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“Great Place”
Review of Bodegas Espadafor

Bodegas Espadafor
Ranked #114 of 1,484 Restaurants in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Liverpool, England
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115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

I had looked this place up before coming to Granada and was delighted to find it near our Hotel. A real Bodegas with great sherry, wine and beer. Great tasty tapas - amazing to watch them prepare if sitting by the open kitchen. Friendly and helpful staff who all look if they enjoy working there! We were only in Granada 2 dys as part of a tour but came here 3 times!
Highly recommend

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Marph
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English first
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great service and food!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Everything was great here. I went here with my wife on our honeymoon and it was one of the better and more authentic dining experiences. Some great (free) tapas with our beers and who I can only assume was the owner was very friendly and helpful with the menu (despite the lack of either of us speaking each others language). This is by no means a super "fancy" place, just no frills good food and good people. We loved it.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Buddy R
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful old fashioned tapas place with great sherry”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

The addresses given for Bodega Espadafor seem to be a bit muddled. To be clear its a few hundred metres down Gran Via Colon if coming from Calla Reyes Catolicos. Well worth the walk past some very elegant buildings to a lovely old fashioned tiled restaurant, with a very warm welcome, lots of locals, kids made most welcome, fast service and some great food and sherry. Our waiter took the trouble to suggest rightly that we had probably over-ordered, when he could have just brought it all and let us pay for it. I noticed that the locals at the next table just came in for a cup of tea, and were treated with the same care and courtesy. It's not chic or fancy, but it is delicious, historic and welcoming. I'd happily go back.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Catherine K
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London
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Tradtional Tapas as it Should Be”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Just slightly out of the main tourist drag, Bodega Espadafor sits on Calle Tinajilla just off Gran Via Colon and is everything a traditional tapas bar should be. A long bar with a lively clientele, tables along the side wall and lots of staff busy serving or cooking.
There is a real buzzy atmosphere, with animated conversations all around but not so loud as to be a distraction.
Food was traditional and good, first round of tapas was a version of pincho moruno that was very nice, the second round was bread with manchego and roast turkey. 2 beers and a plate of tapas will set you back approximately €3 which is a bargain. But what really swayed our opinion of Bodega Espadafor was not just the reasonable prices, good food and traditional tapas bar decor but also the feeling that everyone from customers to staff was having a thoroughly good time. It was a pleasure to be there.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Joleenlondon
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Dubai, UAE
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“How to have an authentic Tapa's experience”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

It helps that this establishment has been there forever, and does not pander to trying too hard. It is a genuinely spacious, Tapa's bar with a good deal of space that would definitely suit families. We had 5 kids and most good Tapa's bars are small and bar like, (which we love of course). So Bodegas Espadafor is great for spreading out and relaxing. The food was outstanding, and the sherries are barrel poured.

A great evening.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank woodsterArabia
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