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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best in the area

Lovely food, excellent service and good wine recommendations. The suckling pig was superb, and the "special" steak was immense.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Mitch L
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Orpington, null, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Orpington, null, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely food, excellent service and good wine recommendations. The suckling pig was superb, and the "special" steak was immense.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

we had an enjoyable evening but not outstanding as our previous one at another restauarnt in this area. staff were ok but we were left a while before our orders were taken, it was a cold evening and we were all hungry, starters were enjoyed by three of our group, the prawns could have been peeled ! and the soup... More 

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Spain
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126 reviews 126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

El Olivo Restaurant is almost hidden in a side street behind the petrol station in La Cala de Mijas but its well worth your while trying to find it. Easiest way to find it if coming from Marbella direction is to turn off the main road as if going to the petrol station but then turn immediately right BEFORE the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First visit here after many,many recommendations and I was not disappointed. For starters we had prawns which was delicious. We were then brought a peach sorbet to cleanse our pallets. Our mains was slow cooked rack of lamb, absolutely delicious. Dessert we chose the homemade chocolate soufflé, presentation was outstanding and was out of this world. The staff were very... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

The meal here was of top quality food and everything was served perfectly the prices considering thee quality are very reasonable

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Fife Scotland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Ate here on Valentine's night. Second time we have been and despite it being very busy the food and service were 1st class. We all had fillet steaks for our main and they were cooked just as ordered. House wine very good and not expensive. For a special meal in the La Cala area this is the place to go.

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Fuengirola, Spain
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been many times to El Olivo and always had fantastic meals. The last time was Valentines Night, you could have a la carte or the valentines special menu 3 courses for 30€, with 3 or 4 different choices per course, which we decided to have.For our starter we chose pate foie gras, followed by rack of lamb for... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I've been using olivios since 2007 or before basically since they opened in El zoco ( now closed ) Now the setting in la cala is much nicer and the foods still the best for miles . We've had meals with 20 plus people in there and still the service is great. The owner/chef welcomes us into the kitchen (spotless)... More 

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La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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209 reviews 209 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

really good food,starters were huge and very tasty we had the deep fried Camembert with a lovely sweet sauce and the chicken voulez- vous,then we had the sole and a fillet steak,both were good but the steak was meant to be medium to well and it was definitely not as there was blood on the plate,other than that it was... More 

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mytchett
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went to friends anniversary party (party of 6) it was terrific to see a full restaurant on a Saturday night in January we had 5 a lovely round table, a very friendly and attentive waiter, our food order varied from vegetarian to fish and steaks each person was delighted with their meal the range of deserts were great, but few... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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