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La Oliva

#96 of 1,222 Restaurants in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Realejo - San Matias
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Calle Virgen del Rosario 9, 18009 Granada, Spain
+34 958 22 57 54
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the evening, Francisco Lillo Roldan transforms his small gourmet shop into a cozy community of diners who gather to sample the excellent olive oils and local wines that he provides as tastings, along with a wide array of tapas freshly prepared (right then, right there) by Francisco and his pair of able assistants. Make reservations (good idea!) if you... More 

Thank mco2dca
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We dined in a small deli with only 2 other couples - initially at separate tables, but as the evening and conversation flowed the tables were joined. Host, Francisco was knowledgeable and passionate about local food, and seemed to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of spanish food history. Served 15 small tasting dishes and 5 wines. The flavours were beautifully judged,... More 

Thank drinthehotel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Francisco was extremely friendly and the menu was outstanding. He did a great job explaining the origin of all the food and even made special accommodations for my wife and I who are both vegetarian. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Granada.

Thank Vikrum V
Bolton, Connecticut
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Francisco warns you in his confirmation email that he is not a restaurant but what we experienced was so much more! When you go to his shop, he welcomes you as though you are long lost friends. He tempts your palate with tastes from the area and dishes from his youth. The evening begins with tasting three different olive oils... More 

Thank Jackie S
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Couldn't recommend more highly! If you are into your food / local produce this is the ideal way to dine. Very simple but gorgeous food with Francisco introducing each serving. Nice and boozy too :) I hope to be back! Be sure to book in advance...

Thank John W
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The place was amazing such a different experience!!food was very good, the host explained everything perfectly Don't leave Granada without eating here ;)

Thank Ioana C
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The food was delicious and presented with beauty and care. Francisco is a perfect host. Don't go to Granada without this experience.

Thank Joe B
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Francisco is that elusive blend of host and merchant. The tasting I attended was amazing from the beginning, and the quality of dishes never wavered. Here's how I would describe it: simple, local, fresh, original, quality of the highest standard. Feed me, Francisco! Don't miss an opportunity to attend a tapas tasting!

Thank Karen G
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

If you don't, you are in danger of your visit to Granada being somewhat... incomplete! "An experience" has become a woefully over used phrase - not so in this case. La Oliva does not claim to be a restaurant, so judging it as such is simply redundant. A somewhat negative review mentioned the tiny kitchen. Did you taste the food... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The tasting menu that Francisco organizes is unique, unforgettable, and excellent value. Francisco explains with clear and useful descriptors (in three or four languages, if needed), but then steps back to let you enjoy. There is nothing pretentious or precious about this. But rather, the meal is an opportunity to taste the kind of food of regional home cooks. For... More 

Thank eliza4fun

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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$41 - US$41
Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Virgen del Rosario 9, 18009 Granada, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Granada>  > Realejo - San Matias
  • Neighbourhood: Realejo - San Matias
  • Phone Number: +34 958 22 57 54

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