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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great resturant the food was fantastic ,service was first class ,ambiance lovely ,Defo worth a visit you will not be disappointed .Very comfortable and reasonable priced

Thank Stephmat1612
West Midlands
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although we have been visiting La Cala for many years we had not thought to try El Olivio until this year when we read the good reviews on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to say that we were not disappointed and I would agree with all the complimentary comments made by others. The service was excellent and there was no problem... More 

Thank Twingrid
Sitio de Calahonda, Spain
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have reviewed this restaurant twice before and each occasion was very positive. We reserved with some friends for St Valentines night, and it again the food and service was excellent. There was an excellent 3 course special menu which was good value. There was a log fire in the middle of the restaurant and entertainment in the form of... More 

Thank jim k k
Fuengirola, Andalucía, Spain
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again we had a wonderful evening and although the restaurant was completely full had excellent service and beautifully presented food.The atmosphere was very festive, enhanced by a singer.

Thank Jennifer G
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday night in February and very busy (every table occupied) Understandable as service and food continue to be excellent. The house red is very acceptable at €12.50 for a bottle. I booked online with The Fork and was glad that I had as otherwise I wouldn't have got in. We started by sharing a cheesey garlic bread anf followed with... More 

Thank Ken L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us went .make a reservation is advisable. We all had drink in the courtyard before taken to the table.all staff were very friendly and helpful couldn't do enough for us all.food was excellent we had a lovely evening not rushed at all as we were the last to leave.would highly recommend this restaurant.we're going back out in 2017... More 

1 Thank Jonathan W
Bedford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food & atmosphere. Sat inside as it was a January ! Have sat outside in the summer & both experiences were excellent. Lovely staff & service. Would recommend the French Onion Soup but beware !! It is so filling you might struggle to eat your main meal.

Thank Ann R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love everything about this restaurant, in summer the outdoor terrace area is buzzing with people eating and drinking, in winter the interior is inviting and cozy warmed with a log burner. Everything I've eaten or tasted at El Olivo has been superb, my only regret is I never have much room for dessert! The presa iberica from the grill... More 

1 Thank LGB1982
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten in this restaurant on 3 or 4 occasions now and the food is amazing. The service is excellent. The variety of dishes on offer is exceptional and all cooked to perfection. I am so looking forward to visiting again.

Thank madge2370
Caterham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chanced upon El Olivo whilst strolling around La Cala de Mijas on a Saturday afternoon. Despite not having a reservation they accommodated us that evening. The atmosphere was buzzing, and entertainment (a crooner) delightful, the service impeccable. But best of all was the food. We had sole muniere and sole stuffed with scallops in a langoustine sauce. Everything was... More 

Thank KJRobins

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?