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“Delicious fried seafood in a crowded bar”
Review of Bar Los Diamantes

Bar Los Diamantes
Ranked #75 of 1,682 Restaurants in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 22
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Neighbourhood: Realejo - San Matias
Reviewed 24 May 2017

There was already a queue here at 8:30 pm when they opened their doors, and the minute everyone poured in, the beer started flowing and the smell of freshly fried fish wafted throughout the bar. This location is the old school one - just a few tables, mostly a long bar and a few nooks and crannies to stand in. You drink your beer, shout out what you want, or just wait for the free dishes that come with each drinks round. The menu is cheap and heavy on the seafood, especially the fried variety, and it is pretty glorious. We first got some lush boquerones - fried anchovies - clearly they had just been fried that minute, with perfectly crisp batter. They needed a hint of lemon and salt, but this isn't the kind of place where you ask for things like that! With the next round we got some kind of fried white fish pieces and they were meltingly tender, hot, and lovely.

I wouldn't want to hang out here all night, as its absolutely rammed, but if you come early you can manage to stand by the bar and have a few dishes before moving on your way. I still don't understand how these places can give you so much free food and stay in business, especially when the food is so good. Clearly a local favourite, not sure we saw any tourists there.

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Not for the faint hearted - order at the bar and wait for them to shout when your food is ready, with wine and beer in small glass tumblers and the setting of a greasy spoon. BUT the seafood was amazing - the gambas pil pil (hot prawns) were amazing and the staff were v friendly! We went for my dad's 60th and he loved it! Be there queuing at half 8 or you won't get a table!

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Extremely good food. Very fresh. Friendly staff and locals. Went at Easter time when it was very very busy, but food all came out fresh and on time. Very reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Typical tapas bar from the past. Great fish and seafood and the service is good and fast. The decor is outdated but this is what makes it so special. Hard to get in on Saturdays.

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Very crowded and full of locals and they sort of specialised in fried fish so decided to pop in. It was bustling and the place smellsngood but that's about it. We ordered Ribera del Duero and they didn't even have a proper wine glass and charged us more compared to other Tapas Bars. There are other affordable and good Tapas bars in Granada which serve you a variety of Tapas not just fried fish. I would not waste my money at this place. OK if you drink beer.

Thank Tetskie
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