When you ask locals where the best places to dine are, in Granada, El Garaje restaurant is one of the first to be mentioned.

The first time I walked past the place, it didn’t register as important.

It was closed then because of an electrical outage but the proprietor came to the door and apologized and shook my hand.

When I returned. he remembered my name.

The restaurant is called  ” El Garaje ” because it occupies a spot that someone’s car used to occupy. Many homes in Granada have a garage inside their house, behind iron gates at the street. You open the gates, enter, park, and then walk up steps into your living room.

This restaurant has limited seating, and, when full, stays full until someone leaves. Paul serves and his wife cooks.

The vegetable barley soup is so good that I go back to the menu for a pulled pork sandwich with caramelized onions and homemade coleslaw without mayo,

I leave without trying the sour orange cheesecake for my pocketbook’s sake.

There is fine dining in Granada.

You just have to find the right garage.


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