What to Eat in Granada

Tapas can be found anywhere in Spain but one of the best places to experience this culinary tradition is in Granada. Unlike the country's other top destinations like Madrid or Barcelona, Granada retains the tradition of tapas in its purest form: order a drink and receive a free plate of tapas. For those unfamiliar, tapas can best be described as an appetizer or snack, and in the Spanish tradition, you receive an appetizer, or plate of tapas, with every drink you order at a bar. The more drinks you order, the larger portions the tapas tend to be. Though the majority of restaurants in Spain charge for tapas, Granada and much of southern Spain still see tapas as a gift to patrons.

You can find tapas bars all over, but most are concentrated in or near Centro, Granada's city center, Realejo, the old Jewish quarter and along Paseo de los Tristes near the Albaicín. Bodegas Espadafor, one of the city's most popular tapas bars, is located on the border of Centro and the Albaicín on Calle Elvira, a known tapas hub. Espadafor serves hearty plates, including potatoes topped with a quail's egg and roast ham, a crowd favorite. If you're craving seafood, stop by Los Diamantes on Calle Navas in Realejo. Here, you can gorge on sherry-soaked clams, fried bacalao (cod) or delectable calamari. And travelers on a budget will appreciate the tapas at Bodega la Antigualla where drinks are served with sandwiches with fries and a host of sauces. Bar Poe is unique in that the fare served goes beyond the borders of Spain – you may get Portuguese, Brazilian and Thai tapas alongside your drinks. Those with an adventurous palate should seek out Bar Aliatar, otherwise known as the snails bar, located in Plaza Aliatar in Sacromonte.

If you're looking to eat traditional Spanish dishes, such as patatas bravas, paella or croquetas, take advantage of a restaurant's menu del dia (typically offered at lunch), or menu of the day, which tends to serve traditional Spanish dishes. And as far as etiquette goes, since tapas are considered a gift, it's often seen as rude to resist or to send back tapas dishes. If you receive tapas dishes you don't want, simply leave them on the table and continue with your drink. For more information about the tapas scene in Granada, check out the Granada Tourism Board's Tapas routes here.

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  • #1
    Artesana Pic Nic
    #1 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 112 reviewsTripAdvisor (112)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Ligurian, Northern-Italian, Fast Food, Healthy
    Camino Nuevo de San Nicolas 13 Autobus C31 y C32, 18010 Granada Spain
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  • #2
    El Mercader
    #2 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1566 reviewsTripAdvisor (1566)
    $ - $$ | International, Mediterranean, Spanish
    Calle Imprenta 2, 18010 Granada Spain
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  • #3
    Dulcimena Coffee & Go
    #3 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 222 reviewsTripAdvisor (222)
    $ | Street Food
    Calle Molinos 19, 18009 Granada Spain
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  • #4
    Colagallo Craft Beers & Cocktails
    #4 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 266 reviewsTripAdvisor (266)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Pub
    Calle de los Molinos 28 Granada., 18009 Granada Spain
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  • #5
    Cacho & Pepe
    #5 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1303 reviewsTripAdvisor (1303)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean
    Calle Colcha 6 Muy Cerca De Las Plaza De Isabel La Católica Y Plaza Nueva., 18009 Granada Spain
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  • #6
    Apo Restaurante
    #6 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 126 reviewsTripAdvisor (126)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Barbecue, Spanish, Mediterranean, Grill
    Plaza de San Lazaro 15 Local 2, 18012 Granada Spain
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  • #7
    iViva Maria!
    #7 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1602 reviewsTripAdvisor (1602)
    $ | Italian
    Calle San Jeronimo 10, 18001 Granada Spain
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  • #8
    Grillo Gelato Italiano
    #8 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 149 reviewsTripAdvisor (149)
    $ | Italian
    Calle de Trinidad 2 Close to the main square Trinidad, Location 2, 18001 Granada Spain
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  • #9
    Restaurante Palacio Andaluz Teteria Almona
    #9 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1262 reviewsTripAdvisor (1262)
    $ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic
    Calle San Jeronimo, 5, 18001 Granada Spain
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  • #10
    Duran Barista
    #10 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 337 reviewsTripAdvisor (337)
    $ |
    Carrera Darro 25, 18010 Granada Spain
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  • #11
    Restaurante Cala
    #11 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 145 reviewsTripAdvisor (145)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary, Fusion, Mediterranean, Spanish
    Calle Jose Luis Perez Pujadas, 18006 Granada Spain
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  • #12
    aisushi restaurante Arabial
    #12 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 970 reviewsTripAdvisor (970)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
    Calle Arabial 54, 18004 Granada Spain
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  • #13
    Meson el Cordobes de Jose Peregrina
    #13 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 748 reviewsTripAdvisor (748)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Spanish, Grill, Mediterranean, European
    Calle Artesano Molero 5, 18004 Granada Spain
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  • #14
    Taberna La Zarzamora
    #14 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 124 reviewsTripAdvisor (124)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish
    Glorieta de Arabial 4, 18003 Granada Spain
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  • #15
    Sapore a Italia
    #15 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 864 reviewsTripAdvisor (864)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Calle Tejeiro 15, 18005 Granada Spain
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  • #16
    Farala
    #16 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 444 reviewsTripAdvisor (444)
    $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish, International, Fusion
    Cuesta de Gomerez 11 Very close to Plaza Nueva, 18009 Granada Spain
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  • #17
    Papas Elvira
    #17 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 347 reviewsTripAdvisor (347)
    $ | Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
    Calle Elvira N°9, Granada Spain
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  • #18
    ibericos&ALHAMBRA.
    #18 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 509 reviewsTripAdvisor (509)
    $$ |
    Calle del Marques de Gerona 17, 18001 Granada Spain
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  • #19
    aisushi restaurante centro
    #19 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 276 reviewsTripAdvisor (276)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Gastropub
    Calle Escudo del Carmen 26, 18009 Granada Spain
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  • #20
    Atelier-casa de comidas
    #20 of 1,947 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 263 reviewsTripAdvisor (263)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion
    Calle Sos del Rey Catolico 1 Corner with Callejón del Ángel, 18006 Granada Spain
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