A region with both mountains and sea, Granada is the definition of surf and turf! You’ll find that this city is home to some of the most mouthwateringly-fresh seafood in Spain.
Granada is a foodie’s paradise, and with fresh fish brought up from the coast daily in many restaurants, it’s the perfect place to dig into some seafood. You can practically feel the ocean breeze while tasting bacalao, calamares, gambas and more. So don’t worry if you won’t have time to make it to the beach on your Spanish adventure—here are five great places to eat fresh, delicious seafood in Granada.
1. Puesto 43
This establishment gets its fish fresh from Motril, a charming seaside village in Granada province. They’re also known for their ensaladilla rusa (“Russian salad”), a mayonnaise-based dish which is a great accompaniment to fried fish. Delicious offerings aside, locals love Puesto 43 for its large outdoor terrace—the perfect place to spend a summer evening!
Address: Plaza de Gracia, 3
2. El Puerto
One of Granada’s best-kept secrets, Marisquería El Puerto is a local favorite located in the suburbs. They offer many different choices of seafood at fair prices. While you can’t go wrong with anything at this sea-to-table restaurant, we especially love the grilled codfish!
Address: Avenida de la Maracena, 33
Cunini offers fresh seafood from both the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts and features gigantic tanks where you can see it on display. Their tapas and raciones (large portions which are perfect for sharing) are equally fantastic, and its location—in Granada’s historic center on the site of the old fish market—couldn’t be more charming.
Address: Plaza Pescadería, 14
4. Los Diamantes
Many consider tapas and raciones bar Los Diamantes to be the home of the best fried and marinated seafood in Granada. Although there are five different locations, we especially love the original restaurant on Calle Navas for the most authentic experience. Order an ice-cold glass of local Alhambra beer with your meal for the perfect dining experience!
Address: Calle Navas, 28
5. La Ruta del Veleta
One of the best all-around restaurants in the city, La Ruta del Veleta‘s menu puts a twist on many beloved Spanish recipes. It’s one of the more expensive dining establishments in the city, but the quality of food and service are well worth the higher price tag. All of the seafood on offer is fantastic, but our personal favorites are the pulpo (octopus) and gambas rojas (red shrimp).
Address: Carretera de Sierra Nevada, 136
Try some of the best seafood in Granada as well as tasty tapas, Spain’s famous cured ham and more on our Ultimate Granada Tapas Tour! Along the way, you’ll learn about the history and culture of this famous city and feel like a local—not a tourist. See you in Granada!