Devouring Granada’s Most Famous Barrio: Top Places to Eat in the Albayzín

After the Alhambra, the whitewashed houses of the Albayzín neighborhood are one of the most emblematic images of Granada.

A trip to Granada wouldn’t be complete without some time spent wandering through the Albayzín’s narrow, winding streets. This ancient barrio holds secrets and hidden gems at every turn, including some of the best food in the city. Taste the true heart and soul of Granada at these places to eat in the Albayzín.

Don't go hungry while exploring one of Granada's most famous neighborhoods! Here are our top picks for places to eat in the Albayzín.

Los Mascarones

We love the traditional Spanish flavors at this incredible little place. Los Mascarones is conveniently located on one of the district’s main roads, making it one of the most accessible places to eat in the Albayzín. The historic building has another claim to fame as the former home of granadino poet Pedro Soto de Rojas.

Insider’s Tip: Don’t miss the migas con chorizo, also available as a tapa for the full Andalusian experience. Adventurous eaters can also try one of the Albayzín’s most typical dishes: caracoles (snails)!

Address: Calle Pagés, 18

Try caracoles (snails) at Los Mascarones in Granada, one of our favorite places to eat in the Albayzín!
Snails, anyone? Don’t knock it ’til you try it! We can’t get enough caracoles!

Estrellas de San Nicolás

Stop here for a bite to eat after taking in the stunning views of the Alhambra from the Mirador de San Nicolás. The innovative and modern cuisine at Estrellas de San Nicolás is both surprising and delightful. Enjoy the views of the Alhambra from the terrace on top of this historic building, which was the childhood home of the late flamenco star Enrique Morente.

Address: Callejón Atarazana Vieja, 1

One of the best sunsets you'll ever see is over the Alhambra from the Mirador de San Nicolás. Grab a bite at nearby restaurant Estrellas de San Nicolás, one of our favorite places to eat in the Albayzín!
The view of the Alhambra from the Mirador de San Nicolás cannot be beat!

Tajine Elvira

Enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal at Tajine Elvira, located on the way downhill from the lower Albayzín back to the city center. The flavors of Morocco are exquisite in dishes like chicken pastela (our favorite!). The owners are native Moroccans who want to preserve their restaurant as an authentic and traditional establishment, so they don’t serve alcohol.

Address: Calle Elvira, 46

One of the most unique places to eat in the Albayzín is Tajine Elvira, a traditional Moroccan restaurant with warm spiced tea and other traditional Arabic cuisine.
Warm up with the delicious Moroccan spiced tea brewed by our friends at Tajine Elvira!

Carmen el Agua

This is one of the most popular places to eat in the Albayzín among Granada locals! Carmen el Agua is also one of the city’s most romantic restaurants, making it perfect for date night. Visit at nighttime with your special someone and enjoy the view of the glowing Alhambra while indulging in both chocolate and cheese fondues.

Address: Placeta del Aljibe de Trillo, 7

Enjoy sinfully decadent fondue at Carmen el Agua, one of the most romantic places to eat in the Albayzín.
Views of the Alhambra, fondue, and that special someone. Carmen el Agua has it all for a romantic night in the Albayzín! Photo credit: Carmen El Agua

Casa Torcuato

You can’t go wrong at Casa Torcuato! This is one of our favorite places to enjoy Olla de San Antón, a traditional dish from Granada typically served in February. You can also enjoy one of the best pulpo (octopus) dishes south of Galicia, or spend an evening with friends eating tapas on the terrace.

Address: Calle Pagés, 31

Casa Torcuato has a wide variety of food, from tapas to pulpo, making it one of the most diverse places to eat in the Albayzín.
A perfect Andalusian summer night: ice-cold cañas and yummy tapas on the terrace of Casa Torcuato. Photo credit: Eric and Leandra

Experience the flavors of Granada on our Tapas, Taverns & History Tour! You’ll visit four historic, locals-only tapas bars and learn about Granada’s rich history and culture in addition to its cuisine.

You’ll explore the winding street’s of Spain’s Moorish treasure with an expert local guide. While experiencing Granada’s best tapas, wine and more, you’ll learn more about the city’s dramatic past while experiencing the city (and its food!) like a local. It’s the perfect experience for foodies and history buffs alike!

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