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
El Zahor – restaurant and hostel with huge garden area. Dinners and normal service + big parties and weddings etc. Family run serving great selection of traditional Spanish food. Ctra Bailén-Motril s/n 18650-Dúrcal, Teléfono: 958 780 101 / Fax: 958 797 165, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.elzahor.es/. Open every day 10h a 24h.
Bio Durcal, at the Molino Del Puente hotel. Fairly upmarket traditional dishes, organic and local, naturally grown produce. Two restaurants – one indoors (La Tahona) and one with outdoor terrace and BBQ in the summer (El Restaurante del Lago). Also a bar connected to the terrace which is lovely for a drink or coffee. T: 958 780 731 El Molino / Bio Durcal Website.
la Lolina (formerly 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. Camino de Durcal 26, Nigüelas, Spain. Call +34 636 04 78 94. Open Weds-Sunday from 19:00. Facebook page.
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 WEDS-SUNDAY (Summer), Thurs to Sunday rest of year.
Bar Plaza – Plaza de la Constitución. Tapas, raciones and bar. email: email@example.com; Teléfonos: 664.799.518. Specialises in tapas, Migas and paella. Open 12.00 until late.
Terraza la Venta – Just off the road between Niguelas turn off and Mercadona, little dirt track down to La Venta. Great terrace, bar and pool. Serves good raciones and tapas and often has great live music. Unknown and off the beaten track, it’s a favourite of locals in the know! http://ventaniguelas.com, Tel: 681 644 439, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 great tapas in the heart of Talara. Lots of choice. Locals hangout. Gets very busy but has a great vibe. Big sunny outside terrace over the road from the bar/indoor restaurant. http://www.restaurantegarvi.com
Bar Finity – just across the road from Garvi. Meals and drinks with tapas. Also does breakfasts, coffees.
Venta Natalio – Pizza restaurant in Talara opposite the petrol station. Sadly they don’t use the area out the back which looks over the valley. Inside or pavement seating. Very Spanish. Good pizzas. Calle Granada, 37, 18656 Lecrín, Granada, Spain Phone: +34 958 79 50 82
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. Closed Tuesdays.
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.
There are lots of small restaurants in Padul serving great Tapas and meals, many of which are on the Avenida de Andalucia – the main road that runs from the old Granada road -N323 – into the heart of town.
K2 pub – great for watching the processions of Semana Santa. Basic meals, good tapas and raciones. Open daily until late. Av. de Andalucía, 162, 18640 Padul.
D’Amilia is one of the larger restaurants serving a variety of local cuisine – on the way down into Padul town. Outdoor terrace, garden and bar for tapas and drinks. Not the cheapest but good quality and something for everyone. Av. Andalucia Nº 148 Padul. Teléfono: 958 790 147, email@example.com, http://www.damiliarestaurantes.com/
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. Call +34 958 79 35 40.
Las Alberquas de Conchar – family run restaurant and hotel in Conchar. Calle Huertecilla, Nº 7 – Conchar, Granada – 18659. Teléfono: 958 777 105 / 626 58 63 70, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.albercasdeconchar.es/. Traditional Spanish home cooking. Very popular. Lovely setting. Open daily 1pm-10pm
If you want something on the hop, then La Loma next to the petrol station on the A-44 exit 153, Carretera CONCHAR, is surprisingly good – lots of space and good food! Teléfono: 958 782 791. email@example.com
Rather more picturesque is Hacienda Señorio de Nevada on the way into Conchar from the motorway. This is the restaurant of the vineyard and hotel, 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.
La Casita del Papel is a good local bar and restaurant on the way into Lanjaron on the left hand side. Next to a fresh water fountain and on the left near an Arabic arch. Food is a little bit creative and out of the ordinary and all the better for it. Barranco Adelfas, s/n – local, 18420 LANJARÓN (Granada). E-mail: email@example.com, Teléfono: 958 770 028. http://www.lacasitadepapel.es
The Alcadima Hotel serves fabulous, high quality food. Lunch in their glassed orangery with an outlook onto their gardens and the Arabic castle beyond is recommended. It’s at the end of a small street on the right just after you’ve driven through Lanjaron as far as the small traffic island and continued along the main street. https://www.alcadima.com C/ Francisco Tarrega, 3. 18420 Lanjarón. 671 517 257, (+34) 958 77 08 09.
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 – Summer Terrace. www.casalopezcorrea.com. Moved from its original home in c/ Molinos, Casa Lopez Correa has moved and transformed itself into a summer terrace in La Zubia, just outside of Granada. Sue and Miles run the show and have 30 years hospitality. Great service and atmosphere. Casa Lopez Correa Summer Terrace is a huge terrace, open 8.30 until late 7 days a week. firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Calle primero de mayo 14, Zubia, Andalucia, Spain. Call: 692 19 17 66.
Just outside of Granada City is a lovely Italian at Martinez Campos in El Zaidin