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El Olivo

C/Butiplaya | La Cala de Mijas, 29649 Mijas, Spain
+34 952 587 500
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Ranked #15 of 302 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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92% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Marbella, Spain
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Miraflores - SPAIN
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355 reviews 355 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
408 helpful votes 408 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We've been coming here for years and every time we bring family or friends they understand how special El Olivio is. From the moment we arrived we were looked after - Scottish Johnny and the amazing El Olivio team are a credit to the uniforms they wear. The starters , mains & deserts were as always perfectly cooked. If you... More

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Marken, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The suckling pig is realy the best i eat in 30 years also the waiter gullio he knows wat service is about .a pitty they dit not have paper hand towels

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Mijas-Costa Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Wow! Where to start! Just to say that the whole team at El Olivo are fantastic - very friendly and very professional! The food is fantastic, and the team could not have done enough to make my 50th birthday party extra special. We enjoyed a three course menu with coffee and drinks, and bearing in mind there were 16 of... More

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