El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola

El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola

El Higueron is a well-established restaurant sitting on the foothills of Sierra Mijas, by exit 217 from the main coastal highway (A7).

I had very high hopes before visiting and happy to report I wasn’t dissapointed.

It combines three of my favourite things, which are sometimes hard to find on Costa del Sol – great food made from fresh ingredients, immaculate service and amazing views.

I booked a table online for mid-week for an early dinner.

The restaurant has a few different spaces where you can enjoy a meal, but in the summer their outdoor terrace is the place to be.

I was lucky and got a table right by the edge with some spectacular views.

The Views

Despite the fact that the restaurant sits on top of the highway, you can’t really hear the traffic all that much.

There is a stream of water running at the edge of the terrace from the mill outside the restaurant, so all you hear is music and the trickling sounds of water.

The views were certainly one of the highlights of the experience – it’s probably one of the highest set restaurants in the area of Fuengirola, and one with a very easy access.

El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
The covered parking area next to the restaurant.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
Views from the terrace

The Summer Terrace

By far the biggest space in the restaurant, the outdoor terrace is the ultimate summer dining experience.

There are lots of seating options for big and small groups, and a few different areas to enjoy your meal or cocktail.

While I was there, it got very busy but didn’t feel overcrowded or too noisy.

El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
A table with a view.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
Fuengirola with its marina in the distance.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
It wouldn’t be Costa del Sol if there wasn’t a new hotel or apartment complex construction site.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
The terrace has plenty of seating options for groups of any size.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
Beautiful giant tree that offers shade to the guests and atmospheric lighting in the evening.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
A bar located in the back, and toilets on the left side next to it.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
Crisp white tablecloths and napkins, a welcome change from the paper tablecloths treatment you usually get down by the coast.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
Kicking off the meal.

The Food at El Higueron

The menu at the restaurant is a breath of fresh air – innovative, creative and with intersting flavour combinations.

Starting with a piece of fresh crunchy sourdough bread (I could eat a whole loaf if they would bring it!), with a small selection of trimmings – tapenade, gherkins and fresh baquette.

I was most intrigued by their traditional stews – not your typical summer meal choice, but I wanted to try these for a long time. They had Austrian bean stew, beans with clams, potatoes with prawns and also two types of rice dishes.

I chose the potatoes with prawns in seafood broth with Basque chilli – the dish looks simple, but its packed with flavour! It was also a huge portion that came in a traditional pot, a lovely way to make the dinning experience more like a dinner at home.

My husband was more into the grill and meat section and picked the sirloin medailons with sweet mustard and port sauce, served with grilled vegetables. The meal got compliments from him too.

We also shared one starter – eggs with truffle, which was beautifully presented, but for me the leeks ruined the flavor of the dish.

We finished our meal with a cup of decaf coffee which arrived with a selection of mini desserts, a pleasant surprise.

Overall, the quality of the ingredients and execution of the dishes were superb, and I would not hesitate returning here very soon.

El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
Pate with fresh baquette and gherkins.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
The crispiest, most delicious sourdough bread. I was huge and I also ate the piece that my husband didn’t want to have.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
I took a bit of a gamble and ordered eggs with truffles. Expecting hard-boiled eggs with truffle oil or similar. Safe to say this exceeded my expectations.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
Look at those giant truffle shavings!
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
My husband’s steak was cooked to perfection.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
My stew arrived in this huge pot, which got me a bit worried after stuffing my face with 2 huge pieces of bread and a starter.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
This was the traditional stew with potatoes and shrimp, it sounds simple but the taste was amazing! The sauce reminded of the Hungarian goulash, but less spicy.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
The shrimps were perfectly cooked, soft, not dry and the broth complimented them perfectly.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
Decaf coffee to come out of the food coma. I was spying on the dessert menu, but couldn’t bring myself to find more space for it. Luckily our coffee arrived with miniature desserts, I managed only one.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
After sunset, we were treated to this gorgeous light display.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
Fuengirola stretching somewhere further in the distance.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
The restaurant got busy very fast, especially between 8pm and 9pm.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
Lots of different options for outdoor seating.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
Sign by the old mill – my translation attempts failed to get the proper meaning behind the sign.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
The old mill by the entrance to the restaurant
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
El Higueron after sunset.
El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola
The main entrance to the restaurant – there is also separate direct access to the terrace.

El Higueron Restaurant – Visitor Information

Location: exit 217 on the highway in the direction of Malaga

Opening hours: from 9 am till midnight, the kitchen is open all-day

Bookings: book online, by telephone ((+34) 952 119 163) or email reservas@elhigueron.com

Menu: available online here. Kids menu also available.

Parking: there is parking right next to the restaurant entrance, and more parking spaces on the lower level on the right side to the restaurant

Note – if you want to make a reservation, they will take your card details. They charge 20 euro per person in case of cancellation within 24 hours before your booking. Which for two people will be 40 euro, quite a substantial amount of money. Make sure you can stick to your reservation time/day.

Southern Spain Travel Tips

Find Best Hotels

Find Hotels

I have been using booking.com for all my trips in Spain and abroad, and it’s the best place to book your hotel.

Find Car Rental

Find Car Rental

To rent a car, I highly recommend Discover Cars, an award-winning price comparison site for car rentals.

Book Your Tour

Local travel companies offer many day trip options from almost all the destinations in Southern Spain. You can check them out here.

Book Local Transport

To get the cheapest bus or train tickets, take a look at Omio to find the timetables and prices.

Find Cheap Flights

Get the best flight deals when you book early via Skyscanner.com

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links - if you decide to book using one of the links, I will earn a small commission that helps me run this site. This is at no extra cost to you.

Hi, I'm Lucia

At Viva La Vita, I will help you to discover Southern Spain like a local!

I've been living on Costa del Sol since 2020, and fill these pages with first-hand insights, personal experience and practical tips that will help you plan a wonderful trip to Spain.

Make yourself at home and find the best places to explore in Andalusia and beyond.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.