You can look up restaurants on the Tourism Granada website in their Restaurants and Tapas section. http://www.turgranada.es.
Below are a few recommendations by locals!
´Chambao El Vizco´ is fantastic and a bit off the beaten track. It’s next to the river, under the bridge opposite the Hotel Restaurant Bio Durcal. Fri, Sat, Sun 12 midday until late. Garden. Also open Weds Thurs in the Summer from 1800 only – Mondays and Tues closed). Teléfono: 958 781 965
Meson La Buhardilla in the corner of Plaza Magnolios. Open all week, but Spanish kitchen hours, so lunch from 13.00 till 16.00 and diner from 20.30 till 23.00. It has a few tables outside where they serve drinks and tapas. T 958 781 546 Click Here
Bio Durcal, at the Molino Del Puenta hotel. Fairly upmarket traditional dishes, organic and local, naturally grown produce. T: 958 780 731 www.elmolinodelpuente.com/pages/res.htm
Alqueria de los Lentos / El Rincon: 958 777 850. Camino de los Molinos. Beautiful surroundings and fantastic views from the terrace. Traditional mediterranan food and you can choose to have your dinner in the Cueva – Cave-style/bodega dining room if you want something a bit different. http://www.alqueriadeloslentos.com/es/ There’s a new bar/restaurant called El Rincon in the gardens run by Roberta and Tinca. Lovely setting, good vibe and great tapas.
Osa Mayor – on the same road as the Alqueria on the way to Durcal from Niguelas. Summer bar and terrace with regular nights of live music in an open-air setting. Wi-fi and private off-road parking available. Open Weds-Sunday from 19:00.
El Rincon de Miguel (or Miguel’s) – down at the bottom of the village by the carpark. Brilliant for a lazy drink and tapas made on Miguel’s teeny tiny little stove behind the bar. Great for afternoon sun.
Also several other tapas bars and little restaurants further up the village in the square by the Casa de Cultura. All have cheap drinks and good tapas. The ones in the square also do sandwiches and other basic dishes.
La Tasca – a new restaurant and bar overlooking the picturesque barranco and up to the sierra. Great views and lots of different food styles including great wood fired pizzas and fondue! +34 675 69 51 84 or website: www.la-tasca.com Open THURS-SUNDAY.
Bar Nuevo – just off the crossroads between Banco Popular and Coviran supermarket – drinks, great tapas and basic menu (closed Monday) shows sports etc; Garvi – again typical Spanish bar and restaurant; Bar Finity opposite Garvi on the main street in between the two banks. And Noche Azul just next to PK2 pub – off the main road from Chite to Talara.
Restaurante Garvi – Family run Spanish restaurant and bar serving meals and tapas in the heart of Talara http://www.restaurantegarvi.com
Bar Finity – just across the road from Garvi. Meals and drinks with tapas. Also does breakfasts, coffees.
Between Chite and Melegis on a track that goes down to the lake is La Conca.
La Conca is an arts club celebrating everything from art to music and gastronomie. Art classes, cookery classes, exhibitions, readings, tastings etc. Or simply a drink and tapas. Join the community of likeminded people. http://laconca-artsclub.com
In Melegis itself are two nice restaurants with terraces, recommended for lunches too:
Puerta del Valle (Phone: 958 793 974) and Los Naranjos (Phone: 958 793 414).
Puerta is on the main road on the left (in direction of Restabal) opposite the sports hall.
Los Naranjos just after the village on the right by the view point. You can’t miss it either! Great outdoor terrace overlooking the lake and indoor dining.
The kitchens are open on Spanish hours (1300-1700 and then 1900 or later until close). You can go there for a drink and tapas as well as full meals.
NB Los Naranjos is closed on Weds.
In Restabal is Meson Despensa Del Valle. You’ll see the sign on left hand side as you drive through Restabal. Park at the top and walk down off the road keeping to your left past the little coviran supermarket. They don´t have a terrace unfortunately, inside dining only, which is good in the winter and if it’s very hot (it has aircon). Phone: 958 793 531.
Also above the restaurant is Bar Jovi. Great for drinks and tapas. And you can also food off the restaurant’s menu. There’s a balcony as well and a sort of indoor/outoor room. They’re really friendly and do good food. Roasts in the winter and huge pizzas for big parties (if you let them know in advance). NB: closed Tuesday.
PINOS DEL VALLE
Bar Venecia at Calle Eras, 42, (Google Map) is the main restaurant in Pinos, off the main road set up on a terrace. Great soups and menu del dia as well as coffee, drinks and tapas.
Hacienda Señorio de Nevada in Conchar. This is the restaurant of the vineyard, Hacienda Señorio de Nevada. A fantastic bodega with great wines and hotel rooms, tours for wine tasting, gift shop and restaurant. FB: Hacienda Señorío de Nevada
Autovía Granada-Motril (Salida 153) Ctra. de Cónchar,s/n, 18659 Villamena (Granada). Tel (+34) 958 777 092, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you decide to pop up into the hills then there are loads of small restuarants, cafes and bars in Lanjaron and Orgiva.
Too many to name really so check out Granada Tapas Tours’ book (see Gourmet page) for some tips and all the bars and restaurants you need to know…
Las Estrellas Mirador San Nicolas. Callejon Atarazana Vieja, 1, 19010 Granada. 958 288 739. Beautiful views across to the Alhambra.
Mirador De Aixa – Overlooking the Alhambra – ideal for something special.
www.miradordeaixa.com. Closed Mondays. Open dinner only.
T 958 561 349. Puente Cabrera 9, Granada – just down from the Plaza Nueva. www.zakuro.es
Casa Lopez Correa C/ Molinos, 5, 958 22 37 75 www.casalopezcorrea.com
Right in the centre of the old part of Granada – the Albaicin on Calle Molinos. Lovely atmosphere and ´proper food´. Great for a night out in town or if you stay there after a day sight-seeing. Also fantastic winter Sunday roasts.
Just outside of Granada City is a lovely Italian at Martinez Campos in El Zaidin