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El Olivo

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C/Butiplaya, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 58 75 00
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We chanced upon El Olivo whilst strolling around La Cala de Mijas on a Saturday afternoon. Despite not having a reservation they accommodated us that evening. The atmosphere was buzzing, and entertainment (a crooner) delightful, the service impeccable. But best of all was the food. We had sole muniere and sole stuffed with scallops in a langoustine sauce. Everything was... More 

Thank KJRobins
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Whenever we stay in La Cala we make a point of reserving a table at El Olivio. A warm welcome awaits, from the moment you arrive you are looked after by the experienced waiting staff. In the summer there is outdoor dining in the courtyard and in winter the restaurant is so cosy and warm with a central focal point... More 

Thank Direct7
Fuengirola, Spain
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must dine here and order one of their steaks, we have eaten in many different countries and nothing compares to the steaks served up here. Book a table as this place gets busy.

Thank Evelyn S
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Company Christmas dinner outing, lovely setting, very nice set Christmas menu, generous portions, and friendly service. Will be back.

Thank Monique O
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this must be Le Cala's best kept secret! You could easily walk past this place and not think to look inside but if you don't go in you will miss out on a beautiful restaurant that serves the most amazing food. The surroundings are lovely the staff friendly and very efficient and my starter ( chicken and mushroom vol-au-Von)... More 

Thank Shash61
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by an acquaintance some time ago. I can't believe it's taken us so long to visit - what a find! The food was wonderful and service great - professional and responsive. Tables were slightly too close to each other for my liking but didn't detract from what was a wonderful evening. Prices not bad at all... More 

Thank Maria R
England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit but it certainly won't be our last,a few friends had recommended this place but we were still not sure what to expect.It was exceptional. The food was delicious and the staff were very organised,very friendly and very helpful. We will be back.

Thank Dave R
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely outstanding ambiance. Staff. Food. Service Cleanliness. Entertainment. A brilliant evening Good excellent what more can I say? ....the pork dish was a little tough .... A fusion of different sauces and tastes The staff were amazing A must visit again

Thank Elaine D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Xmas,New Year,Special nights out,pockets running dry who would think that a Dinner on the night of the Three Kings would become one of the highlights of the Christmas Season. Put together by concerned people wanting to give at a time of gifts and hosted by The wonderful staff of this El Olive Restaurant it turned out a magnificent evening. The... More 

Thank Osaka_9
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always we love to spend our New Year's Eve here. Booked late but were lucky to get in, was much fuller than normal due to their recent extension . The atmosphere was brilliant , the singer (ex policeman I found out ) set it just right and plenty of people dancing. The food is always superb here but how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/Butiplaya, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Mijas  >  La Cala de Mijas
  • Phone Number: +34 952 58 75 00

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Alhaurin el Grande, Spain
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?