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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$36 - $53
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International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Spanish, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over rated and expensive. Very slow, service. Had to ask twice for first drinks order after 10 minutes.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 7, 2021

Oliva was such a special dining experience. The food was beautifully presented and tasted just as good as it looked. The staff were friendly and looked after our group so well. We will definitely return on our next visit to Nerja.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021

Really delicious food and was very pleased they offered a full vegetarian tasting menu. We loved every dish and their unique flavours.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 2, 2021 via mobile

Everything was great. We found this the best restaurant we’ve visited in Nerja. The quality of the food was outstanding and visually perfect. The service in this restaurant is by far the best we have experienced. Thanks for the great night !

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

Visited the restaurant twice on our trip as the food was so good. Better than some starred restaurants I’ve visited in my opinion. Lovely staff and kindly allowed us to change the dishes on the degustation on our second visit. Prawn starter in Kaifi was...incredible as was the tuna starter and the tuna main. Coffee Creme brûlée dessert and the peach also stunning. Very reasonably priced for the quality and great local food and wineMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 3, 2021 via mobile

When I arrived there were 3-4 people in total in the restaurant. When I asked for a table for 1 person , I was told "we are fully booked" Clearly this was not the case. They simply did not want to welcome solo travellers. No...idea what the food was like - they wouldn't even let me inside.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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RestauranteOliva, Propietario at Oliva, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2021

Dear declangilroy. We are very sorry that we didn´t have a table available for you. Of course "solo travellers" are welcome at Restaurante Oliva! But if you want to get a table in the weekend in the summer at Restaurante Oliva WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND to...More

Reviewed July 27, 2021

Third time, but first time at the new address and as good as ever! Joyful playful excellent food and very well chosen wines to go with it (took the full menu with wine package) High proposition of local products as well as local wines which...we appreciated Smooth and friendly service Thanks for an excellent evening We will be back soon!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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RestauranteOliva, Propietario at Oliva, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your tasting menu with wine pairing at our new premises. We hope to wellcome you again soon!

Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

A wonderful restaurant, lovely square, great ambience, super staff! And that's even before I come to the food.....We both had the taster menu with wine pairings. This is my favourite type of meal - no thinking or choosing to be done! I just don't know...where to begin.....each dish was a treat to behold and, of course, to taste. The dishes were described to us, as were the wines. One thing I would suggest, though. It would be great to have a card or print-out at the end as a memento of those wonderful dishes? We have had taster menus in various places and most did have something like that to take away with you. I would strongly recommend the taster menu here - to be honest, it's one of the most reasonably-priced taster menus we have ever had!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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RestauranteOliva, Propietario at Oliva, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2021

Thank you so much for your review!! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your tasting menu at Restaurante Oliva!! We take notice of your suggestion , and we are already working on it. Soon you will get the menu you had...More

Reviewed July 21, 2021

First time to Oliva in its new location in the square. Had a wonderful lunch on the terrace although the interior of the restaurant is stunning. Love the light made from grandmother's cutlery! Everything was perfect from start to finish. The food is beautifully presented...in lovely and innovative dishes and is of exceptional quality. Service is excellent. Thank you!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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RestauranteOliva, Propietario at Oliva, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2021

Thank you for your words!! We are so happy to hear that you had a nice time on your first oliva experience!! We hope to welcome you again soon!

Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

Delicious food, good service and very pleasant atmosphere. We went for a dinner and tried tasting menu with wine paring. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: June 2021
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RestauranteOliva, Propietario at Oliva, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our tasting menu! Thank you and see you next time!

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AnneWright58
December 21, 2018|
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Response from Katethefoodie33 | Reviewed this property |
They normally do a set menu around €200 per person on New year's Eve, we were going to go last year but went New year's Day instead, was absolutely gorgeous!! Enjoy xx
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Response from SerenidadDerbyshire | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but doubt it. Worth emailing them directly. I hope so for your sake!
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November 16, 2017|
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Response from patproc | Reviewed this property |
Their contact details are on their Website. Tel.No.& e-mail address.
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Yes, Oliva is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Oliva is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5