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El Claustro

Gran Via de Colon 31, 18001 Granada, Spain
958 80 57 40
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Ranked #113 of 758 restaurants in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $35 - $69
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in the historic district of Granada, The Cloister Restaurant fascinates with its spectacular architecture, monastic tranquility of his past and a strong culinary, as simple as Baroque for its rich hues and textures. A market cuisine, rooted in Andalusian products and premium season but surprised diners through carefully prepared dishes in color, design and flavor.Is the signing of Spain's Best Chef 2009, Juan Andres Morel, who leads a team of young designers whose goal is to translate the passion for their craft to conquer demanding palates.Ubicado en el corazon monumental de Granada, el Restaurante El Claustro fascina por la espectacularidad de su arquitectura, la placidez de su pasado conventual y por una oferta culinaria contundente, tan sencilla como barroca por la riqueza de sus matices y texturas. Una gastronomia de mercado, cimentada en los productos andaluces de primera calidad y de temporada, pero que sorprende al comensal a traves de platos cuidadosamente elaborados en color, diseno y sabor. Es la firma del Mejor Cocinero de Espana 2009, Juan Andres Morilla, que lidera a un equipo de jovenes creadores cuyo objetivo es trasladar la pasion por su oficio a la conquista de paladares exigentes.
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  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I was staying at the Palacio de Santa Paula and decided to try El Claustro, the restaurant located in the hotel. I am a vegetarian and the menu did not look very promising, but they were very accomodating. The food was delicious, the presentations were creative, and the servers were very attentive. I hope to return on my next visit... More

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Granada, Spain
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Outstanding customer experience: wonderful and romantic dining area facing an ancient claustre, exceptional cuisine and presentation was unexpectedetly amazing and original: tree shaped appetizers and a chef dessert homage were fantastic, personnel was really mannered while not intrusive: our favourite place in Grenada!!!

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Paris
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

From the moment we stepped in the door (minutes before the kitchen was to close) to the time we left, this was a wonderful experience. Service was attentive, kind and knowledgeable. Cuisine worthy of a michelin star with locally sourced ingredients. Menu not as seasonal as it could have been, but this minor detail is really the only semi-negative thing... More

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Main Beach, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The best meal we experienced in Spain. Outstanding presentation. Attentive service. Attention to detail. Culinary heaven. The English interpretation of the menu was a bit lost, so use your imagination when ordering. Splendid. Lovely ambience. Would most certainly recommend.

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Granada, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This restaurant is unique. Since I reside in Granada, I have been here a number of times. In fact, this is one of the places where I always take visitors to eat. Although it is a restaurant that is in a hotel in the center of town, as one enters the door, one journeys to another world. The building used... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We enjoyed a perfect meal. Each dish was beautifully presented and tasted divine. I enjoyed lobster salad, lamb and a chocolate desert. My husband had an amazing starter "apples on earth" fois gras and apple cream both presented as miniature apples. This was followed by seared tuna. Wine was excellent as was the attentive and friendly service. The restaurant is... More

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Yoknapatawpha
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The food is very good, at once adventurous and meticulously prepared. A large picture of the chef is prominently displayed; and the prominence is well deserved, given the sheer subtlety and variety of the dishes on offer. The service is keen and attentive if a little cool. The problem is the ambience. The restaurant room is cavernous, with enormously high... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I had his signature apple dish and it was just outstanding. But it would be nice if black earth he used for base for apples had some taste. Waiter told me it just fried bread with nuts but it was not eadible. For chef why can take foie gras and make it look like apple should do more to make... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

As you know in Spain diner time starts around 10pm but El Claustro was kind enough to accommodate us at 8pm. The staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and happy to share their knowledge and advice with us. We chose the 5 courses meal; it was a real treat and compared to the quality of the food a lot more affordable... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed at the hotel and didn't feel like venturing around with an 8 month old. So we tried this restaurant in the veranda of the hotel. We were the first ones there and took a table outside in the veranda (inside would have been tough with the baby). I wasn't expecting much from a hotel restaurant but was very... More

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