There are two Minatauro Tapas Bars close to the Alhambra in Granada.
1: The first (and I suspect the original) is down a dead-end alley-way just off plaza nueva, in the city centre . You would be unlikely to stumble across this one unless you are looking for it. It is a traditional tapas bar which is often bustling with locals and is small in size compared to the other Minotauro. The back of the Bar is plastered in sketches (some quite impressive) of Minotauros drawn on serviettes and till receipts (& other scraps of paper) by visitors of the past. It has a slightly edgy but very welcoming feel, as every traditional tapas bar should have (in my opinion). I would suggest this is the better of the two bars, due to the fact it is a more "genuine Spanish experience". I would not however suggest this bar to the more faint hearted tourist (non-Spanish speaker), because at times I felt it could be slightly intimidating, and I speak Spanish well. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful and in my opinion they were at they're best when the Bar was buzzing (busy & with punters).
2: The second Minatauro is along the Narrow Street which leads to Sacromonte directly below The Alhambra (This is the bar which i suspect the other reviews on this page refer to). It is more tourist orientated, and has views (although limited) of the Alhambra. Whilst this bar retains the traditional feel of a Tapas Bar, it is not frequented by the same local clientèle as the first. I'm sure (if you really need to) you could use English in this bar and not feel too uncomfotable. But a little effort with your spanish will always go a long way in almost any bar.
They are both excellent value with great food provided free with every beer (cost around 2 euros). As stated by other reviews, each time you order a beer, a different dish is provided and the helpings are more than generous.
Both are well worth a visit for cheap (if not free) food. Comer con gusto!
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