‘Tapas’ looking at the Alhambra
In Granada the matter of hors d’oeuvre is a question of state not limited to days of leisure, it's something that happens all the time. ‘Going for a drink’ —and therefore for ‘tapas’ (a small snack to go with the beer or wine)—, is a ritual held sometimes in magic places. One of these is the surroundings of the San Nicolás viewpoint, the busiest point for observing Alhambra in the city.
The sun usually shines in this place of the Granada dolce vita mentioned by the local pop group Expertos Solynieve in their constant defence of slow living. The San Nicolás viewpoint is a place away from the city’s hustle and bustle where you can feel the mixture of flavours from modern Andalusia and Arab times on your palate. Fried fish, aubergine in honey, Arab style loin of pork, tomato and frigate salad…
In San Nicolás Square there are two bars that have become classics in the city: El Kiki and El Mirador. Opposite the church of San Nicolás you will see Casa La Debla, the former home of the most flamenco family of singers in Granada, the Morentes. Under the viewpoint itself, you will find El Aljibe del Poeta and San Nicolás, and facing it all, a backdrop formed by the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada. Granada is all of this.