Granada: Food and Drink

A City in the Southern province of Andalucia

Granada Food and Drink

Eating and drinking is a big part of the culture in Granada. All that traipsing around Granada’s many sights can work up a mean thirst and a mighty hunger, so when the sightseeing’s done, head for a tapas bar. In Grenada the tapas are usually free when you order a drink which is a custom distinct to the area around Granada. The free tapas may be no more than a bowl of nuts or olives but you may strike it lucky and get some hearty, local treats. If you’re after something more substantial, check out Granada’s busting restaurant scene. If you’re feeling curious, try one of Granada’s traditional dishes. Local favourites include ‘habas con jamon’ which is broad beans with ham) ‘rabo de toro’ which is ox tail stew, and if you’re feeling particularly brave, try ‘tortilla Sacromonte’ which is an omelette traditionally made with bull testicles and calf brains. Vegetarians may have a tough time in Grenada, but it’s a big city so search around and you should be able to find something that pleases your taste buds. As far as drinking goes, try a fine local wine or sherry with your meal or join the locals over a beer or sangria in the bars and clubs