Oliva has a varied and delicious cuisine. The star ingredient of many of the dishes is rice, which is prepared in various different ways such as Arroz a Banda (which is cooked with fish stock), Arroz Negro (black rice), Arroz Caldoso (rice in a broth), Arroz con Verduras (rice with vegetables), as well as the famous Valencian Paella.

There are also plenty of other delicious Mediterranean dishes, such as Coques a la Calfó, Figatells, Gamba amb bleda, Pebreres farcides, and many more.