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La Cantina de Diego

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Callejon de Ricarda, 1 | Callejón de Ricarda, 2, 18193 Monachil, Sierra Nevada National Park, Spain
+34 958 30 37 58
19:30 - 12:00
11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 19:30 - 12:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Stuttgart, Germany
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The restaurant has an atmospheric interior with many locoal guests. The ingredients of the food are mostly regional and organic. They are prepared in an excellent way.

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Paris, France
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A charming restaurant run by a charming mother and daughter where you eat good local food at a good local price. We are going back in the spring for artichoke season. CAN'T WAIT!

Thank leslie P
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel that did not do food on Sunday evenings. Good atmosphere, nice people but 8 euros for a tomato salad? Don't think so. Food was alright - liked the bottles vegetables, but at the end of the night wished I had researched more widely in Monachil.

Thank ns247
London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

La Cantina de Diego is a charming little restaurant in the hills above Granada. We enjoyed our meal sat on the terrace as the sun set. The staff are the nice and the food is good - tasty, simple Spanish dishes - but not great; certainly not good enough to justify the price tag.

Thank jamiddlebrook
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous little restaurant with great local dishes with the chef's own spin. Portions were large and the waitress recommended we order two starts and a main to share. We started with the mussels in garlic and green beans with jamon (both daily specials) and ended the meal with the entrecote steak. The beans were really fresh and the steak was... More 

Thank marleneavenue
Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

A little bit more expensive than some others nearby but worth it. The service on arriving was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome. Menu is small but good options. A good wine list. I ordered the sirloin with duck, it was cooked perfectly. They also had daily specials, two of our group had these (tbone and tuna... More 

Thank Dave B
Coventry, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We walked here for dinner while staying at La Almunia del Valle hotel, up the lane. We got caught in a heavy rain shower but the staff came to our rescue with clean towels and a hairdryer so we could dry off. We had a lovely meal here - steak with a very fresh salad. Some good red wine, and... More 

2 Thank Sophie L
Barcelona, Spain
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

My daughter and I went to Granada for the Easter weekend. We were steered to this restaurant by a review in the Michelin guide. Although we were at the Alhambra Palace Hotel, about 15 minutes away by car, we decided to make the trip to nearby Monachil for dinner. The resulting experience was well worth the trip. The restaurant is... More 

3 Thank Rafika816
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Excellent steak. Nice place just in front the Monachil river. Service was good. Don't miss their famous Marcelina cake for desserts.

1 Thank RatonesColoraos
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2015

I stayed in the village Monachil with my two sons and had dinner in La Cantina after a beautiful sunny day on piste of Sierra Nevada. We enjoyed the nice ambiance with the open fire. The friendly hostess suggested the steak after a day in the snow. A perfect advise. Balanced salad, excellent steak and don't forget to order the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$54
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 12:00
19:30 - 12:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 12:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callejon de Ricarda, 1 | Callejón de Ricarda, 2, 18193 Monachil, Sierra Nevada National Park, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Sierra Nevada National Park  >  Monachil
  • Phone Number: +34 958 30 37 58

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