Granada area is known as one of the last areas in Spain, one gets a free tapas for each ordered beer / drink. A tradition, that is very much alive in the Lecrín Valley, where even the smallest bars serve a real treat for a beer (una caña) or a glass of wine. A charming way to combine dinner once in a while!
We have made a list of restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the Garden of lemons. The list could be long – but remember to allow yourself your own discoveries, for every little village has its small restaurants and bars, and often you will be quite amazed by the quality of tapas served even at the smallest bar.
Restaurants and bars:
Restaurante Los Naranjos in Melegís, Avenida del Valle 32: Excellent restaurant with fabulous views from the terrace of the valley and the lake. Popular destination for people from Granada. Try the local specialty “remojón” during the orange-season in springtime (salad with oranges, olives and dried cod), or the tomato salad with goat cheese (tomate aliñado), a true work of art in form and color, the delicious roasted lamb chops or the cochinillo.
Bar and restaurante Garvi in Talará, Calle Granada 26, 18656 Talara. Very popular among the locals, very good Spanish food for little money. The bar by the same name is definitely worth a visit to a glass with tapas.
Bar Jovi / Meson La Despensa del Valle in Restabal, Calle Santa Ana. A rustic and typical Spanish cuisine.
Restaurante “La Tasca” in the village in Niguelas. Nice kitchen with wood-fired pizza oven. Really good food and fabulous views over the valley.
Bar La Plaza, at the entrance to Nigüelas. A super tapas-kitchen on a sunny day.
The list is to be updated … with places in Granada and the coast