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El Olivo

41 The Strand, Exmouth EX8 1AH, England
+44 1395 260176
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (51 reviews)
“crusted tuna” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 The Strand, Exmouth EX8 1AH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Small yet perfectly formed El Olivo provides a great atmosphere for Tapas on a warmish Summer night. A wide ranging choice of dishes - we had seconds of the marinated pork - all served with smiles and enthusiasm. The scallops were cooked to perfection, and...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Do book in advance! We just squeezed in as a table for 2 at the last minute, thanks to a cancellation. Amazing food (I wasn't a courgette fan until now) and really very good service. Highly recommend!

Thank cj17704
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal again with friends who hadn't been there before. Service and food absolutely top class. Thank you Ian and Lotta

Thank mimapada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, sensational service and awesome atmosphere. Thank you for a wonderful evening. We are visiting Exmouth and our wonderful friends took us there for the first time. A wonderful evening had by all

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with friends one evening. Selection on menu was good, was recommended the courgette fritters which were delicious. Rest of the tapas was also very good and nice they change the menu regularly. We had 3 dishes per person and that was plenty, good way...More

Thank fairy_whiskers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is not in the most visible location, and its dimensions are limited (about 30 diners when full) but the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, the staff attentive and professional, and the food first class. A great range to choose from, and we kept...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First Rate and Totally Recommended Small Family Restaurant. Because I spend a lot of time in Spain I had passed this by in the past but it is more than just a Tapas bar the dishes are original and very well prepared so I will...More

2  Thank Johnty A
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Wow, 10 out of 10 to the chef. Can't remember when I tasted flavours like that. So unbelievably fresh and tasty. Restaurant spotlessly clean and such a lovely cosy feel. Charming gentleman served us, needs to chill slightly which would create the perfect relaxed atmosphere....More

Thank SandieCM
Reviewed 12 July 2017

What a super little restaurant. Fantastic food, excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere. Really worth a visit. This is a small restaurant but even early in the evening was packed. The choice of meals was extensive and beautifully cooked and presented. Would certainly visit again...More

1  Thank Thrisher
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Had a family night out here last week great food and comfortable atmosphere. wine is expensive but tasted great. try the courgette fritters the are fantastic.

Thank Ron A
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15 August 2017|
Response from albie209 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No there's no specific menu for children. We have taken our 4 year old granddaughter there, but she doesn't generally eat much. The style is tapas dishes with a large selection to choose from, so I t's probably worth... More
19 October 2015|
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Response from Sash D |
Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 The Strand, Exmouth EX8 1AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 260176
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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.
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