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“Stunning views and delicious grub!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Olivo

El Olivo
Ranked #4 of 27 Restaurants in Deia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $150
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: El Olivo Restaurante is a refurbished 16th century olive press, offering a superb menu and equally an impressive wine list. Situated in the beautiful Belmond La Residencia, this is perhaps one of the finest restaurants in Mallorca. The outdoor area, lit by candlelight is a supremely romantic dinner setting.
Toronto, Canada
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“Stunning views and delicious grub!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

As we drove through the winding mountain roads of mallorca, i had an amazing feeling about dining at el olivo. Overlooking the town of Deia, on a beutiful clear night we could see for miles the twinkling lights of the local residences from the beautiful stone deck that makes up the outdoor dining room of the restuarant. It is hard to believe that Guillermo Mendez can achieve any kind of fixation on his food when there is such amazing scenery to behold, but he certainly succeeded considering that we spent the rest of the night having in depth conversations about every aspect and every ingredient of each dish that approached our table. The steak tartare amuse bouche was absolutely one of the most scrumptious and delicate tartares i have ever eaten, and despite my fiance generally avoiding red meat she could not resist the deliciousness of Chef Mendez's every dish. Of her menu choices, the dish that most impressed me was a crab ravioli with a white wine cream sauce, complete with the bright red body of what turned out to be one of the most delicate and tasty types of crab i have eaten to this day. All in all, an exceptional meal capped off with an amazing chef thanking us personally for enjoying his restaurant.

  • Visited December 2011
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“Should be a Michelin!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

We like our food & treated ourselves to El Oilivo. Really very good - excellent, friendly & professional service (as you would expect at La Residencia), well balanced menu & actually - on the night - better than some Michelins we have eaten at. Expensive - but you gets what you pay for!

Visited October 2012
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Bournemouth, England
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“Very good food and wonderful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

La Residencia is a posh place - no doubt about it. But there is also a relaxed atmosphere and a real commitment to ensure the guests enjoy themselves by all the staff. We experienced this in the spa, the relaxed terrace restaurant and also in the Olivo Restaurant. The setting is really beautiful at night with the Deia hillside all lit up in front of you. There is a tasting menu but we chose to eat mainly off the daily specials added to the a la carte menu. All dishes were made from high quality produce, with the rack of local lamb in an olive crust being a highlight. The wine list is extensive on the very best Iberian wines so it is worth asking for advice on your choice. We had an extremely good Alborino white and a Mallorcan red that was complex and very drinkable. The service was attentive and helpful. For a treat this is worth travelling to if you are not staying at this wonderful hotel.

  • Visited October 2012
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“A special dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We've eaten here a few times over the years and so knew what to expect. Got a table at the front of the terrace (Best). It's not cheap but the service is excellent. Expect to be at least 2 and a half hours. Food quality is great although portions not large. Wines are good but can be sensible price or silly. Its really all about the full experience and it didn't disappoint. Home baked bread and La Residencia's own olive oil, chef's surprises, highest quality meats.

  • Visited October 2012
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“A Commanding Presence”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

El Olivo is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Deia. Set in an old Olive Mill (hence the name), within the outstanding La Residencia hotel, it is deserving of a Michelin star. My only reason for not giving it an outstanding ranking is that my risotto was a little saltier than I would have liked but overall the food, service and wine was first class. It is not overly formal but worth dressing up for and see if you can get a table at the front of the terrace.

Visited September 2012
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