Olea named New Haven County's Best Spanish restaurant in Connecticut Magazine's 2019 Readers' Choice poll
26 December 2018

Olea named to list of Top 100 Restaurants in Connecticut for 2018 published by CTbites and Hearst Connecticut Media Group
23 December 2018

Chef Manuel Romero of Olea and Kala Bistro in North Haven made a special guest appearance on CT LIVE!, the lifestyle show of NBC Connecticut.
12 December 2018

Chef Manuel Romero Creates a Captivating Culinary Experience
Dana Buckmir, Danalicious Reviews, 5 November 2018

Top 50: New Haven a food destination with something for everyone
Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register,  28 June 2018

An Intimate Cove; An Intercontinental Fare: Olea & Kala Bistro
Douglass Steele De Pecol, Edible Nutmeg, 27 March 2018

Dinner Is Served
Daily Nutmeg, Sorrel Westbrook, 31 January 2018

Connecticut Magazine Dining Experts Honor Olea as a Best Latin American/Spanish restaurant and for Best Tapas/Small Bites
Best Restaurants 2018: Experts’ Picks, Connecticut Magazine, 27 December 2017

Connecticut Magazine Readers Honor Olea as a Best Spanish Restaurant
Best Restaurants 2018: Readers’ Choice, Connecticut Magazine, 27 December 2017

Faith Middleton Food Schmooze: Party with Us on The Elm City Party Bike!
19 October 2017

Olea Named #1 Best Overall Connecticut Restaurant among Open Table‘s Diners' Choice Winners

Chef’s Tasting Menu at Olea
— Elizabeth Keyser, 30 July 2017

10 Questions w/ Chef Manuel Romero of Olea in New Haven
— Amy Kundrat, CTbites, 7 June 2017

We were honored in four categories in the 2017 CTNOW Best of New Haven Readers‘ Poll:
Best Mediterranean Restaurant, Best Spanish Restaurant, Best Restaurant for Desserts, and Best Waitperson/Waitservice category

Recent OpenTable awards:
Best Overall Restaurants in CT
Best Spanish, New York / Tri-State Area
Top 10: Best Restaurants That Are Fit for Foodies, New York / Tri-State Area
Top 10: Best Restaurants for Overall Cuisine in CT
Top 10: Restaurants with the Best Service in CT

Olea is honored as one of Connecticut‘s Best Latin American/Spanish restaurants and for Best Tapas by Connecticut Magazine
— 2017 Best Restaurants: Experts‘ Picks, Connecticut Magazine, 5 January 2017

Chef Romero has an incredible knack of taking familiar Spanish / Mediterranean ingredients and flavors, and translating them into stunning and sophisticated dishes that delight all your senses.“
It’s All In The Details!
Fairfield County Foodie, 15 December 2016

Chef Romero appears on “Better Connecticut”
— hosted by Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun, “Better Connecticut,” 23 November 2016

Recipe for Olea’s Tomato Gazpacho
— Stephen Fries, New Haven Register, 17 August 2016

Olea named #1 Diners' Choice Best Spanish Restaurant in the New York / Tri-State Area
— OpenTable, June 2016

Olea: Experience authentic Spanish cuisine with an innovative twist
— Dana Buckmir, Danalicious Reviews (formerly posted on examiner.com), 10 May 2016

Recent OpenTable awards:
Top Ten Best Spanish Restaurants, Diners' Choice, New York / Tri-State Area
Top Ten Best Overall Restaurants, Diners' Choice, Connecticut
Top Ten Restaurants with the Best Service, Diners' Choice, Connecticut

Olea named #1 Diners' Choice Best Spanish Restaurant in the New York / Tri-State Area
— OpenTable, November 2015

25 Best Things to Do in New Haven, Connecticut
— VacationIdea.com, October 2015

Olea named one of the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America by OpenTable
— OpenTable, September 2015

"Olea, New Haven"
— Spencer Caldwell, New Haven Living, Hartford Courant, 24 April 2015

"Olé Olé Olea!"
— Grace Castillo, Yale Daily News, 27 March 2015

"Curtain Rises on a Spanish Second Act"
— Sarah Gold, The New York Times, 21 March 2015

"At Olea, It’s All About That Bass"
— Lucy Gellman, New Haven Independent, 5 February 2015

"Olea in New Haven Delivers Extraordinary Spanish Dining"
— Elise Maclay, Connecticut Magazine, 27 January 2015

A review from the-e-list
— the-e-list, 20 January 2015

 "Don’t Miss New Haven’s Olea Restaurant"
— Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze on WNPR, 10 December 2014

"Try This New Haven Restaurant Week Recipe"
— FoxCT.com, 29 October 2014

"Former Ibiza Chef Opens Sleek Olea in New Haven"
— Linda Giuca, Hartford Courant, 7 October 2014

"New Eats: Olea"
— Liese Klein, New Haven Magazine, pages 58–59, October 2014

"Pictures: Olea in New Haven"
— Patrick Raycraft, ctnow.com, 26 September 2014

"Welcome Back 2014"
— Chew Haven, 4 September 2014

"Ibiza Becomes 'Olea': Same Chef, New Owner"
— David Sepulveda, New Haven Independent, 3 September 2014

"Olea to Offer Fusion Food to Students"
— J.R. Reed, Yale Daily News, 28 August 2014