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

Carmen de los Martires

Slightly hidden within the Alhambra grounds is a building called Carmen de los Martires. Originally a 19th century home with a beautiful garden, this now government building is open to the public and sometimes used as an event venue. A long dirt path leads to the mansion that is lined with greenery and statues. Home to several peacocks, you can see these friendly birds hanging out near the home even during the winter.

The atmosphere is very peaceful when visiting this building and it is also free to visit. I would definitely recommend stopping by when visiting the Alhambra for a break from the crowds.