Gluten-Free Granada & Cordoba: A Travel Guide for Celiacs

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If you’re planning a trip to Granada and Cordoba, this detailed gluten-free travel guide is packed with everything you’ll need to know to make your trip safe. From gluten-free restaurants in Granada, to gluten-friendly hotels, we’ve got you covered.

Establishments marked with a star (★) are 100% gluten-free.

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Gluten-Free Restaurants in Granada 

El Piano

El Piano is a fantastic spot to eat gluten-free in Granada for a reasonable price, and it’s just 10 minutes from the must visit Alhambra! Everything at El Piano is gluten free and vegan and the best part is that there are only four allergens present in their kitchen, so multiple allergy eaters rejoice, there is a place for you at El Piano. Dining here is different, the food is pre-made and you choose a plate size and stack it up with as much food as can fit. El Piano also offers a free tapa with every glass of wine ordered. 

Calle Santiago, 2, 18009 Granada, Spain | Visit Website

Travel Tip: Visiting Alhambra is the number one reason people visit Granada, so naturally tickets to Alhambra (and Nasrid Palace) sell out months in advance, so booking well in advance is highly recommended, especially since last minute tickets are pretty much impossible to come by. If you want to avoid long lines and bring the Alhambra palace to life we recommend this skip-the-line plus tour guide ticket.

Restaurante Aparicio’s  

When a restaurant sells themselves as specializing in celiac friendly dishes, you know you’re in for a treat. Though Aparicio’s is not entirely gluten-free, it is accredited by Spain’s celiac association, FACE and almost their entire menu can be adjusted to be gluten-free. Due to the fact that all their dishes are made from scratch, they’ll easily adapt meals for people with allergies or dietary needs. For one of the best gluten-free restaurants in Granada, be sure to visit Aparicio’s.

Calle Martínez Campos, 19, 18002 Granada, Spain | Visit Website

Mercedes Isla

Mercedes Isla is a popular bakery among locals and celiacs. They offer celiacs the opportunity to enjoy a typical traditional spanish breakfast: tostadas with coffee or orange juice and pastries. The tostadas come with tomato spread and olive oil, ham, or other toppings. Besides offering gluten-free tostadas, Mercedes Isla also has an entire cake case filled with gluten-free pastries, but everyone should come here to try Granada’s traditional dessert, piononos. The gluten-free piononos are delicious and a must try. Mercedes is not a completely gluten-free restaurant.

Calle Músico Vicente Zarzo, s/n, 18002 Granada, Spain | Visit Website

El Cortijo Sin

El Cortijo Sin is Granada’s gluten-free hidden gem and should not be missed. The 100% gluten-free and lactose free restaurant offers everything from gluten-free tapas to pizza and baked goodies. Their homemade breads are phenomenal. We enjoyed every meal we had here. The friendly owners and the deliciously safe food made this one of our favorite gluten-free restaurants in Granada. 

Calle Pintor Zuloaga, 23, 18005 Granada, Spain | Visit Website

El Quinteto de Nizar y Ana

El Quinteto is another restaurant in Granada that knows how to cater to celiacs. On a menu of 35 dishes, 33 are suitable for celiacs, now that’s what I call spoiled for choice. The staff are very knowledgeable and will walk you through the menu to inform you of what’s safe to eat. The menu also has dairy-free options. For a place to enjoy gluten-free tapas in Granada, El Quinteto is a must.

Calle Jacinto, 2, 18730 Calahonda, Granada, Spain | Visit Website

El Pescaito de Carmela

Highly rated among local celiacs and our personal favorite, El Pescaito de Carmela is where gluten-free eaters can go to devour amazing seafood. From grilled to fried, you can have it all. Though not a dedicated gluten-free restaurant, almost the entire menu is gluten-free, and all their fried items are gluten-free so no need to worry about cross contamination. From gluten-free paella to complimentary gluten-free tapas with your drink, El Pescaito de Carmela is without a doubt one of the best gluten-free restaurants in Granada. El Pescaito de Carmela has two sister restaurants (La cuchara de Carmela, Carmela restaurante) in Granada that are gluten-free friendly as well. 

Calle Marqués de Gerona, 12, 18001 Granada, Spain | Visit Website

Cafetería Central Cervecería (CLOSED)

The best way to start your morning in Granada is at Cafetería Central Granada. This spot is an excellent choice for the typical spanish breakfast of tostadas plus they have gluten-free churros.

Calle Prof. Motos Guirao, 4, 18002 Granada, Spain | Visit Website

Restaurante Mexicano El Nopal 

For a spanish take on Mexican food, head to Mexicano El Nopal. Though not indicated on the menu, almost everything here can be adapted to be gluten-free, including the burritos. The knowledgeable staff takes special care to avoid cross contamination. Tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, and grilled meats are just a few of the delicious things you can eat at Mexicano El Nopal.

Ancha de Gracia, 3, 18002 Granada, Spain | Visit Website

Bar El Trasgu (CLOSED)

This corner of heaven comes highly recommended by locals as the best place to enjoy authentic Asturian tapas with gluten-free options. The owner and staff are well informed about celiac disease and the menu is properly labeled with gluten-free options.

