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“Highly Recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of El Olivo

El Olivo
Ranked #11 of 127 Restaurants in Exmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $19
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Meze and Tapas in a casual but stylish dining atmosphere, with a constantly changing menu using fresh local produce. Find us on Facebook to see our weekly menu.
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

We went to El Olivos Tapas restaurant on Saturday. The food was fabulous, the wine was good and the service was great. Very friendly good quality and reasonably priced. The perfect recipe for a good night out.

  • Visited November 2013
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

At last we finally made it to the new tapas restaurant.

This restaurant is another long awaited fantastic place to eat in Exmouth.
Small in size but packed full with scrummy flavours and a truly welcoming host.

We were lucky enough to turn up without a booking and be seated straight away. The gentlemen who I would guess is the owner made us most welcome, we were offered the wine menu, we made our choice and weren't disappointed, lovely.

The menu is written on chalk boards and I'm sure there is something to tempt all taste buds. Listening to a conversation by the owner, the menu changes regularly, that being the beauty of this style of restaurant and menu.

Our food arrived and I must say each and every mouthful was SO Tasty. We enjoyed 6 tapas and 5 glasses of quality wine all for £49
All in all our experience was fantastic and very much looking forward to going back very soon.

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Thank Baz M
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“Dropped in for a tapas and ended up staying”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Great service from Ian and excellent tapas from Lotta! Try the courgette fritters. House wine was very reasonable and complimented the food well.

  • Visited August 2013
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

The variety and imagination of the dishes that Lotta presents is stunning - and great value. Always something for all palates, and the quality of the wines matches the dishes perfectly!

Visited October 2013
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Different meal out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We went to El Olivo on the recommendation of a friend who had stayed in Exmouth the previous weekend. The basis of the restaurant is to select up to three dishes each from the tapas menu, which we did, although for us, five would have sufficed! Enjoyed the ability to pick and choose different dishes, and the atmosphere in the restaurant was good, being nearly full on a Friday evening. Being effectively a single (but extended) course, you do get through the meal quicker than you might expect.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank IanSilver
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