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El Olivo

41 The Strand, Exmouth EX8 1AH, England
+44 1395 260176
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (53 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
41 The Strand, Exmouth EX8 1AH, England
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1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant many times. On each occasion the owner has been grumpy. The first couple of times I put it down to being a busy evening and everyone has their bad days. The food is lovely basic Spanish tapas. I am...More

1  Thank d0nnah7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Difficult to make a Tapas choice all sounded great , and tasted better. Each dish arrived when we were ready for it , not rushed at all. We had a window seat and watched the` world `go by. Small and friendly , thanks for a...More

Thank Brauntonrose
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very tasty tapas, every dish was absolutely delightful. The veal and the courgette fritters two of the favourites if we had to choose. Great atmosphere too, relaxed and pleasant service. Will certainly come back.

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I have eaten here twice in the last few months and both times were amazing evenings. As soon as you walk in you are made to feel welcome and the staff are so polite and cannot do enough for you. The range of tapas on...More

Thank JLJ44
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Small yet perfectly formed El Olivo provides a great atmosphere for Tapas on a warmish Summer night. A wide ranging choice of dishes - we had seconds of the marinated pork - all served with smiles and enthusiasm. The scallops were cooked to perfection, and...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Do book in advance! We just squeezed in as a table for 2 at the last minute, thanks to a cancellation. Amazing food (I wasn't a courgette fan until now) and really very good service. Highly recommend!

Thank cj17704
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had a lovely meal again with friends who hadn't been there before. Service and food absolutely top class. Thank you Ian and Lotta

Thank mimapada
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, sensational service and awesome atmosphere. Thank you for a wonderful evening. We are visiting Exmouth and our wonderful friends took us there for the first time. A wonderful evening had by all

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends one evening. Selection on menu was good, was recommended the courgette fritters which were delicious. Rest of the tapas was also very good and nice they change the menu regularly. We had 3 dishes per person and that was plenty, good way...More

Thank fairy_whiskers
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This restaurant is not in the most visible location, and its dimensions are limited (about 30 diners when full) but the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, the staff attentive and professional, and the food first class. A great range to choose from, and we kept...More

Thank Matthew C
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14 August 2017|
Response from albie209 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No there's no specific menu for children. We have taken our 4 year old granddaughter there, but she doesn't generally eat much. The style is tapas dishes with a large selection to choose from, so I t's probably worth... More
18 October 2015|
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Response from Sash D |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
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
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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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