El Piano

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Calle Santiago 2, Granada, Spain, 18009

Founded in York 1997, this branch of El Piano also specializes in vegan and gluten-free meals and tapas. Open Tue-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 9:00am-5:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, International, Mediterranean, Fast food, Take-out, Catering, Spanish

53 Reviews

First Review by gr8vegan

Meh - Edit

I've now been to El Piano in Granada and in York, and I'm afraid I found them both disappointing. We went to the Granada restaurant on a weekday evening, something like 8pm. The food was pretty underwhelming, and reheated in a microwave (only partly in the case of my meal). Healthy though, loads of veg, and definitely all 100% vegan. I'd probably go back for a quick lunch, but for dinner there are much better options in Granada.

Pros: Friendly staff, Healthy

Cons: Microwave-reheated, Lacks atmosphere

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Best Restaurant in town - Edit

I lived some years in Granada, and that is the best vegan restaurant. The owner is super nice, and from time to time you can listen to a friend of the house playing on the piano. The food is awesome, also the tapas. best tapas are the mushrooms! ask for "Uvas" instead of icecube at your drink if she have some frozen one you will be amazed, try them at best combined with an organic beer. Really miss that place.

Pros: Best food , huge variety, nice ambience

Cons: a bit more expensive than other restaurants

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Décevant - Edit

Restaurant charmant mais service très lent. Les plats manquent de saveur et arrivent sans accompagnements. Très déçu par rapport à la bonne note obtenue, mon impression est totalement opposée. Je ne le recommande pas.

À savoir que comme son nom l'indique, un pianiste joue durant le service. Ne pas hésiter à demander une table éloignée sous peine d'avoir du mal à converser durant le repas.

Cons: Trop cher, Plats sans saveur , Service lent

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Dissapointing - Edit

El Piano is a GF vegan restaurant located in El Realejo. We had lunch there last week and we were a little bit dissapointed.

We ordered two lunch menus and we found all the dishes to be a bit bland. We had the onion quiche, which was too sweet, the veg dhal, a salad and the tabouleh (made with millet which was also a bit undercooked).

The staff was really friendly and speaks english but I wouldn't go back to El Piano.

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Bland food

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Tasty - Edit

We enjoyed our lunch at El Piano today. The server was friendly and helpful and she suggested some great choices. We had the hummus and fritters. I enjoyed the Zucchini Pasta dish and my husband loved the burger. We would definitely visit again.

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Not expensive but very poor selection. Deceived - Edit

The place is nice, but the service is slow, they had nothing to serve, the food was not tasteful, a bit deceiving for the high score it has. I wouldn t recommend it.

Pros: Price

Cons: They had nothing to serve, just hummus and dahl...

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Not what I expected - Edit

The reviews said it was a great place with tasty food, and taste was precisely what was missing. I guess they don't use salt. The one thing I liked was the falafel.
The desserts were dry and basically tasteless too (and charged at 3.5 a piece).
As a vegan from granada I am sad to write this review about one of the only 4 entirely vegan restaurants there are, but I was truly disappointed.

Pros: Near the city center

Cons: Tasteless , Relatively expensive for the quality of the food

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Good food for a good price - Edit

When we arrived, the waitress kindly explained to us the menu options etc. We chose the hummus as a starter, the lentil dahl and veggie burger as main and also the quiche. The hummus and dahl were delicious, I didn't really liked the veggie burger but my boyfriend loved it so i guess it's not that bad :) the quiche was decent. In total we paid 17 euros for a quick and tasty lunch! I would recommend because of all the choices there were.

Pros: cheap, fast, friendly

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Friendly staff, decent selection. - Edit

The food was quite nice, not particularly exciting flavours, but healthy and satisfying. It has a nice casual atmosphere.

