Where the Tapas’ team eat and dine in Granada during the 1st edition of the Forbes Women Summit Influential Women Andalusia 2024

We recommend a series of restaurants where you can savour the tradition and innovation of Andalusian cuisine.

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The first edition of the Forbes Women Summit Women of Influence Andalucía will be held on 17 May at the luxurious Hotel Alhambra Palace Granada. The event will focus on women’s leadership in Granada, and will feature some of the best known female faces in business and politics such as Marifrán Carazo, Mayor of Granada and Gloria Lomana, President of the Forbes Women Advisory Board.

After highlighting the power of women in business, the best thing of all will be to enjoy some lunch and dinner in the purest ‘granaino’ style. And if you don’t know where to go, don’t worry, we suggest some of the best restaurants in and around the magical Albaicín neighbourhood. Take note.

Cala Restaurant

Away from the main tourist flow of the capital of Granada, Cala is located in the ‘Forum zone’, next to the Lagos park. They offer a traditional restaurant with avant-garde touches, but they do not hesitate to incorporate international products, which can be explained by their chef’s roots in French cuisine. Excellent service and respect for the raw material, as can be seen in the dishes that have game as the protagonist.

By: Marcos García Parajón.

Where? Calle José Luis Pérez Pujadas, 2, 18006.

Las Tomasas

This historic restaurant, which opened its doors in 1989, has indoor and outdoor facilities that blend in with the landscape of the Albaicín. In Las Tomasas, beyond the visual delight, this stimulus reaches the palate with its menu based on seasonal products that includes salads, rice, pasta, meat and fish in the form of dishes such as ‘free-range eggs with boletus, homemade migas and potato and foie cream’, the ‘duo of homemade croquettes’ or ‘smoked sardines with lemon thyme cherry and saffron cream’.

Where is it? C/ San Agustín, 4.

Carmen El Agua

With a privileged view of the Alhambra, El Agua stands in the Albaicín as a refined restaurant offering traditional and modern dishes presented in a creative way. In them, diverse culinary influences collide, as can be seen in its foie mi-cuit and quince jelly ingot or its smoked eel tartar with strawberries and fig compote. An essential place to enjoy the city’s haute cuisine.

Where is it? C/ Placeta del Aljibe Trillo, 7.

La Tana

La Tana is an impressive wine bar, recognised as the best in Spain at the International Wine Challenge in 2020. It has a wide variety of references -more than 600- that can be tasted by the glass, covering all kinds of prices, wineries and vintages. As for the culinary side, high quality pinchos and tapas.

By: Marcos García Parajón.

Where? Placeta del Agua, 3, 18009 Granada.


A perfect place to get to know the traditional recipes of Granada and enjoy updated versions, with technique and a lot of taste. In addition to the gastronomic experience, which delves into the culinary roots of the Nasrids, there is also the unique atmosphere, full of “duende”, which can be felt in the flamenco “tablao” located on the ground floor of Faralá.

By: Marcos García Parajón.

Where? Cuesta de Gomérez, 11, 18009 Granada.

Bar FM

A simple establishment, characterised by giving the utmost respect to the produce from the nearest coasts. Through hard work and grilling, it has become one of the great gastronomic references of Granada and Andalusia. The fried dishes are spectacular, as are the seafood and large fish. Its ensaladilla rusa, made in the Granada style with potatoes, prawns and mayonnaise, invites you to return again and again to the city of the Alhambra.

By: Marcos García Parajón.

Where? Av. de Juan Pablo II, 54, 18013 Granada.


With a tasting menu that changes every week, in order to adapt to the products offered by the market and the season, Lola Marín shines and shines with her brave, careful and highly gastronomic cuisine. Refined presentations, a lot of technique and, above all, purebred flavours.

By: Marcos García Parajón.

Where? Calle Damasqueros, 3, 18009 Granada.

Restaurante Arriaga

Here, every detail is of extraordinary value, especially the fantastic views of the city, as it is located on the top floor of the Museum of the Memory of Andalusia, 55 metres above sea level. In the kitchen, sophistication rules, with avant-garde presentations, nods to traditional recipes and with the full prominence of seasonal and local produce.

By: Marcos García Parajón.

Where? Av. de la Ciencia, 2, 18006 Granada.