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El Olivo

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C/Butiplaya | La Cala de Mijas, 29649 Mijas, Spain
+34 952 587 500
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Having booked an All inclusive Holiday in La Cala De Mijas, we were disappointed with the quality and temperature of the food, hence heading out to eat. We ate at El Olivio on our first Tuesday. The food was excellent and the service was second to none. Leading us to decide to go back on our last... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Having booked an All inclusive Holiday in La Cala De Mijas, we were disappointed with the quality and temperature of the food, hence heading out to eat. We ate at El Olivio on our first Tuesday. The food was excellent and the service was second to none. Leading us to decide to go back on our last night, a Friday,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across this restaurant and although the exterior looked a little unpromising thought the menu looked good and decided to give it a try. The front door leads through to a courtyard restaurant divided into different areas and a large indoor dining area which was not used when we visited. There are buildings surrounding the restaurant but when in... More 

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Co Antrim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited last night for the first time, lovely welcome to El olivo by a lovely Scottish man. Unfortunately it is a court yard setting and was extremely hot, the air con inside wasn't working. After being told about the extensive specials menu minus the prices beware, our party of three had garlic bread, Tempura Prawns with a beautiful mango... More 

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La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We haven't eaten here for 2 years although we are locals. Last week our whole experience was much better and we will now eat here more often. The standard of customer service, food, presentation are excellent and all four of us enjoyed our choices. However, whilst the memory of our waiter was amazing in reeling off all the specials, their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

went here in April and had a fabulous meal,this time is was quite disappointing. Both our main courses of suckling pig and lamb were disappointing and I think it was just a bad day at the office. Staff were still the same and very good. Will go again next time we are in La Cala

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited here on a Tuesday night, hadn't booked, visited because of the comments from others here. We thoroughly enjoyed it, staff very friendly and helpful. Menu very good and lots of specials, impressive that waiter remembered them all!! We had black pudding in peppers starter, very nice followed by Seabass and a chicken dish stuffed with cheese and apple,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was our first visit but it definitely won't be the last.We went as part of a large group and were impressed from start to finish as the food was piping hot , the service efficient and friendly and they coped extremely ,well with the numbers.So often a restaurant can produce good food for small numbers and falls down when... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

2 adults and 2 children visiting El Olivo again this year. The food was superb from the crab, goats cheese and garlic bread with cheese to the BBQ lamb, BBQ chicken and pork to the desserts. Including wine, 2 minerals, a beer and water the bill came to €121, not the cheapest in La Cala but for good food, good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Our party consisted of 2 people with food allergies, one can't eat wheat, the other is coeliac and can't eat gluten. There is nothing mentioned outside the restaurant on the menu boards about allergies/intolerances. We turned up early on a Friday evening without a reservation and decided to go in to ask if they could cater to our requirements. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were here again last night for a meal. Booked the evening before, to make sure got a table. Jonny and Alec make this an unforgettable evening, from the welcome until you take your leave. Food is superb, does not matter what you like you will find something to please. Fish beef and pork all on the menu with Spanish,... More 

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

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

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  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, European, Spanish

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