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Olivia's La Cala

3.8
3.8
1635 Reviews
€31 to €50
Modern European
Located on the beautiful beach of La Cala de Mijas there is no better place to meet some friends enjoying a sunny terrace, ocean view and live entertainment.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Global, International, Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00–02:00 Thu 12:30–01:00 Fri–Sun 12:30–02:00

  • Phone number

    952 49 49 35

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Olivia’s La Cala is the perfect location for you to hold your private event. Whether it be for a wedding, a private party or an exclusive get together with friends and family, we are here to make your day unforgettable. For more information email us at events@oliviaslacala.com

  • Private party contact

    Events: 952 58 76 55

  • Area

    Marbella

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live entertaiment everyday

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,635 people are saying

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.4Value

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  1. SG

    SamG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Terrible service, we went as a family and was totally let down. They forgot 1 starter, we had 2 ask 2 people for it when it finally came everyone else had already finished. We had a main brought out with the starter. Dirty glasses left on the table, had to ask over and over if we could order drinks. When our mains finally came a hour and 20 mins later, we had no cutlery the table was a mess. Waste of time and money, never again
  2. JC

    JoeriC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    normally it is always really good but monday it was not. Oscar was not there and the staff was not very friendly. The music was not what was ment to be and the food was ok but not very special. i think for this price it must be a great experience. Freya From Belgium
  3. B

    Bell5

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Terrible service. Completely understaffed. Overrated. Wouldn’t go back
  4. SY

    SharonY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food fantastic Place beautiful Live entertainment far too loud when your outside speaker above your head couldn’t have a conversation and hear people Waiter service great Definitely recommend and be back
  5. RE

    RomiE

    Liverpool

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We visited Olivia’s on our holiday and what a ball we had! Only downside was the price - way way overpriced. Food very average for the price and cocktails expensive but staff absolutely lovely and service was great. Atmosphere and entertainment brilliant though - even our 7 year old didn’t want to leave at half 1 this morning! Great night overall!
  6. DC

    DerekC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, fab food. Would deffo go back. Gill sax is great.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Overall the food was ok. The lobster was somewhat over cooked in bits. Our Hungarian waiter was very attentive but did try to over charge us. The entertainment was fantastic just a pity there was to many chiefs and not enough Indians. The manager also closed the wheelchair access when I was dining. The staff were friendly enough but maybe training in health and safety would help.
  8. J

    Jackiep

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I love Olivia’s - yesterday was I believe the 7th time I’ve been to the restaurant . I came with my family yesterday ( 8 of us ) . Surprisingly the service was awful !!! EG . We waited 45 mins ( after 30 mins I had chased them ) for a round of drinks - after speaking with the manager our drinks appeared on the bar BUT I had to go up & pick them up - the bar staff who were chatting thought it was funny !! It hurts me to day but I don’t think I will return to Olivia’s .
  9. LS

    LauraS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at Olivia’s for Sunday lunch. Excellent food, entertainment was brilliant! Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would happily go again
  10. RP

    RuthP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great night, some very interesting sights! Some of Towie cast there too! Singers were great, bill a bit pricey but service was superb so all in all worth it.

    Olivia's La CalaResponded 4 days agoThank you very much for your feedback. We loved having you. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards The Olivias Team

  11. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, ambience were all excellent. The background music was good, if a little too loud. Now the bad:- Charging €6,50 for 0.5litre of water is nothing short of OUTRAGEOUS. I would have been happy to pay a bit more for the menu and not feel ripped off on the water. Bad mistake. Having the cheek to not only assume I was going to pay a service charge but to actually set it at 12% is also not acceptable. Parking was a nightmare ( not your fault I know.) I shall not return for the above reasons
  12. PM

