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La Oliva

#128 of 3,180 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Egelantiersstraat 122-124, 1015PR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 320 4316
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this tapas restaurant while roaming the streets and canals. What a lovely find!!! A charming little place with friendly staff and very good food. Not expensive in any way at all and had a good mix of locals and tourists alike. The homemade soup was extremely good and the varied bar laid tapas were amazing.

Thank markgregory1
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

A departure from the fundamental tapas, however the combinations used were absolutely delicious. Very pleased. Arrived at 19.00 and the place was packed by 20.00. Apparently THE place to dine in the Jordaan.

Thank MLoGrande
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2016

La Oliva was a great find for us! It is affordable and great Spanish food. They have different fresh tortillas daily in addition to their menu. It is located in the very cool Jordaan area.

Thank Madeline M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I was very happy here. The quality of food matched the service. Expect large tapas - with an array of choices including seafood, meats and vegetarian options. Or pick a main from the menu. Drink selection is standard. Great place.

Thank David B
Shanghai, China
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

My colleagues and myself have been to this restaurant for dinner several times. Making reservations (especially on Friday) is highly recommended as it is usually packed. We have consistently tried only one dish (simply because it is so good!!) - and it is listed as Zarzuela de pescados y mariscos in their menu. You need a minimum of 2 to... More 

Thank KimDino
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163 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

On a walking tour of Jordaans we stopped off for a quick and very late lunch. We were offered a range on pinchos. Very nice and good value. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Mark P
Elgin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Very busy restaurant but they managed to find us a table without a reservation. Appears to be very popular with the locals. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Good atmosphere with excellent food.

Thank Lainey900
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Superb little restaurant. Very busy when we got there and we had to wait a few minutes for a table, but well worth the wait. Friendly and welcoming staff. Superb food and desserts to die for. We will be back on our next visit to Amsterdam.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Staff were super friendly and food was delicious. A great night. Small and requires booking in advance. Nice tapas available from the counter to start.

Thank Gethin L
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

The whole thing was good - we had no booking - that wasn't a problem, the waiter explained the set up really well, the waitress described each of the pinxtos in great detail, the food was delicious, and it wasn't even that expensive. Excellent!

Thank JN68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Egelantiersstraat 122-124, 1015PR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighbourhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 320 4316

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jordaan

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One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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