Best restaurants in Cordoba guide
Our Top 3 Restaurants in Córdoba Near the Mosque
El Rincón de Carmen restaurant in Córdoba
El Abanico Tavern in Córdoba
Doble de Cepa – Great, traditional Andalusian tapas in the heart Córdoba
Best Restaurants in Córdoba
El Aura – A Wondaful and Modern Mediterranean Restaurant in Córdoba
El Aura restaurant offers an array of carefully prepared creative Andalusian classics. Aura is sleek and minimalist. The food takes inspiration from classic Andalusian home cooking. They serve innovative and creative dishes, prepared and presented with care. The biggest drawback of Aura is that it is located slightly outside of the city center.
Location of El Aura
The restaurant is located slightly outside downtown Córdoba. It is about 15 minutes from the world-famous Mezquita, and the cities Real Alcazar. If you are looking to explore a bit more of the city, or just find yourself in the area, EL Aura is an excellent dining option.
Menu of El Aura
The restaurant serves a modern take on classic Andalusian dishes. If you are looking for a quaint, traditional Andalusian tavern, this is not the place for you. However, if you are looking for something a bit more adventurous and different then you are in luck. You will find all the classic Andalusian dishes you might expect, with a twist.
Value for money – El Aura
We would suggest El Aura for more of a special occasion or if you are looking for a more modern dining experience in Córdoba.
GARUM 2.1 restaurant in Córdoba
Garum 2.1 offers a pleasant and comfortable environment. The space at the restaurant is distributed over two floors (with the kitchen on the third floor) The staff is professional and they provide adequate information on the menu and its details, ingredients, and preparation.
The restaurant is located near the Puente de Miraflores, and 6 minutes walk from the Cathedral and Great Mosque. The walls of the restuarnt were part of the ancient City walls.
The name derives from the roman Garum, a highly searched ingredient prepared in the South of Spain and traded all over the Roman Empire.
From the outside, Garum 2.1 may look like your run-of-the-mill Cordobés tavern, but this is not the case. Inside you will find a small dining area, decorated again in a traditional manner. The menú however offers a variety of modernized Andalusian classics that take the whole experience to the next level. Garum 2.1 is located in the center of the city, so if you are in the area and want to experience a modern version of cordobés classics, head on over.
Both locals and tourists alike visit Garum 2.1 in search of a good mix of tradition and innovation in its menus. This is not a tourist restaurant. Its core is not the decoration nor a patio. The kitchen and the ingredients are at the heart of the project.
The chef takes great care of the seasonality of ingredients and searches for contrasts in flavors that don´t let the customers indifferent.
The creativity of the chef has been rewarded on several occasions. Garum 2.1’s salmorejo with amontillado wine became the best tapa in Cordoba, but it is not the only innovative dish you will find here; a good example is the surprising oxtail churro with chocolate.
Garum 2.1 is very different from a traditional tavern in Cordoba. Since you will be visiting Cordoba once, it is very likely you would opt for more traditional options, but if you enjoy discovering restaurants back at home, and enjoy tasting menus, you can be sure Garum 2.1 can be a perfect choice for you. Garum is with no doubt amongst the best restaurants in Cordoba.
Pic-Nic Restaurant in Córdoba
Pic-Nic is the sophisticated version of a traditional Cordobés tavern. The restaurant is elegant, with white tablecloths and all the traditional things you want from a Crodobés restaurant: an indoor patio, blue and white tyles, etc.
Since its opening in 1986 by the charismatic Antonio Canals, Pic-nic in Cordoba is a restaurant that has remained, in decoration and style, practically unaltered during all these years. It has been renovated gaining in spaciousness and luminosity, but its soul remains the same.
The menu is similarly constructed: filled with Andalusian classics, prepared and presented carefully and elegantly. A great place to experience a more elevated form of traditional Andalusian cooking.
Whether meat, fish or vegetables, the menu is very broad and rigorous. The raw material and ingredients are treated with care, they are not masked. On the contrary, the menu is based on simplicity, with a refined technique, without exceeding fat, paying attention to the correct cooking points to bring out clean and tasty flavors.
