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“Excellent meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oliva

Oliva
C Pintada 7, 29640 Nerja, Spain
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Ranked #4 of 326 Restaurants in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Despite being a little bit pricey, this was outstanding value for money. It was one of the best meals I have had in years. The ingredients in each dish complemented the food beautifully without spoiling the natural flavours. The service was superb, always attentive, never intrusive. The meal was filling but we did not leave feeling bloated. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Another visit to Oliva as our final night out before returning to the wet UK. Ambience first class, lovely waitress, and food the best in Nerja - Sole Meillefleur and Soup to start followed by Suckling Pig and Pork Cheek. Highly recommend it all. To full for desserts. All served quickly. It is simply 'The Best'. We will be back again in May.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

A recent visit over the New Year period confirmed that Oliva has established itself in the top rank of Nerja restaurants. There is a warm welcome followed by attentive but informal service. The food is superb, combining fresh local produce with innovative recipes and close attention to detail. My only very minor niggle is that I would have liked more time between courses. Otherwise, top notch well up to the best the Uk can offer

Visited January 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Simple Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This modern, stylish restaurant is hidden away in a side alley on an enormous, rather bleak Plaza. Do not be put off - it is a jem.The menu is fairly small but perfectly formed - every dish is well judged in both flavour and size. Over several nights, we ate across the menu, and loved every dish. The ingredients are always the best and are offered with the least interference - the magic is in the combinations and the simple presentation. The staff and owners are attentive without being obtrusive - everyone is very happy to discuss exactly how each dish is prepared, but it is not in the hushed tones of the pretentious restauranteur, more to help you prepare it at home.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Top notch nosh !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

5 very 'old' friends had just the best meal last night. Service great, wine great (organic as far as I remember), food was just terrific. London quality and presentation at Spanish prices,
I had octopus to start but i wish I had either the steak or tuna tartare, that looked very tasty although mine as absolutely fine. Pork cheek for main again very tasty but looking at the tuna or suckling pig I may have sold myself short ! Dessert , a generous serving of marscapone with red fruits. Stuffed, well fed, nice portions, presentation fabulous, amuse bouche spot on. Next visit to Nerja there will be another booking.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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