Nestled in the centre of the Albaicin neighbourhood is this local restaurant. It opens mornings and evenings (longer hours in summer) but whatever the time, the vibe is always very relaxed. The morning menu features coffee and tostadas (toasted bread with various toppings), where the evening one is varied and often departs from standard Andaluz fare, with dishes on offer from homemade humous to fish dishes and burgers. Owner Alvaro is also a keen music fan and El Higo is equally known for the endless variety of artists who perform there. What’s more, all of this can be enjoyed year round: there’s a big, beautiful garden for sunny days, and a cosy, fire-lit indoors makes for a great retreat come winter.