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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed October 25, 2020

I absolutely loves La Oliva. The food is phenomenal, the service was good and the atmosphere is as if you are in spain!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 5, 2020 via mobile

The tapas are really good but the service is a disaster. It has taken ages to get some attention, get the menus and being able to place an order. They were not giving any attention to the customers.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

Had a fine dinner here with two colleagues. Atmosphere is relaxed and we were imemdiately made to feel welcome. For main courses we had the Zarzuela de Maariscos and the wild boar estufado. Both were judged excellent. Special praise for the cheese selection which was...carefully explained and very nicely presented. strobgly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

They had a large selection of tapas and all were delicious. The atmosphere was cute and cozy and the staff friendly. Would recommend dinner here while in Amsterdam.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

Met relatives from Amsterdam here. Very nice atmosphere. We really enjoyed the many options of tapas to choose from. The service was good and friendly. We had a baby with us in a stroller and they were quite nice about accommodating us with a good...table to fit the stroller. If you enjoy tapas this restaurant had terrific tasty options.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

We had a 7pm reservation of which the person who greeted us did not know anything about. However, he was very accomodating and got it fixed right away. The reason we went to this restaurant was because we were expecting a true Northern Spain experience...which was not the case. Menu was rather limited, lacking in certain options which are a staple of Northern Spain gastronomy and at high prices. The ambiance was not as easygoing as we would have hoped for. While I would not say that it was a total dissapointment (food quality was good though, service nothing to write home about), I would not recommend this place for anyone who is looking for a true Spanish experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Amazing food!!!! The staff is helpful and their recommandations and knowledge about food and drinks are top notch. We had an amazing evening and hopefully we will return in the future! One of My best experiences ever!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

The restaurant serves delicious pinchos (a better version of tapas). The food is amasing and worth trying. Staff are also friendly and fast.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020

Tried here based on previous trip reviews and not disappointed. Good selection of N Spain dishes and pintxos. Mostly based on bread and they had a gluten-free option for all. each was reasonably substantial and really tasty. More complex than tapas dishes. The meal options...were good. we both had Pumpkin and Truffle risotto...absolutely gorgeous. Dessert's good and reasonable Spanish wine selection (and good options by the glass.Nice atmosphere and good throughput of people. Good choice to make for a lighter meal...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020

Booked late in the afternoon and were very lucky, still a table for 4 available. We had a very good dinner and the ladies had a fantastic Zarzuela. We had Wild boar stew. Atmosphere was fantastic and service excellent.

Date of visit: January 2020
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  • La Oliva is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5