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La Oliva

#118 of 3,060 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Egelantiersstraat 122-124, 1015PR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 320 4316
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stumbled on this while looking for something a little different and had a table for two by the window - very nice. The staff were attentive and explained the pintxos options available at the bar. We started with three and went back for two more, they were delicious and great value. If you are looking for Spanish influence either large... More 

Thank GalaxyInvader
Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit was in 2014 for dinner and returned for lunch this time . Great service and excellent tapas although the selection was much smaller during lunch - it was still good .

Thank tosellisw5
Heemstede, The Netherlands
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470 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Oliva is for sure one of the best poncho restaurants in Amsterdam. Last night we had dinner there again as we do many times. The service is good and the food is great. Only last night we were booked for 21.00 and then most poncho's are finished. Normally for Spanish places we start late but this is Holland, so... More 

Thank MvdK01
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We encountered La Oliva purely by chance because it was on the street right by our hotel. We liked the look of it every time we passed and it was always busy so we thought we would give it a try - what a great decision. We went through the card with tapas to start, main courses, desserts, coffee and... More 

Thank dper195829
Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent meal. You start by selecting pintxos ("pinchos") from the bar area, and they bring them to your table. At about 5 dollars each, they are an awesome way to try several different items instead of ordering larger traditional appetizers. We ordered three pintxos, a dried sausage platter, and two entrees. We were completely stuffed, but it was a full... More 

Thank katemsingleton
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were brought here as the first place to visit by my parents who have been staying in Amsterdam for half a year. They didn't give us much information but as soon as we entered we felt right at home and the sight of the pintxos was mouthwatering. The intention was to just have a snack before dinner but then... More 

Thank Rob A
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Looking for a change? Then this new-style-spanish tapas restaurant could be exactly right for you - cost small and located in the beautiful Jordaan neighborhood. I only had a chance to taste the Pintxos, but they were great: classical Spanish tapas with a blend of new spices and taste - @ 4,50-4,75€ pp. So head here for a quick and... More 

Thank WizzardBerlin
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The locals seem to flock here, so you know it must be good. We were the only "touristy" looking people here, it was packed. The burger was not "American" tasting beef so it was not liked at all. The pork schnitzel was excellent, the spaghetti average. But the French Fries were thick, crisp, and hot. Fabulous fries. I think the... More 

Thank mrblumis
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We weren't expecting to dine on just the tapas, but after hearing the descriptions of all the ones they had available, we quickly decided we wanted to try as many as possible. We really enjoyed eating here, thought the concept of the restaurant was very creative and the food was excellent!

Thank Brittney F
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, from tapas to desserts. Some of the desserts were Italian, so we would have liked it if they had some Italian red wines as well. Other than that we don't have any complaints. Highly recommended.

Thank Kjersti D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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