Lives in Granada, Spain
Since Oct 2007
35-49 year old female
Molly loves travel and Spain. Living in Andalusia. Molly has lived in different regions in Spain since 1998. A fluent Spanish speaker Molly enjoys finding out where the locals go and discovering anecdotes and delving into details in local history and culture. Molly loves Spanish Cuisine, local festivals and historic sites. Molly has also enjoyed off the beaten track destinations around Spain. So far she has managed to visit 24 of the 44 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain. (and many others in Europe too) Writing about Food Travel + Culture in Spain since 2011 she shares insight with people moving to the area or just visiting for a few days.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.