El Abanico tavern – Review

This Tavern is located next to Calleja de las Flores, onem if not the most, touristic street in Cordoba. El Abanico is a tavern where you can enjoy tapas and wines with no risk. This is not a tourist trap. That is for sure!

El Abanico is one of the best tapas options you will find to eat before or after your visit to The Great Mosque of Cordoba

El Abanico stands out due to its original decoration. The ceiling is covered with elements that, shaped as carnations and hanging butterflies, make us think of flamenco fans. Flamenco culture is present in El Abanico, as well as Bullfighting culture, with prints of famous bullfighting events hang on its walls.

El Abanico can be described as a small, traditional Cordobés tavern. They specialize in homemade Andalusian-style tapas. The interior is slightly modernized, bright and youthful. The food is tasty and very reasonably priced. It’s the type of place friends go for a bite to eat before the game of the local soccer team.


Good examples of the most famous Cordovan dishes are prepared here with care. Salmorejo soup, oxtail or oxtail croquettes, or flamenquines are amongst the most obvious dishes served. They also prepare fried and grilled fish, and pay attention to its freshness and texture. Worth trying for sure.
Tapas taverns are not particularly well-respected for the quality of their desserts, but at El Abanico you could give a try to their chocolate specialties.

Overall Review

El Abanico is not a place to enjoy fine dining, but a friendly tavern with quality and popular cordovan dishes at a good value. It is an updated version of the traditional tavern or bar in Cordoba. A good place to enjoy local food and a friendly atmosphere.

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Other options to eat near Calleja de las Flores

 You can find below two alternatives to enjoy a quality lunch near La Calle de las Flores in Cordoba. They offer a different style compared to el Abanico and are also safe bets. 

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Q Which attractions are near restaurant El Abanico?

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Q Which dishes are typical from Cordoba?

A dish is really local when, if asked about it in other regions, people can connect without a doubt the name of the dish with the province or city This is for sure the case of Cordoba, with some names always associated to Cordoba. Among them, salmorejo is probably the best know case. A tomato soup made with olive oil, bread and ham and boiled egg toppings. Simply delicious. Flamenquinos are also associated to Cordoba. These are battered pieces of ham (sometimes also pork) with cheese inside. The Rabo de toro or bull tail is normally served as a stew. Regañas is the local shape bread takes here: dry, crispy and perfect with tapas. Last but not least we should mention the local wines of the Montilla Moriles DOC

Q How much shoudl I tip at this restaurant?

There is no precise rule as to how much to tip in Spain. Spaniards only tip if they consider the service to be good. A 5% is normally considered a good tip. Having said this, some local waiters know tourists tip more than local Spaniards do and may expect more from foreigners.

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  • Price Range 10 - 20

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