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El Olivo

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C/Butiplaya, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 58 75 00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with friends very good service excellent food at a reasonable cost this restaurant is a little gold secret well worth a visit

Thank derek h
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136 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Returned with family the welcome was friendly as always, professional staff who know what they are serving inside-out they can recite menus from memory and advise you accordingly. Food is excellent,tasty,fresh and served well. Drinks are good and a wide choice. If you want a fine dining experience this is it !

1 Thank 80marines
La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten in this restaurant for years now and I have never had a dish, that I can honestly say, I did not like. I love this place and it is a family run restaurant and the staff are fantastic, helpful and welcoming.

Thank Crazypickles
Takeley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has become our goto restaurant for a special night. Food is always wonderful (sole stuffed with spider crab and fillet steak rossini this time) and the staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank LCB173
Benalmádena, Andalucia, Spain
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161 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous restaurant,clean and tidy, staff efficient friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. Food is delicious. Quite pricey but worth it as a one off. Definitely recommend and will be returning.

Thank Wendy M
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many people pass this gem of a place and don't even know its there - which is a shame, Situated just off the N340 turn at the BP garage in Cala de Mijas (or Mijas Playa) You can sit either in the courtyard or inside if you wish, either way the food and service is good and well priced.... More 

Thank Trev W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not easily findable, it is certainly not disappointing. Dinning is in a court yard with forna and flora all around. The food is excellent, a good selection menu and also a good wine list, prices are reasonable, the ambiance wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant

Thank John R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came across El Olivo when heading for the boardwalk in La Cala, so we booked a table for the Saturday night, Were not disappointed the staff could not do enough for us,the food was excellent also there was a singer/organist, very pleasant. We enjoyed it that much we booked it again the following week, again it was first class. We... More 

1 Thank Ken J
Malaga, Spain
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always look forward to returning to El Olivo , this time with good family friends who really enjoyed their food , atmosphere and the friendly staff . From we arrived until we left we enjoyed every minute . Thanks again Johnny !

Thank lesbaird
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away from the main strip El Olivo was a great find .Charming setting with fantastic service and food was a delight .My husband (not one to eat fish in restaurants ) had an amazing sole stuffed with spider crab and champagne sauce while I had chicken with wild mushroom sauce , delicious .If you love pudding skip the starters... More 

Thank jduthie27

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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, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
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?