Gallego’s restaurant in Córdoba
Gallego´s is a typical galician restaurant in Cordoba. In case you love Galician food, or if you simply would like to try a different style of Spanish gastronomy, this restaurant offers a small corner of Galicia in the center of Córdoba. Their ingredients arrive daily from Galician lands and are carefully selected, a guarantee for their freshness, texture, and authentic Galician flavors.
It is a secluded restaurant with decoration and atmosphere that recreates the maritime spirit from Galicia.
Gallegos specializes, of course, in Galician cuisine and is located in the heart of Córdoba. If you are looking to try another traditional Spanish cuisine while visiting Córdoba, this is a great option. The menu consists of traditional, homemade Galician classics, that do not disappoint. Do expect anything to elaborate just tasty, simple recipes.
Its cuisine is known for its simplicity where the main protagonist is the excellent quality of ingredients. Gallego´s is also a restaurant that stands out for its generous servings.
Although the house specialties are octopus and cod, accompanied by refreshing glasses of cider, the menu includes many more Galician specialties like the Galician stew, ox meats, seafood and seafood rice, lacon with cachelos, and the famous empanadas Gallegas (savory pies)
Albariño white wines are the main wines present in the wine menu.
LaMundi Restaurant – Great value tapas joint in the heart of Córdoba
LaMundi Restaurant offers its own very reasonably priced, version of Andalusian tapas. There are more international options than you might expect on the menu, but everything is tasty and worth a try. LaMundi is a place to enjoy with friends, on the terrace with a beer in hand.
Location of LaMundi Restaurant
The restaurant is located slightly outside downtown Córdoba. It is about 15 minutes from the world-famous Mezquita, and the cities Real Alcazar, near el Palacio de la Merced. If you are looking for some tapas that wont break the bank, LaMundi is an excellent dining option.
Menu of LaMundi Restaurant
The restaurant offers a wide variety of different classic, homemade, Andalusian tapas and rations and some more international options as well. Everything on the menu is meant to be shared with friends or family, so expect a relaxed and informal ambiance as well.
Value for money – LaMundi Restaurant
LaMundi Restaurant is one of the better value options in the center of Córdoba. If you are looking to enjoy some tapas or ration in the center of town that doesn’t break the bank this restaurant might be for you.
El Patio de María – great traditional restaurant in Córdoba in an excellent setting
El Patio de María is located in the heart of Córdoba. As the name would suggest, the restaurant is located in a traditional cordobés indoor patio. The dining area is beautiful with a century-old lemon tree right in the middle, providing shade for dining patrons. At el Patio de María they serve traditional homemade Cordobés cuisine. This is a perfect option if you would like to enjoy the Patios de Cordoba culture and visit some of them.
Location of El Patio de María
Menu of El Patio de María
This restaurant offers excellent homemade Andalusian cooking in an enchanting setting. On the menu, you will find all the classic Andalusian dishes you know and love and a bunch of different local Cordobés staples.
The dishes are simple and delicious that let the quality of the ingredients shine through.
Value for money – El Patio de María
There are more inexpensive options in the city. However, the combination of the quality of the food and the picturesque setting make El Patio de María a pretty great experience.
El Equilibrista – Great little eatery in the center of Córdoba
El Equilibrista offers delicious, affordable, slightly updated Cordobés classics in the center of the city.
The restaurant has the feel of a modernized Andalusian tavern.
The food is similar: a collection of traditional Cordobés tapas and rations with a modernized look.
There are some not-so-traditional options on the menu as well. A really nice little eatery in the center of town.
Location of El Equilibrista
The restaurant is ideally located in the heart of Córdoba’s old quarter. It is just a short walk from the majestic Mezquita, the beautiful Real Alcazar and the impressive Roman bridge and the Tower of Calahorra located slightly outside downtown Córdoba.
Menu of El Equilibrista
The restaurant offers a wide array of classic Andalusian dishes and some more international offerings, both in slightly more contemporary versions. The dishes on the menu are meant to be shared and enjoyed with friends or family.
Value for money – El Equilibrista
The restaurant offers great value especially considering the restaurant’s privileged location. If you are looking for a fun, laid-back place to eat that won’t break the bank in the heart of Córdoba’s historic city center, head on over.
Ermita de la Candelaria
Ermita de la Candeleria is located in the heart of Córdoba, down narrow a cobbled stone street. The restaurant is housed within an old hermitage.
From the outside, it would be impossible to know what lies within. Ermita de la Candeleria is vast, elegant, and dimly lit.
