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Tapas Customs & Culture

Tapas in Granada

Tapas are a very characteristic part of Spanish eating and vary greatly from region to region. Our philosophy is to not only take you on a tapas tour but to help you have a food `experience´. We want to explain the food, the wine, the beer, where it came from, introduce you to the bar owners, prepare you to go out, explore tapas customs in Granada and do it yourselves during your stay in the city.

What are Tapas?

Many think tapas are only snacks (or starters), to be eaten before going on to have a meal or going home to eat with the family. Taking into account that breakfast can be very early for those starting work at 8am and that most Spaniards will have lunch somewhere between 2pm and 3pm, a quick tapa at 1pm is a good way to stave off the hunger pangs until it´s time to officially eat. However, nowadays it is also common practice to replace lunch (or dinner for that matter) and go out for tapas (this is called tapeo in Spanish) – after 3 or 4 rounds you won’t need a meal afterwards, you´ll be full!

Tapas Customs in Granada

The tapas customs in Granada are even more unique. Forget what you’ve experienced in Seville or Madrid or Málaga where the tapas have to be bought — this is Granada style! And don’t think you’ll just be offered a tiny plate of olives or some crisps on a plate. You will be more than pleasantly surprised with what’s on offer.  With over 2000 bars and restaurants in the city, competition is tough, so the standards are high! When you book a tour with us, you´ll learn more of the customs and history regarding tapas.