As you meander the streets of La Herradura or stroll along the beach or paseo, eventually you will likely stop for some tapas. We’ll help you find scrumptious tapas in La Herradura. It may just seem like any regular restaurant from the outside, or it may feel more like a beach-side cafe, but either way they are going to have some Spanish tapas for you! Just sit down and order a drink to let the magic happen of the Spanish lifestyle happen.
Okay, we must admit there isn’t just one favorite tapas in La Herradura. In fact, there were so many to choose from we had to take a poll, just to narrow it down to a smaller list of La Herradura tapas bars. Keep in mind, our recommendations are always a personal opinion and not meant to be a full restaurant review or all-inclusive of every location. That’s what Tripadvisor and the like are meant to accomplish. If you think we missed a great one, feel free to add a comment telling us the name and why you like it.
What is a tapas bar?
A place that serves tapas! There are various names for eating establishments from a meson, cafe, chiringuito, restaurant, bar and so on. We won’t get into the differences between a tapas restaurant and tapas bar, and we will likely just use both terms to mean the same thing: a place to get some great tapas! If you were to search in Spanish, you would likely look for bare de tapas or bares de tapas.
What are tapas in Spain?
Tapas or a tapa is an appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine and translates to a small portion of any kind of Spanish food. Often it is just a smaller portion of a regular main dish or meal. A tapa may be cold or hot and can vary from chips/crisps to a mini-entrée. We have received small burgers, fried fish, mini grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, olives, paella, Russian salad, grilled pork, gambas pil-pil, a portion of a Spanish tortilla and more. You may even make special requests for vegetarian tapas or other special requests.
Did you know you can get Free Tapas in Granada?
We aren’t just speaking of the city of Granada, we are talking the entire province of Granada. Guess what? That includes Costa Tropical, so you are in for a treat with free tapas in La Herradura. You should receive tapas with each drink ordered and then even more with the next round of drinks. Not all drinks qualify, but in general you should receive tapas with alcohol, soft drinks, or sparkling water. Sometimes the tapas are just some nuts or olives, so don’t expect too much for free.
‘Free’ tapas are a gift of the house or a sample of their cuisine to tempt you to order more! This isn’t only in Granada, but other parts of Spain, like Extremadura and León. This has been around for a long time and since alcohol is cheap and their drink prices may compensate for the tapas. If they are busy or forget the free tapa, please don’t be a tourist and request them. Just order another round and they will likely bring them out.
7 Tapas Restaurants in La Herradura
First of all each of these offers amazing free tapas, paid tapas, and also a full menu too. These are in no particular ranking order, so try them all! So let’s bite into the list for tapas La Herradura style! Some tapas restaurants have a regular tapas and others vary daily. Usually you receive a different tapas with each round of drinks. Okay, now let’s dig into the La Herradura Tapas!
Chiringuito El Bambú
The food here is just scrumptious, and always with a beautiful presentation. The staff is very friendly and helpful as well. You can’t go wrong with enjoying a few tapas on the terrace and watching the sun set. Chiringuito El Bambú is located in the center of the village, right on the beach. You can always enjoy eating out on the terrace, but in the summer months you can also enjoy the relaxing day beds. Various times of the year they offer live music, so contact them for the current schedule. Let them know Almuñécar Info sent you!
Look at our directory listing Chiringuito El Bambú and click on the details tab to see hours and contact info.
Dis Tinto Bar Restaurante
It is a great place to relax and hang out for the afternoon and just enjoy the beautiful views, good food and service. The interior is a bit dated and rustic, but it has an authentic vibe. The salads and fish are often the favorites, but it is the BBQ that is most popular. Dis Tinto is located at the far west end of the beach and you will usually find it full of locals. Let them know Almuñécar Info sent you!
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You will find this place filled with locals and tourists, as it is in a location you can’t miss. La Tapería is just across from the beach in the center of town. It is worth a stop in the morning for breakfast, lunch, dinner or for tapas. The tuna dishes are highly recommended. With yummy food, good prices, good service, and lovely views, you can’t go wrong. Let them know Almuñécar Info sent you!
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Bola Marina has a great ambiance and a very pleasant atmosphere. Right in the heart of all the action. This is a great social spot to see and be seen by passers-by. They have great food and service with mini-burgers, fish, shrimp with a great variety of choices. Let them know Almuñécar Info sent you!
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Bar El Salón
An authentic Spanish style tapas bar, which are delicious. It is a charming local restaurant, tucked away in the town center. This is where you can hang out with the locals and just be part of the community. Try the Boquerones, as they are great. Let them know Almuñécar Info sent you!
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Bodega La Barrica
The food is delicious and you must try the tapa with toast and goat cheese, with caramelized onions. Oh it is mouth-watering! The wait staff is very friendly and attentive, so you can’t go wrong. It can get pretty crowded inside, so try to go early. Let them know Almuñécar Info sent you!
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TerraMar Bar Restaurante
While you may enjoy any meal of the day here, it is great to come for tapas and watch the sunset. You’ll find good food and portions, as well as an attentive staff. So, it’s a good choice if you are searching for a place to go. It is located just across from the beach. If you have bigger kids they can play at the beach and you can watch from the restaurant. Let them know Almuñécar Info sent you!
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This is a cozy little beach bar with a very fun yet chilled vibe. You can enjoy drinks and tapas right on the beach and let the day pass you buy or it’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset. They have comfy couches, standard tables and a few seats at the bar. Why not gather your friends together for a day at the beach for some good food and drinks at Playa Mango. Let them know Almuñécar Info sent you!
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Tapas in Almuñécar
We didn’t forget about Almuñécar! We have so many favorites, we decided to dedicate an entire post to Tapas in Almuñécar!
Almuñécar Restaurants & La Herradura Restaurants
We provide you with several lists of some favorite Almuñécar Restaurants & La Herradura restaurants too. From tapas to fine dining & churros to flamenco. Read more about the restaurants here.
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Terraces, Sky Bars, Rooftops!
You have come to the right place if you are looking for those breathtaking views from a rooftop bar or perhaps the ambiance of outdoor dining in terrace restaurants. We will share with you some of our favorite Terrazas de la Costa Tropical. There are many restaurants, chiringuitos, and bars with a terrace or outdoor space. But we’ve created a list of those with something extra special to offer; ambiance, charm, and views. Some of them are our little secret, so don’t tell too many people.
When it comes to learning about Almunecar Spain, this A-Z guide should help you out. We are just having a little fun, while sharing more about the Costa Tropical area (Motril, Almuñécar, La Herradura, Salobreña, and more). This particular post has a main focus of La Herradura and Almuñécar Spain!
Want to contribute?
Of course there are many more to choose from, so feel free to leave your comments below about your favorite tapas restaurant and why they are your favorite. Maybe we can make another post based on location in town (Velilla Beach, Old Town, P4, San Cristobal, La Herradura). Feel free to contact us with your feedback and suggestions, please include a photo of the place of the tapas. We will see if it will make it on to the blog sometime.
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