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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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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Getting a regular at this restaurant, the staff are so happy and very attentive, the menu is just amazing I'm slowly going through everything as it all so far is just so very tasty it's difficult to chose there is so many great choices, atmosphere is always great, The Chefs deserve a mention as they are tucked away working their... More 

Thank Teresa H
Mountsorrel, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a table for 8pm, this is advisable as it gets very busy, when we got there we were shown to our seats, then the waiter described what was on the menu. Drinks we had an excellent Rioja, starters I had Octopus peri peri, then sea bass stuffed with prawns in a cream and dill sauce, my wife had... More 

Thank Julie C
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall there's a lot to like about this place. It's big and tucked away and they do a good selection of grilled foods. However everything either has a sauce or is served with one. The menu is too big and they rely on trying to over complicate what should be simple delicious produce cooked well. Remove things like beef stroganoff... More 

Thank Worldtriptraveller
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My favourite restaurant in La Cala, visited for first time last week and decided we had to go again for our last night on holiday. Service is fantastic and the Scottish waiter is absolutely hilarious. Excellent steaks and specials on offer. I had the 700g Rib of Beef which was probably the best steak I've ever had in my life... More 

Thank Jack H
Surrey, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant - worth a visit. Wide selection of foods with great steaks. Nice, relaxed atmosphere too.

Thank Georgenewsome
London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

this restaurant is probably one of the best on the costa del sol,the food is superb and the staff very welcoming .the ambience is great and it may be a little bit more expensive than the norm but well worth it for the quality and service. highly recommended.

Thank Joseph L
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressed with the owner and his very attentive staff for keeping a party of 18 very happy, the service was efficient and the food excellent which is often difficult when catering for large numbers. Despite this we we're all catered for at the same time , I'd highly recommend here and would definitely return .

Thank Mistymoo14
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213 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed in La Cala a number of times and not eaten in El Olivo as it seemed a bit pricey. This year we went twice! First time was my birthday when it was just my husband and myself. The second was our anniversary when we went with 2 friends who were staying with us. The food is just so... More 

Thank Jackiee19
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A more expensive place to eat but well worth a visit. A wide selection on the menu and on the special boards. There is something for everyone and they are very accomadating if you want to tweek your meal. Staff are friendly and welcoming .

Thank Debmark2
La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my wife and friends for a birthday dinner. The service was first class, the waiter knew each meal in detail and spotted our names (there's your pork and then my name) I thought it was a nice touch! The food was excellent I had pork and merrigue with fruit, vanilla custard and cream for dessert! Top food!

Thank Clive1508

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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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?