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“Olivia Restaurant - fine dining and exquisite cocktails” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Olivia

Restaurante Olivia
Local 383 - 384, 35138 Puerto de Mogan, Mogan, Gran Canaria, Spain
0034 928565254
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Price range: $9 - $146
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Mediterranean, Spanish, International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For nearly 10 years our team, under the management of owner Kurt Bierenbreier, as well as his son Sven, has been pleased to make your stay as memorable as possible. Feel home away from home at our restaurant in the peaceful city of Puerto de Mogan. "Food Art & Cocktails" To be able to offer you the highest standards possible, we import our products from all over the world and guarantee extraordinary quality. Chef Rolf Weissbach has very high demands to himself, which reflect in his creative list of meals. Our goal is to combine traditional and modern cooking coupled with local and international influences. Let us spoil you with delicious fish, fresh seafood, tender meat and traditional Paella and Tapas. It all comes with that certain something. Head-barkeeper Sven offers a wide range of cocktails, not only a fresh Manhattan or Brandy Alexander, but also evergreens like a Mojito and the original Singapore Sling, as well as brand new creations, inspired by masters from all over the world. We are proud to present you more than 10 kinds of Gin, including exquisite brands like Monkey 47 originating from the Black Forest and Gin Mare from Spain. Our variety gets every spirit-enthusiasts' heart beating! Together with this outstanding selection we serve a variety of premium Tonic Water. To round it all off, Whisky from Scotland, Ireland, the United States and Canada, Rum from Cuba, Jamaica and Spain, as well as different brands of Vodka, Brandy and Cognac are served with due care. The wine menu leaves nothing to be desired. In addition to spanish wines, e.g. Alijibes Cabernet Franc (93 points, Parker) you may find extraordinary choices from France, like Chablis from Louis Latour or the 1er Cru Burgundy wine and Chenin Blanc from the vineyard Morgenhof in South Africa. With passion and love for our occupation,we would like to thrill you day by day. We are looking forward to welcoming you!Unser Team unter der Leitung von Geschaftsinhaber Kurt Bierenbreier, sowie dessen Sohn Sven, ist nun seit fast zehn Jahren fur Sie da, um Ihnen hier im wunderschonen Puerto de Mogan einen unvergesslichen Aufenthalt zu bereiten. Fuhlen Sie sich im Urlaub bei uns "zuhause"."Food Art & Cocktails"In der Kuche wie auch in der Bar legen wir grossten Wert auf die Spitzenqualitat unserer Produkte. Dafur importieren wir weltweit Nahrungsmittel, Weine und Spirituosen.Kuchenchef Rolf Weissbach zelebriert die Haute cuisine. Seine hohen Anspruche an sich selbst spiegeln sich in einfallsreichen Speisenkombinationen wider. Unser Ziel ist eine Harmonie aus traditioneller und moderner Kuche, gepaart mit lokalen und internationalen Einflussen. Lassen Sie sich verwohnen und geniessen Sie frischen Fisch, Meeresfruchte, Grillgerichte, Paella und Tapas mit dem gewissen Etwas.In unserer Bar serviert Ihnen Barchef Sven klassische Cocktails wie beispielsweise einen Manhattan oder Brandy Alexander, Evergreens wie den Mojito in veschiedensten Variationen und den Original Singapore Sling sowie die neuesten Kreationen der weltweiten Barszene. Mehr als zehn Sorten Gin, darunter exquisite Produkte wie Monkey 47 aus dem Schwarzwald und Gin Mare aus Spanien lassen das Herz eines jeden Spirituosenliebhabers hoher schlagen. Dazu servieren wir Ihnen eine Auswahl ausgesuchter Premium-Tonic-Water. Whisky aus Schottland, Irland, Amerika und Kanada, Rum aus Cuba, Jamaica und Spanien sowie verschiedenste Sorten Vodka, Brandy, Cognac und Likore runden unser umfangreiches Angebot fur Sie ab.Auch unsere Weinkarte lasst kaum Wunsche offen. Neben unseren spanischen Weinen, darunter zum Beispiel Aljibes Cabernet Franc (93 Punkte, Parker) finden Sie auch Spitzenweine aus Frankreich wie Chablis von Louis Latour oder 1er Cru Burgunderweine. Ebenfalls servieren wir Ihnen gerne italienischen Grauburgunder und Chenin Blanc vom Weingut Morgenhof aus Sudafrika.Mit Leidenschaft und Liebe zu unserem Beruf wollen wir Sie Tag fur Tag begeistern. Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch!
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Olivia Restaurant - fine dining and exquisite cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Sven is a cocktail wizard, beautifully balancing flavours so none overpower the others but make a perfect synergy. Sample the ultimate Classic Mojito, and the new for this year Olivia's Chocolada which includes chocolate tequila - the smooth combination of hazelnut and chocolate makes this a very sophisticated and heavenly drink. You must also try the Razz Mojito, and my partner thinks their Whisky Sour is the best ever. Go there if you want to experience cocktails at their absolute best in a really chilled atmosphere.

This attention to detail and ambition to find new and unusual flavour combinations translates to their food menu. Last week I nearly died and went to heaven eating the steak with exotic fruit sauce. Who would ever have thought they would go together but really - wow. The steak was a beautiful cut, and delicately cooked medium rare so it melted in the mouth. The lovingly prepared sauce included bananas and kiwi and just worked to create this new and wonderful taste sensation - you have to try this.

We'd experienced the perfectly prepared tapas before (exquisite black pudding with quince jelly, perfectly cooked tempura vegetables amongst others, all served at Michelin level presentation) but the new for this year coconut soup with miso noodles and chilli mince was a revelation. Smooth velvety coconut, the satisfying mouth feel of thin noodles and then the kick of heat from the chilli mince - another wow from me.

So sorry to be back home but terrific memories of a business striving to serve the absolute cutting edge in fine dining and exquisite cocktails.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Breathtakingly beautiful paella!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We visited twice during the week, simply for the paella, which was a real highlight of our holiday. Be prepared to wait a little longer for this dish because perfection takes a little time to achieve! it not only tasted delicious but was presented beautifully too. Nice staff and a decent location overlooking the harbour too. Cocktails help to kill a little time while waiting for your paella ;-)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leek, England, United Kingdom
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“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very attentive and knowledgable staff, extremely pleasant atmosphere and the food was knockout, if a little on the expensive side.Proof of the adage that you get what you pay for.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“We love Olivia :-)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

What an amazing place on earth. Great food, great wine & excellent service!
We will definately be coming back, when we go bact to Gran Canaria :-)

  • Visited July 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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“A bit pricey, particularly with children”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Decided on this place because of favourable Trip Advisor reviews. Sat down to an extensive if a little bit expensive cocktail menu but what we met when we looked at the main menu was too much...... For a family with young children who are well versed in the art of finding fine dining venues that offer great kids food (yes there are places that do:-) to face €12 for kids chicken nuggets was too far..... For main meals expect to pay €20-ish. So we left before ordering food.
That said the service was good despite us questioning value for money

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Feinschmeckerle, Inhaber at Restaurante Olivia, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to rate us.
Too bad that our offer has not met your expectations.

Our children's menu (chicken nuggets) is freshly prepared. We use fresh chicken breast and no frozen food. The fries are also not out of the bag, they are made from fresh potatoes. For our salads we use different lettuces and other fresh products.
The ice cream for dessert is served with homemade whipped cream and pastries.
We therefore do not consider a price of 12 € to be too expensive.

Our cocktail ingredients we import also worldwide, we do not use the usual premix products.

We hope you enjoyed your stay with us anyway.

Best wishes
Sven Bierenbreier, Junior Manager
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