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El Olivo

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C/Butiplaya, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 587 500
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 199
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An outstanding restaurant

Everything about this place is outstanding except that it is a little bit out of the way. The ambience is terrific and the quality of the international cuisine is excellent. All at very reasonable prices. The staff could not do more. Well worth the effort to find it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Alan C
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Huddersfield
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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything about this place is outstanding except that it is a little bit out of the way. The ambience is terrific and the quality of the international cuisine is excellent. All at very reasonable prices. The staff could not do more. Well worth the effort to find it.

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Thank Alan C
Worcester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this restauant on our first night in Cala as a couple and we had an excellent meal of roast suckling pig and rack of lamb. The service was very friendly and attentive, the meal excellent and the price top end for Spain but worth it. We returned with our friends who live locally and were the same attentiveness... More 

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Thank StevSey
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the 5th time with a party of seven. Great all round service however our main courses could have been warmer this may have been down to the place being full in the last week in January which may have put a bit of pressure onto the kitchen It didn't spoil the evening and we will return

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Thank Kevin S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant through TripAdvisor as we had not been before and were impressed by the ratings. We were not disappointed. The food was great and service excellent. It was full on a Saturday in January, so you will need to book well in advance in the holiday season. El Olivo should be on your list for eating out... More 

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Thank Gerrymulvaney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on thursday for what i thought was a normal meal out with my partner stephen. We were met with a lovely reception and a place to have a drink. Our food was exceptional and so was the wine. Little did i know that my partner was about to propose over desert. I could have not asked for a... More 

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Thank Faye A
Loughton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited twice now & decided on both occasions to order the same so that I can compare. The first time I visited (as a solo guest) was midweek. I was given a good table by the fire & order the fillet steak medium rare. The food came as ordered although the vegetables were lukewarm. The problem was that... More 

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Thank Russell P
Portstewart, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a special meal this is a fantastic spot food is excellent and service is top notch....the restaurant is set around a central bar and is mainly alfresco but is very sheltered ....

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Thank Wingding22
Bolton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to go with friends, staff are entertaining just reciting the menu especially the scot guy who looks Spanish. Fab menu lots of choice, nice background entertainment. That still allows you to chat with friends.

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Thank DonnaHamps
Willebroek
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to El Olivo at least 7 times during our stays, and it's always a very welcoming experience.. Alex and the other waiters are very attentful, funny and outcoming. And the food is tasteful, honest and traditional. It can get crowded on saturdays, with live music of a Fred Astaire type of live performer, then again it's so over... More 

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Thank DannyDakani
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited many times and absolutely superb food and service. And the guy that's reels off the list of specials is comedy gold not to be missed ...enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/Butiplaya, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Mijas  >  La Cala de Mijas
  • Phone Number: +34 952 587 500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Spanish, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?