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Jun 16, 2009 11:25 AM

Arbequina Olive Oil

I just had a wonderful meal at Toro Bravo in Portland, OR. They served this Arbequina Olive Oil apparently from California, and I wanted to know where I can find it here in Los Angeles!! I assumer Surfas but I want to know where I can get it for a good value.


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  1. I don't know about California but Arbequina is my olive oil of choice and I buy it at La Espanola in Harbor City.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek

      Yeah, I researched it and notice it is definitely a Spanish olive oil. I am thinking that the packing and distribution company is from CA.

    2. Arbequina is a variety of olive "mostly grown in Catalonia, but also in Aragon, Andalusia and even Argentina," according to Wikipedia. Here in New York, I buy Catalan Arbequina olive oil from Fairway Market, which will ship it to you. See

      1. trader joe's carries a California Estate olive oil (in a tall, skinny dark green bottle) that is 100% Arbequina. At $6, that's worth a try. I use it as my every day oil. Not fancy-pants, but quite servicable, and you can't beat the price or the availability!

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        1. re: chez cherie

          I use this as my everyday oil too. It's quite decent and beats by far pretty much every other semi-affordable EVOO available at chain groceries.

        2. Rancho Olivos has a very good one.....they're in wine country in Santa Ynez. They have tasting on weekends...but they also have a website.

          1. Whole Foods has an olive oil from 100% Arbequina olives as well. don't know the $ though.