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Restaurant Olivar

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 7052
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
1 Jul 2017
“Nice service, good food.”
14 Apr 2017
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This lovely little tapas restaurant is very pleasant. It's clean, bright with a cozy terrace that seats maybe 2-4. I've passed it a thousand times and have never ventured in. It's parallel to the waormestraat This time I did and was pleasantly surprised. The staff...More

Thank Foodbytch
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We looked for a place to eat near the hotel in TripAdvisor and Olivar was well indicated. The service was very good, very joyful. We had fish and meat, and both were good!

Thank Marcus A
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

It seams like a good place to drink beer or drinks. But I did not enjoy the food, I had an octopus carpaccio and lobster with rice. Also the service was not good.

Thank Gustavo V
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Family dinner. Service correct, nice but forgetting some parts of the order. Food quite average. Better options available in Amsterdam so I don't recommend it.

Thank Abrandao
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Based on previous reviews we chose this restaurant due to its location and positive reviews. Although we reserved a table there would have been no need as only one other couple in when we arrived. This might have been a bad sign but generally the...More

Thank engineerjim
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Good environment, quiet and nice music. Food very well done. In our opinion too much spices in our dishes (cordero and faisan) A bit expensive but nice restaurant at red district area. The Waiter very nice guy and cooker knows what Spanish cuisine is about.

Thank Pablo M
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The positive: Good location on the canal . Nice place to have a drink and people watch. That's where it ends I'm afraid. The negative: Attempt at tapas was a joke. Tortilla was tasteless and was served in 4 very small coin sized pieces. Chicken...More

1  Thank Ed05
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I was lucky to be a bit lost and stumbled upon this cute place on the canal , perfect for a spot to stop and have a drink to sit and enjoy the view with the boats coming by! It's hard to find a spot...More

Thank elizacass
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The food was good it has a Spanish style. I recommend the tapas like ham, olives, cheese, bread... The music is good and you can sit inside or outside.

Thank Menriq
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We were there as friends and went to this restaurant because the location is beautiful, they offered spanish Tapas and it´s expensive so we expected very good Tapas. Unfortunately the Tapas were far from good. Prawns were okay, their interpretation of "spanish potatoes" (a dish...More

Thank Marisa B
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 330 7052
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We are a small exclusive restaurant with a southern European oriented kitchen. Our menu offers a select choice of traditional Spanish dishes and creations inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine. Our chefs are dedicated to prepare for our guests the best dishes with the finest ingredients.The restaurant is decorated in the southern Spanish style with original tiles and a long marble bar where you can enjoy our extensive wine list, have a meal or if you have not booked, have a drink while waiting for a table.For a snack and a drink you can also sit on the terace. In the summer you can enjoy watching the boats taking turns to sail through the narrow gate towards the open water or to the canals of the oldest and most beautiful part of Amsterdam.
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