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El Olivo de la Cala

Calle Butiplaya, 5, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 58 75 00
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (52 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (22 reviews)
“steak” (44 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Butiplaya, 5, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
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1 - 10 of 661 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Attended on a Thursday evening and the restaurant was very busy. The service was excellent we sat in the small lounge area before going to our table. We were never rushed and the waiter brought us over the menu for us to look at while...More

1  Thank johnniebhoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good with a nice selection and the staff was very friendly. Loved the ambiance! The service was a little slow - others around us got their food more quickly than we did, including appetizers and drinks. Also, we booked online just...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent meal here but could have been at home as was very geared to the English not many local Spanish there. However food good and nice touch with a sorbet between courses.

Reviewed 1 week ago

El Olivo is a large restaurant with a courtyard giving a great atmosphere, and has friendly, attentive and helpful staff - a very full explanation of all the specials on offer was given! The food is top quality and has a good choice (I can...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is outstanding, so friendly and accommodating to my man who has altsimerz. The food was the best we had during our stay in la Cala, you must try the suckling pig, and the tempura prawns for starters. Good sized portions and great wine!...More

Thank Louise I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here 3 times now. Twice on our most recent visit. Tucked away in a little courtyard, everything is perfect. The staff, the food, the drink. My number one place to visit in the area.

Thank snd777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back again , we loved the new decor , what we get from El Olivo every time is - Great location Great service Great food Great ambiance Not just a meal its an experience. Food was great see my photos, we came with family who...More

Thank cuddslfc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Might be hard to find in the western part of La Cala - but its worth the walk. A cosy courtyard inside with a great menu for all. The food was not exquisite - but still very good. The restaurant is not pricy and offers...More

Thank Frequenttraveller125
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is always good no matter what you order. Everyone in our party of 9 had something different and it was all excellently cooked.

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A return after some time. A really busy, friendly restaurant. The food excellent, as is the service. VERY busy, precisely because it is so good. Cost of specials not a great deal more than the standard menu which, in itself, is very varied. This restaurant...More

Thank Peter H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Stephen K
Is there a website with menu listing
28 May 2017|
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Response from Clive1508 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure
Mark G
Could you please tell me your opening hours over the Christmas and new year period
26 October 2016|
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Response from Johngwd | Reviewed this property |
no idea
Is the restaurant open for Christmas dinner?
6 November 2015|
Response from charliechan_10 | Reviewed this property |
I guess it would be, I am not sure, why don't you call them direct they speak English Dave
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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: Calle Butiplaya, 5, 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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