The gastronomy of Granada celebrates Arab-Spanish fusion. Moors ruled Granada for 800 years and left an indelible mark on Granada’s culture and cuisine.
Moorish influence on the cuisine is seen in the use of flavours like cinnamon and cumin. Use of vinegar for preservation of meat and fish also has a strong Moorish signature.
Tapas in Granada
Tapas are main-stay of Granada’s food scene. At Granada, you still get tapas free with your drink. In Granada, tapas are not restricted to traditional Andalusian ones, you have Chinese tapas bar as well as Moroccan tapas bar. Tapas is such an integral part of Granada, you must visit one even if you are in Granada for day. This post of Granada in one day
recommends one of the best tapas bar in Granada.
Meal timings in Granada
- Breakfast : served from 7.30am until around 11.30am
- Menú del dia : served from 1.30pm until 4pm
- Merienda: served from 5pm-8pm
- Dinner: 8.30pm onwards
Food at Alhambra
If you choose the right time-slot to visit Alhambra
, you can stay at the complex for almost an entire day. The food outlets at Alhambra are average. The best one is the kiosk in the courtyard between the Alcazaba and the Charles Palace. Restaurant attached to Parador hotel serve average lunch, though priced on the higher side.