Mijas Restaurant El Mirlo Blanco Picks Up TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award


The award is in recognition of its excellence as a restaurant according to reviews posted by travellers on the world’s largest travel site.

Located in the centre of the southern Andalusian town of Mijas, the Basque eatery El Mirlo Blanco has just announced that is has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, honouring hospitality excellence, is only given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10% of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

"The restaurant El Mirlo Blanco is proud to receive TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence," stated Mª del Carmen Auzmendi, the restaurant’s owner. "We strive to offer our clients a memorable experience and this award recognizes our efforts, reflected in the positive reviews posted by our clients on TripAdvisor."

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional businesses – from Sydney and Chicago to Sao Paulo and Rome – for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travellers on the site," said Ailson Copus, Vice-president, TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence Award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve."

About El Mirlo Blanco
Located in the centre of southern Andalusian town of Mijas, El Mirlo Blanco has been a benchmark restaurant on the Costa del Sol since being opened in 1968. Run by the Auzmendi family for over 40 years, the restaurant is housed in a typical old townhouse, with whitewashed walls, in the old part of town. El Mirlo Blanco features two elegant dining rooms with fireplaces, seating 60 people, ideal during the cold winter months, and an outdoor terrace open in the summer, affording clients panoramic views of Mijas and its sierra.

The restaurant serves traditional Basque cuisine, using the very best in seasonal produce.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor’s millions of monthly visitors.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor websites worldwide, January 2013
** Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, March 2013