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“Good food and service, good basic tapas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carmela Restaurante

Carmela Restaurante
Calle Colcha, 13 | 18009, 18009 Granada, Spain
+34 958 22 57 94
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Ranked #36 of 856 Restaurants in Granada
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food and service, good basic tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We had a good diner with our 2 kids, with plentiful tapas and a good Granada vine recommended by our waiter. Tapas are basic and fresh. Portions are very large so make sure you do not order too much ( we did and could not finish). The prices are reasonable ( less than 20 Euros per person with a bottle of local wine).
The desserts/postres where fabulous ( try the 5 dessert samplers!).
The restaurant was full with a mixture of locals and tourists and has a vibrant atmosphere ( the terrace is a bar).

Visited February 2014
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Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“A place that makes a difference”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

One of the few places I felt at home in Spain. Good cooking, with a tinge to the salty side, but that is a matter of taste. Nice service and a jolly good atmosphere. I got the opportunity of an involuntary presentation on how to cut a serrano ham and the behaviour of the staff made me smile. Altogether a place I enjoyed and would recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carmela R, Propietario at Carmela Restaurante, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
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“Enjoyable evening in Granada.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Delicious food ........ good service! Four glasses of wine and 3 tapas all for under 22€! A pleasant evening under the stars(with the heaters on of course)! Thoroughly enjoyable! We would definitely return!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carmela R, Propietario at Carmela Restaurante, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Thank you so much for your opinion.

Its really important for us to known about our customer´s experience.

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Sax, Spain
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“AN EXQUISITE CULINARY DELIGHT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I really enjoyed everything about this stupendous restaurant. Modern, black and white in decor, very pleasing on the eye and surprisingly kind on the wallet, considering the high quality of the food. Both the ham and black pudding croquettes they served were highly delicious and the aubergine fritters were divine. I don't usually indulge in desserts but my super -friendly, witty and entertaining waiter Antonio convinced me to try the chocolate and ice -cream affair. It was heavenly and delightful. The hot, liquid chocolate oozed out of its firm, crusty ball of the same ingredient. I simply had to return for more epicurean delight, which I did, the following night.This time I just had a dessert and coffee.The chocolate and orange cake was also highly enjoyable. Many thanks Antonio for making both evenings highly entertaining. Hopefully Lorena will recover quickly from her acute, throat ailment which prevented us from conversing.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carmela R, Propietario at Carmela Restaurante, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
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Muchísimas gracias por todo¡¡¡

Fue un auténtico placer conocerle y de parte de todo el equipo del Carmela deseamos verle pronto de nuevo por aquí.
Muchas gracias y hasta la próxima¡¡
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“Must eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Delicious food, original and various combinations and a very good and friendly service. Must eat there.

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