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“Ok but overpriced” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Olivar Restaurante Bar & Tapas

Olivar Restaurante Bar & Tapas
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+3120 3307052
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Ranked #1,379 of 2,522 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $5 - $25
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a small exclusive restaurant with a southern European oriented kitchen. Our menu offers a select choice of traditional Spanish dishes and creations inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine. Our chefs are dedicated to prepare for our guests the best dishes with the finest ingredients.The restaurant is decorated in the southern Spanish style with original tiles and a long marble bar where you can enjoy our extensive wine list, have a meal or if you have not booked, have a drink while waiting for a table.For a snack and a drink you can also sit on the terace. In the summer you can enjoy watching the boats taking turns to sail through the narrow gate towards the open water or to the canals of the oldest and most beautiful part of Amsterdam.
Addingham, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Ok but overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Ate here once for dinner during our stay.service was excellent, food was nice but seemed highly overpriced for what it was, possibly because its situated at the end of the red light district, would recommend for at least one visit

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  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Came across this placer by chance and had one of the best meals ever. It is situated at the end of the red light district, just behind the busy main bars and restaurants, facing a quiet canal. It is small only 18 seats but clean, well decorated and clean toilets. It is run by a lovely young couple with an excellent chef and waitress. The food is tapas or a la carte including hake, sea bass and streak. We ate the tapas, beautiful croquettes of ham and potato, prawns in garlic, spainish omelette, which was like a souflee and egg plant and mushroom towers. The food was just short of a Michelin star. The wine selection is very good and the service excellent. The first time we saw it it was totally booked but we went back the next day early and it was great. Dinners only and well worthwhile booking or chancing during the week for an early supper.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florence, Toscana, Italy
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“A very good place for tapas in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I passed by this restaurant and thought it was worth a try, and I was not disappointed. The atmosphere is nice and the food is great, even when considering tapas in Spain.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Nice restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

A nice restaurant for tapas. There was a nice choice for both me and my friend who is vegetarian. Chose most of the menu, such as calamari, prawns in garlic sauce, chorizo, and goats cheese. Good food portions, with a varied menu from 3 to 9 Euros. Would come back here again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shefford, Canada
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“Tapas in Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

A nice atmospheric resto to have tapas and wine in Amsterdam; chorizo was great as were the grilled peppers; location is great - with small terrace seating overlooking canal

Visited August 2013
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