    PaulM

    Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    After been in Mijas Costa for 3 weeks our visit to O'livia's was by some distance our worst experience. No one in the restaurant seems to know what's going on. We were served by about 6 different people, some of them just kids. Everything that was ordered had to be asked for again and again, whether it was food or drinks. Our meals all came out at different times. The prices are a joke, €40 for a burger, this restaurant has high notions about itself, average food for ridiculous prices. After complaining we were given a free glass of wine and a free starter and while it was a nice gesture it will Never bring us back to Olivias. Do yourself a favour and go Anywhere else in La Cala for a much better experience at a fraction of the price.
  13. c

    carona

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing staff were very attentive! An all round lovely evening
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Severe lack of service, not enough staff to even make a coffee! Very rowdy tables with people on top of them, broken tables and staff did nothing 2 hour wait for our dinner We as a family have been coming to Olivia’s since it opened, last night was the last time, we will never go back again
  15. RS

    RaniS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Iv been coming to Olivia’s over the last 8 years always had a good meal and great service. However our latest visit was very different! Looked to be very understaffed, we waited an hour for starters had to keep asking for drinks, fresh cutlery etc. The wait inbetween courses was long. We had to ask for dessert menus only to not be asked if we wanted any, we waited a while and then just asked for the bill and left. A very different service experience to what we have had in the past! Food is nice but overpriced for what it is. I think that will be our last visit to Olivia’s.
  16. HL

    HelenL

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of 4, amazing food, nice Pornstar Martini's. Live singer 'working the tables' was brilliant. A bit noisy inside the restaurant, we requested an outside table which was perfect. Only criticism was the toilets weren't the best and the added service charge is a bit cheeky. Brilliant night though, we loved it, would definitely return if we visit Mijas in the future.
  17. MF

    MarieF

    Spain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, sat outside. Food was delicious and cocktail were great. Overall great experience and not too expensive
  18. A

    Andy

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent venue ,service outstanding and staff very helpful . Quick service and food very nice. We just think it could be a little cheaper €40 for burger and chips a bit expensive but it’s Olivia’s and we expected this would still come again
  19. JM

    JackieM

    Spain

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food waiter excellent. Had to ask 3 times for some drinks. Food not up to standard. Had taken three friends who had never been before - assuring then how good the food was. I was embarrassed at the quality of the Sunday lunch - it has gone down hill massively.
  20. TB

    TracyB

    Spain

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Great day, bar prices extortionate, and service charge although at clients drscretion automatically added to bill. Tips should be added and clients on choice as to how much to give. Service charge should not be added at bar
  21. KM

    KeelyM

    Spain

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Inattentive staff more interested in looking good than serving customers
  22. DT

    DebbieT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening at Olivia’s. We are on our honeymoon and we had a very special welcome, with stars on the table, upstairs overlooking the beach, and two glasses of fizz, complete with fireworks. Our waitress was amazing and really looked after us, and the food was delicious. We also enjoyed the live music and drinks downstairs after dinner. Great ambience. We will definitely come again
  23. AM

    AndyM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely place with great service. But. The food for the price is ridiculous. Way way over priced which isn’t reflected in the quality. Great space. Good atmosphere but just mega expensive.
  24. JS

    JudeS

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous waitress, great service from all the staff, DJ & live band got everyone up & dancing & brilliant people watching!
  25. B

    Baco

    Spain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place service incredible food simply delicious
  26. JF

    JulieF

    Spain

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We ordered steaks and 3 out of 5 had to be sent back and when returned still weren’t cooked as asked. Service was poor drinks orders were never correct and had to ask 3 times for 1 order to be fulfilled. The setting, ambience and decor are gorgeous entertainment is good unfortunately food and service let it down big time
  27. ME

    MichelleE

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This is the second time I’ve been to Olivia’s and it didn’t disappoint!! It was Arg night, he was utterly charming and was so gracious The waiter Reduan was amazing charismatic and attentive The toilet attendant needs a mention too . She was lovely and created a great vibe even when visiting the loo It’s just a shame that Elliott the owner only has time for the Essex crew and instead of micro managing his staff, who were great should work the room and speak to the customers who are paying him handsomely for his services Food was lovely albeit overpriced Ambience was amazing
  28. R

