The Andalusían culinary tradition of eating tapas has delighted and amazed visitors to the city for generations. It consists in portions of food of all different varieties and sizes, depending on the theme and generosity of the bar, which are served when you order a drink such as a tinto de verano, cerveza Alhambra or a soft drink. With a drink costing on average between 2-4 euros, it can be an incredibly affordable way to get a square meal as a student, although it won’t do your alcohol consumption any good. As mentioned above, the quality, portion size and variety of tapas you will be served varies immensely across the city. In this article we have compiled some of the best, cheapest and most unique tapas bars in Granada.
1. Restobar La Fábrica – Plaza Einstein
Located next to the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Granada, Plaza Einstein is a hub of student activity. La Fábrica offers ridiculously affordable drinks, including meter-long jars of cerveza to save your table making multiple trips to the bar. This bar is always packed out at peak times though, so make sure to head along early if you want to grab a coveted outdoor table.
2. La Buena Vida
Found on a charming narrow street in the beating heart of the Old Town, la Buena Vida allows you to enjoy your tapas while surrounded by history. Despite being in a very touristy areas, the bar delivers the same low prices you would expect in any other part of Granada. Also, their sangría is one of the best in the city.
3. Bar Monti II
One door down from La Buena Vida, Bar Monti II offers equally delicious tapas accompanying affordable drinks. Why not try them both in one night?
4. 100 Montaditos
A tapas chain with multiple branches across Granada, the quality of the food is not quite on par with its independent counterparts. However, as it’s name suggests it has a menu of 100 sandwiches, as well as a range of other simple but comforting dishes, all for around 2-3 euros. On Wednesdays and Sundays they slash their prices in half, offering a filling meal for peanuts.