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Review: El Tabernaculo


Calle Navas, Granada, 18009, Spain

People watching, sangria, free tapas and Jesus

  • By SilverTraveller HMJ

    791 reviews

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  • May 2015
  • Calle Navas, Granada
  • €5
  • No
  • Casual
  • Spanish

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Having asked reception for a tapas recommendation, we were pointed in the direction of Calle Navas, a 10 minute walk from our hotel – Hotel Corona .

We found a narrow, pedestrianised street full of bars and restaurants on either side. Having walked down to the bottom, we walked back up and randomly plumped for a smaller one with only two tables outside: El Tabernaculo which had lots of religious posters about Semana Santa (Holy Week) all over the walls and doors. Inside the long, narrow bar, there were more religious posters and statues.

We ordered a jug of sangria and were just on the point of choosing some tapas when the sangria arrived along with a plate bearing two slices of toasted roll covered with an orange coloured cheese spread, a grilled chorizo on a stick and crisps. Half way through our drinks, another dish arrived: grilled field mushrooms in oil and garlic with another couple of slices of French-style bread drizzled with oil. The total bill came to €12 which was the price of the sangria so the food appeared to be complimentary. With an exchange rate of 1:1.3 it was an absolute bargain and also a great spot for people watching. Although we could have easily had another jug of sangria, we decided to return to the hotel for a siesta.

However, we enjoyed it so much, we returned another day, when the complimentary tapas was a beautiful looking plate of what appeared to be corned beef hash with two fried quails eggs and bread. The second tapas was very flat fish cakes drizzled with mayonnaise with olives and bread.

This is definitely a place to watch the world go by with a drink and tapas.

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