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Restaurant Olivar

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 7052
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
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“steak” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is difficult to write a poor review when the staff seemed to be doing their best and were friendly. However, I cannot think of another rating given that we waited over an hour for our food (there were only a few other tables) and...More

1  Thank BSB14
Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were beat at the end of a long day and this place had a good location. Drinks were served in a timely fashion, but we waited about 45 minutes for our food and we were the only people eating at the time! The steak...More

Thank CACatgrrrl
Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Lovely tapas restaurant where your food is cooked to order. I don't mind waiting a little while to receive freshly cooked food of this quality. Friendly service and very clean restaurant. Would definitely visit again when returning to Amsterdam.

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I sat outside right in front of a busy canal intersection and had our last couple of beers. Price is amazing and the service was really good. Not sure what the other reviewers meant by slow service. Maybe for food? Anyway, service...More

Thank JANicholas
Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

The food was nice but expensive, it was spoilt by having to wait such a long time for what was a simple meal. There was no apology or any discount for the long wait the restaurant wasn't even busy when they were cooking our main...More

Thank RosieLincs
Reviewed May 10, 2015

It took over an hour to be served tapas that were just average and most certainly not worth the money OR time. The excuse they gave us was one of the chefs left and they were left with one chef. Pretty flimsy in my opinion....More

1  Thank VRG8
Reviewed April 26, 2015

Everything about this restaurant is first class: beautiful décor with wall and floor tiles from Granada; great music mix with lots of modern jazz classics; charming host and lovely waitress; delicious wine and fabulous food. To start I had the paté de ternera which was...More

Thank Loabydosser
Reviewed March 22, 2015

Whilst the food we had was ok, it has to be said that we waited far too long for each course and the prices here are very expensive. We were the only people in the restaurant that evening and I dread to think how long...More

1  Thank Crassus_Cattus
Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

The place is very cozy, the music is elegant and at the right volume. You can enjoy your meal with the light of the candles. The stuff are really enjoying their job and they make you feel at home. They always smile at you and...More

Thank Hornelson
Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great Spanish food in the trendy Jordann. Be sure to make a reservation because it's always busy. There were more than 20 fresh pintxo dishes to choose from and we tried almost all of them. Especially tasty were the figs stuffed with blue cheese and...More

Thank ST-Pres
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 330 7052
  • E-mail
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.
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