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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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milton keynes
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71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good food, best we've had in la cala. Doesn't look much from the outside but it's really lovely inside.

Thank 45lmkf89
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Were in last week and had an excellent meal. Very clean and nice staff. Would recommend the suckling pig.

Thank Ian P
Benalmádena, Andalucia, Spain
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168 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant as we had been once before and loved the atmosphere and food so we book for 14 of us for a 50th Birthday for my husband. I emailed ahead to book the table and order drinks for the table and ask if we could have a birthday cake. I got a swift reply from Johnny who... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After recommendations to visit here it was a disappointment. The music was so loud, sat behind speaker that one could not speak to the person across the table. The starter was ok but had better, Melon & Ham. The melon wasn't juicy as you would expect. Three of us ordered a rack of lamb to be cooked differently and with... More 

Thank GordonW318
Jersey, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in the area make sure you eat here, make a reservation! Best meal of our trip, friendly welcome, rustic décor, ambience, menu choices, DELICIOUS food & good wine. Wish we'd found this place at the start of the holiday so we could have gone again before we left Spain!! Eternally grateful to a chap renovating a nearby bar... More 

Thank KitKatKim
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here and were so welcomed by the staff. The Saturday cabaret singer came straight off 'The Love Boat' but all in all it was a great night.

Thank CheshireHighFlyer
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always one of my favourite places to visit and have food, good service, great food, good atmosphere, can't wait to go back again.

1 Thank Ivor W
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since we visited El Olivo but as always it didn't disappoint. We have been going to this restaurant for many years, since they were based at El Zoco in Sitio de Calahonda. Last Saturday night it was just buzzing, a super atmosphere and a great welcome from all of the friendly staff made our night special... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I can't find fault about this place ! Service was very good and the waiter was trying his very best and still managed to smiled even though we he was on his own . The food was excellent !

Thank Joyalexandria

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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, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?