Top 10 Tapas Bars in Granada

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Granada is without a doubt, a city that has amazing architecture, a rich history and fabulous food which perfectly blends the Arab-Andalusian cuisine. Throughout the city, there is a wide variety of restaurants and bars that are capable of satisfying even the most demanding customers, all at reasonable prices. The flavourings used are a clear sign of the Arab influences in Granada, making the cuisine unique and interesting. Here are a few restaurants which will allow tourists and locals alike to have a taste of Granada’s rich cuisine and traditions.

BODEGAS CASTAÑEDA

Bodegas Castañera es a tradicional tapas bar in Granada. It is the starting point of a tapas tour. Location and getting there: At 5 minutes from the hotel, close to Plaza Nueva. Hours: From 11.30 am to 4.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 1.30 am. Specialties: Wines, vermut and calicasas -a mixture of different wines- Contact details: Address: Calle Elvira / Calle Almireceros Phone: (+34) 958 215 464

PUERTA DEL CARMEN

Puerta del Carmen is a symbol of design and elegance. They offer a delicious cuisine of Mediterranean inspiration Location and getting there: Placed in Plaza del Carmen, in front of City Hall Hours: Kitchen uninterrupted from 1.00 pm to 1.00 am. Specialties: Try the smoke tunafish and Trevelez ham Contact details: Address: Plaza del Carmen 1, 18001 Phone: (+34) 958 223 737

ALAMEDA

The use of typical products of Andalusia made Alameda the perfect mixture between modern and traditional cuisine Location and getting there: Alameda is located next to the City Hall and Calle Ángel Ganivet. Hours: Everyday from 12.00 pm to 1.00 am Specialties: BurguerBull -A hamburger made with oxtail meat- Contact details: Address: Escudo del Carmen /Rector Morata Phone: (+34) 958 221 507

LA TANA

La Tana is a small and charming place. It is well-known by local people because of the different wines and delicious tapas they offer. Location and getting there: It is located in El Realejo next to The Police Station at 5 minutes walk from the City Hall. Hours: Everyday from 1.00pm to 1.00 a.m. In summer it closes on Saturday and Sunday. Specialties: Salmorejo, black pudding and wines from Granada Contact details: Address: Rosario, 11 Phone: (+34) 958 225 248

CUNINI

It is located in the heart of Granada next to the Cathedral. Cunini is one of the best places to taste delicious and fresh seafood and shellfish Location and getting there: It is placed in a charming square next to the Cathedral Hours: Everyday from 12.00 to 4.00pm and 8.00 pm and 12.00am Specialties: Ensaladilla and shellfish Contact details: Address: Plaza Pescadería, 14 Phone: (+34) 958 267 587

LOS DIAMANTES

Los Diamantes is a traditional tapas bar in Granada specialized in seafood. It is very famous among the people all over the world and much of its fame is because of the quality of their tapas. Location and getting there: Los Diamantes is very well-known so it is very crowded but for that reason there are three “Los Diamantes” restaurants in Granada. Hours: 12.30 pm- 12.00 am Specialties: Fried fish. Contact details: Address: Navas 28 Phone: (+34) 958 227 070 Address: Rosario, 12 Phone: (+34) 619 787 828 Address: Plaza Nueva, 13 Phone: (+34) 958 075 313

CHIKITO

Chikito was originally the Café Alameda, a place frequented by early 20th century intellectuals and artists such as Federico Garcia Lorca. Location and getting there: It is located next to El Corte Inglés store and Teatro Isabel La Católica. Hours: 1:00 – 4:00 pm, 8:00 – 11:30 pm Specialties: Broad beans with ham, and Nasrid sirloin steak Contact details: Address: Plaza del Campillo, 9 Phone: (+34) 958 223 364

CARMELA

Carmela offers a traditional Mediterranean menu from an innovative perspective. Location and getting there: Between Plaza Nueva and Plaza Isabel La Católica. Hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 am Specialties: Black pudding croquettes with caramelized onion and Farmhouse scrambled eggs (scrambled eggs, potato sticks, black pudding and chorizo sausage) Contact details: Address: Colcha, 13 Phone: (+34) 958 225 794

CHATARELA

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Chantarela is synonym of quality and quantity. Tapas are abundant so you do not need to order other plates. Location and getting there: Although it is next to Puerta Real, this restaurant is located away from the crowded areas and that is means that this is not a place you would find by chance. Hours: From 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm, from 8.00 pm to 12.00 am. Close on Sunday and Monday. Specialties: Sirloin steak, grilled shrimps Contact details: Address: Aguila, 8 Phone: (+34) 958 252 068

ALACENA DE LAS MONJAS

In the heart of the historical centre, one of the most important and well-known restaurants in Granada welcomes its customers with exquisite fifteenth century design and a 5 star modern cuisine, based on Mediterranean traditions and products. Location and getting there: Located next to the City Hall and the former Captaincy, it is quite easy to reach. Hours: The restaurant is open from Monday to Saturday, from 13:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. It is closed on Sundays. Specialties: Although based on Mediterranean cuisine, the Alacena de las Monjas also offers incredible traditional specialties at affordable prices. Here are a few examples of what customers may enjoy: Exquisite meats or tartar de atun Rojo (Red Tuna) Contact details: Address: Plaza del Padre Suarez 5 Phone: (+34) 958 229 519

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