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“Top notch nosh !”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Oliva

Oliva
Ranked #3 of 389 Restaurants in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $51
Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, European, Spanish, Central European
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Top notch nosh !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

5 very 'old' friends had just the best meal last night. Service great, wine great (organic as far as I remember), food was just terrific. London quality and presentation at Spanish prices,
I had octopus to start but i wish I had either the steak or tuna tartare, that looked very tasty although mine as absolutely fine. Pork cheek for main again very tasty but looking at the tuna or suckling pig I may have sold myself short ! Dessert , a generous serving of marscapone with red fruits. Stuffed, well fed, nice portions, presentation fabulous, amuse bouche spot on. Next visit to Nerja there will be another booking.

  • Visited January 2014
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Andalucia, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Stunning Meal and Attentive Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

While most reviews of Oliva are positive, some are rather sniffy about the food and the service so I thought I would check it out for myself on my most recent visit to Nerja. I was bowled over by the experience and have to commiserate with those people who were unfortunate enough not to have lived through the meal I did. Every element of our meal was top notch - and I dine in Michelin starred restaurants in London on a regular basis. Admittedly the restaurant was virtually empty on the night we went so that took a lot of pressure off the waiting staff, but all aspects of the food, the wine and the service were spot on.

Oliva is not your run of the mill, every day, hum-drum holiday eaterie but if you are looking for the Nerja version of fine dining then this has to be the place to go - along with 34 which unfortunately was closed at the time of my visit on this occasion. I will most certainly return,

Visited December 2013
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Nerja, Spain
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

Having had this Restaurant recommended and read previous reviews, thought we would give it a try just before Christmas. Found it exactly as recommendation. The Staff were very attentive without being obtrusive in any way at all. The food is to die for, in fact none of our party (4) could find anything at all which was less than perfect - and 'one of our party' takes some pleasing!
We had booked as we have heard it can be very difficult to get a Table, unfortunately it was very quiet - which is reflected in the lack of people in Nerja at the time for some reason.

  • Visited December 2013
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

The food was great but the service was excellent. Very attentive throughout the meal and always on hand to help and even reccomend wines etc.
The canapes before and sorbet during the meal as well as special butter and dips for the bread.
Certainly recommend Oliva.

  • Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Ate here recently as part of a small group. This is (thankfully) not your typical tourist restaurant and is instead a welcome high-end dining experience. I had steak with "Moss" and it was utterly delicious. I shared an orange panacotta dessert and it too was excellent. we have a lovely waitress who was genuinely friendly and very welcoming.

Would have no hesitation in recommomending Oliva but do not come here expecting huge portions, instead it is top quality food in perfect portion sizes.

  • Visited November 2013
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