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C/Butiplaya | La Cala de Mijas, 29649 Mijas, Spain
+34 952 587 500
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Ranked #20 of 323 Restaurants in Mijas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Hobro, Denmark
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW 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 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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3 restaurant reviews
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews 169 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was my second visit to El Olivo, and what an excellent restaurant it is. I would go far as to say that the service was the best that I have ever received, anywhere, ever! Also the food was exceptionally good, the only real difficulty being the selection of starters and mains as they all sounding so good. All 4... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Into taxi 1st choice restaurant closed! We asked him 2 take us somewhere else & we ended up @El Olivo. Coldish nite (for Spain) met with a roaring log burner. Menu extensive along with a long list of specials. Prawn Tempura 2 start suckling pig & choc soufle. Reasonably priced house wine. Good find. We will go again.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Absolutely beautiful food... Spoilt for choice with the extensive menu as well as a long list of specials. Every person was over satisfied with their choice - the 700g special steak being the favourite! Would go here time and time again. Lovely atmosphere, lovely service, lovely food. couldn't fault it!

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Marbella, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It is one of my favorite Restaurant since more then 4 years. It never lost quality. The food, atmosphere and the service are just phenomenal. AND: They have normal prices ! I can recommend it from my heart.

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Mijas, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Best place in La Cala de Mijas and probably one of the finest in the cost. Extraordinary food and service. Keep the good job. We will definitely chime back more often.

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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: European, Spanish, Steakhouse

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