It’s exterior may appear small, but inside you find a sizeable yet cozy bar bustling with a great wholesome vibe.
It’s a family run establishment and this is what ultimately sets it aside from all the rest. You will find the lovely Sue, the matriarch, heading up proceedings and ensuring you are given a huge, warm welcome within. You are served free Spanish tapas here, as with all bars in Granada, but if you are living abroad and are missing the home comforts of a traditional Sunday roast, or even a native Spaniard wanting to sample northern European cuisine, Casa López is the place to go as they have a Sunday Roast special!
They offer either a 2 or 3 course menu depending on how big of an appetite you have. The starters vary from a hearty leek and potato soup, perfect to warm you through on these cold winter days, to a fresh seafood salad, if you’re feeling particularly zesty!
The main course ranges from the typical roast beef/chicken/vegetarian option, to a succulent roast duck alternative. Cooked to perfection, the duck falls straight off the bone – It’s an absolute must! It is served on a bed of sweet potato mash, with a generous portion of delicious winter vegetables, including a side of creamy cauliflower cheese and honey-glazed carrots.
If like me, you have a penchant for the sweeter things in life, then the dessert menu will not leave you disappointed. Whether it’s tiramisu that tickles your tastebuds or you are craving a bowl of your Mum’s homemade apple crumble and custard, López serves all the classics. I opted for the chocolate cheesecake, which consisted of a crunchy base, layers of fluffy chocolate mousse, drizzled in a silky dark chocolate sauce. Simply sublime!
Casa Lopez Correa
Calle Molinos, 5, 18009
Photos by Corinne Rossiter