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La Oliva

Placeta de los Peregrinos, 1 | Placeta de los Peregrinos, 1, 18009 Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
0034958225754
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Ranked #7 of 758 restaurants in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $52 - $52
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Realejo - San Matias
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It's impossible to grasp the true nature of an evening with Francisco in La Oliva without experiencing it at first hand. It is 3 hours of compelling drama, directed by and starring one of the most passionate and amiable people it has ever been my good fortune to meet. The unassuming, even somewhat shabby, exterior of La Oliva does not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

The tasting diner at La Oliva was really special. We were with our kids Thomas and Alice ( who were offered some non alcoholic wine :)) and the evening was a unique experience orchestrated by Francisco. Each dish and wine was introduced by Francisco ( he speaks a wonderful French) with a genuine enthusiasm and willingness to share his love... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Last week, my wife and I and three other friends had dinner at La Oliva in Granada. While this isnt a "real restaurant", it was one of the most interesting dining experiences we've ever had. Francisco is a wonderfully friendly sweet man who delights in surprising and educating his guests about olives, olive oil, wines, and delicious, simply prepared foods.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We went here with a group of South Carolina college students and a couple of teachers. I must say, we all enjoyed this place very much! For me, it has been the highlight of my trip to Spain. The owner/host is extremely knowledgeable and speaks very good English. The food is amazing, and the versatility of olive oil is interesting.... More

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Kristianstad, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I studied in Granada some years ago and then got to know Francisco (the owner of La Oliva) trough gastronomy classes at the university. This summer we came back to beautiful Granada and now La Oliva offers tastings in a wine cellar below a hotel centrally located in Granada. The food and wine at the tastings are really good and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

As much has the Alhambra is on your must do list of sights, as of course it should be, this dining event is an absolute essential experience of Granada dining. (If you have even been to Aruba , think "two fools and a bull" at less than half the cost) Earlier reviewers have accurately described just how good it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This was our second experience at Francisco's tasting. Our first was at his shop last year and we enjoyed it so much that we brought our friends from Australia there. The tastings are now held at a hotel and different things were served compared to our first time but the experience was as excellent as before. Our friends enjoyed it... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Francisco is a wonderful host and his descriptions of the food were invaluable to the dining experience. The atmosphere was warm, friendly, and intimate. Most importantly, everything we were served was absolutely delicious. One of the most memorable meals of my life!

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North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The barman was very helpful and welcoming explaining each wine available by the glass. We chose a free tapas from the short menu with each glass of wine. La Oliva opens earlier than most other tapas bars and has a good atmosphere.

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Granada, Andalucia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I am currently studying in Granada, and Francisco has invited me to his tastings.. La Oliva isn't a restaurant, but an experience. It offers intimate, set-price tastings that require a reservation. It's a wonderful way to sample Spanish food, wine, and learn about the culture of the area. The meals are intimate, with people from all over the world, and... More

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