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El Olivo de la Cala

Calle Butiplaya, 5, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 58 75 00
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“suckling pig” (58 reviews)
“steak” (55 reviews)
“crab” (11 reviews)
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7:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Butiplaya, 5, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We found this lovely hidden gem whilst out walking and have returned several times and never been disappointed. Johnnie is amazing and the food is first class. A definite return.

Thank cgoodman22
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very busy place but good service Meat dishes especially good , the lamb melted in the mouth! Need to spend a bit to enjoy it all properly But worth it Have a dance and forget about the impending credit card statement Everyone seemed to be...More

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were told we would have to book well in advance to get a table here, but we walked up by chance & they fitted us in after a little wait! Excellent staff, very helpful, cheerful & friendly. Nice menu with something for everyone. Really...More

Thank LiverpoolLass1412
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited El Olivo 13/10/17 on the recommendation we got from a local. We wanted a nice steak. On arriving at the restaurant we first noticed the buzz of the place the atmosphere was great and the restaurant itself was lovely. We were greeted straight...More

Thank Kerri T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this restaurant for its authenticity, it's amazing staff , and of course the food! Set in a little side street in La Cala , you would not expect to find this lovely setting of a Spanish style courtyard , with lots of nooks...More

Thank Entertainers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table on 9th October, best book as advised and have done so in the past. Booking by phone was easy and a nice welcome by the head waiter when we arrived. We were shown to a nice table for the four of...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were wandering to find somewhere for Dinner and came about this place by chance and we were glad we did, we all had a lovely meal, two had steak which was amazing and one had chicken. The desserts were also to die for -...More

Thank Kirsty A
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to book as the restaurant always fills up. Food service and ambience are excellent. Never had a bad meal .

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with six friends for dinner. The ambience in the courtyard was very good. The food, I had Crab Gratin was poor but a large portion, lots of spinach and cheese but not much crab. The sole was good but had much better elsewhere.

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited El Olivo on recommendation. The service was excellent and very knowledgeable, especially regarding the wine. Food was absolutely fabulous and I would have no hesitation in going back. Generous portions!

Thank Janet R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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: Calle Butiplaya, 5, 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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