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El Olivo

La Cala de Mijas, 29649 Mijas, Spain
+34 952 587 500
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Ranked #16 of 297 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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Harpenden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A really great restaurant with excellent food and service. But beware the specials, some can be very expensive so ask the price.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lovely restaurant with friendly staff. For a special meal this is the place to visit. Catered for vegetarians.

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Dinner in El Olivio was very enjoyable. The personal service was excellent as was the waiter's obvious pride in and knowledge of the cuisine. Except for one starter of Clams Pil Pil which was a little 'chewy', the rest of the meal was of outstanding quality - with very good helpings. A "happy" Restaurant with a lot going for it.... More

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Shepperton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We ate here 2 nights running it was fab can only agree with other TA Reviewers, the specials were a bit garbled, they need a board, and they sure need to show the prices! On our 2nd night my husband ordered a special which was twice the price of my dinner, but we didn't know, but it was massive we... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is in a peaceful location in a walled garden and the staff are very professional indeed. It's more expensive than average but you get what you pay for. The food quantity and quality is superb as is the service and the spoken English. The menu is extensive with lots of specials each day, probably 8 starters and 8 mains.... More

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Sitio de Calahonda, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Was recommended El Olivo and first went in March where we sat inside with a log fire burning in the central fireplace. The food on this occasion was excellent and we vowed to return at a later date to confirm our initial impression. Next visit was June, when we sat outside, we were not disappointed as the food was better... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

What a fantastic venue - lovely surroundings and attentive but friendly staff. First class food and wine and not too pricey. Well worth a visit - or two but book it first!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went to this beautiful restaurant with friends on holiday. Very friendly and welcoming staff. 3of us went for baked prawns with spinach and 1 had baked stuffed bell papers for starters and 1 roast suckling pig and 3 fillet steaks with a variety of sauces. Although tempted to have dessert we declined as we were all full from the 2... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Excellent restaurant and a great choice for special occasions, the service was of high standard and the food was delicious and plenty of it. All in all a great place to eat at least once, we found it by chance when out for a walk in La Cala. It is very close the beach but yet tucked away on one... More

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