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El Retiro Taberna

#262 of 1,307 Restaurants in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Piedra Santa 19 | C/ PIEDRA SANTA 19, 18009 Granada, Spain
+34 958 22 54 37
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 01:00
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We sought out this little Taberna on TripAdvisor, due to the great reviews and proximity to our hotel a few streets over. Having eaten our fill of the usual Tapas, we were looking for something a bit diferent from the run-of-the-mill, and were delightedto find that this place fit the bill perfectly. The wine, recommended by the server, was excellent... More 

Thank City_Traveller76
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I live in Spain and have worked as a tour guide all over (including Granada) so trust me when I say this place is awesome. Young owner super passionate and knowledgable about wines (and willing to share info!) and great (free!) tapas as well as delicious plates of food for sharing.

Thank cicyca
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

My husband and I came across this tapas bar after wandering down a side street in Granada and were pleasantly surprised. We were looking for a place that was not so touristy and served quality wines. We were not disappointed! We asked for local wines and they were wonderful. Tapas were very good and high quality. We actually went back... More 

Thank nfair
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Located close to Plaza del Carmen, this small wine bar serves excellent tapas and is a great place to relax after a day of sight-seeing in Granada. With stylish decor and a jazz soundtrack, it is buzzing with energy on a busy Saturday night but mellow and intimate mid-week. Delicious tapas dishes are served with each round of drinks and... More 

Thank BrianL1272
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is a really nice little bar down a quiet side street. We happened to go there on our first night in Granada, and it was so good we went again for our final night. The food is uniformly great, but I highly recommend the Iberian Pork. On the two nights we had two different ones, and both were scrumptious.... More 

2 Thank Simon0672
Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

The description of the restaurant included "Vegetarian". However when we came for dinner, after ordering drinks we were told they have ran out of vegetables. Not even sure how that works. Also the waiter, when discussing the free tapas that come when ordering drinks, did not know what vegetarian means, and he asked if meatballs and ham (jamon) are vegetarian.... More 

1 Thank sovata
Bagram, Afghanistan
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Spanish pork is delicious, but at Taberna El Retiro the quality of the meat and the excellent preparation combined with excellent wine pairings and great service makes for an amazing dining experience. The tapas are outstanding, too.

1 Thank Cecilia B
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We chose this restaurant on the recommendations from trip advisor. We were not disappointed as it is a cut above your average Tapas bar. We were the only non locals in the place always a good sign. We had had our fill of the drink and graze approach and since one of our party was gluten intolerant he was somewhat... More 

Thank Douglas C
London, United Kingdom
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576 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

we came across this restaurant whilst exploring the area near our hotel. It was night and it was packed. So next night we got there at opening time We let the waiter recommend the food and we had a succession of wonderful tapas Fried peppers, bean and ham croquettes, fried fish, eggs and ham - all the dishes were really... More 

Thank Uday T
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014

This excellent restaurant was recommended to us by our Alhambra tour guide. We arrived just as it opened at 8.30pm and it soon filled up. The food was delicious, in generous portions, and we had plenty of good wine, yet the bill was under 30 euros per head. Outstanding!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Piedra Santa 19 | C/ PIEDRA SANTA 19, 18009 Granada, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Granada
  • Phone Number: +34 958 22 54 37

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?