Before taxiing up to Mijas Pueblo Monday morning, I did some research on restaurants and found one that sounded good for lunch. Described by visitors as “off the beaten path” and “a quiet escape,” Restaurante La Martina sounded like a good option.
It was better than good. It’s on one of the main pedestrian streets in the center of town but the neighborhood very quickly became residential. In addition, La Martina is up some steps on a terrace that overlooks the street. The terrace was inviting but the sun was hot so I peeked inside. The long narrow interior opened onto another terrace out back. That terrace was even more inviting. We sat, the waiter rolled out an awning to provide some shade, and the day got even better. (Click the images to see how much better things got.)
|THE FRONT TERRACE ON CALLE MÁLAGA.|
|THE BACK TERRACE.|
|FRIED CAMEMBERT TOPPED WITH RASPBERRY JAM.
COMPLEMENTS OF THE HOUSE.
|HOMEMADE CHICKEN PATE.|
|MY REVUELTO (SPANISH SCRAMBLE) WITH SHRIMP AND MUSHROOMS.|
|JUDY’S REVUELTO WITH ASPARAGUS AND IBERIAN HAM.|
|LOOKING BACK DOWN CALLE MÁLAGA AFTER LUNCH.|