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“Something Unique In Granada” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante El Agua

Restaurante El Agua
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Ranked #98 of 1,453 Restaurants in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$27
Cuisines: French, Swiss, Mediterranean
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Good for: View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Located in one of the charming and bucolic streets of the Albayzin of Granada, the El Agua restaurant (known as Carmen del Agua) is an intimate and cozy corner that offers one of the best views of the Alhambra, through its large windows or from the terrace. A location that makes it special and unique and from which to see one of the great World Heritage of Unesco. His specialties are fondues, whether meat (beef, chicken, lamb and pork) or cheese (a variety) with acompañamientos.Vale ideals highlight the star of the letter, the chocolate fondue. It also offers exquisite Iberian tables, cheeses and pates and other dishes cuisine. Service is friendly and attentive, which makes the water ideal to celebrate a special evening place while enjoying a delicious meal and a spectacular panoramic
Bedminster, New Jersey
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“Something Unique In Granada”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

After getting lost in the Albaizin neighborhood, we finally found our way to the Mirador San Nicholas. As luck would have it, the restaurant I booked for dinner -- El Agua -- was a few staircases below it. Exhausted and thirsty, we dragged ourselves to our table on the balcony overlooking the Alhambra. I'd booked the table for 8pm so we could watch as the scenery went from daylight to evening. It was a spectacular view.

The restaurant specializes in fondue, which was different than the traditional Spanish food we'd been eating. The menu was variations of cheese and meat fondues, which each menu item serving two people for about 22 EUR. The four of us shared an order of the chicken fondue and the pork fondue. The waiter brought out two pots of boiling oil, told us how long to cook the meats and then left us to enjoy it. He also brought us some cubes of bread, which was very tasty when fried in the boiling oil. And, we were given six different dipping sauces to try. Absolutely delicious.

For dessert, we tried the chocolate fondue, which was served with cookies, marshmallows and all kinds of fruit. Again, delicious. I wish I could have licked the pot!

The restaurant doesn't have much on the menu beyond fondue, so keep that in mind if you decide to go. But we had a wonderful time there and the view is amazing. I highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2012
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Murcia, Spain
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“A good experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

My partner and I went to this restaurant just a week ago, since a friend of mine told me that she had been there twice with her partner and they enjoyed it a lot. We had a salad, a mixed meat fondue and a typical Argentinian dessert to share, plus Alhambra beers. It cost 65 euros. We did enjoy everything, although the food was a little salty; in fact, next day my lips were quite dry and we both were very thirsty during the next day. There was only one waiter, who I think is the owner. He was very efficient and polite.
The place is nice and perfect for a romantic dinner as well as a night out with friends or family. And the views... just perfect! While you are having dinner you can enjoy the wonderful Alhambra at night...

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank nuriaar
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Manchester uk
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“Great restaurant in Granada”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

Excellent restaurant with a spectacular view. The service was the best we have had in Granada. Loved the mixed meat fondue, the beef and pork were delicious as were the selection of dips. If you go here, leave room for the toblerone fondue desert - it is incredible! Thanks to the owner for accomodating our party of 5 so late on a Monday evening.

  • Visited June 2011
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2 Thank Caroline2006
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oxford UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Amazing, magical Alhambra view, great if you only have 1-2 nights in Granada”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2010

This restaurant is tucked up at the top of cobbled streets in the Albayzín neighborhood. We came here as a couple and had a magical meal. The view of the Alhambra from the outdoor tables is breathtaking. The main dishes are fondue - we had a fondue with cava and fruit which was delicious. They also serve tapas and more typical Andalucian fare such as cheese and ham. But overall the service was really lovely and the food was great - but the real standout memory was the Alhambra view. If you have only one night in Granada, I'd go here!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“the worst experience in Granada !!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

Recomended by some friends who had been there before but this place really sucks,,!!The only positive thing is the view on the Alhambra.It all started with the closed front door where you have to ring the bell first, then the unpleasant and highly unterested reception by the proposed owner,who sends you up the small stairs without pointing out where to go.....after that another person shows you your table with the same uninterested face as the first one.
When you ask for a napkin that was not on the table he looks at you if you come out of space. The food was more or less ok although if we had known that they only fill uop fonduepans we wouild not have gone there at all.
Finally when I wanted to pay with my mastercard he gave me a not amused face ......Incredible treatment, and for Granada standards very very expensive,you can eat four times and better in a first class retsaurant somerelse in Granada

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5 Thank calbebo
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