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
    El Mercader
    #1 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1338 reviewsTripAdvisor (1338)
    $ - $$ | International, Mediterranean, Spanish
    Calle Imprenta 2, 18010 Granada Spain
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  • #2
    Dulcimena Coffee & Go
    #2 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 213 reviewsTripAdvisor (213)
    $ | Street Food
    Calle Molinos 19, 18009 Granada Spain
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  • #3
    Duran Barista
    #3 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
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    $ |
    Carrera Darro 25, 18010 Granada Spain
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  • #4
    Cacho & Pepe
    #4 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1179 reviewsTripAdvisor (1179)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean
    Calle Colcha 6 Muy Cerca De Las Plaza De Isabel La Católica Y Plaza Nueva., 18009 Granada Spain
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  • #5
    Colagallo Craft Beers & Cocktails
    #5 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 179 reviewsTripAdvisor (179)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Pub
    Calle de los Molinos 28 Granada., 18009 Granada Spain
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  • #6
    Restaurante Palacio Andaluz Teteria Almona
    #6 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 848 reviewsTripAdvisor (848)
    $ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic
    Plaza Almona Albayzin, 1, 18010 Granada Spain
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  • #7
    Meson el Cordobes de Jose Peregrina
    #7 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 662 reviewsTripAdvisor (662)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Spanish, Grill, Mediterranean, European
    Calle Artesano Molero 5, 18004 Granada Spain
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  • #8
    Atelier-casa de comidas
    #8 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 186 reviewsTripAdvisor (186)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion
    Calle Sos del Rey Catolico 1 Corner with Callejón del Ángel, 18006 Granada Spain
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  • #9
    iViva Maria!
    #9 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1543 reviewsTripAdvisor (1543)
    $ | Italian
    Calle San Jeronimo 10, 18001 Granada Spain
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  • #10
    Las Villas Pizzeria Restaurante
    #10 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 220 reviewsTripAdvisor (220)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
    Calle del Profesor Manuel Garzon Pareja 9 Bajo A2, 18008 Granada Spain
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  • #11
    Bella Ciao Pizzeria
    #11 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 162 reviewsTripAdvisor (162)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Mediterranean, European
    Calle Musico Vicente Zarzo N0 3 Cerca Plaza de Gracia, 18002 Granada Spain
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  • #12
    aisushi restaurante centro
    #12 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 81 reviewsTripAdvisor (81)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
    Calle Escudo del Carmen 26, 18009 Granada Spain
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  • #13
    Papas Elvira
    #13 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 244 reviewsTripAdvisor (244)
    $ | Moroccan, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    Calle Elvira N°9, Granada Spain
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  • #14
    El Trillo Resturante
    #14 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1906 reviewsTripAdvisor (1906)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Callejon Aljibe de Trillo 3, 18010 Granada Spain
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  • #15
    Farala
    #15 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 248 reviewsTripAdvisor (248)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Fusion
    Cuesta de Gomerez 11, 18009 Granada Spain
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  • #16
    Wursmet
    #16 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 295 reviewsTripAdvisor (295)
    $ | German, Fast Food, European, Central European
    Calle de Martinez de La Rosa 23, 18002 Granada Spain
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  • #17
    ibericos&ALHAMBRA.
    #17 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 372 reviewsTripAdvisor (372)
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    Calle del Marques de Gerona 17, 18001 Granada Spain
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  • #18
    Sapore a Italia
    #18 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 701 reviewsTripAdvisor (701)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Calle Tejeiro 15, 18005 Granada Spain
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  • #19
    El Quinteto
    #19 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1673 reviewsTripAdvisor (1673)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Diner
    Calle Solarillo de Gracia 4, 18002 Granada Spain
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  • #20
    La Finca Coffee
    #20 of 1,819 Places to Eat in Granada
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 264 reviewsTripAdvisor (264)
    $ | Cafe
    Calle del Colegio Catalino 3, 18001 Granada Spain
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