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El Olivo

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41 The Strand, Exmouth EX8 1AH, England
+44 1395 260176
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Wed - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been for ages but loved the selection of tapas dishes all on chalk boards. Two each and a bottle of wine is a good start, you can always add more.

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Thank Margaret G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm an unashamed food lover and very hard to please when it comes to eating out.. So much so that we rarely bother.. This little gem of a place totally blew my mind.. I nearly wept with joy We had four dishes and each one was packed with taste and exuberant flavours that were sublime in their combinations and balance.... More 

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Vang Vieng, Laos
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Took my father to dine what a great choice, fantastic service, price and service. Family owned restaurant tapas bar recommend 3-4 dishes per person all fresh and bursting with flavours. Will be going back at some point for sure. Highly recommend this restaurant have been back a few times and never disappointed would recommend booking every time i have been... More 

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Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Service was indifferent and unhelpful. At times the proprietor was bordering on the rude, and we (all 6 of us) felt we were intruding and unwelcome. As is often the case with tapas restaurants ordering the equivalent amount of dishes to make a good meal was relatively expensive. The food was pleasant, but expensive for the size of the portions.... More 

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Coventry - UK
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had 6 dishes in total between myself, partner and 6 year old daughter. All were delicious, served with crusty bread to absorb the different sauces. Had scallops, meatballs, courgette fritters, chicken skewers and pork in a white wine sauce - this was my absolute favourite, the sauce was lovely! Worth a visit if in the area, prices reasonable too -... More 

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essex
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We visit Exmouth every three months and this place is on our must eat list, Ian the owner was again so nice and the food was excellent, we took our son and he loved it. Can't wait to go again in December .

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Thank mrsbigfamily
London
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Charming little spot, good atmosphere and the host was very lovely - my one issue with this place is that we thought everything was very heavily salted!! Food itself was fine, not sure why they go completely overboard on the seasoning

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Thank Haagen
Truro, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A lovely evening celebrating my daughters 30th. Half of our party of 10 were veggie and it was good to have 5 veggie options on the menu. The service was friendly and efficient and all 10 of us were served at the same time. Great atmosphere, informal and relaxed good for all ages. Food enjoyed by meat eaters and veggies... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Enjoyed wonderfully tasty food last night when (luckily!) we called in early eve just before the place filled up so recommend booking. Being locals, we've eaten here before and never been disappointed. Always found the owner very welcoming and service swift. Relaxed atmosphere in a clean, compact restaurant tucked away off the main Strand. Great menu choices, washed down with... More 

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Thank 444bjr
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Another excellent meal here, service is always very attentive and nothing is too much trouble. Would like a few more choices for dessert but thats a minor point. Will be going again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?