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Muy bueno - Edit

Quería probar varias cosas y por suerte tienen un plato en forma de barquito para el que puedes elegir tres platos del menú a modo de degustación. Probé las albóndigas, lentejas y el chili. Todo estaba riquísimo y a buen precio (6,25€ creo). El servicio excelente, la chica nos atendió y me dio recomendaciones. Definitivamente volveré.

Pros: Comida, Servicio, Precio

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tasty food - Edit

They know how to prepare proper and tasty vegan food here. And there is quite some choice as well. So I was very happy I found this place! Unfortunately, the service was extremely poor and seems that this place is totally understaffed. If you are not asking when they will bring your food, you might be waiting for 2 hours!

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Must visit in Granada! - Edit

I arrived in Granada quite hungry on a Sunday afternoon and this was one of the few places which was still open (not making siesta) and would serve me some vegan food. I was not expecting too much but was more than pleasantly surprised: They had a huge selection of deliciously looking meals, including salads, veggie side dishes and quiches and hamburgers.

I took their version of a tortilla de patatas which replaced the egg in the traditional recipe with a dough from chickpea flour and tasted absolutely amazing. The salad and veggies were very good as well and for less than 10 EUR this was a real bargain given the quality of the food and the size of the portion. Plus, the staff was outstandingly friendly.

Make sure to go here while in Granada, you will not regret it!

Pros: Great choice of tasy food, everything is vegan, very friendly staff

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Nice place, good food - Edit

Reception and setting:
The restaurant had just opened, so we had all the peace and quiet we needed after three days of getting closed in by processions from the semana santa. We got a friendly introduction to the plates of which to choose (I would have take them all if I could've).
What we had:
We both took the menu, one with drink (10.95) and one without (9.90) because the drinks linked to the menu didn't contain the one my gf wanted. For starters we had gazpacho and some tapas with our drink. For main she had the rice-dish and asparragus-salad, I had the chilli and Bangkok salad. We asked a side of the onion-quiche because it looked ideal to share.
What we paid:
We came out on 26,30 euro, which makes this restaurant very reasonably priced in our opinion.
Some thoughts:
Niceness, decent dishes, friendly service and room for a lot of people. There was barely anyone, but as the day was sneaking into noon, the restaurant had just opened. Maybe a small minus on the toilets (male toilet had no seat :p ) but that's a side-thought

Some explanation:
On our trip through Sevilla, Córdoba and Granada my girlfriend and I went to this restaurant, so the rating should be taken in comparison to the others for a full overview. I've made a systematic overview, but don't take this too seriously, as my opinion could even conflict with my gf's. Mind that the bill of this review needs to be split in two.

Pros: Nice food, well balanced, Decent portions, Well-priced

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Buen restaurante si buscas comida sana y casera - Edit

Pedimos un menú de dos platos y bebida y todas las opciones que tenían eran 100% naturales y cocinadas allí. Se nota que todos los platos son muy naturales y que nada lleva azúcares añadidos.
Es una buena opción para probar tapas veganas, pero olvídate si buscas una imitación de la comida no vegana-vegetariana.

Updated from previous review on 2017-02-20

Pros: Comida natural, Amplia variedad, Buena decoración

Cons: Precio medio-alto, No opciones con azúcar

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A great option - Edit

I happened upon this place after finding Hicuri fully booked at a lunchtime. I wasn't disappointed. Lovely atmosphere. Great options. A piano man! Good range of food and drinks.

Pros: Tasty local options , Good atmosphere , Spacious

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Excelente lugar - Edit

La atención fue increíble, mis gracias s Luisa que nos atendió muy bien y participó a hacer una pequeña sorpresa a mi novio para su cumpleaños.
Gran elección de platos y postres veganos, me gustó particularmente la exquisita ensalada de espinaca-naranja-pimentón, la tortilla de patatas y las bebidas propuestas (té de menta y chocolate, zumo de jenjibre con espinacas)
El lugar es lindo, y tuvimos la suerte de cenar con la música muy agradable de un pianista que viene de vez en cuando.
Mil gracias!