The kitchens serve classic Cordobés dishes served in their most elegant form. If you are looking for a secluded authentic Andalusian experience, this is a great option.
Location of Ermita De La Candelaria
Ermita de la Candelaria is located in downtown Córdoba, near the Guadalquivir River and the Julio Romero Torrest Museum. The restaurant is ideally located if you want to get away from the most touristy areas of Córdoba, but remain in within the cities downtown area. The restaurant is just 10 minutes by foot from the world-famous Mezquita, and the cities Real Alcazar.
Menu of Ermita La Candelaria
The restaurant offers an upscale yet traditional dining experience. the restaurant specializes in traditional Andalusian dishes, featuring some local Cordobés delicacies. You will find all sorts of delicious, fresh seafood options, hearty rice dishes, and a variety of grilled meats. The restaurant is as sophisticated as a traditional Andalusian tavern can get, without becoming stuffy.
Value for money – Ermita La Candelaria
This restaurant is on the pricier side. You can find cheaper options in Córdoba, but if you are looking for a good place for a romantic diner for two, this is an excellent option. Equal parts traditional and elegant.
Casa Mazal – Calleja de las Flores – Sefardic cuisine in Cordoba
Casa Mazal, has two locations in Cordoba, both right in the heart of Córdoba, that specialize in two, very particular styles of cooking: sefardíc and andalusí (Arabic-Andalusian). This review is for Casa Mazal at Calleja de las Flores, the newest of the two Casa Mazal. You can read a review on the “original”, the Casa Mazal located at plaza Maimonides, following this link
If you know a bit about the history of the city of Córdoba, it is easy to see how Casa Mazal is, perhaps, the most authentic Cordobés restaurant you can find, and Casa Mazal at Calleja de las Flores takes from this heritage of the original Casa Mazal.
The restaurant uses only fresh, seasonal ingredients that respect Kosher. You will find dishes like cuscus and, chicken with dates and honey alongside Sephardic noodles dishes. Sephardic history is very present in Cordoba and Casa Mozal is a place to enjoy dishes that bring this piece of history to your table. You can expect falafel, chick-peas, spinach, couscous and many vegetarian dishes.
As already mentioned, please bear in mind that Casa Mazal has two different locations and that both restaurants offer a similar menu. Casa Mazal in Calle de las Flores is located at the heart of the Jewish district, “La Judería”.
It is located in one of the top attractions in Cordoba, and this has contributed to making the restaurant so popular: La Calleja de las Flores. Once you visit Cordoba you will soon understand that locals have a special relationship with flowers and patios. As a matter of fact, one of the top things to enjoy in Spain in May is the Patios de Cordoba Festival; a festival in which the patios are decorated with flowers and the city votes for their preferred patio every year. The Casa Mozal restaurant could even be considered as one of the tourist attractions in Cordoba since the patio and part of the restaurant is built on an ancient street from the Jewish district. But being so much visitors to tourists should not lead you to think this is a tourist trap. It is not!
Overall review of Casa Mazal
If you are the type of person that immerses themselves in the local culture, Casa Mazal is a must.
On some occasions Spanish guitar is played in the background, adding a special touch to an already overall authentic experience.
Casa Mazal is with no doubt a tourist restaurant since many tourists come to enjoy it. But the experience of eating here has preserved its roots and it is not a “pastiche”. Having said this, this type of food is spicy. Cumin is used in lots of dishes and it may not be for everybody´s liking.
The food is good and there are many vegetarian options. If you stay several days in Cordoba this should be on your list. It makes a change to tapas, it is not pricey, the atmosphere is service is good and the food is worth trying.
We particularly enjoy the patio area.
Patio Romano – gourmet Cordobés cuisine in Cordoba
Patio Romano is the traditional Cordobés eatery created by Chef Santi Orellana, located right in the center of Córdoba.
The restaurant has an excellent location and has been several times selected amongst the restaurants with the best patios in Cordoba. If you have not yet visited Cordoba you probably are not aware of the special relationship locals have with their patios. Every May a contest (the Patios de Cordoba festival) takes place and owners of patios decorate with flowers and great care of their patios.
The Patio Romano, as the name clearly states, is one of these places where you can get seduced by the magic of these patios cordobeses.
