The gastronomy of Granada is rich because of its Moorish, Jewish and Andalusian heritage and because of the variety of foods that are cultivated in these lands, thanks to its varied climate.
Typical products of Granada are olive oil, bread, cheese, Trevélez ham and other cold meats, honey, green asparagus, caviar from Riofrío, tropical fruits or Motril fish.
Representative dishes are the beans with ham, the Sacromonte’s omelette, the the remojon, a dish elaborated with orange and cod, the potatoes “a lo pobre”, crumbs, San Anton pot, fennel stew, “segureño” lamb , Ríofrio trout and many others.
It also highlights its typical pastries with the famous Piononos, the carnival curd, the Alpujarra bowls, the fig bread, wine cakes and puff pastries or “pestiños“, and the variety of tropical fruits.
In the city, tea shops, in the Moorish style and classic cafés are famous. Granada has an infinity of restaurants and bars where you can eat and drink tasting this gastronomic wealth.
Going for tapas is a good way to get to know Granada. Moving from bar to bar, tasting the flavor of its gastronomy, mixing with its people and practicing this widespread custom. Granada is famous for its tapas, which are served together with drinks under the same price (around € 2). We will find different types of tapas according to each place. In some bars they are numbered and can not be chosen. In others they allow the customer to choose from a wide list. There are bars in which the simplicity and quality of the raw material stand out, in others they take great pains in the elaboration and there are also “to remove the hunger of the students”, in which the quantity over quality prevails … it is a matter of personal preferences.
We can not fail to mention our Alhambra beer and our wine. Granada has its own Qualified Denomination of Origin and there are more than 80 wineries making excellent wines. As for the Alhambra beer, we recommend to taste its two “stars”: the 1925’s one (stronger and savory) and the “special” (our favorite).
In Granada there are many bars. The best tapas areas are in Realejo, near “Gran Vía”, near “Plaza Nueva” and Elvira Street, the lowers of Bullring, Albaicín, Plaza de la Pescadería o Navas Street, among others. There are also some charming and tourist areas, such as the terraces of “Paseo de los Tristes” or “Plaza Nueva”.
Here, a wide selection of bars that we like.
THE LOVERS OF WINE CAN NOT BE LOST:
Casa de Vinos La Brujidera
Monjas del Carmen, 2 – 0034 958 222 595 (Plaza Nueva area)
Emblematic tavern with more than 100 references in wines. Warm atmosphere, simple tapas and quality.
Taberna La Tana
Rosario, 11 – 0034 958 225 248 (Realejo)
A cozy place with very good wines. Tapas care and quality.
Bar La Bodeguilla de al lado
Tendillas de Santa Paula, 4 (Gran Vía area)
A different bar, to go without haste, with a peculiar decoration and excellent wines. A little expensive.
CLOSE TO THE GRAN VIA:
Marques de Falces, 1 – 0034 958 288 814
Good atmosphere and careful decoration and contemporary style. Good tapas and plentiful. Opposite is the Microteatro and tickets are sold at the bar.
Postigo Velutti, 4
Pleasant atmosphere. Abundant portions, modern and suggestive tapas. Great variety of wines.
Bodegas los Tintos
San Isidro, 18
We especially like this bar, for its tapas and its warm atmosphere.
Los Diamantes I
Emblematic and prestigious place, small and old. Famous for its fish, fried foods and aubergines.
Restaurant Bar Oliver
Plaza de la Pescadería, 12 – 0034 958 262 200
Very good tapas of “pescaíto”. Excellent treatment: fast and attentive.
Verónica de la Virgen, 16 – 0034 958 264 080
Typical local bar with abundant tapas of all kinds, highlighting those of roast ham and squid.
Bar very crowded by the people from Granada, central and at the same time hidden. It has been refurbished and they serve delicious fish tapas and other typical dishes.
Casa López Correa
Very cozy restaurant and bar, run by English people with an Andalusian character. Good quality tapas and other than normal as lasagna, pâté or roll of vegetables (have vegetarian tapas).
Damasqueros, 3 – 0034 958 210 550
Excellent quality and professionalism. It is somewhat more expensive to eat but dishes which is well worth tasting. Different and original tapas in the bar.
Calle Pages – 0034 958 202 818
Authentic bar located in the upper area of Albaicín, traditional and with good tapas. It has a terrace.
Bar Aliatar – Los Caracoles
Plaza Aliatar, 4 – 0034 650 877 353
Famous bar famous for its snails (a good day they cook 170 kilos of snails). It has a splendid terrace.
Plaza Larga – 0034 958 275 042
Nice enclave. It has a terrace. Good price and generous tapas. Very good place also for breakfast among the authentic atmosphere of the neighborhood.
Horno del Hoyo 17 – 0034 616 117 020
Located between the narrow streets of the Albaicín, this bar has a nice garden, with well-cared tapas and alternative atmosphere (they have vegan options).
Plaza de San Nicolás – 0034 958 276 715
It has a great terrace and good atmosphere (better day).
Calle Pages, 18
Good atmosphere and traditional tapas, like crumbs with sardines, scrambled potatoes with eggs, beans with ham, oxtail and snails among others.
Plaza de San Miguel Bajo 9 – 0034 958 292 930
Located in a quiet and very nice square. It offers varied and careful tapas. Good place to eat.
PLAZA NUEVA & CALLE ELVIRA
Almireceros, 1-3 – 0034 958 215 464
Well-known bar for its vermouth, with good tapas, tables and rations.
Bar Casa Julio
Small bar, to stand. Very typical, with its legendary tapas of battered aubergines and anchovies.
Restaurante Bar León
Pan, 1 – 0034 958 225 143
Lifelong bar with traditional tapas (paella, migas, etc.).
Reyes Católicos, 52 – 0034 958 224 631
Traditional cuisine and professional service. A classic for the people of Granada. Good place to eat and tapas.