Not every restaurant is lucky enough to have a Gastronomic Director who has won a Michelin Star as is Ivan Cerdeño. In the Florida group, on the other hand, we are immensely lucky to have him both in Madrid, with Florida Retiro, and now on the Costa del Sol, with Florida Mijas Beach.
And if being a great chef, recognized by the profession, is accompanied by the fact that he is even a better person, we have no doubt that he fits perfectly into the Florida family. Ivan is our man!
But all this success and recognition has not come to him by chance. Because this young man from Toledo (😉), at 40 years of age, already has many kilometres made in some of the best kitchens in Spain and abroad. The fact that his parents ran a restaurant was an impulse to encourage him to study cooking in Toledo and then continue training and gaining experience in places like El Bohío, Rodero or Celler de Can Roca in Spain. And in Landau, in London.
From there, his own projects come to life, such as La Casa del Carmen, El Carmen de Montesión or the most up-to-date one, The Angel's Cigarral. All this journey has served to offer a range of dishes that are reminiscent of traditional cuisine, adding a personal touch.
Garden, mountain, sea and first class rice dishes are what the menu of one of the restaurants in Florida Mijas Beach offers, Palmira.
Palmira, the place where you will live a unique experience
Florida Beach's main entrance leads you directly into a very special space. 50% of Palmira, its indoor part, is made up of the fantastic hall that presides over our complex. The harmony of its spaces and the circular shapes of its furniture stand out: seats, tables, lamps...
The other half of Palmira, outdoors, is formed by a wide terrace and incredible views of Cala de Mijas and the sea. This is Ivan Cerdeño's most formal gastronomic venture in Florida Beach. A variety of options of vegetables, meat, fish and rice, as well as 150 references of wines, which we are sure will not leave you indifferent, a safe bet!