Like footballs, crowd surfers, and open-book spelling tests, tapas are meant to be passed. Practice passing with a partner with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a tapas and paella meal for two at Oliva (up to a $74 total value). This deal includes the following dinner-menu items to share:
- Four tapas of your choice (up to a $52 value)
- An order of paella in the style of your choice (a $22 value)
Oliva thrills taste trekkers with small plates of Basque-inspired delicacies that have won the admiration of New York magazine. In the patatas bravas, potatoes dress to impress by donning paprika and aioli, and croquetas romance taste buds with a choice of serrano ham, salted cod, or free-spirited wild mushrooms. The paella de marisco combs the sea for the shrimp, mussels, calamari, and clams it needs to make tongues rejoice. Like record players on their lowest RPM settings, the flavors of the margaritas made from fresh-squeezed ingredients rotate daily.
Oliva’s sultry atmosphere has won the hearts of romance seekers throughout the city, earning the restaurant the Best New York First Date Spot crown from Citysearch in 2008. The spicy sounds of live Latin jazz fill the restaurant multiple nights a week, tempting diners to share their hottest dance moves and air-sax solos.