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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, 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
Best meal for years

Went here last week after a recommendation from a local businessman. Meal,service and general ambience of the place was absolutely brilliant. Anyone looking for that special meal in Mijas Costa should visit this place. Place was really busy and I would advise booking in advance. Well done to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Went here last week after a recommendation from a local businessman. Meal,service and general ambience of the place was absolutely brilliant. Anyone looking for that special meal in Mijas Costa should visit this place. Place was really busy and I would advise booking in advance. Well done to Jonny and his team.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Read the reviews was quiet we we arrived on a sun evening.husband had the lamb off the grill cooked how he asked. I had the sea bass and local fresh vegetables cooked to perfection had wine and deserts whole meal came in at 60 euro fir the quality I thought this was good value in Gatwick on sofital hotel our... More 

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Larne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very much enjoyed a meal here with friends. Very good menu, lots of interesting choice. Staff were friendly and service was good. Overall a very good meal and we look forward to our next visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

While a little on the expensive side you will not be disappointed with the ambience,service and quality of food and drink serve in this restaurant.Highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A nice secluded position a few metres from the beach set in pleasant gardens. Offering a wide variety of excellent meals which are served by most attentive staff. Quite busy in Summer so best to book. Another place that offers Christmas and New Year celebratory events at reasonable cost

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

fantastic restaurant with great decor and fantastic food, we were staying in an all inclusive hotel, one of the lads said he fancied a steak so after using the trip advisor app on my phone we went to this place. The menu had plenty of options for steaks and then the waiter advised us of the specials,one of which was... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Went with 3 friends who enjoyed their food although mine was only average so perhaps my choice was unlucky. My Spanish friend had the suckling pig which he said was very good. The other two had steaks which they enjoyed but my grilled tuna was bland and chewy. The restaurant is quite pricey but a good ambience and friendly helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I always love this restaurant, it has an unusual menu, the food is delicious, and the staff are friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely food, excellent service and good wine recommendations. The suckling pig was superb, and the "special" steak was immense.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

we had an enjoyable evening but not outstanding as our previous one at another restauarnt in this area. staff were ok but we were left a while before our orders were taken, it was a cold evening and we were all hungry, starters were enjoyed by three of our group, the prawns could have been peeled ! and the soup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, European, Spanish

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