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Black Olive Hotel & Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


$5 - $17
American, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

We have followed Sofie all over Cuenca for the last six years. Her food is consistently excellent. She is always trying out new menus and comes up with amazing stuff. We particularly enjoy her greek night. This Saturday she is planning foods from all over...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ragu10
Reviewed April 16, 2017

My wife and I were thrilled that Melissa had found a new location for her Black Olive restaurant. We’ve had several lovely times there since it opened, but last Saturday night was especially great! We both had the delicious French onion soup chock full of...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Wraylewis
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Well, as anybody who has read my EC restaurant reviews would know, I am not a fun of Gringo owned restaurants, except for San Sebas Cafe, which is an international mixing scene. Probably this is why I had not visited Black Olive until, quite recently,...More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Food was excellent and we enjoyed relaxing to the sound of the river. The service was excellent and everyone was very friendly...

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank JeffBarb17
Reviewed March 19, 2016

This delicious little place closed recently. I have not heard if where the owner/chef will reopen in another location. Very sad, delicious food. This may be the curse of the expat hangouts.

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank megoreilly
Reviewed February 8, 2016

I originally reviewed this in July 2015 right after I visited. I gave the same rating, 1* because of the very poor service. I was subjective and gave a good review on the quality of the food. The Owner was very apologetic when he read...More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed January 27, 2016

My wife and I visited Cuenca in October. We passed the restaurant in our walks several times, and finally decided to try it. Our dinner was outstanding, with some unusual twists that were just fantastic. The chef/owner is open to discussion and makes herself available....More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank David R
Reviewed December 2, 2015

Love the Black Olive. If you are a foody you should definitely try this place. Food and service are wonderful.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank DW-BB2015
Reviewed November 30, 2015

Gave the Black Olive another try and was pleased to see that the Black Olive had returned to its roots. Cozy atmosphere, eclectic paintings on the wall, bistro music and the attentive but always friendly Melissa and Felix back in form. Great to have this...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank David K
Reviewed November 23, 2015

Verry nice atmosphere, and the service is always excellent. All of our food arrived hot and well presented. The chef visited our table which tis always a nice touch. My only concern is although the food ihas always been excellent, more attention should be taken...More

Date of visit: November 2015
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