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El Olivo

41 The Strand, Exmouth EX8 1AH, England
+44 1395 260176
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (49 reviews)
All hours
Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
41 The Strand, Exmouth EX8 1AH, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

El Oivio is a hidden gem in Exmouth. We went as a group of 6 and it worked out perfectly to order one of everything on the menu. The foods and flavours were exquisite! I would say the only room for improvement would be that...More

Thank Eleanor_Matt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away just off the Strand this Tapas Bar is a real compliment to the eating options in Exmouth. Great food, excellent service and run by a husband and wife team who know how to make your dining experience a real pleasure. Will certainly be...More

Thank gordonfjb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I came here last year. I'm reviewing now as we are planning on going again on our next visit to the SW. Really looking forward to the food. It's an intimate setting but the food is tasty and the service is great....More

1  Thank Sash D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I both agreed that the food was exceptionally good at El Olivo. We had a range of tapas, including hummus and pitta, courgette fritters, roast vegetable and feta cheese tart and sweet potato fries with aioli. It was all delicious.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu isn't particularly big (the drinks menu is bigger), but what there is, is done very well. The trouble is that whilst relatively cheap, you don't get much, and the menu even suggests each person should buy 3 or 4 plates, meaning you could...More

Thank BlueWolf1894
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to El Olivo for an impromptu dinner on Easter Monday. Ian and Lotta were as welcoming as usual and always have time for a chat no matter how busy they are. The food is also always of the highest standard and very imaginative -...More

Thank albie209
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Went with my wife last night and food was lovely 😊 Excellent service and very friendly I would thoroughly recommend it

Thank simon s
Reviewed 6 April 2017

As always, excellent value. Pleasant ambiance, the wine choice is varied and fairly priced. The tapas choice offers something for everyone. Our favourites this time were the mussels, the lightly fried lemon sole,the courgette and feta fritters, and the mini-baklavas. It's not a large place,...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We wandered into the little restaurant, amoured by the mouthwatering menu outside. We were in for an incredible surprise of tantalising tapas: scallops & spicy chorizo, wilted spinach & Parmesan, Exmouth Mussels... the list of delectable dishes rolls on and on. The wine - Camino...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Went here for the first time last night with a friend. Have tried to get in before at short notice but always so busy, so booked this time. The food was excellent. We ordered six tapas between us on the advice of the owner who...More

Thank janice f
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, does the restaurant accept credit cards?
19 October 2015|
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Response from jonnyboy2016 |
Thank you but, as my question was posted 6 months ago, I have found out in the meantime 😂
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 20
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
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.