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Nice place - Edit

The restaurant is a really nice place. The people are very friendly.
The menu offered a variety of different food styles that can be combined very well.

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Really Good place with really tasty food - Edit

The barwoman is adorable! She cook with love and everything was amazing. I can't wait to go there again!

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Many options, delicious food! - Edit

This place is not actually just a take out place despite the description. It is an actual restaurant in addition to having take out. Lots of healthy vegan food left me feeling great after days of eating bread and Manchego (which is delicious but...). I had the crepe with spinach, tabouli, and some carrot patty things called Tinas. I also had an interesting Batido. Everything was great, the staff was very friendly, and there was even a guy who just walked in and wanted play the Piano while he drank his wine - so I got to listen to some live music. When I was there it seemed to be mostly locals.

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Delicious!!! - Edit

This little restaurant is so perfect for vegan food on the go! I'm the only vegan in my family, so I often have to grab food to go when we travel since I don't have anyone to eat with me at sit-down restaurants.
Note that you can also eat the food there as there are tables inside. The food was delicious, and the perfect portion. You get to choose three dishes to eat out of a cute little boat. I got a lentil dish, a potato dish, and a spicy noodle dish. All were SO good. Highly recommend. It's perfect.

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LOVED this place - Edit

We found this spot on our way to another vegan restaurant. We had read reviews of this one and it didn't sound that good but now I realize that any mediocre reviews are two years old. Here is why... We were afraid it was going to be a take out place with a standing bar. Not the case at all! They moved their location and the interior is charming with plenty of quaint tables. The ambience is wonderful. The waitstaff is so sweet and welcoming despite our horrible Spanish. Nina Simone plays softly on the radio. Lively ceramic dinnerware. Now importantly, on to the food! There are dozens of choices - all homemade and displayed in a glass case for you to select from. We got two kinds of Indian Dhal one from chick pea and the other a tomato ginger lentil. We had fresh grilled pineapple. These amazing "meat" balls with sauce. Mushrooms that I will attempt to recreate at home - most likely unsuccessfully as they had beautiful layers of flavor. We had grilled potatoes. The onion quiche was outstanding - more like any quiche than I've ever had at a vegan restaurant. They gave us a complimentary dessert too. The portions were generous and everything was delicious. We are in Granada for another two days and plan to return!

Pros: delicious food, lovely sit down restaurant , sweet waitstaff

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Favourite restaurant in Granada - Edit

This place is delicious! Great variety of vegan food. Delicious chai. Can eat-in or take away. Lovely atmosphere. Staff friendly. Right near a taxi-rank. Walked here from our hotel with luggage then got a taxi to the airport.

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genial! - Edit

Tenía muchas ganas de ir a este sitio porque habìa oido hablar muy bien de su comida y ahora ya puedo dar fe!! estuve cenando y me encantó todo lo que probé, que fueron bastantes cosas... Productos ecológicos y de calidad y bastante variedad de platos. Tenían un menu por 10 euros que está muy bien. El trato de la chica que nos atendió fue excelente. Deseando volver

Pros: Apto para celíacos, mucha variedad

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Nothing to write home about - Edit

Same as what has already been said. Small portions. Expensive for what you get. Not freshly made - microwave heating. Food tasted good, but nothing to write home about. Very friendly waitress. Nice ambiance although there was only one other table with people.

Pros: Friendly staff, nice ambiance

Cons: expensive, microwave heating, small protions

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Magdalena, owner 13 Feb 2014 - How long is a piece of string...if you ordered our least expensive option of two savoury dishes for 2.95 euros and have a big appetite it will not have been enough. But if you ordered the MEAL DEAL at under 10 euros of starter, mains (4 savoury options), dessert and a drink it will have been better value and (again depending on your appetite) likely sufficed. We are VERY grateful in EL PIANO in Spain to still be trading. I don't know how long you spent in Spain or if you spoke to local people, but the common refrain "the country is a ruin" is on most people's lips these days. We survive while all around us are collapsing because we are EXTREMELY lucky to have a quality product at a good price and a SUPREMELY loyal customer base. What you should write home about is how hard it is for ordinary people in Spain, especially in the south of Spain, to survive an economic crisis that is not of their making. As for the microwaving it is out there for all to see in plain view not hidden as in most kitchens. You are MORE than welcome to have your food cold, or ask for those dishes that are still cooking in the kitchen.  


