Where to Eat in Sierra Nevada - Best Value for Money Restaurants
There are many bars and restaurants in Sierra Nevada. Most of them are located at the resort village, Pradollano, but there are also nice places in Borreguiles, near the ski slopes.
You will be able to choose from a rich variety of places, where to eat a quick lunch or have a proper meal for dinner.
Something to take into account is that prices in Sierra Nevada are higher than in Granada. This is always the case for all ski resorts.
However, we have made a selection of the most popular places where to eat in Sierra Nevada, so you can enjoy a nice meal during your holidays without being ripped off.
5 Best Restaurants in the Pradollano Area
Andalucia Square is the heart of Pradollano, the resort village. Around this area and near most of the apartments and hotels you can find lots of restaurants and bars.
Vivac Restaurant in Sierra NevadaIt is a cozy and very quiet place located in the plaza of Pradollano, very different from other establiments in this area, is not a typical Spanish or Italian restaurant as most places in Sierra Nevada.
What differentiates the restaurant and makes it more attractive against its competitors is its innovative food, very carefully thought out decoration and good service.
DecorationModern and elegant style decoration, very good lighting and atmosphere. Good place to go as a couple for a date night or with friends.
Is it the Right Place for You?It's a restaurant for people who are looking for a quieter experience. Only children from 14 years old can enter, which can be shocking for someone who is not used to it.
Type of Food and DishesVery original dishes that will surprise you, plenty of variety, well prepared and presented with their own style. The original and carefully selected menu, modern, high quality food.
Recommended dishes: asparagus risotto, the oysters, cod confit, tuna tetaki, pork and salmon in a ponzo dressing.
Service and PricesFriendly, attentive and professional waiters.
More expensive than most other restaurants in the area but the food of a high quality.
Contact informationIt is a small place, has only 40 seats. By reservation only. Because of high demand, we recommend you make a reservation well in advance.
Address: Pradollano Square, 4, Edif. Genciana, Bajo 1, 18196 Sierra Nevada, Granada.
Telephone: 958 480 714. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Muralla and La Muralla BurgerThere are two restaurants: La Muralla (translation: The Wall) and a few meters away La Muralla Burger.
La Muralla is a classic grill that offers excellent quality steaks. All kinds of preparations of grilled top quality meat. Extensive wine list. The staff is polite and welcoming.
The decoration is modern, has the outside heaters to keep you warm while dining outdoors in the winter.
If you are looking for a steak or similar, this is the place for you.
Type of Food and DishesSteak is a speciality, focus is on the quality of the meat, has a variety of well-made and presented starters.
There are also options on the menu for non meat lovers. They have delicious classic and vegan burgers.
Recommended dishes: Tomahawk steak, Argentinian steak, grilled mushrooms and entraña black Angus, etc.
Is it the Right Place for You?Excellent option if you like good grilled meat. To eat with your family, friends or partner.
There is some vegetarian cuisine: hamburgers and salads, but probably it is not the best place in Sierra Nevada for vegeterians.
Service and PricesInformal atmosphere, the service with a smile, attentive and friendly. The price is according to the quality, similar to other restaurants in this area.
Contact informationLa Muralla: Mont Blanc Gallery, Calle de la Virgen de las Nieves, 18196 Sierra Nevada. Telephone: 677 413 331. Make sure you make a reservation well in advance as it soon fills up, specially at weekends.
La Muralla Burger: Telephone: 958 650 080. It is the right place to go if you are looking for a tasty good quality burger. This restaurant somewhat cheaper than La Muralla. Specializes in delicious homemade hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, etc.
La Antorcha RestaurantIt is a cozy place with two floors where you will be received with the complimentary sausage tree appetiser on the table, a gift from the house to welcome you.
It has simple typical mountain decoration and style from the area, inn type.
Type of food and dishesTheir specialty is stone-based meats. You pick you meat (marinated pork or beef) and it is delivered to you on a hot stone to prepare yourself the way you like it. Fun experience.
Wear normal, t-shirt, etc. clothes as the hot stones create hight temperature in the restaurant and can leave a smell on your clothes.
Recommended dishes: stone-grilled beef tenderloin, chicken skewers, beef skewer with onions & peppers, winter salad.
The portions are abundant, children's dishes are also large.
Is it the Right Place for You?Great restaurant for meat lovers. There are some vegeterian options but this is mainly a meat restaurant, the dining room fills with smell, so if you are a vegetarian or vegan, this is probably not your place.
For coeliacs: it has a wide selection of food, they have gluten-free bread and the gluten-free dishes in the menu are well indicated.
For lunch or dinner with the family.
Service and PricesThe efficient, friendly and attentive staff. Prices similar to other restaurants in the area.
Contact Information and Opening HoursYou have to pass Pradollano and the Hotel Kenia, on the way to the urbanization. You can go without reservation, but it is advisable to book a table in advance.
