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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Best meal ever! Appetisers were served up along with Speciality bread served with a butter topped with finely grated olives and this gave us great expectations of what was to follow. We weren't disappointed. Foie gras for starter was devine, amazing flavour and smooth truffle like texture. Scallops were equally special and served uniquely with finely grated crisps of bacon.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Excellent meal and service. There were 6 of us eating out - and a few were fussy eaters. Every meal was highly praised.

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3 Thank Hilary M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Had a meal here on our last night in Nerja and it was fabulous.The food was fantastic, great wines and super service. One of our party has a serious sea food allergy and the staff were so attentive to ensure everything was fine for her. It was very busy so I had booked in advance and I would recommend this.The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

One of the nicest meals I had in a while. Good quality food for a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend to a friend if they were visiting nerja

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Oliva was at no. 2 in the 'Nerja charts' when we visited. We were expecting a lot . Elizabeth's starter of scallops with parsnip puree and iberico ham 'salt' was nice twist on a classic but neither of us were sure what the rye bread crumbs added to the dish. I really enjoyed my tuna tartare in avocado cannelloni but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

The food was some of the best I have ever had, beautifully presented, and served by knowledgable staff who were amazingly helpful and attentive. My wife and I dined here and had starters of Scallops and Lamb Ravioli, both were delicious and creative, my favourite was the Lamb Ravioili, for our mains we had the Suckling Pig and the Fillet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

we had not visited for over 2 years, we went for Robs birthday, it was better than before, we had a memorable meal, the suckling pig was devine Rob had fish looked as good, the only thing we would say we would have a starter between us, the portions are huge. We will certainly visit again in the not to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great food , great to try the little tasters between courses, it may it really special. I was surprised when I received the bill how inexpensive it was ,considering the food and the service. Wasn't going to have a dessert but was so happy I did (creme brulee,poached pear and cinnamon ice cream ) fantastic. So if you are visiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

A real treat! Great food, great service and you get exactly what you pay for. If you want pictures of your food on the menu then go elsewhere - this is a sophisticated restaurant and certainly worth a visit if you go to Nerja.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Went here for anniversary dinner with my wife. Had the prawn starter and suckling pig main. It was top quality food and service. My wife had the duck main which was the best I have tasted in some time. Highly recommended.

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?