This fine little bar on the right between Puerta Real and Corte Inglés has a fine selection of quality hams and wines. Well worth a visit.
Place is closed during the day, so don't bother before 6 pm.
Standing space only...mostly outside.
Food is outstanding.
It is not cheap, but really good.
Favorite Dish: Casa Enrique serves probaby the best SANGRIA ever. It is made from heavier wine like porto. It is really dark red, and fruit is there only for the flavour....no to fill up the glass. After all Sangria is not a fruit salad....
Bib- Rambla was one of my favourite places in Granada- This Square is surrounded by pavement cafes, with the chance to eat, drink and people watch.
The Gran Cafe was my choice for a welcome sit down to enjoy a lunch time cool beer, and watch Granada pass by. My fellow diners/ drinkers were a mix of elderly ladys enjoying a campari and a light snack, elderly couples on holiday, groups of friends/work mates, business men and a few tourists.
From the info on my serviette, I think this cafe was established in 1907 and has run ever since (just a guess) - 'El cafe mas antiguo de Granada Abierto ininterrumpidamente desde 1907'
The waiters were smart, friendly and efficient, I was pleased that they didn't patronise me for my poor Spanish, when I tried to order a small beer. This was served with tapas-a bowl of delicious plump olives- Mmmmmm!
From my viewpoint, I could see a group of school children sitting near the fountain, stone masons, repairing the 'mosaic' flooring, and locals/tourists passing through the square.
Favorite Dish: I only tried a beer, accompanied by a tapas of olives, but my fellow diners plates appeared to be full of delicious food- hopefully, I'll be back soon to find out for myself!
It's almost a rule: you go to Spain, you eat tapas. However, choosing a decent tapa place can be tricky, especially because there are so many tourist traps out there, waiting for you to pay 10 euros for a slice of Iberico ham. But fear not - Pan & Tomate is a wonderful place where you won't be disappointed. This restaurant offers great local food such as fish and tapas, as well as tostas, which are a large slice of bread topped with cheese, ham, chicken, fish... pretty much whatever you want, there are many choices here and they're all great. I recommend the artichoke tapas, and the 3 best tostas: chicken curry, bacalao (cod) and salmorejo, and chorizo with manchego cheese. Service is quick and friendly, and it's overall a really nice experience.
Favorite Dish: Tosta de bacalao y samorejo. It's light, salty, fresh, absolutely delicious.
You have two areas in Granada that are the best for Tapas, La Chana Y El Zaidin ( around El Palacio De Deportes ), u pay for the drink and the tapas are free, and believe me 3 tapas and u will be full
This Bar was next to my hotel so it was very convenient. Tapas were great. All you have to do is order a beer and then they start bringing Tapas to your table. The waiters' english is not that great but we found a common language which was French.
Favorite Dish: I did not really try anything else other than Tapas at this place. They kept bringing more to my table so to me that was great for mid day snack.
Much to our delight, tapas are free in Granada at just about every bar (at least around Plaza Nueva and the Cathedral) with the purchase of a drink. You can´t chose, they just bring them out.. but they are free!!!!
If you are vegetarian some good tapas to try are:
setas (wild mushrooms)
patatas bravas (spicy potatoes)
patatas a lo pobre (potatoes slowly fired in oil, with green peppers)
This two streets have many "bares" where you can enjoy free tapas with your drinks
In calle Navas, there is a great Galician bar just at the entrances at the right.... I hardly recommend it to everyone, sorry do not know the name .. but by sure it was the only galician.. I have been there in all my visits to Granada for tapas day (quite a few this last year)
THE BEST TAPAS YOU WILL TRY IN ANDALUCIA ARE HERE IN GRANADA
Other recommendations are:
Cafe Futbol at Mariana Pineda Square, open from 6:00 am until 3:00. For the churros with chocolate.
El Julio restaurant (the best fried aubergines I have tried...)
Between the streets of Pedro Antonio de Alarcón and Martinez de la Rosa, you can find lots of places, as it is full of students....
But the best place for tapas is Bar Reca in the Plaza de la Trinidad!!!!! (they keep on giving free tapas as soon as you finish the previous one)!!!!
Later I will suggest to go to C/ Calderias to join some of the tea shops and the Arabic atmosphere!!!
Tapas is something more than food your are given when you ask for a drink. In many cities of Spain (more often in the south) you can have lunch with the tapas given when you have three beers.
Granada is one of this cities where you can find tapas' bars that offers a wide variety of plates with your drink, free of course.
The best way to know good tapa's bars is asking a local student (Granada has a very important University). They always know where to go :-)
Favorite Dish: Tapas are as rich as spanish food. You can find tapas of: Jamon, tortilla de patatas, paella, bocadillos, carne con tomate, embutidos, etc.
Along this street you will find many small, good tapas bars. Most offer a small tapa free with your drinks. The more you drink the more you eat. The tapas changes with each drink so you are not eating the same thing with every drink.
First of all go eat some tapas . do a tapaswalk and go to the following tapasbars.Bar La china(near apprtmnets epsylon,service is good ,taps are enormous and waiters have a nice humour).Then go to bar 'la murailla' and bar 'la trastiendA'. Both bars are famous they are near the plaza Kelibia.
Favorite Dish: Rosca: a round toaste bread with jamon serrano and cheese served with salad. Specialy of Almuñecar. the serve the rosca very well in bar 'la Trastienda'
We didn't really have a favorite as we were tapas-hopping from place to place. Great way to see the city!
Favorite Dish: Tapas - be adventureous and try them all! Lots of great flavors. Being Americanos, one bartender felt we really needed to try the hamburgueso...not bad!
Granada es uno de los mejores lugares de España para ir de tapas. Basta pedir una bebida, lo típico es una caña, es decir un vaso de cerveza, un vino o un tinto de verano, vino con Casera, que es una especie de seven-up, para que sirvan una tapa. Si no lo hacen, hay que reclamarla. La variedad de tapas es infinita: tostados, fiambres, ensaladas, langostinos, calamares, etc. En cuanto a los mejores lugares, cualquier bar es bueno, pero conviene evitar las concentraciones turísticas, como la zona de Plaza Nueva. La Plaza Campo de Príncipe, en el barrio del Realejo, es una excelente apuesta, sobre todo a la noche. Allí se pueden combinar las tapas del bar con los frutos secos que pregona un vendedor ambulante.
Calle Elvira is the district at the center of Granada nightlife. Tapas bars, bars, restaurants and clubs are found here. For a list of what is available see the website listed below.