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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” (54 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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41 The Strand, Exmouth EX8 1AH, England
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Small and intimate restaurant that has a great atmosphere and excellent food at reasonable prices. Would go again.

Thank Haydn P
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Tapas style menu and portions, El Olivo is located on the Strand in Exmouth centre. Good quality menu at mid range prices. Tasty food that doesn't last long!

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Small, but very good restaurant, not open every day - booking advisable. Menu changes every 2 weeks and we have been several times, as a couple and as a family and not been disappointed. Very good authentic Spanish tappas, thoughtful menus and very good house...More

Thank 551LJK
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Came across El Olivo partly through Tripadvisor and partly through chance on a Saturday night. Great start with a warm and friendly welcome and an explantion as to how the boards worked with the choices. Plenty for me as a vegetarian which was nice and...More

Thank NB1957
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Have eaten in here twice now and both times the food has been beautiful! Very tasty and good size portions. The scallops were amazing! Cant wait to go back again.

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came on speck tonight and were promptly shown to a table. We chose 5 items to share and every dish was well presented and flavoursome. We each had a glass of pinot noir which was a very palatable wine. This is...More

Thank OrganicJanty
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

My family enjoyed a lovely dinner here - the kids both sampled lots of the menu. It’s not cheap but well cooked dishes made for a memorable night. We’ll definitely return when next in Exmouth although will need to plan in advance as limited opening...More

Thank myview
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Just had a romantic meal with the Mrs - we shared 7 dishes - scallops and paella were lush. Also had a very light Spanish larger but can't remember what it was called. Staff and owner chap very welcoming and friendly. Only thing is they...More

Thank navyben
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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

3  Thank d0nnah7
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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
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15 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
19 October 2015|
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Response from Sash D |
Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 21
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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