What to Expect
Discover how locals in Granada eat out and try some of the best foodie places in town!
Our Tapas Tour starts with a visit to a small shop with a fabulous selection of products all from the Granada region where we’ll get to try some of them.
You’ll meet Alfredo and see him share some of Granada´s locally made specialties: natural wines, organic oils, goat cheeses, artisanal beers with Sierra Nevada water and cherimoya, gin, local vegetables, chocolates, Segureño lamb ham, La Contraviesa cider, jam of rose petals or dehydrated mango are just some of the many proposals that its shelves lovingly store. Granada has the Sierra Nevada area and the almost 3,500 meters of Mulhacén, but also the Costa Tropical at sea level and this space is the perfect place to understand very different climates that make the great variety of local products huge.
A step away from the Cathedral, a piece of history in the form of an establishment awaits us. It is an old ultramarinos (grocery store) born in 1850 in which, for example, it served those who arrived with ration cards in times of Civil War and the long postwar years. We’ll meet the owner, Rafa whose family took over the premises a little over three decades ago. Today the place specializes in the sale of nuts and dried fruits of high quality which we’ll try of course.
You will learn how to differentiate “Jamón Serrano”, including our worldwide famous and highly appreciated Iberian Bellota ham and also local ham from the mountain villages of Sierra Nevada with our friend Ivan, a professional cutter famous in Granada. Awaken your senses and enjoy this hand-cut delicatessen in a small, family-run specialty store.
But not only traditional tapas reflect our local gastronomy, but also the ones with a modern twist, although always inspired by autochthonous ingredients and authentic recipes. A good example is modern Alameda restaurant with a great variety of wines, delicious food and luxury decoration.
After that we’ll visit a well-loved by locals place to experience the art of tapear. It’s a hidden tavern that lives an intense hustle and bustle, a constant coming and going of people who know that they will find what they are looking for there: for example their homemade vermouth or their hearty tapas.
The Tour ends in a mythical place of Granada’s gastronomy, whose owner Dani describes as “a site that is a bit of everyone and a lot of Granada”. It is located in the same facilities as Café Alameda years ago, the one that was frequented by Federico García Lorca and Manuel de Falla.
Their dishes are based on traditional food, such as the exquisite remojón granadino, the asparagus casserole or the homemade pionono
Throughout the whole activity you will be guided by a member of our team, a Food Sherpa, an expert in our local culture. A person with a deep knowledge of the best-kept foodie secrets of Granada.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the best places to eat in town and to discover hidden gems that even locals don’t know about!