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“Fantastic!”

Olive Tapas Style Eatery
Ranked #24 of 202 Restaurants in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 1 - USD 16
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: "tapas Is A Way Of Life" Small Mouthfuls Of Something Savoury To Share Over A Glass Of Wine With Great Conversation
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I visited here with a group of friends and had the Party Menu. It was described as coming in "3 waves". Well, it was so delicious and such generous portions, it was more like a tsunami!

Each wave came on two gigantic sharing boards, with a central aioli dip, and different tapas.

The first wave included chicken and chorizo in a creamy smoked paprika sauce, crunchy chunky bread with sun-dried tomatoes, salad, chicken wings and tortilla. One friend had the vegetarian option which included falafel and vegetable paella. It was all delicious.

The second wave included a vegetable paella and chicken in a spicy sauce and salad. The paella was very morish.

The third wave had chicken cazador, crispy coated calamari (fantastic), patatas fritas and salad. Stuffed vine leaves and Mediterranean vegetable pasta bake for our vegetarian friend.

By this time, we were all feeling well and truly stuffed!

We all struggled to carry on, so the extremely helpful waiter gave us all a 'doggy bag' ( plastic box) to fill and take home.

All in all, a great meal. And the background music was great as well.

Highly recommended and we will definitely be going back.

Thank Hilary M
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ESPubCo, General Manager at Olive Tapas Style Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

WOW! What a great review!
I am so glad you appreciated the Party Menu, and Drew (the helpful waiter!) said your party were a pleasure to serve!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Ryan

2 for 1 tapas nights! First Monday of every month! Book Now 01803 411642

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

First time at Olives for me, and quiet when we got there early doors. Service was polite and efficient, and the food was quite delicious, and HOT. Of course Tapas caters for all tastes depending what you like ! I was impressed by the staff. The food was good. The service was good. Whats not to like? Didnt try Olive's when it was busy though, presumably more staff would be in place for that.

Thank Dave M
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ESPubCo, General Manager at Olive Tapas Style Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review!

We hope to see you again soon!
Ryan

2 for 1 Nights- 1st Monday each Month, Book Now 01803 411642

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

One of the best tapas restaurants ever! The food is great and the lunch menu is great value. Thank you for a wonderful lunch

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Thank moeastleigh
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ESPubCo, General Manager at Olive Tapas Style Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! it really is appreciated.

Don't forget our 2 for 1 night's - first Monday of the Month (Next one 7th November),
get 2 for 1 on all tapas! eg. buy 5 get 5 free! 01803 411642 to book!

olive Paignton team
paignton@enjoytapas.com

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We popped in and got a good sized table for four of us. The menu is pretty self explanatory and well laid out. We all picked 3 different dishes each so as to have a bit of variation. The kitchen didn't seem very busy but the food did take a bit of time to come, but the atmosphere and a couple of drinks all helped to pass the time.
When the food did arrive it was very very good, reasonable size and very very tasty.
It wasn't too expensive, the service was good and the atmosphere was good.
Would I go there again... YES deffinately

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Thank JLJBK
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ESPubCo, General Manager at Olive Tapas Style Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a good review!

Good food takes time!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Don't forget our 2 for 1 night's - first Monday of the Month (Next one 7th November),
get 2 for 1 on all tapas! eg. buy 5 get 5 free! 01803 411642 to book!

Olive paignton team
paignton@enjoytapas.com

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here last night, stumbled upon it while walking through the harbour, we were going to head into Torquay but read some favourable review on here for Olive so gave it a try, glad we did.
Service was friendly, restaurant was warm, spotlessly clean and cosy, really good decor, on a par with a high end chain restaurant in a city centre which is good for a family owned establishment.
Plenty of dishes to choose from on the menu to suit all tastes, a mixture of various nationality dishes, Italian, Spanish, Mexican etc., we opted for about 7-8 dishes between the 4 of us which was sufficient, each one very tasty, our favourite being the Brazilian curry, I recommend that dish for sure.
Plenty of desserts to choose from but you've got to follow tapas with churros.
If I was to try and pick any faults, very minor ones, the pasta dish didn't have much pasta in it and it was a bit of a wait for the bill, it was getting busy however so to be expected, just more on our part as the kids get restless and we would much rather pay and go so to not inconvenience others.
This place has been open 2 years and I really hope it continues to thrive as its a great addition to the Paignton food scene which until recently has had limited offerings unless you like your fried foods, a definite place we will return too and one I recommend highly to tourists and locals !

Thank dannyjcarr
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ESPubCo, General Manager at Olive Tapas Style Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review! It really is appreciated by the team.

I would just like to say well done, that is how a REVIEW should be!

We look forward to seeing you again soon

Don't forget our 2 for 1 night's - first Monday of the Month (Next one 7th November),
get 2 for 1 on all tapas! eg. buy 5 get 5 free! 01803 411642 to book!

Olive paignton team
paignton@enjoytapas.com

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