Calle Varela 17
18009 Granada, Spain


+34 958 22 49 23

NileGuide Expert tip:

This popular hidden gem only has a few tables, so make a reservation if you're on a tight schedule.


This centrally located mesón (inn) is a family-owned restaurant that's popular with the locals for its lunch menus. If you're looking for an alternative to tapas, you'll find savory traditional granadino favorites and a cozy environment at this nook that you may have otherwise overlooked. Albahaca is the Spanish word for "basil," a basic cooking ingredient, and in appearance, Albahaca does seem rather simple, with a small number of tables and a homey interior. However, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the flavorful homemade entrecot en salsa roquefort (filet in roquefort sauce) and the house specialty, pastel de verduras (layered vegetables). The waitstaff is friendly and will welcome you as though you were family. Considering the quality and quantity of the food, the lunch menu for 15€ is more than reasonably priced. Save room for their homemade desserts!


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