Granada is known for its vibrant food scene and boasts a bewildering number of restaurants and tapas bars. Tuning in to what’s hot and what’s not is difficult, which is why I want to share my years of local knowledge to help you plan your perfect trip. Check out the top restaurants in Granada to suit all budgets.
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The Top 16 Places to Eat in Granada
Granada is a magical destination with many diverse neighborhoods to explore. The food scene is also fascinating with an eclectic mix of Spanish, Arabic, and world cuisine. So, where to head for a sit-down meal after a hard day’s sightseeing? As your local expert, I’ve got you covered! From budget eats to fine dining experiences, here are the best places to eat in Granada, Spain.
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La Esquinita de Javi
€ | Seafood | Busy Atmosphere | Local Favorite
La Esquinita de Javi is the perfect place to eat like a local in Granada. The original restaurant was so popular with locals that they opened a second one right across the square. If it’s good for the locals, it’s good for you!
Seafood is the specialty here and the razor clams are a highlight. There are plenty of veggie and meat options too including grilled testicles! Just order a few dishes to share, with full or half portions available.
€ | Historic Café | Churros and Chocolate | Terrace
This venerable café has been serving the best churros and chocolate since 1922. You can eat at the bar with locals or get a table to stay longer. The portions are big, so bring your appetite for the sweet treat.
Address: Pl. de Mariana Pineda, 6
Venta El Gallo
€€ | Tapas | Sacramonte | Live Flamenco
Located in the traditional Roma neighborhood, Sacramonte, this is one of the premier venues for Flamenco. Dinner and a show are a must here for a true Granada experience. Like most flamenco venues, this is located inside a cave.
Address: Barranco de los Negros, 5
Atelier Casa de Comidas
€€ | Andalusian Fine Dining | Relaxed Atmosphere | Michelin Bib Gourmand
Atelier Casa de Comidas offers fine dining on a budget in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s less crowded by tourists because of its location a bit outside the center, but the word is getting out!
The restaurant has been awarded Michelin’s Bib Gourmand distinction, so you can count on good value for money. Expect contemporary Andalusian dishes with a nod to outside influences. The food is fresh and light. It’s a great start to your Granada vacation!
Address: Calle Sos del Rey Católico, 7
€€ | Burgers | Vermouth | Close To Cathedral
This is a modern café on Plaza de las Pasiegas facing the Granada Cathedral. It’s the ideal place to eat if you need a break from Spanish food. The interior is relaxed with a clean aesthetic.
Address: Pl. de las Pasiegas, S/N
Teteria Palacio Nazari
€€ | Tea Room | Hookah | Great Atmosphere
Step back in time and relax in this traditional tea house that will transport you to the time of the Moors. The tea and sweet treats will give you an insight into an important element of the origins of modern Spanish culture.
Address: C. Calderería Vieja, 4
€€ | Traditional Italian | Indoor and Outdoor Seating
If you need a break from Spanish food, Granada has tons of international options. And Divino is one of the best. This humble Italian restaurant is a hit with locals and visitors alike.
There’s nothing ground-breaking here—just well-cooked Italian classics you can rely on for a good meal. They make the pasta in-house and the desserts are impeccable. They cater to all dietary requirements and they have fantastic service. You can’t go wrong here.
Address: Calle Ribera de Genil, 2
Mercado de San Agustín
€ | Market | Seafood | Close To cathedral
It’s always a good idea to head to the local market in any new city to get a taste of the local food and drink. In Granada, head to Mercado de San Agustín. Get some fresh fish or seafood cooked to order in this bustling market near the cathedral.
Address: Pl. de San Agustín, 2
Palacio Andaluz Almona
€€ | Traditional Moroccan | Authentic Atmosphere
Granada embraces its Arabic past, and no visit is complete without a taste of North African food. If you only eat at one Moroccan restaurant on your trip to Granada, make it the Palacio Andaluz Almona!
Try a traditional tagine cooked on a real fire before tucking into the delicious sweets. Wash it all down with one of their teas or homemade lemonade!
Address: Calle San Jerónimo, 5
Rincón de Rodri
€ | Seafood Extravaganza | Local Buzz
This buzzing little restaurant is intimidating to non-locals but it’s worth stepping inside. You’ll enjoy a warm welcome and some of the best seafood in town. However, you need to get there early to grab a seat!
Eat like the locals and order plates to share. The grilled octopus is to die for but there are no bad dishes here. The ambiance is great, the food is quality, and the prices are affordable. You won’t want to leave!
Address: Calle Músico Vicente Zarzo, 3
€ | Traditional Tapas | Bohemian Vibe | Local Favorite
This is a classic tapas place full of locals. Spanish tile, dark wood, a bull’s head on the ceiling, and pictures of matadors set the mood in this traditional tapas bar. Enjoy a hearty meal in a spot with a great atmosphere.
Address: C. Almireceros, 1, 3
€€€ | Seasonal Spanish | Breathtaking Alhambra Views
If you’re in Granada, you should definitely visit the magnificent Alhambra palace. Head to Restaurant La Tomasas for its unrivaled panoramic views of the Islamic fortress and its gardens. And the food’s not bad either!
The seasonal menu is of high quality with a la carte and tasting options. What’s more, the prices are also reasonable considering the premium location. The black Iberian acorn-feed pork with hazelnut romesco sauce is a standout dish. And did I mention the views?
Address: Carril de San Agustín, 4
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La Cuchara de Carmela
€€ | Relaxed Atmosphere | Local Specialities | Outdoor Seating
You can find the Carmela name on four Granada restaurants and all are worth a visit. La Cuchara occupies the old customs house next to the Roman bridge on the River Genil.
The menu delivers the flavours of grandma’s home cooking. Expect traditional dishes like maimones (Granada soup) and gurullos (local pasta) with rabbit. The croquettes here are also legendary. Get a table in the outdoor seating area for a relaxing vibe on those long summer evenings.
Address: Paseo de los Basilios, 1
Restaurante Vegano Hicuri
€ | Vegan Food | Artistic Vibe
Hicuri delights vegans and culture lovers alike with its delicious menu and street art decor. I promise you’ll feel healthier just walking through the door!
They serve a great range of burgers, croquettes, soups, and salads to suit all tastes. Also, if you visit on a weekday afternoon you’ll get a three-course menu plus a drink for only €13.95!
Address: Plaza de los Girones, 4
€€ | Steak House | Robust Wine List | Meat lovers heaven
Vegetarians look away now! A display of dry-aged steak sets the tone as you enter this mecca for meat lovers. There are fish, vegetable, and other meat dishes available. But to clarify, beef is the star of the show here.
Let the staff talk you through the different steaks and order by the 100g. There’s steak from Galicia, the Basque Country, as well as more local cuts. Above all, it comes at very reasonable prices. If you’re a meat lover, this is definitely for you.
Address: Plaza de San Lázaro, 15
Al Punto y Coma
€€ | Traditional Spanish | Artistic Twist | Unique Dining Experience
Need a break from the tourist trail? Head to Al Punto y Coma for a dining experience full of surprises. However, don’t let the unassuming location fool you!
The dishes are seasonal and inspired by the world of poetry, art, and music. Consequently, poetry recitals and live music often happen during service. I recommend the tasting menu to fully understand the concept. One thing’s for sure—no two meals are ever the same here!
Address: Avenida de Andalucía, 2