    Rianna

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! I would definitely recommend this and visit again on my next trip to Marbella. I loved the food, service and atmosphere and so did the rest of my party! I’ll be back again! Thank you so much for making our experience amazing!
  29. DW

    DavidW

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, really friendly and attentive staff, recommended
  30. FD

    FrankieD

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    This is a lively place with a great atmosphere. Unfortunately, the service was slow and the staff on arrival were quite unfriendly. We had booked months prior and visited two days before the visit to ensure a terrace table. We spoke to a lovely Front of House lady who guaranteed us a table outside to e celebrate many occasions. On arrival, we were bluntly told that we couldn’t be outside and wouldn’t be accommodated. We were then led to a table right by the bathroom and kitchen with no negotiation for something closer to the outside. This was a real shame, but the attitude of staff was the real disappointment. The food was delicious but the service was lacking. We had a missing starter, missing drinks and constantly had to hunt down waiters. We also waited 30 mins for one dessert. We visit every year and this was by far the most disappointing service. Although the Elton John tribute and the atmosphere saved the experience.
  31. KP

    KimP

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    After reading the trip advisor reviews we were concerned 😟 No need to worry what a fantastic evening. Fabulous service and really good food! We had a wonderful night thank you olivias . Till the next time........
  32. C

    Caroline

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Have to say we were slightly disappointed, this was our treat night whilst on holiday and we didn’t have the best experience. My husband’s Wagyu burger was ok but the chips were under cooked and not homemade and for the price you expect more than just frozen chips. I had the Monkfish which was lovely but the prawns were undercooked. My son had the kids burger and Ice cream which he really enjoyed but again some of the chips were undercooked. The waiters were clumsy and every time they passed my husband they knocked his chair. After paying we waited so long for our copy that in the end we left without it.
  33. LS

    LouiseS

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Bad service - had to ask for everything twice. Charged for things we had already paid for. Asked to be moved from the speaker and had eyes rolled at us. Food was extremely poor, especially for the value but regardless of price carbonara was sloppy and cheap pasta. Was very happy to leave.
  34. L

    Lorna456

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    After the food was put on the table nobody came back to offer sauces for the children or ask how our meal was. We also did not get offered any further drinks after our first. Had to flag waiters down constantly. Triple cooked chips tasted odd like the oil tasted stale. We didn’t touch them but waiter of course didn’t notice or ask why. Children enjoyed the freedom to dance with the singer
  35. SF

    SamanthaF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing eve! Oscar was an absolute dream couldn't have been more attentive and on point.
  36. LD

    LisaD

    Spain

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    No service for a drink for 40 mins all staff got called to meeting when customers waiting front of house lady was good but could not serve drinks also got set menu starter basic main was good asked for 2 mins for dessert never came back with menu overall for the price we paid would not go back or recommend
  37. L

    Lulu

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Waited 2 hours for our food arrived at 23.15 . Music far too loud very shouty
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A birthday treat amazing atmosphere, very busy so did have to wait for food but we were there for the evening so it didn’t matter to us, when it came
  39. T

    Tracey

    Spain

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We had a great night overall, food was lovely and the waiters were very attentive although it was a different story when we got to the bar. The bar was under staffed which led too a poor service, lots of waiting people weren’t happy. Arge was amazing very entertaining
  40. HT

    HelenT

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing but paying €80 plus the meal for James Argent - a waste of time. Sang for 45 mins, arrived at 10:15pm. Nothing new to sing embarrassing for Olivia’s really

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Olivia's La Cala is rated 3.8 stars by 1635 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Olivia's La Cala

Calle Torreon 13, La Cala de Mijas, Malaga 29197

Additional information

  • Area

    Marbella

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00–02:00 Thu 12:30–01:00 Fri–Sun 12:30–02:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Global, International, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live entertaiment everyday

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    952 49 49 35

  • Private party facilities

    Olivia’s La Cala is the perfect location for you to hold your private event. Whether it be for a wedding, a private party or an exclusive get together with friends and family, we are here to make your day unforgettable. For more information email us at events@oliviaslacala.com

  • Private party contact

    Events: 952 58 76 55

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