Panorama of Granada, Andalusia, Spain - photo from https://fshoq.com under CC BY 4.0
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SPAIN: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective country. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Spain for his show, Parts Unknown Season 2 Episode 3 (originally aired September 22, 2013):

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Os amo pequeñitos

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DISH – Caracoles en Salsa de Almendras and Callos

WHAT IS IT?

Caracoles en Salsa de Almendras – snails in almond sauce; Callos – tripe stew.

WHERE IS IT?

Bar Aliatar Los Caracoles
Plaza Aliatar, 4
Granada, Spain

ANTHONY BOURDAIN SPAIN NOTES

The tapas expedition of Anthony Bourdain on Parts Unknown Spain starts with drinks and tapas at Bar Aliatar Los Caracoles, a spot at Plaza Aliatar.

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Morcilla! Show of hands which of our friends would eat this? It's really good…

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DISH – Morcilla

WHAT IS IT?

Spanish blood sausage.

WHERE IS IT?

El Tabernaculo
18009, Calle Navas, 27
Granada, Spain

ANTHONY BOURDAIN SPAIN NOTES

As Anthony Bourdain describes the place, it is “an Easter, Jesus and Mary themed drinking establishment where, between drinks, one can ponder the agony of the Christ”.

DISH – Sardinas con Salmorejo en Pan, Tomate, Olivas y Pan, and Spanish Caviar

WHAT IS IT?

Sardinas con Salmorejo en Pan – sardines with salmorejo on bread; Tomate, Olivas y Pan – tomatoes, olives and bread; Spanish Caviar – caviar from farmed river sturgeons.

WHERE IS IT?

La Tana
Placeta del Agua, 3
Granada, Spain

ANTHONY BOURDAIN SPAIN NOTES

La Tana is a small bar run by sommelier Jesus and Luisa – brother and sister. One is the bartender and the other is the cook.

DISH – Steamed Mussels, Berenjenas Fritas con Miel, Almejas al Ajillo, and Langoustines

WHAT IS IT?

Steamed Mussels – mussels steamed in butter and olive oil; Berenjenas Fritas con Miel – fried eggplant and honey; Almejas al Ajillo – a dish of little clams; Langoustines – a slim type of lobster.

WHERE IS IT?

Oliver
Plaza Pescadería, 12
Granada, Spain

ANTHONY BOURDAIN SPAIN NOTES

It is to be noted that the Langoustines at Restaurante Oliver are not tapas but according to Anthony Bourdain, they are “worth it at any price”.

DISH – Boquerones and Chuletitas

WHAT IS IT?

Boquerones – little fried smelts; Chuletitas – baby lamb chops.

WHERE IS IT?

Bar Gallardo
18002, Calle Pintor Rodríguez Acosta, 6
Granada, Spain

ANTHONY BOURDAIN SPAIN NOTES

At Bar Gallardo, Anthony Bourdain had tapas of cheese, Boquerones Fritos and Chuletitas.

DISH – Café con Leche en Vaso and Pan con Tomate

WHAT IS IT?

Café con Leche en Vaso – Spanish coffee with milk; Pan con Tomate – toast with tomatoes

WHERE IS IT?

Cafe Casa Pasteles
Plaza Larga, 1
Granada, Spain

ANTHONY BOURDAIN SPAIN NOTES

A corner coffee shop where Zach Zamboni, Anthony Bourdain’s cinematographer, had his quick breakfast.

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