Probably you heard already about the famous Spanish “tapas”, but what do you really know about them?
Of course you can taste them all around Spain, but there is one city where you will find the “mecca of tapeo”, and this place is Granada. There you will get a free tapa in almost every single bar of the city when ordering your drink, and believe me when I tell you that in some of them they are really big! So much, that probably with two tapas you should be already full!
There are many theories about the origin of tapas, but the most consistent of all, is the one which says that the idea appeared in the Middle Ages, when some publicans began to “tapar” (to cover) their customers drinks with a slice of bread, in order to keep away insects and dust. Personally this is the theory that I like the most!
You can find tapas bars of all kinds, traditional, oriental, design, Asian, vegetarian, etc., so as you can imagine the variety is wide! You will need several days to be able to try a little bit of each!
Is also important to know that there are usually two types of bars, those in which there is a predefined order of tapas and therefore you will be surprised with every round you ask for, and others in which there is a menu with all the tapas available, so you can choose the one that you prefer. If you are a group, usually you will be allowed to request up to two or three different types for each order.
To finish I am going to write a small list with some of my favorites tapas bars, they are all easily accessible and well known to the inhabitants of the city. Also is important to mention that Granada is a beautiful city, well worth a visit!
– La Antigualla – Calle Elvira
– La Riviera – Calle Cetti Meriém, 7
– Bodegas La Bella y La Bestia – http://www.bodegaslabellaylabestia.com
– Brasilia Café Bar – Calle Dr. Mesa Moles, 2
– Café Bar Oriental Feng Shui – Calle Hermosa, 7
So if you don´t want to eat and drink good for a ridiculous price, then DO NOT GO TO Granada!
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