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C/Butiplaya, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 587 500
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is absolutely amazing. The service is first class. All the waiting staff are very attentive and pleasant. Thanks to Johnny for making our last night on holiday special. Can recommend the tuna steak, suckling pig and rack of lamb, but all the food is amazing. We will definitely be going back next year. Don't even think about Olivia's.... More 

Thank denisej938
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying locally for a week, and were delighted to eat in this fine restaurant on two occasions. Our experience on both occasions were the same in that staff were very friendly, acknowledged you when both arriving and leaving. The quality of the food is simply first class. Especially the fat free desserts !!!!!!!! I highly recommend this place.... More 

Thank Keithyboy42
Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here already before and it is a very nice restaurant with friendly staff, a wide range of food, nice wine and drinks. The patio is beautifully arranged and u feel welcomed. Better make a reservation since they are always good booked. The food is high quality and nicely presented. Very delicous! Between the starter and the main... More 

Thank Tanja_C_R
Coventry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

10 of us visited and all meals except one came out cold and was sent back twice, cold. The third time it came out and blood coming out of steak we asked to have no blood. We had all finished out meals by the time this came to the table and the Scottish waiter who spoke fluent Spanish when asked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been to this restaurant a few times and the food is excellent. Staff also excellent and knowledgeable about the food on the menu. Atmosphere great. Highly recommend for families/couples etc.

Thank 400manda
Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit La Cala every year and always visit El Olivo several times the food is amazing as are the staff although we now know all the staff as we visit every year their always so pleased to see you whether you just want to have drinks or meal the service is excellent and food amazing the setting is lovely... More 

Thank Tracey O
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here last night. It was, as always, amazing. John & his team are so welcoming & bend over backwards to help & please. The introduction of the written specials menu is a godsend because they always sound so lush but I can never remember them!! Crab (totally devine & lovely presentation) & stuffed sole for me - fab.... More 

Thank Mimsymop
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, akin to something you would find in a really posh restaurant in London- it's not cheap but so worth it! Lamb shank was unbelievable and the chicken skewer looked fantastic! Lovely outdoor dining atmosphere, very romantic, great list of wines and waiters were happy to advise on food and wine!

Thank Maisie D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One word EXCELLENT Booked through trip advisor. Everything went to plan service food and surroundings were first class Will definitely recommend and we will definitely go again

Thank rubymae1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to celebrate Nanny's Birthday at a nice restaurant in Calle de Mijas and El Olivo is certainly that. With 10 of us (6 adults and 4 children) plus a baby it was important to book as even on a Wednesday it was very popular. The staff were all very welcoming and explained whaterver we asked. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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: +34 952 587 500

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