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La Oliva

#91 of 1,307 Restaurants in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
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Realejo - San Matias
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Calle Virgen del Rosario 9, 18009 Granada, Spain
+34 958 22 57 54
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11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely loved our meal at La Oliva, and cannot recommend this experience enough. A huge tasting menu with five accompanying wines, all for €38 each. There were only three parties in the room when we visited, including ourselves, and Fransisco took great care to describe everything he served, and to tell us how each dish was created and which... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cannot say enough about our La Oliva meal! We were the only patrons this particular evening and were treated lavishly, extravagantly. Dude is 65 and going strong. Cooks tasting meals as he feels like it based on market ingredients he thinks look the best. Wildly romantic. Everything perfectly, passionately, lovingly cooked (along with Spanish history lessons) over a tiny... More 

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Thank Corrine H
Los Altos, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like unique dining experiences and this was one of the best ones. La Olivia is a small olive oil store with a couple of tables and a makeshift kitchen. The night we were there there were a total of six guests. It is run by Francisco and two assistants. We started by tasting four olive oils and then we... More 

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Latina, Italy
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

In my opinion no visit to Granada is complete without a visit to Fransisco at La Olivia. La Olivia is not a restaurant and should not be judged as one. It is a chance to meet a wonderful man and, for a couple of hours, share his passion for local produce, Spanish wine and cooking. The meal is a set... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is NOT a restaurant and it is so much BETTER this way. We had a great time with Francisco and his team. They prepared over 15 courses of some of the most delicious tapas I've ever had and paired them with 5 different wines. Francisco not only prepared each meal on the spot but also explained it's history in... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Really a true journey through spanish couisine! Francesco is using very basic spanish ingridients, but with his skill he takes out the full taste. His knowlwdge of mixing some, for us at least, strange tastes, along with traditional receipes is something that each true food lover must try. Also, it can not be unnoticed that Francesco enjoys cooking as much... More 

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New York City
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is not a restaurant in the traditional sense. You feel like Francisco has invited you into his attic study, where he will make you tea and heat some canned soup on his hot plate and camping stove. But what you get instead is the most extraordinary parade of tastes and aromas and interesting stories with the seeming endless dishes... More 

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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This is my second visit to Fransisco, and I sincerely doubt that it will be my last. I love how passionate he is about creating a unique and flavorful experience for each of his guests. We walked away full, educated about Spanish cuisine, and grateful for this experience. La Olivia is not a restaurant, but is is so much more... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

In the evening, Francisco Lillo Roldan transforms his small gourmet shop into a cozy community of diners who gather to sample the excellent olive oils and local wines that he provides as tastings, along with a wide array of tapas freshly prepared (right then, right there) by Francisco and his pair of able assistants. Make reservations (good idea!) if you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We dined in a small deli with only 2 other couples - initially at separate tables, but as the evening and conversation flowed the tables were joined. Host, Francisco was knowledgeable and passionate about local food, and seemed to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of spanish food history. Served 15 small tasting dishes and 5 wines. The flavours were beautifully judged,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 43 - US$ 43
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Virgen del Rosario 9, 18009 Granada, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Granada>  > Realejo - San Matias
  • Neighbourhood: Realejo - San Matias
  • Phone Number: +34 958 22 57 54

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