Morayma, ambassador of Granada

Gwyneth de sobremesa en el Mirador de MoraymaOne of the most subtle ambassadors of the city of Granada is this unique restaurant. A genuine carmen, with surprising local dishes to delight the traveller, in a friendly atmosphere.

Cuisine journalists (1991)

Paula Wolfert, one of the five best cuisine critics in the United States, had lunch at the Mirador de Morayma with Javier Lisarde, of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX). Upon finishing the meal, she could not help to  exclaim: “this has been the best!”. On that same year, the American journalist Nancy H. Jenkins and the photographer Rosa Mェ Aries of ICEX enjoyed here the cake made by the nuns at the Zafra convent.

December 1993: Felipe González and Helmut Kohl.

Former Spanish President Felipe González visited Granada with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, during a Spanish-German summit. Mr González brought Mr Kohl to Mirador de Morayma upon returning from a visit to his birthplace, Seville. At Mirador de Morayma they enjoyed a flamenco show and tasted cured ham from Trevélez, remojón salad and Sacromonte omelette.

October 1995: Salman Rushdie and Antonio Muñoz Molina

Salman Rushdie y Muñoz Molina en el Mirador de Morayma

The most famous fugitive in the world, author Salman Rushdie, came incognito to Granada, the setting of his novel The Moor’s Last Sigh, in Autumn 1995. Spanish writer Antonio Muñoz Molina was his guide in a literary walk through the Alhambra and Albayzín, with a stop at Mirador de Morayma for refreshments.

February 1998: Jose María Aznar and Romano Prodi

Jose María Aznar y Romano Prodi en el Mirador de Morayma

Former Spanish President José María Aznar, invited his Italian counterpart to visit Granada, in return for his visit to Venice the year before. Mr Aznar’s staff intended to book the main dining hall, but it was already reserved by a local family and we are very strict about that. The local family, hearing of Mr Aznar’s visit, gracefully conceded their reservation. Mr Aznar, in return, presented them with a flower bouquet and even paid for their lunch!

October 2007: Gwyneth Paltrow

The American actress travelled to Granada to film a chapter of the series Spain: on the Road Again, a show about tourism and cuisine with food critic Mark Bittman. After trying a pomegranate for the first time, Ms Paltrow visited Mirador de Morayma and tasted our remojón, salmorejo and the sturgeon from Río Frío. Our cook, Esteban, recommended yet another fruit unbeknownst to her, the cherimoya, as well as our figs and almonds porridge.