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Bodegas Castenada in Granada

At Bodegas Castaneda we enjoyed a delicious meal of homemade croquettes, Spanish omelette, grilled pork loin, bacon, broad beans with ham, salmon, and cheese (and a complimentary tapa of ham, cheese, and olives) with drinks for 28 Euros. I am not a big fan of beans and was surprised at how much I enjoyed the wonderful flavor of the broad beans with ham. The server was very personable, and we had a fun chat with the honeymooning couple at the table next to ours. We were glad we came early as we were able to get a table, which allowed us to relax and enjoy our meal more than if we had been standing at the bar.

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That sounds yummy, Chris; glad I'm heading out to lunch soon. Beans cooked with ham (or bacon/fatback) is a very southeastern-US thing, too. But it's a challenge for vegetarians visiting Spain. I was glad I was not one.

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I'm from Virginia, where beans cooked with "fatback" were a thing but I never made my peace with beans until well into adulthood. I had beans several times in Spain and they were always good.