Bar Santa Marina in Cordoba – Review

Bar Santa Marina is located in the center of Córdoba. It’s a small traditional Cordobés bar, no-frills. The bar is not far from the city center, but it is outside the most tourist area. The Santa Marina is a great place to feel like a local and also a very good option if you visit the Palacio de Viana, which is located very close to the bar.

The interior is as traditional as it gets, decorated with bullfighting themes, small wooden tables, and a collection of local regulars at the bar.

They specialize in Andalusian tapas. If you are in the area and you are in the mood for some tasty, authentic, reasonably priced tapas, this is a great option.

You will find lots of local customers that come often to this bar. Santa Marina is a place where locals get together to talk about bullfighting.

Santa Marina is also visited by people from all over Spain that come to see the showcases in the bar with items that belonged to the famous bullfighter Manolete and that were donated by Miguel Zamora Herrador, an ancient president of the Peña Los Amigos de Manolete (club of friends of Manolete).

The Santa Marina bar has traditionally been a place where locals gather and talk about bullfighting.

Next to the bar, in the same Santa Marina street, there is a beautiful house with grilled windows and always adorned with flowers and grills and balconies adorned with flowers. This house has always been classified as one of the houses with the most beautiful balconies in Córdoba. Locals from Cordoba love flowers and decorate their balconies, streets, and patios. The best example of this passion is illustrated by the internationally renowned Patios de Cordoba festival in May.

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8,9



Interesting things near the bar Santa Marina in Cordoba

This is a bar as local as you can get in Cordoba.  If you are a tourist who enjoys mingling with local culture, this is your place! The bar is very close to the beautiful Palacio de Viana. You can find more taverns and recommended bars and restaurants in Cordoba in this link.

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Q Which attractions are near restaurant Santa Marina?

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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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