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Oct 17, 2010 03:50 PM

non-tapas food in Granada?

Please help, I'm a bit confused about my search so far.

Going with DH to Granada for a few days and I'm looking for NON-TAPAS places:
1 good sophisticated restaurant with Andalusian (or Spanish in general) dishes and
3-4 restaurants serving more simple home-style food.

All I could find in the forums were tapas places and it's not what we want for Granada. Or does everybody do only tapas for dinner?

Also looking for good breakfast spots as we do not have breakfast in the hotel. We are staying in Albayzin and we don't have a car, but can walk around the center of the town or take a taxi.
Thanks very much!

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  1. There are loads of very nice restaurants in the Albaicin. For something special try the restaurant on Cuesta de las Tomasas, or the Morayma, or the restaurant Estrella on the Mirador San Nicolas, all with wonderful views of the Alhambra. Your hotel will tell you how to get there.

    At lunchtime sit outside at El Yunque's on the square of San Miguel Bajo. We eat there all the time. I always have the clams (almejas) or the grilled fish but the Rabo de Toro is the best in town. You can eat there in the evening as well but as it is outdoors only it can get a bit chilly. Good value.

    Granada is a small city and you can walk everywhere or there is a great bus service from the Albaicin to the Alhambra. The Parador in the Alhambra grounds has a restaurant with a good reputation and again fantastic views. In the town centre one of the best fish places for tapas at the bar or a sit down meal is Cunini but you usually have too book. Olivers next door is also very good, and a wee bit cheaper, favourite dish clams and artichokes and the spinach salad.

    The bar Nueva Bodega just off Plaza Nueva has good basic home cooking, at lunch time you will see all the locals eating their menu del día. Very cheap ! Likewise EL Torcuato in Calle Agua in the Albaicin another good place where all the locals go.

    There are not that many breakfast places in the Albaicin but try Bar Lisboa on Plaza Nueva, sit outside and watch the passers by. Or head to Bib Ramblas, a wonderful square by the cathedral which specialises in chocolate and churros, though of course you can get coffee and a croissant as well.

    Enjoy Granada.

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