From olives, almonds and grapes to safran, nutmeg and pepper. From European culinary traditions influenced by the Berbers and Moorish to Gypsy inspired recipes just like the Andalusian music the local kitchen is a unique multicultural heritage.
Between the morning coffee and the late diner at around 9pm, the Andalusians usually eat 5 other meals: 10am breakfast, midday tapas, 2pm lunch, after “siesta” snack and 8pm tapas.
The tortilla del Sacromonte, a Cordoban version of the gazpacho the salmorejo, the almond soup ajo blanco, the remojón granadino, the Zalamandroña salad, the moraga sardines, fried eggplant with sugar cane (berenjenas con miel de caña), an oxtail soup Andalusian style (rabo de toro), the Olla de San Antón, the plato alpujarreño, the gurupina, a fried goat with garlic (choto al Ajillo), the famous ham Jamon de Trevelez and finally desserts such as los piononos de Santa Fe and an Alpujarran version of meringues (soplillos) ... We love all the local specialities!
Venezia - Pinos del Valle: traditional village bar with tapas and typical dishes: link
Los Naranjos - Melegis: The menu changes over the seasons. Very local dishes: link
La Tasca - Niguelas: Small menu but great food!: link
La Marquesina - Restabal: open only on weekends. We love it!: link
Umami - Velez de Benaudalla: High quality products and everything home made. Pizza, Meat and Pastries: link
La Casita de Papel - Lanjaron: Down the shade, next to the main spring of the village. Get the Alpujarras specialities! link
Venta El Bunuelo - Lanjaron: Dip your freshly home-made donut in a cup of hot chocolate! Chocolate lovers, you are at the right place: link
Pizza N' Love - Orgiva: Best pizza we have tasted so far. We could go everyday to that tiny family restaurant. Their soundtrack is sooo good: link
Teteria Baraka - Orgiva: Local products in this moorish tea room restaurant. You will meet a melting pot of locals from all over the world. The identity of multicultural Orgiva town: link
La Roka - Salobrena: The best spot to have a cocktail with a spectacular view watching the sunset. It's at the very top of the old town. Good modern cuisine: link
La Bahia - Salobrena: A pizza bar and traditional seafood restaurant right on the beach. Great service and good cuisine. Love the sound of the waves: link
El Rey del Boqueron - Salobrena: Late Spring to early Fall their grill bar offers gigantic fresh fish and seafood tapas. The price is really fair: link
Perandres Ice Cream Shop - Salobrena: You can't miss the local speciality: leche rizada. A milk ice cream with lemon peel and cinnamon: link
Ysla Tea room: a large variety of pastries. Taste the local piononos: link
El huerto de Juan Ranas: the best view of the Alhambra. We love their refreshing lemonade with local mint: link
El Trillo: Our favourite restaurant in the oldest neighborhood of Granada, el Albaycín. Have a romantic dinner under the stars in their moorish courtyard: link