Granada Tapas Bars
Granada is renowned for its amazing tapas and for being one of the few places left in Spain where you can order a drink and be given a free tapa with it. The city is full of tapas bars, from the ones that are known only by locals, to the ones that are favoured by the international tourist.
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Here is our list of some of the best tapas bars across the city.
- C/ Verónica de la Magadalena 40
A small bar boasting small dishes of tasty tapas with an international feel. Choose your free tapa from the menu when ordering drink. Don't miss their delicious Portuguese-style salt cod and chicken in a coconut sauce with polenta.
- C/ San Matias
An organic and eco-friendly, café serving international, vegetarian and vegan tapas with a chilled vibe in Realejo.
- C/ Veronica de la Virgen (just off C/ Acera del Darro)
A long standing family bar (open since 1967) serving traditional Spanish tapas. Known for their salmorejo and roast ham.
- C/ Postigo Belutti (just off Gran Vía de Cólon)
A small, very Spanish bar that is recommended for their selection of wines and large portions of free tapas.
- Two sites (Plaza Nueva and C/ Navas)
This popular seafood bar has two locations: the one in Plaza Nueva is open during the daytime and the one in Calle Navas during the evening. It is famous for its pescaito frito and rightly so. A free tapa comes with every drink but many choose to pay the extra and select some others from the menu too. A media ración is a perfect size to share between two people.
Bar La Buena Vida
- C/ Almireceros 12
One of the best tapas bars in Granada with a large menu of tapas. Be prepared to stand as there is limited seating and get there early as it's very popular with the local crowd! Don't miss the hummus with toasted sesame seeds and the rollo de cabra con miel (goat's cheese with honey).
La Bella y la Bestia
- Various locations
The locally popular La Bella y la Bestia have 4 locations around the city: a bodega, a tapas bar, a fish tapas bar and a restaurant. The bodega is located on Carrera del Darro at the bottom of Albaycín, next to the river with views of the Alhambra and the tapas bar is on Cárcel Baja, next to the Calle de las Teterías, just a few steps from the cathedral. A 'round' of sandwiches and paninis with chips or crisps (known as primera, segunda, tercera, depending how many drinks you've had) are served for free with each round of drinks. You can also pay extra and select from the menu. Both are busy with few tables, so expect to stand. 'El Pescador' is the other tapas bar that serves fried fish and seafood based tapas (C/ Elvira 46).
- C/ Darro (just off Gran Vía Cólon)
This authentic Spanish bodega is locally famous for its jamon and its beautiful 1910 Andalus-tiled interior. Serves rustic, traditional tapas and has plenty of character.
- C/ Trinidad, just off Plaza Trinidad
This bar is part of a chain of bars that have popped up around Granada and Málaga. Frequented mainly by students, it serves Spanish favourites plus some more modern options. The portions are fairly large and value for money (if you do pay for some extras) and you can choose your free tapa from the menu. Other D'Cuadros in Granada are located on C/ Doctor Oloriz (Plaza de Toros), just off C/ Esturion in La Chana and in the Serrallo Plaza shopping centre.
Bodega La Antigualla
- C/ Elvira (just off Plaza Nueva)
Like many bars, La Antigualla doesn't look like much from the outside, however, this one is a favourite with the locals and tourists alike. It is known for the large size of its free tapas portions - expect a panini sandwich and fries with each drink.
El Nido del Búho
- C/ Doctor Pareja Yébenes
Another popular, relaxed bar serving large, value-for-money tapas and unlimited olives. Typically frequented by a younger crowd, this is a small bar with few seats, so get there early if you want a table!
Cerveceria Bar Minatauro I & II
- C/ Imprenta (close to c/ Elvira) and carrera del Darro
An ideal bar to visit for a cold beer and tapas. The free tapa with a drink is usually a sandwich. Look out for the serviettes scribbled with customers' comments pinned to the wall.