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Calle Pintada 7, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 29 88
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Vienna, Austria
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Among the best restaurants I have been to - in the world! Real good food, real good service. What I like about the food is that they are experimental yet traditional

2 Thank travelvienna30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate at Oliva for a special occasion and was very pleased. The food was delicious and the chef's surprised were a treat. Deliciously prepared sophisticated food and an excellent wine list. The wait staff were efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended for a great dinner.

2 Thank T K
Falkirk, Scotland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have meant to try Oliva the last twice we were in Nerja but didn't get around to it. So glad we got there this time. The courtyard you enter it is lovely, very traditional. The restaurant is classic, good food. All the dishes had a different twist but they worked so well. We got very tasty appetisers of Parmesan... More 

2 Thank ClaireM77
Gourdon, France
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean, slick and professional. Good menu and quality of cooking/presentation. Beef capraccio was superb as was the venison loin. Faultless. Our only disappointment was the noise from unruly young children who had been allowed into the restaurant with their parents who exercised little control over them.

2 Thank viperaberus
Nerja, Spain
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi everybody. We had been there on the 14th of February, quite late at 22:45h, because they suffered over-booking. It was a real pleasant event. The food was excellent and the service the same. I'm quite demanding and consider myself a 'Gourmet', would say is one of the best places in Nerja. They served extra stuff like a starter and... More 

4 Thank Mikeynerja
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oliva is our favoritt place in Nerja. Last time we choose tastingmenu with winemenu. It was fantastic. Try it. The service is always superb. We are going back to Oliva in April. Looking forward already. 👍

1 Thank ThomasOslo42
Pender Island, Canada
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210 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our final night in Nerja, we booked a dinner reservation at this lovely restaurant. The restaurant was recommended by good friends who had been there a month before. The food and service was impeccable. We were able to sit outside in the patio and just enjoy the food and ambience. In was just wonderful!

2 Thank LCplus
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Better than many michelin star restaurants!! Delicious food, great service and "fine dining enviroment". Reserve in advance because is always very busy

Thank mariarodriguez2017b
Blyth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, couldnt fault it. My 70th Birthday was on Valentines night. Excellent food, beautifully presented and staff very attentive

Thank Vivian D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rather over impressed with itself, this restaurant offers nothing that couldn't be had elsewhere for a lot less money. Modern and achingly trendy not a must visit for us I'm afraid.

Thank OtagoSG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$51
International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, European, Spanish, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pintada 7, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 29 88
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.

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