Jardines de Zoraya lets you enjoy delicious Spanish cuisine in the company of beautiful flowers and garden-scented air. A restaurant popular among couples, the atmosphere at Jardines de Zoraya is sure to make your special evening, more exquisite. The menu here is a detailed account of Spanish food, which is cooked to perfection and plated like art. Apart from dishes, Jardines de Zoraya regularly hosts live performances and their Flamenco performances are a must for any dance and music enthusiast.
Asador de Castilla is a long standing favorite located near the old town hall. Excelling in authentic Castilian asador which is barbecued treats, this place will always be a favorite for everyone who loves a good old barbecue. This is especially proved by the number of politicians, journalists and the various VIPs who frequent this place. Specialties here include homemade stews, roast lamb with herbs and refried beans with strips of Iberian ham. The decor here is pretty quirky and interesting, consisting of a solid stone facade, with medieval coats-of-arms and stone carvings around the place. For the best in BBQ, head to this earthy restaurant.
El Olivo is a restaurant that is located a little away from the city center. But you will simply enjoy the rural location and the fantastic food they serve out here. When you walk in here, you will be greeted with a warm welcome as if it was not a restaurant, but your own home. You will just have to tell Chef Miguel Ayala that you would be arriving and he will do the rest. He will prepare some exquisite food that you’ve probably not had anywhere before and also at an incredible price.
A local bar with an international outreach, Poë specializes in excellent tapas, attracting a crowd of expats, locals, students and tourists. Poë is run by UK-born Matthew Poe and his Angolan wife Ana, and together they manage to keep the menu eclectic and the atmosphere electric. You can choose from a selection of their famous homemade dishes- Portugese Piri-Piri, Brazilian bean stew, Thai Chicken curry and Italian veggies. And don't forget to try the absinthe shots (served with sugar cubes).
Café 4 Gatos is a small, but lovely, place to start your day. This bistro serves some fantastic breakfast with a huge quantity for almost two people. This cash only café is situated at the corner of a quiet road with seating arrangements outside on the cobbled pavement and also inside with a bar and jazz music. You can sit out and bask in the atmosphere around, or inside and enjoy the wonderful music over a glass of wine. Their coffee and tapas are very popular among locals and students because the food is extremely tasty, healthy and comes at a very affordable price.
If you want a taste of excellent tapas and cheap drinks, Bar Ávila is the place to walk into in Granada. You may find the place very ordinary and nondescript from outside, but this tapas bar is very famous in the locality and is always crowded. So, if you plan to go there, make sure to take some time on hand. At the end of the wait, you are sure to say, ‘It was worth it’, like the others. This small eatery serves a wide range of great tasting tapas and other traditional cuisine.
If there was just one bar to recommend in Granada, it would be this one. Come here for the best range of tablas (platters of cold meats, cheeses and pates) and tapas in town. The food and drinks are presented beautifully in an atmosphere where time seems to have stood still. The clay floor, tiled walls, bulls' heads, wine barrels, aged wood bar, and mirrors make this a perfect example of the Andalusian tavern. Unlike the old days, though, the bar staff are agreeably friendly, efficient, and professional. It's always full of animated people enjoying eachother's company as much as the beer and tapas.
Get that endorphin rush by indulging in Los Italianos’ famous Cassata, and you’ll know what everyone’s talking about. Open only in summers, this ice-cream parlor was already popular among locals but hit the heights of fame when America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama paid a visit. And their icy treats are not just children’s desserts but complex and refreshing flavors that adults will love. From the layered ice-cream cakes to the heavenly gelatos, each scoop will make you fall in love all over again!
The sort of people who come here are well dressed, well off, and well informed. It is an upmarket café-bar-restaurant in the centre of town, decorated in Baroque style with lots of marble, plaster details, mirrors, and glass. It is a bit like entering a 19th-century Opera House. In the summer there's a great terrace out at the back that looks onto the Cathedral. The menu is not very adventurous, consisting of hamburgers, sandwiches, and salads. You're here for the atmosphere above all.