Granada de Tapas

Every year in March Granada Tapas Fair comes along. Local Bars and Restaurants in Granada compete in the Annual Tapas Fair.
This local food festival is where chefs compete to win the Best tapa of the city.
The 10th Edition of GRANADA DE TAPAS runs from Thursday 1st until the Friday 16th of March 2018.

The winners will be decided on Saturday 17th March at Granada Town Hall.

Antequera Rest Laila

Tasting New Dishes

In previous editions of the Tapas Festival there have been over 150 entries.  A great way to showcase the best creations and  quality local produce from local area.

During the first two weeks of March the participating bars offer their entry in Granada de Tapas to customers.

So you can actually try these creations during those dates.

Granada shopping Tomate gastrobar

Tapas Competition

So how do they choose the winner?  A panel of Food Critics & Hospitality experts taste all the entries from 1st March until  they have managed to sample them all. A short list is prepared and from that the winners are decided.

There are several categories.

  • Best Tapa in Restaurant Category
  • Best Tapa in Bar Category
  • Most Traditional Tapa
  • Tapa with a selected wine from the DOP Quality wines of Granada
  • Tapa with selected beer from Granada´s Alhambra brewery.
  • Tapa made from Local Granada produce.Tapas Eat in Granada Spain

Discover Local Granada Produce

If you want to discover Local Chefs, Traditional Businesses and the best foodie corners of Granada. The Taste of Granada Tour is perfect for that.  Each day this city walk leads you to some of the local shops to sample different products grown in the province. Get to see creations of local chefs and step into family run businesses spanning 4-5 generations.

Spain Food Sherpas are kindly offering Piccavey readers 10% off when booking on their website with the promo code below.

Foodies visiting the Alhambra can enjoy culture and local food when they visit the city. Granada Food Tour Spain discount voucher

Granada Tapas Winners

In Granada last year around 100 restaurants took part in the competition,
There will be Best Tapa in Bar category and also in Restaurant category. On 16th March the final list will be confirmed of the best entries. The entries will include:

Some of the Previous Winners have been:

  • 2017 Winner La Milagrosa Irrevente Nicolas Chica with Slow Cooked Segureño Lamb with Loja Cream Cheese, dehydrated tomato from Zafarraya
  • 2016 Winner Loewe Gastrobar Chechu González Bull Tail canelloni with mango and octopus
  • 2015 Winner Boqué Bar Antonio Cañizares Fish Tomato & caviar
  • 2014 Winner Mandala  Egg foam with potatoes, chistorra and black pudding crackers
  • 2013 Winner Panoramic 360 Secreto ibérico relleno de calabaza al ajillo envuelto en costra de frutos secos con cristal de patata, aire de queso de cabra
  • 2012 Winner Carmen de San Miguel 
  • 2011 Winner Saffron Gastrobar Brocheta de pollo y manzana en tempura crujiente de Alhambra de 1925 sobre puré de aguacate tropical y jengibre

Make sure you see as many of the participating bars and restaurants over the days of the festival.

You may be lucky enough to savour one of the winners!

Bib Rambla Granada with children

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