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La Oliva

#116 of 3,093 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Egelantiersstraat 122-124, 1015PR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 320 4316
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Very busy restaurant but they managed to find us a table without a reservation. Appears to be very popular with the locals. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Good atmosphere with excellent food.

Thank Lainey900
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Superb little restaurant. Very busy when we got there and we had to wait a few minutes for a table, but well worth the wait. Friendly and welcoming staff. Superb food and desserts to die for. We will be back on our next visit to Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Staff were super friendly and food was delicious. A great night. Small and requires booking in advance. Nice tapas available from the counter to start.

Thank Gethin L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

The whole thing was good - we had no booking - that wasn't a problem, the waiter explained the set up really well, the waitress described each of the pinxtos in great detail, the food was delicious, and it wasn't even that expensive. Excellent!

Thank JN68
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed many of the tapas, ordering them on sight and an incredible chocolate mousse with warm marinated strawberries for dessert. A gorgeous soft lit restaurant.

Thank mrsspillo
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

A wonderful small Spanish restaurant serving northern Spanish pinxtos. Food was immaculate and even though we arrived after lunch and before evening service we were well looked after. Wine was decent but it was the pinxtos that shone through. Large enough for a decent snack but if you combined a few then it would certainly fill you up! Will be... More 

1 Thank SWilsonD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

After reading a few reviews on Tripadvisor and online in general I decided to treat myself and the wife to La Oliva. We arrived at 6pm after hearing the place can fill up quick,even though it was the 6th of Jan and a Tuesday the Restaurant soon got busy. The staff were excellent in going thought the Tapas and drinks... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We stumbled across this little gem researching where to eat whilst queuing for the Anne Frank Museum and I am so glad we called ahead to book. It is, understandably, a very popular place with both locals and tourists alike. A speciality of La Olivia is the tapas dishes, which are not only reasonably priced, but are to die for!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Especially if the Spanish bartender is there she is absolutely amazing. Everything was so delicious. And not that pricey.

Thank Or B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

The nicest restaurant I've eaten in in a long time. The night we dined there you could choose from a menu or choose from over 30 different pintxos at the counter. They all made your mouth water just looking at them. We chose starters from the menu which were fab but the pintxos we had for mains were just to... More 

Thank James O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 31
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Egelantiersstraat 122-124, 1015PR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighbourhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 320 4316

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

Staying in Jordaan

Neighbourhood Profile
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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