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Oliva - CLOSED

161 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1004
+1 212-228-4143
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good23%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
14 Nov 2011
“I wish I knew where the locals eat”
26 Oct 2011
“Delicious and Lively”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
161 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1004
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

This is one of those places that falls into the category "I wish I knew where the locals eat". Oliva is a great neighborhood restaurant in the very cool lower east side. It's a perfect place to have an affordable and delicious meal without all...More

Thank rbwessel
Reviewed 27 October 2011

To start it off the sangria is great and is served in huge pitchers which never hurts. The actual tapas were really tasty with my favorite being the bacon wrapped dates. Only complaint was that five or six of their tapas on the menu were...More

Thank nycfoodi
Reviewed 28 July 2011

The pollo ajillo was so flavorful. You mostly get tapas here, which is good because we were all able to order different things and sample a bit of everything. Dessert was a chocolate cake with a side of vanilla ice cream... one word: Scrumptious! The...More

Thank Ladynikki523
Reviewed 13 July 2011

My wife and I loved it here.. Would definitely try to eat here again. The live music really got the place hoppin'! Go!

Thank Artistryan
Reviewed 26 May 2010

Went there without knowing what to expect. And we were positively surprised! The food was awesome (mmm there cheese selection is divine & the serrano is heavenly!) and the cocktails were fresh & delicious. Friendly service & reasonable priced. Quite loud music but that just...More

Thank titoob
Reviewed 26 March 2010

When my girlfriend and I couldn't get into the Mercury Lounge due to a sold out show, we decided to pick a new place, and just give something a try. Stumbled down Houston street and saw Oliva on the corner. It was just great! Had...More

Thank 65Pony
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Reviewed 22 February 2010

Great Tapas, Mamajuana, Good live music.

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Reviewed 27 January 2010

Great little restaurant. Lively atmosphere. Live music and people dancing. The tapas was delicious. Recommend the tortilla with chorizo and the bread crumbed olives.

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 7 March 2009

I'm sure there are better tapas places, and I'm sure there are worse. The food was good, but not superlative. We ordered 4 dishes, and two of them stood out for very different reasons. The spinach and manchego empanadas were divine. Alas, the bacon-wrapped dates...More

Thank nmcrawford
Reviewed 6 August 2008

The food is average, the place is extremely noisy, dark and kind of dirty, service is good.

Thank Alessandro_7
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1004
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-4143
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