Opening hours: open every day of the week, including Sundays and holidays. From 12:00 to 00:00 h.
Address: Virgen de las Nieves Street, 8 Sierra Nevada, 18196 Monachil. Telephone: 958 480 345.
La Visera RestaurantGreat location overlooking the slopes, next to the Trevenco Apartments.
It has a terrace where you can seat outside and enjoy beautiful views over the mountains and the valley.
Has nice atmosphere with music outdoors. Sometimes there is live music and a DJ.
It is more a place where you can go for a drink with friends to rest after a day of ski, if you are looking for a special dinner probably is better to go to one of the above mentioned restaurants.
Type of food: the menu is very varied, offers salads, pizza, pasta, chicken and chips, sandwiches, burgers, nachos, etc.
Prices are a little bit cheaper than most of the other restaurants in Sierra Nevada.
Opening HoursOpen every day of the week, including Sundays and holidays. From 09:00 to 22:00.
Contact informationAddress: Pza. Andalucía, Montebajo Building, 1. Sierra Nevada, 18196 Monachil. Telephone: 958 177 293.
Pizzeria Tito LuigiSmall pizza restaurant, very popular place, cosy and warm decoration, with a woodfired oven. Has open kitchen so you can watch the pizzas being made.
Good quality Italian food, selection of pizzas, pastas and drinks. You can also ask for a gluten free pizza.
Nice restaurant with family atmosphere, you can also sit outside with your kids. They also offer take-away food.
Prices: the menu is extensive and reasonably priced. Pizzas from 10 to 12 euros. Two pizzas and 2 beers will cost you arround 30 euros. 12-20 euros for meat dishes.
Opening TimesMonday to Firiday from 12:30 to 16:30 and from 19:30 to 0:30. Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 0:30.
Contact DetailsIt is located opposite the Melia Sol y Nieve Hotel.
Address: Pradollano Square, s/n, building Mont Blanc, local 31. Telephone: 958 480 882.
Restaurants Near the Ski SlopesIf you want to take a break and eat before continuing to enjoy the snow, Sierra Nevada offers you some restaurants near the slopes. Most of them are concentrated in the area of Borreguiles.
It is difficul to find high quality restaurant near the slopes, one that stands out a little bit more is Clicquot Nevada Terrace.
Clicquot Nevada TerraceIt has a lovely chill out terrace and a comfortable indoor sitting area, where they serve hot meals. Good place to have a comfortable rest, have some food and drinks.
Great views over the slopes, good music, sunny in the afternoon.
The restaurant has Gourmet hamburgers and daily specials, among many other dishes, various champagnes and cava's.
A bit expensive. Staff speakes english.
Opening TimesThe restaurant is open from 11:00 to 17:00.
Contact DetailsAddress: Pista del Río (Rio Slope). Telephone: 630 976 287.
Restaurants On the Way To and From Sierra Nevada
If you have come to Sierra Nevada just to spend the day and you are not staying overnight at the ski resort, on the way back to Granada you will find some restaurants where you can stop for dinner.
Los Jamones RestaurantThis cozy restaurant has a large living room with fireplace. You can also eat outside in the sunshine when it's warm but usually it is too cold in winter and dining inside near the fireplace is a better option.
They serve traditional food, including soups, salads, meat dishes, pizza and pasta.
There is a wooden cabin at the parking where they offer offer ski and mountain equipment rental.
It is located about halfway heading towards Granada on A-395 road, just after Visitor Centre El Dornajo, by the side of the road on the left. Be very careful when you cross the road.
Reasonable prices: plato alpujareño 12 euros, pizzas 10 euros, salads 8-10 euros, beer 2,50 euros.
Opening TimesOpen every day of the week, including Sundays and Bank holidays, from 10:00 to 17:00 h.
Contact DetailsAddress: Carretera de Sierra Nevada, Km 22. Güéjar Sierra. Telephone: 958 340 124.
La Higuera RestaurantLa Higuera is located within 20 min of the Sierra Nevada. It is popular with locals because of its typical traditional food.
If you are comming from Sierra Nevada you will find it on the left after passing el Puente hostel.
It has a nice sunny terrace and a cozy dining room with a fireplace.
They have been serving local cuisine for many years.
Their typical dishes include charcoal-grilled meat and delicious homemade stews.
Contact DetailsAddress: Carretera de Sierra Nevada, Km 16. Güéjar Sierra. Telephone: 958 340 417.
Page Updated: March 03, 2021
Opinions about Eat in Sierra Nevada
Vivac restaurant, fantastic food, friendly serviceVery good experience in Vivac restaurant.
Imaginative food, unusual dishes, very different from other places in Sierra Nevada, plenty of variety. Great environment and service, friendly staff.
More expensive than most other restaurants in town but the food is of very good quality.