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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Beautiful restaurant tucked away in La Cala

A friend recommended this restaurant having been so disappointed with an anniversary meal at Olivia's the previous week. Having lived on the coast for 12 years we'd not heard of this restaurant before but what a great place. We were greeted warmly by the staff and were told the extensive specials... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant having been so disappointed with an anniversary meal at Olivia's the previous week. Having lived on the coast for 12 years we'd not heard of this restaurant before but what a great place. We were greeted warmly by the staff and were told the extensive specials. We ordered the scallops pil pil which were amazing.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

First night of our holiday, this had good reviews so we tried it. Being able to book a table online helped, it was easy to find and the staff were very welcoming and knowledgable. Too many specials, we couldn't remember them so had to keep asking! The service was good and the food arrived promptly, it was really good -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We heard about El Olivo last year but our schedule was too full and we could not get there. However, this year we made a bee-line for the well anticipated venue. You will be totally amazed by what awaits you as you step through the entrance – we certainly were! The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Was recommended to us by some people we got talking to. Had a book a table as it gets very busy. Menu was large with loads (perhaps too many) specials. The food was lovely - different to other restaurants in the area and the atmosphere and ambiance was fantastic. This restaurant is as much about the overall experience as it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Tucked away off the main restaurant trail is this surprisingly large and spacious restaurant. It came highly recommended to me but, as a resident in this area of Spain who frequently hears from visitors about 'fabulous' places to eat, I was not expecting anything too special. What a great surprise I had!! It was excellent. The restaurant offers summer and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What a fantastic place! Our daughter booked the restaurant as she thought it looked really nice. We don't usually wander too far from where we stay, but decided to give it a try! The varied choice on the menu is excellent, and everything that was ordered was cooked superbly. The place is very popular, even with the locals, so booking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Having visited El Olivo several times over the last few years, once again they didn't disappoint. A beautiful setting and a fantastic meal was had. Would highly recommend. Look forward to our next visit already!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were lucky to go to el Olivio twice in a week , both times the meal and the el Olivio experience was excellent. Hidden behind the BP garage in la Cala el Olivio is a hidden 5 star gem that once you have been you will return time and time again. For both my Main meals I had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What an amazing place! After a recommendation to visit this restaurant it has become one of our must visit restaurants in the area. The food is incredible and there is a wide variety of choice on the extensive menu and specials. We have also discovered the BEST prawns pil-pil on the costa del sol!! The staff are friendly and attentive,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food is off the scale, the specials are to die for the rest of the menu contains gems a plenty to get your taste buds rocking. waiting staff are very knowledgable about wine & their menus and make you feel very welcome. The setting eating outside in the courtyard is beautiful and the atmosphere buzzes when the restaurant is full.given... More 

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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: Steakhouse, European, Spanish

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