Granada Bars - Tapas Bars and WineA beer or a wine in Granada is necessarily accompanied by a small plate of food, a small sendwich, etc. This is called "tapiya" or "tapas" and is on the house.
Some of the most typical tapas in Granada are 'la bomba' - baked potato stuffed with spicy minced meat; 'requete' - melva Salad with red pepper; 'pipirrana' - a salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and onions; 'remojon' - pipirrana with cod, sour orange and marinated olives.
Tapas bars in the Plaza Nueva and SurroundingsIt is a busy area in terms of tapas bars in Granada, both day and night, with a good selection.
Some recommended tapas bars:
Bodegas La Mancha (Joaquin Costa, 10), legs of ham hanging from the wall, jars behind the bar, red wines from Jumilla and very cheap sandwiches;
Antigua Bodega Castaneda (Elvira, 5), a beautiful local of the nineteenth century decorated with antique bottles, for tapas, their sausage snack or even you can eat for little money;
Bodegas Castaneda, a local with very good tapas and wine, and just around the corner is another classic, Los Canos (Almireceros 3).
La Gran Taberna in Cuesta de Gomerez 2, where you can try the most typical and delicious tapas as a "montaitos, salmon with avocado or stuffed omlets;
Julio (Hermosa, 5) with its legendary breaded eggplant and anchovies;
Garcia (Cerrajeros, 5), typical barecillo of globetrotters and other wonderful tapas;
La Trastienda (Cuchilleros, 11), founded in 1836 in a secluded room, behind the counter of the old grocery, where the best are the sausages, cheeses and pates;
Carmelo (Colcha, 3), at the end of Reyes Catolicos street, its great specialty is bull tail (el rabo de toro);
Casa Pepillo, in the Carrera del Darro, with very typical local tapas like meat in sauce, crumbs and rice (on Sunday) and wines.
Tribuna If you continue by Carrera del Darro (way of the Paseo de los Tristes) will see the first bridge and the famous Tribune.
Via Colon (Gran Via de Colon, 13) with a wonderful terrace overlooking the cathedral, but they abuse frozen food, even bread is frozen, the portions are tiny, very slow service.
Bodegas Espadafor on the same road, that has the typical decoration of the traditional wineries, with mosaic tiles, where you can try tapas like marinated Moorish meat or snails in almond sauce with mint.
Bares de Tapas in Puerta Real and RecogidasThe Casa Enrique (Acera del Darro, 8), one of the most beautiful bars in Granada, with more than a century old, which serves a superb cured ham, besides having a good selection of Andalucian and Rioja wine;
El Capitol, also called El Limpio, modern appearance;
El Hoces, decorated with pictures of bulls;
Las Prensas (Manuel Gongora, 26), which serves probably the world's largest tortillas (omlets);
La Castellana (Angel Ganivet, 4), with three more locations in the city, where they also serve meals.
Tapas Bars in AlbaycinThis part of Granada is one of the most seductive for its Arab architecture and the animation of its tapas bars.
Some of tapas bars in Albaycin:
Aliatar (square of the same name), ask the albaicinera snails and wine of the earth;
El Agua (Placeta Aljibe del Trillo, 7), a good place for a beer, wine or cheese;
El Ladrillo (Virgen de Fatima) is recommended for its fish tapas;
La Higuera, in the same place as prevous bar.
Lara, Yunque, La Romeria; in the Plaza San Miguel Bajo there are several bars that are worthwhile for the fried fish, Alpujarras loin, eggplant or patatas a lo pobre (potatoes to the poor).
Cuevas del Albaycin, in Caldereria Nueva, which has good tapas, daily menu at reasonable prices, great pizzas and drinks;
Casa Juanillo (Camino del Sacromonte, 83), with a beautiful view and where you can also eat tapas (only open for dinner), modest, is visited mainly by people from Granada, here you can enjoy homemade dishes: Sacromonte omelette, shrimps, patatas a lo pobre, and so on.
Tapas Bars in Paseo de los TristesOn the banks of the river Darro are located bars with terraces at the foot of the Alhambra in the spring and summer are a delight. One of the best bars in the city, Puerta del Vino, has good music, great prices and amazing tapas at any time of day or night, for example, the requete. Other locations are Rabo de Nube, La Fuente and the beautiful inn 1899.
Tapas Bars on the Campo del Principe and RealejoIs the area that remains in the bottom of the Alhambra, opposite the Carrera del Darro, and is usually very popular especially in good weather. Here you can go to the Los Martinetes, with their croquetas and their "flamenquines" Jamon de York y queso empanado y frito, El Flaquillas, Altramuces or to Ocana (Placeta Fatima), better known as El Sota and too modernized inside, have a reputation for snails.
In the same Campo del Principe, several very similar but all deserve a visit, as Patio Rossini, Jose Maria,Callejo, Laureles, Cristobal, La Esquinita, where you should try their shrimp salad.
La Ninfa (Campo del Principe 14, Tel: 958 229 630) Bar restaurant specializing in pizza and fresh pasta, also have fresh meats and fish. 4 floors, walls covered with traditional ceramic crafts, and a roof terrace, good atmosphere, it is worth visiting.
Tapas Bars in Plaza de TorosOne of the newest areas of Granada is located in the basement of the Plaza de Toros. Here you will find restaurants and tapas bars in Granada like Tendido 1, decorated in modern bullfighting plan, have good snacks, stuffed peppers and it should be noted that it is open from 9:00 am to 2.00 h in the morning.
Another place is La Gran Taberna del 12, a good place for tapas (anchovies stuffed with Iberian ham, scrambled oxtail), assortment of quality wines and a restaurant decorated with prints of paintings of Gaya. Open from 10.00 to 3.00 h in the morning.
Other premises are Tercer Aviso, Ole y Ole, both with a good selection of tapas and with the peculiarity that at night they become bars.
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