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“Excellent food and service”
Review of Oliva

Oliva
Ranked #3 of 395 Restaurants in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $36 - $52
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Restaurant with a modern creative Andalusian cuisine, with a solid traditional base but constantly experimenting with new tastes, textures, techniques and products. The wine list includes wines from all around Spain. The restaurant is very close to Balcón de Europa, in the center of Nerja and has a private sunny terrace.
Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Fine dining with attention to detail and excellent service. Staff are very friendly and helpful when helping you to choose the dishes. I had duck which was cooked perfectly - pink with crispy skin and a beautiful chocolate fondant for sweet. Probably the best dinner we ate during our month long stay in Nerja. Well done to all the team!

  • Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Thank you Alan and all in Oliva”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Visited here for Dinner this week and what a wonderful meal we had. Apart from the stunning surroundings, the friendly staff, the sheer professionalism of the restaurant as a whole, the food was the best we have ever tasted. If visiting Nerja do not leave without spending an evening in Oliva, this is the best of the best and you won't regret the visit.

  • Visited March 2013
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La Herradura, Spain
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A Great Lunch”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Popped in for lunch via the back door next to the underground parking ramp in Nerja. Very pleasantly suprised. The food, the presentation and ambiance were all top notch. I will be back in May and will definitely pop in again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Competa
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nouvelle Cuisine at its Best”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

I was a little apprehensive about going to Oliva looking at the photos and noting some of the comments re the food. Was this going to be more style over substance? I was pleased to say I was not disappointed.
The food is excellent both in presentation and taste and the service is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The restaurant itself is contemporary in decor and intimate enough without being overcrowded.
Bread is brought to you to start, with an interesting presentation of butter and olives in a small plant pot and a dash of a marmalade and salsa Ximenez on a slate platter. An interesting touch. I started with the langostinos en kataiffi which was recommended by our waitress. This was excellent and had a rich taste and texture. My wife had the fried goat's cheese but felt it was maybe not as runny as she would have liked being a little more 'solid' than expected for deep fried cheese.
For main I had the duck which again was excellent. Cooked perfectly, slightly pink and served sliced with a Ximenez sauce. My wife had the steak, which she said was perfectly cooked and very tasty.
For sweet we had the cheesecake with a dessert wine.
The wine we had with the meal was a rioja which was decanted and this certainly helped the flavour and body. The waiter was very helpful describing the wine we chose.
This is not cheap dining but it is well worth the money for the quality of food, presentation and excellent waiting staff.

  • Visited March 2013
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth a trip to Nerja just to eat here!”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Dined at Oliva in March after a few nights of disappointing dinners at the Hotel Balcon! We dined here last year and this year it was even better than I remembered. The cost was 100 euros for a bottle of wine, three courses, coffee and all the lovely extras. Wonderful staff, great service. Would come back to Nerja self catering or b & b so we can come back and eat here every night!

  • Visited March 2013
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