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 tapas and sangria for two at Oliva (up to a $75 value). This deal includes the following dinner-menu items to share:
- Four tapas of your choice (up to a $52 value)
- One pitcher of sangria (a $23 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. Acquaint yourself with the flavors of fried olives stuffed with beef and onions in tomato sauce before settling into a pitcher of red or white sangria de la casa.
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.