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Arbequina Olive Oil

Schweinhaxen Jun 16, 2009 11:25 AM

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. Das Ubergeek RE: Schweinhaxen Jun 16, 2009 11:41 AM

    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
      Schweinhaxen RE: Das Ubergeek Jun 16, 2009 11:48 AM

      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. surman RE: Schweinhaxen Jun 16, 2009 11:53 AM

      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 http://www.fairwaymarket.com/shop/hom....

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        chez cherie RE: Schweinhaxen Jun 16, 2009 12:31 PM

        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
          missyp RE: chez cherie Jul 7, 2009 10:04 PM

          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. perk RE: Schweinhaxen Jun 16, 2009 01:13 PM

          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.

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            jdwdeville RE: Schweinhaxen Jun 16, 2009 01:22 PM

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

            1. surman RE: Schweinhaxen Jul 2, 2009 02:28 PM

              So, Schweinhaxen, what did you find and where? Is it any good? Let us know!

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                The Sauce RE: surman Jul 7, 2009 09:10 PM

                Arbequina olive oil from California Olive Ranch. You can find it at the Silverlake Cheesestore and Whole Foods carries it although I've only been able to find a blend and not the 100% version there.
                It's a fantastic olive oil.

              2. TIRGL RE: Schweinhaxen Jul 7, 2009 09:32 PM

                There is a chain of stores called "WE OLIVE". There is one in Belmont Shore. They sell an early harvest arbequina by the ounce, it's really spicy and sharp. The one I've had at the Cheesestore in Silverlake was a late harvest and it was soooo smooth. Really one of the best oils I've ever had.

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                  DMojoD RE: Schweinhaxen Jul 8, 2009 08:11 PM

                  Adams Olives has it. They are a California olive farm and you can find them at all of the Santa Monica Farmers Markets.

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