We decided to give this restaurant a go because tapas is one of our favourites and it looked nice from the outside - but that was the high point of our visit.
There were five customers when we arrived (two of whom were about to leave) and when the waitress eventually took our order she apologized for the slow service but said it was due to how busy they were.
We ordered a bottle of wine and asked for some tap water but were told she wasn’t allowed to serve tap water - presumably because they prefer to sell mineral water at six euros a bottle. This is the only restaurant we’ve been to that’s refused to serve customers tap water - that spoke volumes and we should have left then.
When our tapas dishes arrived they were the smallest portions we’ve ever seen, which was ridiculous considering the price of the food. Luckily the minuscule portions turned out to be a blessing as the food wasn’t very good: not the worst Spanish food we’ve ever had but close.
Although we’ve visited our share of poor and disappointing restaurants, this is the first time I’ve felt aggrieved enough about one to join Trip Advisor specifically to warn others about it. If you enjoy your food and eating out, do yourself a favour and give Olivar a miss.
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