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“Fabula food but let down by pre-dinner cocktail”
Review of La Fabula Restaurante - CLOSED

La Fabula Restaurante
Cuisines: Spanish, Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Realejo - San Matias
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The menu selection was interesting and a true culinary experience. Beautiful presentation and very good good service. Pre-dinner drinks were the only part of the evening that could be improved; a dry martini should not be served on the rocks.

Date of visit: April 2016
1  Thank tonyrZ5600BF
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner here. Having eaten the gastronomic menu in El Claustro two days earlier I can say without doubt this place beats the pants off El Claustro on price, taste, imagination and quality of the dishes. The only thing it can't beat is the medieval setting but who cares.

Hats off to front of house and the extremely talented chefs working there. We will definitely dine there again next time we are in Granada !

Date of visit: March 2016
1  Thank JAMz61
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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food with very fresh fish and several dishes free of charge served. Great service as well. Would definitely eat here again

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

I would describe this upmarket restaurant as a spectacular failure, in the sense that every effort has been put into appearances, and very little effort into flavours. If your idea of heaven is a little cup of cappuccino which turns out to be a mushroom soup, or, at the most absurd extreme, biting into a replica India rubber cube, served on a rack alongside two real India rubbers but which is made, I take it, of leche frita, you will love this place. If you yearn for exciting flavour combinations, or even anything other than blandness, you will be as bitterly disappointed as we were. And it is not just the food which disappoints. We arrived well wrapped up against the cold night air, took off our hats and coats and found that we just had to dump them on the banquette beside us. The wine list is one of the least informative I have ever seen. Of the nine or ten wines on the first page, eight had stickers over them as being out of stock. Of the over 100 wines in total on the list, only one, misdescribed as "Pendfols Grange", had a vintage date, and the only non Spanish white wine was listed as a "Vin d'Alsace"!! The menu in English was so baffling in its translation that we had to ask for the Spanish version to check what we were really ordering, and even then "Caracolas de Mar" had us a bit stumped. They turned out to be very small limpets, served as a starter with alubias! We eschewed the lengthy tasting menu and chose fish for our main course. Both were nicely cooked, but very bland, served tepid on cold plates, so eaten cold by the last mouthful. A spectacularly beautiful dessert, quaintly named Chocolate Sea Bottom really did look like a slice of the Barrier Reef. But a blind tasting would have revealed only a biscuity chocolate mousse! A huge disappointment

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Buffshot
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

If you leave Granada without eating at lafabula you have missed a meal that was one my best ever. Dinner for three with two bottles of wine 182.02 euro. If this meal was in Chicago it would be much much more. Don't miss it. It took 3.5 hours. I take dinner in Chicago in 45 minutes. Please don't miss. Cheers.

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Nedyel
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