Looking for a proper Sunday roast or cheap Sunday lunch in Málaga, Spain? Then check out my review of Olivia’s, La Cala de Mijas!

Review of Olivia's La Cala

What is Olivia’s La Cala?

Olivia’s is a beach-side restaurant located in La Cala de Mijas. With a large, stylish location and panoramic views of the ocean, it is the perfect spot for a nice meal or some drinks. The Elliott Wright’s restaurant has been featured on ITVBe’s Playa in Marbella and is hugely recommended by Brits in the area.

Olivia’s has a large terrace and chic interior. They host lots of events including live music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Ever since moving to Spain, we’ve seen so many people recommend the food and atmosphere at Olivia’s. And when we saw that they offered a three-course Sunday lunch, we had to see what it was all about!

Sunday Lunch at Olivia’s

Olivia’s is currently open from Thursday to Sunday, 12 pm to 1 am. On Sundays, you can enjoy a three-course lunch for €15 and 50% off on cocktails.

We initially expected the lunch to be more of a brunch than Sunday roast and booked our table for 12 pm. What we quickly realised is that the lunch is a full-on roast with lots of food and that most people don’t arrive until 2-3 pm. We, therefore, had to give up our table just as the live music started at 3 pm, which was a bit of a shame. Next time, we will definitely book a table a bit later in the day.

The good thing about arriving early, though, was the quick service. We each chose our starter and main and got the first meal served right away. After finishing (as much as we managed of) our main course, we chose a dessert each and also started looking at the cocktail menu.

A fancy Sunday Roast in Spain

Starters at Olivia's La Cala

For the three-course lunch, I went for the soup of the day (carrot and coriander), chicken roast and tiramisu. All of which was delicious but my absolute favourite was the soup (and my fiancés chicken liver parfait). I also really enjoyed the house white wine, a crisp and refreshingly wine specially bottled for Olivia’s.

For €15 (14.95) you get to choose from a variety of starters, main courses and desserts. But if you are in the mood for a lighter meal, you can choose to just go for one course from the regular, full Sunday lunch menu. Either way, you will get your money’s well worth.

Dinner and dessert at Olivia's La Cala

Restaurant details and location

Olivia’s La Cala, Details
  • Where: Calle Torreón, 13, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Málaga
  • Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday 12 pm to 1 am
  • Website: https://www.oliviaslacala.com/
  • Contact: 952 49 49 35

Final thoughts

All in all, it was a good lunch with lots of food for the reasonable price. The drinks, especially cocktails, are a bit more pricey but the 50% off on cocktails is a nice treat. The location is beautiful with lots of space, but it quickly filled up around 2 pm. Therefore, you definitely need to book in advance.

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About the Author

I started my first blog in 2008 and have been an online writer ever since then. With a BA in Journalism and daytime job in SEO content creation, I want to use my knowledge to create fun, interesting and useful content. I am a 25-year old Norwegian who just can't seem to stay in one place! Although from a small town in Norway, I have lived almost half of my life abroad. I moved to Qatar in 2008 and has since then lived in London, Malta, and now Spain!

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