Dining and Drinking on Your Visit to Granada

Dining and Drinking on Your Visit to Granada

Whether you’ve visited other areas of Spain or not, you will be impressed with the cuisine you’ll enjoy on a trip to Granada. The ingredients and combinations of foods featured in main dishes, appetizers, tapas, and even desserts reflect Granada’s unique geographical location.

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Granada is located between the mountains and the sea, and you will notice and appreciate that the food here is influenced by both. Jamon de Trevelez – ham cured in mountain snow – is one specialty served in Granada. Another is a cold soup featuring almonds called Ajo Blanco. If you like seafood, you will be delighted with the selection of fresh fish available on menus at restaurants throughout Granada.
Beautiful little European street where we ate tapas (Photo by Adam Solomon)
Tapas bars are one of the most popular types of eating establishments in Granada, and visitors are usually delighted to find that tapas in Granada are free! When you order a glass of wine or beer at a tapas bar, you will be served tapas. In some cases, you will have a choice of tapas, while in other cases you will not.

Some bars allow you to choose your tapas according to which round of drinks you are on. Although free tapas usually don’t contain pricey ingredients, they are made with fresh, local foods and you will find them flavorful, tasty and satisfying. Larger meals and more elaborate dining options are available at quality restaurants located throughout the old and new areas of the city, as well.

Granada is a fascinating and beautiful city to explore by day, but it is also vibrant and very entertaining by night. Tapas bars are popular in Granada, but they are just one type of place you can visit on a night out in Granada. Many bars feature terraces where you can relax and enjoy wine or beer outdoors in the warm season.

There are dance clubs in Granada that feature a variety of live music such as jazz and Flamenco, or DJs. Young people tend to flock to enjoy the nightlife around Plaza Nueva, while Calle Elvira is popular with more adult revelers and is an excellent place to find a restaurant for a night time meal.

Although there are plenty of places to dine and drink in Granada, some visitors prefer the convenience of a bar and restaurant at their hotel. If an on-site café or restaurant and bar are your preference in accommodations, you can easily search for hotels featuring eating and drinking establishments on site at HotelsCombined.com.