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La Oliva

#77 of 1,175 Restaurants in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Realejo - San Matias
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Calle Virgen del Rosario 9, 18009 Granada, Spain
+34 958 22 57 54
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Francisco was extremely friendly and the menu was outstanding. He did a great job explaining the origin of all the food and even made special accommodations for my wife and I who are both vegetarian. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Granada.

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Thank Vikrum V
Bolton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Francisco warns you in his confirmation email that he is not a restaurant but what we experienced was so much more! When you go to his shop, he welcomes you as though you are long lost friends. He tempts your palate with tastes from the area and dishes from his youth. The evening begins with tasting three different olive oils... More 

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Thank Jackie S
Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't recommend more highly! If you are into your food / local produce this is the ideal way to dine. Very simple but gorgeous food with Francisco introducing each serving. Nice and boozy too :) I hope to be back! Be sure to book in advance...

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Thank John W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The place was amazing such a different experience!!food was very good, the host explained everything perfectly Don't leave Granada without eating here ;)

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Thank Ioana C
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The food was delicious and presented with beauty and care. Francisco is a perfect host. Don't go to Granada without this experience.

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Thank Joe B
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Francisco is that elusive blend of host and merchant. The tasting I attended was amazing from the beginning, and the quality of dishes never wavered. Here's how I would describe it: simple, local, fresh, original, quality of the highest standard. Feed me, Francisco! Don't miss an opportunity to attend a tapas tasting!

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Thank Karen G
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

If you don't, you are in danger of your visit to Granada being somewhat... incomplete! "An experience" has become a woefully over used phrase - not so in this case. La Oliva does not claim to be a restaurant, so judging it as such is simply redundant. A somewhat negative review mentioned the tiny kitchen. Did you taste the food... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The tasting menu that Francisco organizes is unique, unforgettable, and excellent value. Francisco explains with clear and useful descriptors (in three or four languages, if needed), but then steps back to let you enjoy. There is nothing pretentious or precious about this. But rather, the meal is an opportunity to taste the kind of food of regional home cooks. For... More 

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Thank eliza4fun
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We spent a month travelling through Spain experiencing the culture, food, and people. Francisco and his tasting experience was the highlight of our trip. He taught us so much about the food and drink of Spain. The quality of the food was superb. I highly recommend this experience. FANTASTIC!!

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Thank Marlene P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited as a group of 6 last night and had an amazing experience. A total immersion into Spanish cuisine, wine, and the surprising world of olive oil! It was so relaxed and informal, like being at home, Francisco made us feel very welcome, and is a great host, not to mention a magical cook. We will remember the evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$43 - $43
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Virgen del Rosario 9, 18009 Granada, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Granada>  > Realejo - San Matias
  • Neighborhood: Realejo - San Matias
  • Phone Number: +34 958 22 57 54

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?