damasqueros RESTAURANT

Today I had lunch at Damasqueros which is on the Michelin guide. The restaurant’s exterior is unassuming but the interior is really nicely done. It’s a great date spot with romantic and calm vibes. I really liked that it was a quieter restaurant which is different than the hustle and noise of most tapas spots. The service was really attentive and I liked supporting a woman owned business/chef.

Clockwise starting from the top left: 1) warm soup with chicken meatball, 2) GAZPACHUELO Malagueño + BACALAO Marinado y Limón, 3) RICOTTA + CHORIZO de Güejar, Rebozuelo y TRUFA Fresca., 4) CALAMAR FRITO, Zanahorias y Bulgur Ecológico, 5) CANELÓN DE TERNERA, Boniato Asado y Puerro, 6) CHOCOLATES Y AVELLANA»

Restaurante Arriaga

Restaurante Arriaga was beautiful from the entrance to the dessert. Our meal consisted of 9 dishes and wine pairings. Lunch was delightfully well presented and the waitstaff was really kind. It’s clear that there is a lot of thought on flavors and presentation to each dish. The views of Granada are really nice and I would love to see the vibes of this restaurant at night. This restaurant would be good for a date or small gathering. I’d imagine private events here are wonderful as well. My favorite dish was the duck liver pate topped with truffle.

Ruta del Veleta

Ruta del Veleta is on an unassuming street in Granada. It’s a beautifully decorated, quiet, clean, and the service is very attentive. The plates are very attractive and it’s quite clear there was a lot of thought going into the designs of the dishes. It’s truly art and maybe the best restaurant in Granada. Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was of quality.

I really enjoyed my visit here and I highly recommend a visit if you’re looking for a date night or even a night out with friends. It’s definitely pricier than your typical night out but worth the cost!


La reina kitchen bar

Directly behind one of Granada’s most famous statues and most popular meeting place, Plaza Isabel Católica, is a chic restaurant La Reina Kitchen Bar. Owned by the Marquis Hotels, it’s fairly new (1 year) and I’m certain this restaurant will continue to be a new millennial hot spot. The restaurant interior is super chic and modern for a girls night that includes garnished cocktails and sushi bites. The menu skews towards the vegetarian side which is refreshing. Sometimes I drool just looking at their Instagram!

Marquis Hotels also has opened a vegetarian/super food restaurant next door called Wild Food Cafeteria which I’m also quite excited about. Don’t get me wrong, I love jamon but sometimes a quick veggie fix is necessary!

La Reina Kitchen Bar

Address: Plaza Isabel Católica, 7, 18009 Granada, Spain

Hours: 12:30pm-12am

Plaza de Bib-Rambla

Situated near the famous Cathedral in Granada is Plaza de Bib-Rambla. This plaza is filled with restaurants to have chocolate con churros or a glass of wine during a long day of being a tourist. Personally, I enjoy Gran Cafe Bib Rambla for a quick drink and tapa. It’s also a good place for people watching with tourists and locals gathering on the square as you can sit in the heated tents outside the restaurant. During the winter season, holiday markets fill the plaza so visitors can buy various Christmas trinkets.