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El Olivo

C/Butiplaya | La Cala de Mijas, 29649 Mijas, Spain
+34 952 587 500
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Ranked #13 of 307 Restaurants in Mijas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Marbella, Spain
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Meeting with friends in the tree shaded courtyard. Wonderful welcome, superb service. A long time to study the extended menu and the full range of specials available which were verbally told to us by the multilingual and very helpful staff. Prices are a little higher than elsewhere in La Cala but 'you get what you pay for'. Three courses were... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We have a house in the south and spend a couple of months a year here. We do like finding new places, but when we find a little gem it becomes a regular for us and El Olivo is now one if them. We've been there a half a dozen times. The welcome is warm and the service brisk. The... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was my second visit to El Olivo (the first was in February) and it was superb on both occasions. There is a wide choice of food and the dishes we ordered well and lol exceptional - I had the sea bass and it was heavenly! The service is excellent and the staff are happy to help; they know the... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We've been to this restaurant many times as the food never fails to disappoint - the house white wine is delicious and the staff are welcoming and friendly. It is child friendly and when we booked saying we had a young baby they put us in a corner to allow plenty of space for the pushchair and a high chair.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's a short drive along the coast from Central Mijas but worth the effort. What could be an unpromising location has been turned - with the help of canopies, umbrellas plants and careful lighting - into a charming restaurant and al fresco dining experience. The staff are immediately welcoming and the menu varied and interesting with a variety if fresh... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just let you guide by Alex and Julio and you get a perfect diner experience! Perfect tuna and t-bone. Don't forget the Home made bearnaise.

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Bedford, England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

With our previous visit to El Olivo being over four years ago, we had forgotten how good it actually is. The choice on both the menu and the specials board is excellent and the food is delivered to a very high standard. They are very accommodating and we also made use of a 'take away' service to eat at our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A little gem. Beautiful setting, wonderful menu and friendly, attentive staff. Our food was first class and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Recommended.

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La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I really don't know why we haven't been to this lovely restaurant before as we live in the area. However, we have finally been and had a great evening with fantastic food. We found all the staff to be friendly, attentive and very welcoming. We both ordered a hot starter, a gambas pil pil (spicy garlic prawns) and a gratinated... More

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We decided to eat here based on the good reviews and despite the miserable waiter who first greeted us and showed us to our table, we did enjoy our evening. One thing to note, they only open for dinner through the Summer months, so no point trying for lunch. We sat outside and the atmosphere was relaxed, and thankfully we... More

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