A short walk from Carmen de los Martires, stretching on the slopes of the Alhambra complex is a beautiful restaurant, where the biggest treasure hides behind its coloured walls.
Restaurante Carmen St Miguel combines traditional Mediterranean cuisine with innovative approach using the freshest locally sourced ingredients. And if that’s not enough, wait till you see the views!
We arrived after just visiting the Carmen de los Martires and had to wait a few minutes before they opened up for lunch. The restaurant was nearly completely empty (keep in mind this is an exception, in the summer months Granada is super busy), so we were lucky enough to get one of the tables with the best views.
The restaurant is beautifully layout out, and from almost all the tables on the terrace, you can enjoy the beautiful views, with snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada still visible in the distance. Crisp white table clothes, innovative menu and extensive wine will make you feel right at home.
We originally stopped by only for a drink, but the menu was tempting enough that we decide to share a Caesar salad – which as you can see from the photos below, was a feast for the eyes too. Even with such a simple dish as a Caesar salad, the chef managed to pull off something innovative and absolutely delicious.
Restaurante Carmen St Miguel
Location: marked on map here
Menu: available online here
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday from 12.30 to 16.00, and 19.30 to 23.00. In September to May the restaurant is also open on Sundays 12.30 – 16.00 (closed in June – August on Sundays)
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Granada Monuments Tickets & Tours
Here are a few guided trip options for visiting the main sights in Alhambra. To check availability and prices please click on the link below.
- Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket – enjoy a fast-track access to all the sights within the grounds of Alhambra, including the Generalife Gardens. Does not include a guide.
- Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Tour – fast track entry to the Alhambra complex with a private or shared tour guide.
- Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Ticket with Audioguide – the same tickets to Alhambra this time including an audio guide in the language of your choice.
- Sacromonte: Flamenco Show at Cuevas Los Tarantos Tickets – entry tickets to the popular flamenco performance in the Sacromonte district of Granada
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