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#44 of 176 Bar in Granada


Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service

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Realejo - San Matias
0.2 miles from Royal Chapel of Granada
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Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

Searched and searched for this after seeing it on Anthony Bourdain programme. Could not find after searching for this over a couple of days. Shame.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

We stayed in Hotel Navas right next to this bar. We saw it on YouTube. It was not a mistake. How often your cook smiles to you? Very positive place, tasty tapas and drinks.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019

This area by Plaza Carmen has become overrun with tourists at night, but on a crowded evening, we were lucky enough to get a seat at the bar to watch Fernando at work. Like old-school tapas bars, we were given a free chicken skewer tapas...with our beers--the chicken was hot off the grill and really tender and flavorful. For our second round of drinks we had mini burgers topped with sauce, also really tasty. The atmosphere is one-of-a-kind, with religious paraphernalia crammed on the walls, shelves, and every possible surface. It's small and dark, but probably the most authentic place along the entire tourist strip. Prices are really low--4 drinks, 2 tapas, and 1-2 small plates came to less than 20 euro. Try this place for a true Spanish tapas experience.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 10, 2019

Great food and wine in interesting atmosphere with religious icons. Staff could not be nicer. Loved it!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019

What a fun place. We went there twice on our visit to Granada. The atmosphere was unique and very religious! At a bar??? The owner and his son made you feel welcome. We were with friends and they enjoyed the experience as well.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Watched Anthony Bourdains shoe and spotted this place. So when we came to Granada we had to try it. Our first attempt we where turned away by a balding gentleman, we believe he might have thought we where on a stag do or party. The...next night we got in (different Staff). Orderd our cervezas and cracked on enjoying the unique environment and atmosphere. The tapas was perfectly fine just don't expect it to be fancy. We simply enjoyed the fact you can drink all you want and food will always follow. To be honest we did not have a bad m or disappointing tapas anywhere in Granada, just some where nicer and more sophisticated than others in their presentation and ingredients. If you want high quality tapas you can probably find a better bar or actually pay for your tapas and not be cheap about it. Will return on next visit.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Kitschy bar decorated in religioso! Not sure how the décor originated and I would've asked if bartender spoke English. I must stress though that communication wasn't a problem. I just ordered a cana here and it came with a cute quail egg tapa with some...kettle chips. It wasn't busy at all during my visit. There seemed to be a laid-back family vibe. Place is either run by a father/son or uncle/nephew type deal. Other than the decor, it was difficult to get an idea of the vibe because it was actually quite dead. There may have been 3-4 other people in the bar and the group was talking to the bartenders. So after coming from La Tana, this place was a bit chill! I would've indulged more if my stomach permitted! Most, if not all, my bar experiences in Granada were pretty good, especially due to the free tapas!!!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Cool old style bar with tapas in popular Calle Navas. Small, independently run and covered in religious memorabilia, this was a delightful find even for born athiests like myself. Sultry retro Spanish trumpet background music adds to an olde worlde vibe, with generous tapas and...friendly staff. If Jesus had a tapas bar, this would be it.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018

It was the perfect exemplification of what I was expecting an authentic experience to be. I simply cannot describe in a way to do justice to the heartfelt warmth I received being served there. You simply must go and live it for yourselves.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We found this bar on our latest visit to Granada and what a find! Beer and tapas was excellent with great customer service. I wish it was my local!

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 21, 2018

I love this bar! My only regret, not getting to go back one more time before we left. I am borderline obsessed with santos statues. I love the talent and artwork that goes into them. So, this was the bar for me! I had it...towards the top of my list of must sees when visiting Granada. I first saw it on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. I was not disappointed! I ordered a glass of Rose' (Rosado) wine and my Fiancé ordered a beer. My Rose' was delicious. The tapas were great. Very large in size. The staff were super nice. It will be my first stop if we ever visit Granada again. It was truly a pleasure visiting here. A feast for the eyes and the soul, even if I am a Jewish soul. (:More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing! The tapas is sooooo tasty and the wine lovely. Best place we have found so far and will be back for more before we leave this beautiful city.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

This tiny spot looks and feels like a religious shrine with the incredible array of photos and artefacts dangling from the ceiling and pasted to the walls. Though no amount of praying would have saved our experience. The wine was bland bordering on insipid and...the free tapas that was served was a greasy, inedible mess. It was by far our worst tapas experience in Granada. Best to forget about it and the incredibly touristy Calle Navas. Instead wander to the far end of the street, crossing the road where you’ll find a bunch of incredibly better spots (the free tapas at El Conde in itself is worth visiting that bar).More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Such a unique place with a rich history, love, and passion for Holy Week and its role in Granada's traditions. The place is covered entirely with religious relics and photos of past Holy Week's that have happened in Granada. The owner who has a strong...connection to his Catholic religion does not hold back when it comes to displaying it, and even has a count down calendar to the net Holy Week. Setting aside its unique decorations, it is a perfect place for late night drinks and tapas. They have a good variety of drinks and tapas. From you basic olives and chips to tiny sliders, several tapas will satisfy anyones hunger. During the summer months, outside seating is available but limited since it is a popular place. During the winter months, no outside seating is available which makes the experience better as everyone shares laughs, eats and drinks while staying warm. A unique and amazing place to see and try, a must when I return to Granada.More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

A tiny must visit bar when in Granada. Every bit of space is covered in religious paraphernalia. The gent running it was fun and friendly. Free tapas obviously!

Date of visit: January 2018
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November 26, 2018|
Response from willjohnson747 | Reviewed this property |
I went there twice in the evening. 8pm to midnight I would suggest though not sure about exact closing time.
December 28, 2017|
Response from Nhdm32 |
When we visited Granada in December, it was certainly open during the afternoon as well as late night
December 28, 2017|
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Response from alistairfyffe | Reviewed this property |
Don't know - we were only there during the day
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