About The 9th Door - Beauvallon
On Spain's Costa del Sol, located between Malaga and Marbella, sits a quiet little mountain village called Mijas. During the summer of 1969, after having been made famous by James Michener's novel The Drifters, Mijas had become an expatriate community of writers and poets. On lazy afternoons, these expats would gather at their favorite bar - one without a name, recognizable only by the number nine that was carved into the door. Behind the 9th door, they would imbibe on the local wine and brandy and share the tapas of the house, trading stories and reciting poetry to the local women until the early hours of the morning.
Tapas / Small Plates, Breakfast
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 10:30am-1:30pm 5:30pm-9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking in the garage. Street parking available also.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The 9th Door - Beauvallon Ratings and Reviews
Disappointed!! Came here for some after ...
Disappointed!! Came here for some after work happy hour. We did some research to find a place with good food and drink specials on open table and Yelp and we decided on this place. As we were sat, we were notified that they no longer offer food specials. We pulled up the open table menu that said otherwise and the server said she would talk to her manager. The server comes back to tell us that the manager and owner will NOT honor the prices listed on the open table menu, despite the fact that that is what brought us in to the restaurant. I was pretty surprised that the manager himself did not come back to deliver this information and to apologize for any inconvenience this caused. The food was average, nothing special. I definitely will not be returning.
We whet to the 9th door for the unlimite ...
We whet to the 9th door for the unlimited tapas brunch. The choices were very limited and did not reflect the menu online. Service was poor and quite slow. Some of the choices were slightly good but too many contained eggs. Least authentic tapas we have ever experienced.
The waiter and service was great however ...
The waiter and service was great however the food took an extremely long time to come out. We waited 40 minutes to get our first tapas dish (which was only some potatoes,) and after 2.5 hours still did not receive everything we ordered. The bottomless white sangria was delicious however.
We came for brunch with two other couple ...
We came for brunch with two other couples. Service was quite poor. Slow and the waitress seemed confused by simple questions about portion size and requests for water refills. We didn't even get all the food we ordered. Food was just ok. Menu was limited, and not really authentic tapas by any means.
I admit that we were the oldest people in the place, but the music was so loud that the other diners had to shout to hear each other and we had to have the waiter (who was very good) repeat what he said...we couldn't hear him. The room is nice looking, but it doesn't have any sound absorbing materials in the design. Don't plan to have a conversation while there. Do go for the food, it is unique, flavorful, priced right and fun non-traditional foods.
5th time dining at 9th door and all expe ...
5th time dining at 9th door and all experiences were good. Unfortunately, the service was absolutely terrible in 4/29. We waited so long between getting dishes (small plates so they are served as ready) and our waiter rarely came to check on us. He told us at the end that the kitchen was slammed but he did not even ask us about coffee and dessert. My group of 6 was very disappointed and it showed in our tip. We normally tip very well but just could not bring ourselves to give a good tip. That said, WHEN we did get the food, it was good. I have very mixed feelings about going back again.
Lots of discoveries
Two couples went to 9th Door Beauvallon after eating at the LoDo location during restaurant week. Skip the sangria as it was watered down and not worth the $18.50 for a caraffe. Tapas are all splendid and wonderful. The mushroom croquette is the bomb and save room for the figs for desert. The flan is not really lemony or rosemary. Great spot for either a romantic outing or dinner with friends.
We had a wonderful Easter Brunch at the 9th door. I really like the other location better but this one is nice. Our food was phenomenally delicious and well presented by the kitchen. Our server was pretty average. Not overly friendly, not talkative, pretty uninterested in his tables. I will say the FOH at this location needs some work compared to downtown. Will be back downtown for sure; most likely not at this location again. The food did not disappoint; just ehhhh service.
Everything was wonderful except the host ...
Everything was wonderful except the hostess, who was a man, was speaking very loudly and talking very belligerently. We were the last ones there but thought it was very unprofessional to speak like he was while we were still in the restaurant. But overall great food and our waiter was terrific!
I had two friends highly recommend 9th door. What we ate was good. But not good enough to tell all my friends about. And if I spend $30 on dinner, I don't want the urge to swing by Wendy's on the way home to creep up. We just weren't full after 3 tapas each. And we're normal sized people. All in all, it was fine. The tapas were better than most, but I was underwhelmed.
Brunch was not a good experience. Took 2 ...
Brunch was not a good experience. Took 20 minutes till we saw a drink and 35 minutes till we saw our first Tapas. Waited forever for everything. Second round of tapas didn't come until 2 hours in. Food was mediocre. Potatoes were overly spiced. Poached eggs were hard and over cooked. Ambiance was fine but the music playing was deafening, it eventually was lowered to a more acceptable level. Overall, not good. If I want Tapas I'll go to Zengo.
can't tell it is gluten free!
SO nice to dine with friends and share food that is gluten free but no one complains! Server helpful with choices and making sure we had the right number of skewers for our party. wine flights were great and the parking was perfect. parked there, walked to art museum and then had delightful dinner. we'll be back!
A surprising find
We selected this restaurant because they were offering 1,000-point tables, but it was well worth it even without that incentive. We arrived at 6 pm (when the parking meters become free), which left an hour of Happy Hour. The two of us ordered some Happy Hour wine and four Happy Hour tapas. The portions are small, but there's enough for two to share and taste the excellently prepared items. So we ordered a couple more HH plates and a couple off the full menu (and more HH wine). That turned out to be enough to make a very good and varied meal. The calimari were among the best we've ever had, with three great dipping sauces, and a HH portion of mussels is plenty for two. The service was excellent -- attentive but not intrusive, and the food arrived promptly. Our only regrets were that we didn't get a chance to try more of the small plates on the menu, and that we didn't have enough room for dessert and a glass of sherry afterwards. That means we'll have to go back!
The menu for New Year's Eve was advertis ...
The menu for New Year's Eve was advertised at $45.00 per person. It was quite disappointing to see the check for $75.00 per person at the very end of the dinner. When we addressed the server regarding our concerns she said she heard that from another table as well. We asked for the manager and he dismissed our concerns then after we wouldn't back down, since it was advertised this way, he finally said he would take care of it, because he can't control what other sites do. When we got our bill back he had only given an "employee discount" which only took off 25% which was absolutely insulting. Instead of taking the full $25.00 off since yet again it was advertised like this it. I only recommend this restaurant on a regular night without a special menu.
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