In the province of Granada - when you buy a drink in a bar - you usually get a tapa - small plate of something to eat, free with it! This page outlines the culture of tapas - what , where and when to get tapas - different cerveza (beer) you will find and other bebidas/refrescantes (drinks/refreshments) you can find around the tapas bars in granada
Granada, and its province, is (fairly) renown for its culture of free
tapas (small snack) served will beers, wines, tinto de verano, etc.
(NOTE - you will not get served tapas with spirits or after ordering
- There are so many bars in granada it is not realistic to list the good ones - it in fact would be easier to list the bad ones as most serve good tapas, the area between Calle Elvira and Gran Vie de Colon - near Plaza Nueva is a good place to start,
- Tapas is served lunchtime - 12-4 and in the evening - 8-12, bars in more touristy areas may serve it all day,
- Don't ask - it nearly always will arrive a few mins. after you get your drink - if not - bad luck!
- Most bars will just serve a tapa of whatever is going that day, while other bars may offer a choice,
- The longer you stay i.e. the more drinks you stay for - the better the tapa gets with each round - well usually!
- Tapa means (literally -lid) a covering plate of a snack to be eaten with your drink,
- It makes no difference to the tapa you get if you order a caña
[pronounced - kan-ya] (275ml) or tubo (330ml) vino or whatever, but if you are in a group you may be limited to a couple of choices only(if a choice is offered),
- If you are planning to 'do tapas' before eating out - be warned - you will not have much of an apetite by the time you get to the restaurant!!
- To find the best tapas - look further afield, often in small local bars throughout the province, you will be served with tapas that many would consider a main course in a restaraunt!
Salud - Enjoy!