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“Excellent "hole in the wall" bar food”
Review of Bar La Buena Vida

Bar La Buena Vida
Ranked #60 of 1,604 Restaurants in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$12
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Visited this restaurant in Dec during one of their "off peak" hours (about 6pm) - just us in the small bar but the person serving us was very helpful and attentive. Free tapas with the drinks, and the tapas were as good as some of the ones in a "regular" restaurant who charges! Great place to stop by after coming down from The Alhambra or the Sacromonte, or the Albaicin, or just wandering around the area! Enjoyed their potatoes, chorizos, and ham as usual. Very reasonably priced drinks too!

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Thank greenham01
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Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

Came to this place 1 year ago, it was great. Now it's really poor, 1 type of red wine, 1 really poor tapa. What happened? Luckily plenty of nice places around...

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

... but ok. We thought with the ratings as high as it was it was going to be amazing, I'd say it was ok but nothing special. The staff had an arrogance about them, maybe the reviews had gone to their heads! We preferred a few other less assuming haunts to this one!

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2  Thank CEeaton
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Little did my family know that Granada is the land of free Tapas. We found La Buena Vida based on recommendations from Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. The owner was so kind and you could clearly tell how much he loved his job. We ordered a round of drinks and a tapas plate with each drink (they even give free tapas with water!) Our favorite dishes were the potatoes and stuffed pepper. We also got the hummus and goat cheese which were both very tasty. One of the specials that night was a pork stew that was also fantastic. If you are looking for a large meal this probably isn't your best choice. But for a nice light dinner it definitely does the trick. The atmosphere was buzzing with small groups, some locals and some tourists. All in all it was a lovely experience and enjoyable meal.

(please note our family consists of my parents in their 50's and my sister and I in our mid-20's)

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1  Thank RachE29
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Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

Doesn't live up to the hype at all! Atmosphere dead compared with all neighbouring bars, food not up to much at all. Far less authentic than other bars and definitely not worthy of its high status on trip advisor!

If you want a bar full of tourists coming in the door with their trip advisor apps open, directing them here then it's for you, but otherwise, try elsewhere

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2  Thank Katy S
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