Meson El Yunque
The first time I went to this restaurant was in 1989. I was served an awful plate of battered fish scraps. When the bill came, I realised that I only had two options, either complain or pay the bill. I decided on a third option which as to wait until the waiter went inside and then run like hell. It gave me a great adrenaline rush, the waiter didn't give chase.
I hasten to add that I have been there 3 or 4 times since and it has always been excellent. Maybe they had run out of fish that day.
For a starter we had "cogollos de lechuga" (lettuce hearts drizzled with garlic fried in olive oil) which was very tasty, healthy and not too many calories.
The waiter was very helpful and the service was quick.
On terrace bars in Spain the most busy time is about 2.30 which is when Spanish people eat. A good time to go to a "terraza" is about 1.30pm before the rush starts. (this advice is especially useful on weekends)
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This restaurant has been reviewed by 3 people. The figures on the right are the average score out of 10 based on all reviews. There are 3 reviews in English and 0 in Spanish.
|Comments of Kia from California|
Last Visit: June 2016
|We had lunch here and it was one of the best we had in Spain. The Almond Chicken was to die for. The service was very good. The waitress was very kind and helpful and took her time with us (they were not busy). The tapas (with drinks) were good variety. You can not go wrong here.||
|Comments of Tom from Aberdeen|
Last Visit: May 2013
|We had some raciones which were excellent. The atmosphere of the square is very pleasant.||
|Comments of Lorenzo from Stockholm|
Last Visit: August 2013
|The guy who wrote the first review shown here must be a madman or a liar - he says he ran away without paying the bill because the food was so bad and then returned several times to eat there again (and this time thought it was great)! I am sure the waiter or owner would have recognized him, and being good albaicineros let him have a piece of their minds! Whatever, El Yunque is for my taste the best granadino restaurant in town, their gazpacho is rich and creamy, chopo a la plancha (grilled big white squid) succulent, boquerones (deep-fried fresh anchovies) always light and crisp, fantastic salads full of vegetables and fruit - paella is fine too, rather than the yellow-plastic glop you get in most places. Their papas a lo pobre - a sort of granadino hash of potato slices steamed rather than fried in olive oil, with garlic and green peppers - is simply delicious, and very digestible! The plaza is one of Granada's loveliest spots, with its church-that-was-once-a-mosque on one end and the famous marble crucifix on the other. The owners are flamenco people, an old Albaicin family much loved in the barrio, half-gypsy and half "payo" (non-gypsy), Antonio (the old guy) is a singer, his late wife La Comino was a dancer, and their grand-daughter Osiris who waits on the tables is a history student at Granada University. She is also a very bright and attractive young lady whose gypsy blood is delightfully noticeable! A taxi up there will cost you five euros and you can walk back down to the city in a moment on the scenic Carril de la Lona, coming out at the Elvira Gate.||