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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 13
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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
La Cala's best kept secret

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Gordon B
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Lovely setting and good atmosphere. Professional service from staff knowledgeable about the food and wine., Excellent menu choices both a la carte and 'specials'. Well presented and tasty food.I would recommend booking as the restaurant can be very busy..

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Dublin , Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had dinner in El Olivo last week - really really good . Prawn & smoked salmon in pineapple followed by rack of lamb - yum yum . Great atmosphere in courtyard. Location off beaten track but within walking distance of main square and beach. Would definitely go back there again.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We wanted roast suckling pig and were assured that although not on the menu we could go a few days ahead and make a reservation with a request for suckling pig, which we did. It was delicious, and a very large portion, lovely thin crispy skin. We had fois gras pate starter which was delicious and again a huge portion,... More 

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Fuengirola, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have been patrons of this restaurant for many years as we live nearby and we are always confident to visit with friends and family. Our last visit was for my nephews birthday, he and my sister in law were visiting from the USA. Fantastic meal of pate fois gras followed with suckling pig delicious . This restaurant to us... More 

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Pori, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

El Olivo has very nice terrace area and the location is nice near the beach. Restaurant's staff is very friendly. Filet steak and pepper sauce was delicious as well as chicken meals.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

this a beautiful place with great eating area . the menu is very well balanced and well put together. It is more expensive than most of the places in la cala but its always worth a treat on holidays

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Sunderland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Visited El Olivo last week following a recommendation from friends and I can confirm it was a great recommendation and we will return on our next visit to the area. The restaurant is well laid out and was full outside during our visit, the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about their menu and specials and in our case my... More 

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Beds England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

we visit here every time we are in the area but its not what it was, service was not brilliant and when they asked was the meal ok and we said no they just shrugged and didn't show any interest, you can eat a lot cheaper with better service and much better quality at Los Porches, wont go again

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

An excellent find in Mijas. The food was fantastic, really delicious, especially the starter of the pepper stuffed with black pudding (and I don't even like black pudding!!). One tip, don't make your decision until they provide you with the list of specials as this is a whole new menu by itself!! Also do not go here if you are... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, European, Spanish

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