So much fun! Small tapas bar filled with locals and tourists chewing down on delicious fried seafood. The hardest part is finding a spot to call your own (highly recommend waiting for a spot at the actual bar if your Spanish is not strong, as ordering can be hectic).
All the seafood is great and most of it is fried (the gambas, fried shrimp, were excellent). You can order in full or half portions or just roll the dice and see what free tapitas you get with your drink - the free tapitas here are very high quality as it is often the same food you would get if you ordered it from the menu, just smaller in portion size.
Great atmosphere and good house vino and yummy tapas! This place is MOSTLY seafood which is why we loved it so much ! Most tapas places here have so much pork and since we don't eat pork this has been a better choice for us !
What we learned : In Granada if you order a drink you get a free tapas! You can't chose it, it's whatever their serving at the time. 2nd drink mostly they will have made something else up ! So it's a fun way to try new things ;) plus here at Los Diamantes some of the tapas are the same things you might order off the menu but in a smaller portions.
So when we were in Barcelona last year we eat our fill of tapas and drank enough sangria for a month (in 5 days) . So we expected similar food here but it's different. But not in a bad way. Tapas here are small plates of food... In Barcelona they were little treats severe on a piece of bread- each slice of bread was a tapa ( now I could be saying things wrong but this is just what we experienced) . Here in Granada there isn't sangria there is another drink thats slipped my mind but it's red wine and a lemon soda mix! It's light and refreshing ! So while we are liking the food and drinks , I do have to say there is a bit too much 'fried/battered' food served as tapas for my liking .
Been back to Los Diamantes twice already (wasn't able to check on yelp)
Cool modern atmosphere and friendly bartenders :)
Small tapas bars with a quick table turnover rate. People come, order some drinks, get free tapas, and move onto the next bar. I guess we didn't get the memo because my friends and I sat around thinking this was where we were having dinner so saw all new faces all around us every 15 minutes, lol.
We ordered a round of beers and got a full plate of fried anchovies. Looks and sounds frightening but it's delicious! The head's still intact, it's a bit meaty, and everything just tastes good when it's fried.
The fried platter of assorted seafood came with fish, calamari, shrimp, and more anchovies. This was also really tasty but eating all this fried food starts to get old very quickly. So make sure you order more beer!
The baby squid was highly recommended and it was our least favorite dish. We had several baby squid dishes in Spain and this one was a let down. It was really chewy and didn't have much flavor. You just chewed and chewed and chewed.
And lastly, to counter-balance all the bad stuff we were eating, we ordered a plate of sauteed mushrooms. They were small, round mushrooms. So round it didn't get fully cooked so a little bit raw in the middle. Again, wasn't as flavorful as it looked.
Awesome seafood here. Friendly waiters and the clientele are cool too. Definitely stop here if your in Granada.
Tasty (but greasy) fried seafood.
Prices seem high compared to other tapas bars we visited in Spain.
As far as I could tell, you can't actually order 'tapas' per se here, just full portions (raciones) or half portions (media-raciones). But you do get free tapas (little servings of fried food) with your drinks.
Service was brusque. But hey, maybe that's traditional and authentic?
This place is the typical Grenada style tapas bar. As is stated in the restaurant, the tapas are a gift you get with your drink. If you do not like what they are handing out, too bad. The tapas will keep coming out and you might get prawns, fried calamari, anchovies, who knows what else, but that is all part of the experience. This place is usually packed with locals and tourists alike, so don't expect a quiet meal. You will have a good time rubbing elbows with locals, drinking, and maybe even eating some new food.
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