Plaza del, Campo del Príncipe, 12, 18009 Granada, Spain | Visit Website

El Templo del Flamenco 

El Templo is the only restaurant that we know of where you can watch a Flamenco show with a gluten-free dinner. The restaurant offers a celiac dinner package that includes food and a drink. However, if you don’t want to risk eating at a non-gluten free establishment and just want to enjoy an authentic Flamenco show, I highly recommend the Flamenco Show in Albaycin, the performers and guitarist are beyond outstanding. You won’t regret it.

Calle Pernaleros Alto, 41, 18010 Granada, Spain | Visit Website

Gluten-Free Cordoba

It’s very common to do a trip to Cordoba to marvel at the breathtaking Cordoba Mezquita via a guided tour, so here are two of the best gluten-free restaurants in Cordoba.

Sociedad de Plateros Maria Auxiliadora 

Though not a dedicated gluten-free restaurant, Sociedad de Plateros Maria Auxiliadora has been catering to celiacs since 2011 by offering safe gluten-free versions of traditional Cordoban cuisine. Since then, it has been ranked by Spanish celiacs as one of the top ten gluten-free restaurants in Spain. Gluten-free bread, salmorejo cordobés, bull tail croquettes, and the star of the show, gluten-free flamenquín, are just a few of the fantastic dishes they serve here. One meal here and you’ll understand why it’s one of the best gluten-free restaurants in Spain.

Calle María Auxiliadora, 25, 14002 Córdoba, Spain | Visit Website

El Obrador de Sensibles (Formally Creperia Sensibles )

Cordoba’s one and only 100% gluten-free establishment is the fabulous Creperia Sensibles bakery. What Creperia Sensibles lacks in size it makes up for with its many flavorful options. Artisanal bread, empanadas, and pancakes are a few things they sell, but the highlight is the crepes. I recommend getting one savory and one sweet because after the first one, you’ll come back for another, trust me. Everything at Creperia Sensibles is 100% gluten-free with many lactose and fructose free.

Calle Isla Graciosa, frente nº 6, 14011 Córdoba, Spain | Visit Website

Gluten-Free Hotels In Granada 

Senator Granada Spa Hotel 

This elegant and stylish four star hotel is located only 250 meters from the historic center and it is great for celiacs looking to relax and be properly catered to. Trained by FACE, Spain’s celiac association, Senator Granada staff are well educated on how to provide safe gluten-free food for everyone who needs.

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Parador de San Francisco

Located within the grounds of the Alhambra Palace, Parador de San Francisco is one of the most popular hotels in Spain. Once a host to kings and queens, this four star hotel can now cater to celiacs and provide safe gluten-free meals in their famous Andalusian restaurant. Parador is certified by  FACE, Spain’s celiac association. There is also a Parador hotel in Cordoba that also caters to celiacs.

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Don’t want to leave your health in someone else’s hands? Rent an entire Airbnb with a kitchen so you can cook your own 100% gluten-free meals while in Granada.

Supermarkets with Gluten-Free Products

You’ll find that most large supermarkets in Granada and Cordoba have gluten-free products including bread, cookies, and pastas. You’ll find many things labeled “sin gluten” (gluten-free) and items that are certified gluten-free will either have the FACE gluten-free logo or the EU gluten-free logo. The most centrally located supermarket in Granada with gluten-free products is El Corte Ingles on Acera del Darro. They have a dedicated gluten-free section.

Useful Gluten-Free Phrases in Spanish

  • Sin gluten =  Gluten free
  • Sense gluten (in Catalan) = Gluten free 
  • Trigo =  Wheat
  • Cebada = Barley
  • Avena = Oats
  • Salsa de soja = Soy sauce
  • Centeno =  Rye
  • Pan = Bread
  • Almidón de trigo = Wheat starch
  • Rebozado = Breaded
  • Puede contener trazas de … = May contain traces of… 
  • Soy celiaco (m)/ Soy celiaca (f)  = I am celiac 
  • Tiene harina de trigo? = Does this have wheat flour? 
  • No puedo comer gluten / harina de trigo =  I can’t eat gluten / wheat flour 
  • Lleva harina? = Does it have flour
  • ¿Está rebozado? = Is it coated in breadcrumbs
  • Se han frito en el mismo aceite otros alimentos que puedan contener gluten? = Has this been fried in the same oil as other food that may have gluten?

Gluten-Free Resources

I hope you found this detailed gluten-free Granada and Cordoba guide helpful and feel confident enough to travel gluten-free in Cordoba and Granada. If you’ve found this article useful, share it with your fellow celiacs and gluten-free eaters so they too can see how amazingly gluten-free friendly Spain is. If you are traveling around Spain, be sure to check out our other gluten-free Spain guides.

Ben is the founder of Happy Celiac and a seasoned globetrotter with over 15 years of experience living gluten-free. He has embarked on a full-time travel adventure for the past decade, crisscrossing the globe from Europe to South East Asia and the Americas, exploring gluten-free dining options in every corner of the world. His first-hand experience in navigating the culinary intricacies of gluten-free travel has given him a unique perspective on travel and adventure, which he shares through his writing. His expertise and authority in the field make him an excellent resource for anyone looking to explore new destinations.


  1. We have just been to Granada and the number 1 restaurant that you need to list is La Nonna Carmela. Fresh Italian pizza, pasta etc all 100% gluten free.


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