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Oliva

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International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, European, Spanish, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Pintada 7, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 29 88
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13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the soup, duck, steak and desserts. Everything was good, but maybe not as spectacular as we expected. Very friendly and helpful staff. I would recommend this place when visiting Nerja.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had their tasting menu with the wines. This was a very good choice. The different dishes was very well presented and the different tastes were super good with wines that matched. Will definitely go back to this restaurant.

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2 Thank Bickan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now ! I generally laugh at people who photograph their food in restaurants but I just couldn't help myself when dinning at Olivas . As specially when the mussel wrapped in a purple crisp potato was presented. In fact I had to stop myself photographing every course as the presentation was so fantastic and original. The food tasted fantastic and... More 

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3 Thank Mary R
Abertillery, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fine food, good wine, excellent service. Pleasant on the heated outside patio area. Pricey but well worth a visit especially for a special occasion.

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1 Thank Julie H
tipperary ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very good restaurant in the centre of Nerja. It is expensive by local standards but the food is good and there are some additional attractive tasting bits. The cutlery looks good but it is most difficult to use as the handles of the knives and forks dig into the palm of the hand.

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1 Thank Elinoras
Kotu, Gambia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Welcome, stylish, modern, elegant fine dining when you want to put on yr best clothes and please a friend. Free tapas and olive bread. Tasteful atmosphere and tasty food but small portions. I simply love it - but a bit pricy for lunch. It needs a lunch special.

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1 Thank Tony J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend booked this restaurant as a surprise for me and it was wonderful...It's a busy small but delight to eat in..The menu is lovely and I was expecting the portions to be small ..wow what a fantastic surprise their portions are great and was so full I couldn't even manage dessert...But the flavours in the dishes are out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found the restaurant on Tripadvisor. I can't other than confirm what already written. Super nice food, friendly service, particularities is everything.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Oliva several times in the past and have previously rated it very highly. This time however only 2 of our party were happy with their choice. The other 3 all had Iberico pork which was overcooked and tough. A restaurant of this standard and high prices should maintain a consistently high standard so we were extremely... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Starter: Pumpkin soup with langoustines Totally OK, 3 out of 5, could have been a bit more flavourful and I really dislike breadsticks for garnishing. Main course: Bluefin tuna with crunchy vegetables Disappointment, 1 out of 5. I was surprised that the crunchyness of the fresh vegetables was that they were FRIED. I really dislike fried objects. Frying = removing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 34 - US$ 50
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, European, Spanish, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Monday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pintada 7, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 29 88
Description
Restaurant with a modern creative Andalusian cuisine, with a solid traditional base but constantly experimenting with new tastes, textures, techniques and products. The wine list includes wines from all around Spain. The restaurant is very close to Balcón de Europa, in the center of Nerja and has a private sunny terrace.

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