for money, and we like to eat at places that take care of the customers and the food (really insignificant things when you think about it for any eatery) but this just didn’t hit any of the marks! The ingredients were cheap, and that showed, but it certainly wasn’t reflected in the price.

Disappointed wasn’t the word.

Lee Webber
Lee Webber
Hola, i'm Lee and one half of the founders of Look at our World. You will quite often find me either behind the computer maintaining this stunning website, or sampling some incredible food.

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