Top Choice Cafe in Granada

Gran Café Bib-Rambla

It’s 5pm, you’ve just traipsed around five vaguely interesting churches and hypoglycemia is rapidly setting in. Time to hit Plaza Bib-Rambla, where Granada’s best churros (fried dough strips) are served in a no-nons…
Top Choice Tapas in Granada

Carmela Restaurante

Long a bastion of traditional tapas, Granada has taken a leaf out of Seville's book and come up with something a little more out-of-the-box at this new streamlined restaurant, guarded by the statue of Jewish philoso…
Top Choice Bistro in Granada

La Bicicleta

For something new and a bit different, head to this lovely bistro, which adds a touch of Parisian panache to Granada – truly the best of both worlds. It's small and intimate, and good for many things, including an e…
Top Choice Modern European in Granada

La Fábula Restaurante

In Fábula it’s hard to avoid the pun – the place is pretty fabulous. Hidden in the highly refined confines of the Hotel Villa Oniria, the setting matches the food, which is presented like art and tastes equally good…
Seafood in Granada

Los Diamantes

Granada’s great tapas institution has two central outlets. This old-school scruffy joint in tapa bar–lined Calle Navas, and a newer hipper Ikea-esque version in Plaza Nueva. What doesn’t change is the tapa specialty…
Tapas in Granada


British-Angolan Poë offers Brazilian favourites such as feijoada or chicken stew with polenta, and a trendy multicultural vibe. Doesn't look much from the outside, but like Dr Who's Tardis, it's a whole different wo…
Modern Spanish in Granada

El Ají

Up in the Albayzín, this chic but cosy neighbourhood restaurant is no bigger than a shoebox, but serves from breakfast right through to the evening. Chatty staff at the tiny marble bar can point out some of the high…
Cafe in Granada

Café Futbol

More about chocolate and ice cream than football, this three-storey cafe with its butter-coloured walls and gaudy chandeliers dates from 1910 and is generally packed with coiffured señoras, foreign students and fami…
Tapas in Granada

Bodegas Castañeda

A relic much loved by locals and tourists alike, the buzzing Castañeda is the Granada tapas bar to trump all others. Don’t expect any fancy new stuff here, but do expect lightning-fast service, booze from big casks …
Cafe in Granada

Café Lisboa

Tourists trip over locals in the open-all-hours Lisboa in Plaza Nueva, which is good for breakfasts (including the fried English variety), meriendas and people who can't wait until 9pm for their dinner.