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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Top Quality

Ate here on Valentine's night. Second time we have been and despite it being very busy the food and service were 1st class. We all had fillet steaks for our main and they were cooked just as ordered. House wine very good and not expensive. For a special meal in the La Cala area this is the place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
HenrikFifeScotland
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Fife Scotland
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Fife Scotland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Ate here on Valentine's night. Second time we have been and despite it being very busy the food and service were 1st class. We all had fillet steaks for our main and they were cooked just as ordered. House wine very good and not expensive. For a special meal in the La Cala area this is the place to go.

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Fuengirola, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been many times to El Olivo and always had fantastic meals. The last time was Valentines Night, you could have a la carte or the valentines special menu 3 courses for 30€, with 3 or 4 different choices per course, which we decided to have.For our starter we chose pate foie gras, followed by rack of lamb for... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I've been using olivios since 2007 or before basically since they opened in El zoco ( now closed ) Now the setting in la cala is much nicer and the foods still the best for miles . We've had meals with 20 plus people in there and still the service is great. The owner/chef welcomes us into the kitchen (spotless)... More 

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La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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203 reviews 203 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

really good food,starters were huge and very tasty we had the deep fried Camembert with a lovely sweet sauce and the chicken voulez- vous,then we had the sole and a fillet steak,both were good but the steak was meant to be medium to well and it was definitely not as there was blood on the plate,other than that it was... More 

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mytchett
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went to friends anniversary party (party of 6) it was terrific to see a full restaurant on a Saturday night in January we had 5 a lovely round table, a very friendly and attentive waiter, our food order varied from vegetarian to fish and steaks each person was delighted with their meal the range of deserts were great, but few... More 

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Hobro, Denmark
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53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

we were recommended this place and were excited about our meals. The waiter told us about the dishes of the night. It was in english, however, with the accents of spanish it was very difficult to understand. I would prefer it in written. Nevertheless we had a nice starter. Main course was lamb chops for my wife. She was very... More 

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Hampshire England
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We visited here for the first time the food was excellent both the steaks and the suckling pig were cooked to perfection. The ambience was also very nice with the waiter/ waitress being informative on the specials board but not intrusive - We shall return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I've been here several times and I'm always impressed by the beautiful food and the well informed and gracious staff (funny too)! There were 7 of us last night and every single one of us had a great meal. It's one restaurant everyone who visits La Cala de Mijas should try.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Tucked away and once found was well worth the find. Waiter was lovely,having to explain the specials to us, nothing was too much trouble. Omg what beautiful food, king prawns well recommended, I had the salmon with salmon with avaado, spinach and buffalo tomatoes, well what can I say, beautiful and lots of it. Ni followed this by steak with... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit to El Olivo and I will definitely be returning. We were a group of 8 and were welcomed like long lost relatives, seated quickly and had drink orders taken within the blink of an eye. The waiter spoke excellent English, was charming and amusing and made us feel at home. The menu is varied with... 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: European, Spanish, Steakhouse

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