Biggest tapas in Spain - you've gotta try it to believe it!
To get your money's worth and try out typical Spanish tapas, El Reventaero is the place to be! They serve up big portions of tapas, that come free with any drink! Best of all, a mug of beer or tinto de verano only costs 1.80euro! Be it a whole platter of calamares (deep-fried squid) or steamy carne con salsa (stewed meat with sauce) with rice, you'll surely be full with the good food this tapas bar dishes up. To make things even better, they top it up with the famous Spanish dessert- flan, on your second tapa, what can get better than that?!
Tapas are usually served in small portions, to go along well with beer. Plates of olives, relish or chips come free with a drink in most bars, while the good ones might serve an assortment of cheese and chorizo (Spanish sausage) or jamon (the ever-adored Spanish ham). Not many people know how the word 'tapas' came about - long ago, bar-goers wanted to find a way to prevent flies from attacking their drinks. One day someone decided to place a small plate of olives on the top of his bottle to avoid drinking flies and voila! The name was borned!
Tapas has played a very important role in Spanish life since then. The Spanish are social animals, who love to hang out with friends and party. Tapas are popular with both the young and old, perfect for spending time with friends, laughing over beers and tapas, as well as sipping wine with a lover. Tapas have flourished since then, transforming into exquisite fusion food now, you'll be surprised at the kind of tapas you can get in Spain!
Granada is well-known as a university city, where poor students roam the streets in search of good and cheap tapas. Nowhere else in Spain offers such a huge variety of tapas, and best of all, free ones! Besides the majestic Alhambra Palace, and the Cathedral and beautiful Sierra, tapas-hunting is perhaps the next best way to discover amazing Granada! [more ]