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Fast vegan food - Edit

Everyone has said pretty much everything about this place and I totally agree with most of the comments. It's a place for a quick meal, don't expect nothing spectacular but it's not bad either! The only thing I really disliked in this restaurant is that when I asked to go to the toilet they sent me to the primary health center on the other side of the street?!?!! Really??? I though you couldn't open a restaurant without a toilet!!! There is not even a place to wash your hands!!! Not cool at all!!! So I think that as a take away this place can be ok, not as a restaurant!!

Pros: Vegan food with many options, Affordable, good price, Other activities like cooking lessons

Cons: No toilet!!!, Microwave heating of food

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Magdalena, owner 13 Feb 2014 - EL PIANO is a shop, not a restaurant, and makes no claim to be otherwise. We offer take-away food at take-away prices PLUS we have tables to accommodate people who wish to eat in AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. Hence you can eat a full vegan and gluten-free meal in EL PIANO GRANADA of starter, mains (4 savoury dishes), dessert and a drink all for under 10 euros. Toilet facilities are available to the public in the 24 hour medical centre exactly opposite and in since December 2013 there has been a toilet available on site. Thanks for providing the opportunity to make this more widely known.  


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Not traditional dining, good for lunch. - Edit

The atmosphere was pleasant and there was even a piano player present :) After reading all the excellent reviews I have to admit my expectations were not met here. Perhaps this was because of my lacking Spanish skills, but the ordering system was a bit confusing. You pick four dishes, all of which you can see in a refrigerator in front of you. They then are reheated in a microwave, or served cold. Thus the food did not taste fresh and the desert (lemon cheese cake) had curry scent in it from standing together with the other dishes in the fridge. Perhaps when you chose a desert ask when it was made to make sure it's fresh enough. The food was nevertheless tasty, although for dinner not filling enough. I would definitely recommend it for lunch and they offer take away! I don't want to sound to harsh as I did enjoy going to el piano! All the paper is recycled and their green policies are amazing! After leaving Granada for Malaga I went to the el piano in Malaga and knowing what to expect I found it very enjoyable!

Pros: Vegan, Gluten Free, Maximally environmentally friendly, super relaxed atmosphere

Cons: food is not always fresh

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Magdalena, owner 13 Feb 2014 - It's hard to beat a full meal, all vegan, all gluten-free, much organic and locally sourced, of a starter, four savoury mains, a dessert and a drink for under 10 euros...and all made on site. I think you mean that the food is not cooked to order because of course it is fresh, made and displayed daily. Not speaking the language can be a drawback when ordering in any establishment...but seeing all the options is usually helpful and the pointy finger generally works well! Your review while not wanting 'to sound harsh' does sound harsh and is not a fair description of what is on offer: amazing food at an incredible price.  


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music for my stomach - Edit

I LOVED this places. I got the menu del día economica, which consisted of a soup, a pine boat filled with my choice of four portions of entrees from the cold case, and a beverage. I chose the gazpacho, tofu stir-fry, cous-cous with raisins, marinated mushrooms, and ratatoullie. the service was very amiable and attentive, and they had literature on the tables explaining the restaurant's mission. I felt at home in the casual, bohemian atmosphere, and thoroughly enjoyed my lunch.

Pros: affordable, quick, delicious

Cons: nothing fancy, premade food (not necessarily a con!), bottled water

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Magdalena, owner 23 Jul 2013 - So glad you loved EL PIANO. We all seem to love working there and it is always pleasing to hear that people enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Thank you for taking time to write about us and for being so positive.  


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