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Best Food in Granada

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My insider's guide to eating out in the city of Granada. Here is where you should go to try local specialties and fabulous tapas. This list includes traditional bars and modern restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes.

Good for
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

7 Places

6 City Tips

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7 Places

Puerta Del Carmen

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Restaurante El Deseo

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Taberna Salinas

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Los Diamantes

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Loft Cafe

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Aliatar

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Mirador de Morayma

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piccavey's City Tips

  • Most places are located within comfortable walking distance and Granada is a perfect city to stroll around.
  • Tipping is nice but not obligatory. It's usually more common in restaurants for a sit-down meal rather than for tapas at the bar.
  • At many bars in Granada, you receive free snacks (tapas) when you order a drink in the evening. It's a good way to fit in an inexpensive (yet still delicious) meal.
  • Sometimes you select tapas from a list, and at other times dishes are simply served. In the latter case, the tapa often improve with each drink, so it pays to drink up!
  • Cobbled streets and steep hills up to Albaicin will require sensible footwear. No heels!
  • Dress code is not an issue. Smart Casual generally works.
  • Puerta Del Carmen
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    piccavey Says:

    Located on Plaza del Carmen, right in the city center and opposite the Town Hall, Puerta del Carmen is an atmospheric spot. The building used to be a bullfighting ring, and the architectural details on the doors and ceilings still show that history today. An excellent selection of wines and great seafood makes this spot a firm favorite with locals in Granada.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Don't stick to the free tapas — order a portion of food to share, and make a meal out of it!
    • The red tuna, octopus and fish dishes are excellent here.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #155 of 1,572 restaurants in Granada
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Perfect in food and service 10/08/2020
    • Great decor, good service, solid food 29/07/2020
    • Puerta Del Carmen
    Address:
    Plaza Virgen del Carmen 1
    18010 Granada
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 958 22 37 37
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    13:00 - 02:00
    Other:
  • Restaurante El Deseo
    Restaurants (Neapolitan, Campania, Northern-Italian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian, Spanish)
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    piccavey Says:

    Italy meets Granada at this smart Italian eatery in Plaza Romanilla, next to the Granada Cathedral. The owner of Restaurante El Deseo comes from a family of local restauranteurs, and he really knows his stuff, using only quality ingredients in his delicious dishes. The staff take care of each table, and there's a great outdoor terrace for people watching.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Be sure to order the sangria. It's one of the best in Granada.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #263 of 1,572 restaurants in Granada
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent Italian in central Granada 22/01/2020
    • Excellent modern Italian restaurant with the chef from Rome. 20/12/2019
    • Restaurante El Deseo
    Address:
    Plaza Romanilla 20
    18001 Granada
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 958 53 66 00
    Price range:
    US$18 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 17:00
    20:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Taberna Salinas
    Restaurants (Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish)
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    piccavey Says:

    Located close to Plaza Nueva, this traditional tapas bar has a great selection of wine and food for reasonable prices. Taberna Salinas serves typical Granada food and does it well. While there may be better choices for a sit-down meal on and around Plaza Nueva, nothing beats the real piononos (a Spanish pastry) from Santa Fé, served here for dessert!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Try local wines from the Granada province here.
    • Taberna Salinas is always busy, but there are lots of tables so you shouldn't have to wait too long.
    • Don't miss the huevos rotos.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #251 of 1,572 restaurants in Granada
    • Solid local extra friendly Tavern 20/04/2020
    • Good meal 25/01/2020
    • Taberna Salinas
    Address:
    Calle Elvira 13
    18010 Granada
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 958 22 14 11
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    20:00 - 00:00
    Tue - Sat
    13:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Los Diamantes
    Restaurants (Spanish)
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    piccavey Says:

    Seafood lovers shouldn't miss Los Diamantes, a noisy, busy spot, that fries up whatever the catch of the day is, from nearby Motril on Granada's Costa Tropical.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • After you've had your fill of fish, try the fried eggplant.
    • It's usually standing room only, but the delicious sardines and cold beer make it worth forsaking a chair for.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #161 of 1,572 restaurants in Granada
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not worth it. 18/10/2020
    • Crazy portion 01/09/2020
    • Los Diamantes
    Address:
    Plaza Nueva 13
    18009 Granada
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 958 07 53 13
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:30 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Loft Cafe
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Spanish)
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    piccavey Says:

    I love Loft Cafe because of its central, convenient location, next to the church on San Anton. The menu offers a large selection, from club sandwiches to smoothies to tapas, and the coffee is excellent too.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    Tips
    • The cafe warms up a cold day with a welcome tapa of hot stew.
    • Loft works hard to accommodate people with special requests (allergies, halal, vegetarian, etc.).
    • The menu del dia (a daily, fixed-price meal) is a good deal during the week.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #196 of 1,572 restaurants in Granada
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Birthday treat 28/02/2020
    • Lunch with my husband 03/12/2019
    • Loft Cafe
    Address:
    Calle San Anton 6
    San Anton, 6
    18005 Granada
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 958 52 09 33
    Price range:
    US$14 - US$36
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 16:30
    Tue - Thu
    08:30 - 22:30
    Fri
    08:30 - 23:45
    Sat
    10:00 - 23:45
    Other:
  • Aliatar
    Restaurants (Bar, Fast food, Mediterranean, Spanish)
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    piccavey Says:

    Open since 1947, Aliatar is a good budget choice where you can enjoy a filling lunch on the go. It serves up traditional bocadillos (sandwiches) with a variety of fillings — sure to keep hunger at bay for a while.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Order two different bocadillos in the small size so that you can try two varieties in one sitting.
    • "San Francisco" is the house special.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #151 of 1,572 restaurants in Granada
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Typical Bar of Tapas in Granada 21/05/2019
    • Boccadillos! 21/09/2018
    • Aliatar
    Address:
    Calle San Sebastian 4
    18001 Granada
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 958 26 61 16
    Price range:
    US$2 - US$5
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 23:00
    Mon - Sat
    09:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Mirador de Morayma
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    piccavey Says:

    Whether you have an indoor or outdoor table, the views from Mirador de Morayma are spectacular. You can look out over the Alhambra all year round whilst dining on fresh, local fare.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Couples
    Tips
    • My favorite dish is the broad beans and ham.
    • Be sure to save room for dessert.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #173 of 1,572 restaurants in Granada
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great view, better food! 06/10/2020
    • Best place to eat 21/08/2020
    • Mirador de Morayma
    Address:
    Calle Pianista Garcia Carrillo 2
    18010 Granada
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 958 22 82 90
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$143
    Hours:
    Sun
    13:30 - 15:00
    Mon - Sat
    13:30 - 23:00
    Other:
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