If you fancy an alternative to noisy city life, and to experience something rather special, you must visit El Hervidero. It’s situated only a short 20 minute drive outside of Granada city, yet you will feel completely transported to another world, back in the last century.
Inside, you will find that much of the original infrastructure still remains, with the restaurant spilling into separate mini-restaurants, in individual rooms on several levels. Giving you that extra authentic feeling that you are dining in someone’s (very large and somewhat majestic) house.
The interior decor oozes traditional Andalucía. There are burning open chimney’s roaring throughout, and the floors and walls are tiled in the typical Andalusian, arab-influenced mosaic tiles, transporting you even further away from stereotypical Spain.
Asides from the spectacular setting, the gorgeous mountainous terrains that encompass the restaurant, the food here is second to none. It is authentic, hearty, rustic farmhouse cuisine. Expect generous portions of the typical plato alpujarreño, a Spanish dish originating from the historical region of La Alpujarra, which sits on the borders of the provinces of Granada and Almería.
This traditional speciality typically consists of sliced potatoes, chorizo, fried egg and black pudding – a delicious taste of rural Spain! With economical prices, and a whole range of other homemade dishes rich in flavour, such as potato croquettes and succulent oxtail and rabbit, there is a plethora of delights to choose from which won’t break the bank!
Carr. de Cumbres Verdes,
+34 958 34 00 93
Photos by Corinne Rossiter