Chef Orellana offers slightly updated versions of an array of Andalusian classics.
The restaurant is as attractive as the dishes served, making for a great all-around dining experience.
The kitchen team at Patio Romano prepares dishes that fuse tradition and new recipes. There is great emphasis put to the use of local products: cheeses from Córdoba, Zuheros, Fuente Obejuna (a famous place in Spain due to a play by writer Lope de Vega) and the Valle de los Pedroches, Some dishes stand out on the menu, like the almond porridge, the scrambled eggs with Iberian ham, foie and black garlic sauce or the Iberian Presa confit with rosemary with fig sauce and its garnish. Getting hungry already?
Patio Romanos is not a typical tapas bar in Cordoba. The restaurant is more pricey than other options, but quality and care to ingredients and presentation come at a price. The Patio is itself a beautiful environment to enjoy lunch or dinner and the dishes bring some innovation to Andalusian classics.
The restaurant has recently updated its decoration and in our view it offers overall excellent value for money. A very good choice near the Great Mosque.
Casa Rubio – romantic restaurant in the old Jewish quarter of Córdoba
Located near the Puerta de Almodóvar, in the old Jewish quarter of Córdoba, we find Casa Rubio, a house in the old estate of historian Jaén Morente.
The restaurant is classic and elegant, with an impressive bar, and a rooftop terrace with amazing views of the old medieval wall.
The menu consists of a variety of classic home-made Andalusian dishes. Ideal for a romantic dinner for
Location of Casa Rubio
This elegant eatery is located in what was once the cities Jewish quarter. It is very close to the old Synagogue and within walking distance from the majestic Mezquita, and the impressive Real Alcazar. The restaurant is ideally located, especially if you are looking for an elegant place to eat in the cities old quarter.
Menu of Casa Rubio
There are no big surprises on the menu, just classic Andalusian dishes, made following traditional recipes and with top-notch fresh ingredients. You will find excellent fresh seafood, all of the cities famous fried goodies, and high-quality meats.
Value for money – Casa Rubio
As high-scale, elegant restaurants go in Córdoba, Casa Rubio offers a ton of value for what they charge. The dining areas a delight for the senses, the food is excellent and the whole experience feels special.
Restaurante Parador de Córdoba – Romantic Restaurant in Córdoba
Since Roman times, the foothills of the mountains near Cordoba have been a place for recreation and relaxation for the ruling class. This was the area where Abderraman I had his summer house and the area where during the XXth century, an increasing number of businessmen and liberal professionals went to live.
It is in this part of Cordoba where the Parador Nacional hotel is located, and also its restaurant. The Parador of Cordoba will transport you back in time to the Al-Andalus period of Spain.
The Parador sits on top of the ruins Abderraman I’s summer palace, in a gorgeous natural setting.
The restaurant occupies the brightest part of the front area of the building of the El Parador. Very large windows offer fantastic views of the city of Cordoba. The city can be enjoyed while lunch or dinner is enjoyed. while you eat, magnificent views of the city, which extend beyond a garden of palm and pine trees.
Menu at Parador de Cordoba
As at most restaurants at Paradores, the menu is composed of local specialties. At the restaurant of the Parador de Cordoba you will be able to taste flamenquines, ox tail, and salmorejo amongst other dishes.
This is a perfect restaurant to enjoy a quality assortment of traditional Andalusian dishes, dressed up and served in their most elegant form.
Overall review of Parador de Cordoba restaurant
The restaurant is perfect in case you stay at the Parador of Cordoba. That is for sure. The key question is whether it is worth visiting the restaurant if you stay in the city center. If you want to enjoy a lunch with views over the city this may make sense. You should order a table at the terrace.
The biggest drawback is that the Parador is located several kilometers outside the city center. If you are willing to drive, you won’t be disappointed.
Entre Olivos – Superb Traditional Cordobés Restaurant
This restaurant in a superb traditional Crordobés style restaurant in the heart of the city.
The restaurant is simple and elegant, perfect for a romantic dinner for two.
The menu is comprised of a selection of Andalusian classics prepared with care and attention to detail.
Location of Entre Olivos Córdoba
Menu of Entre Olivos
The restaurant specializes in traditional Andalusian cuisine, local Cordobés dishes in particular. You will find all the local delicacies like Salmorejo and flamenquines as well as a wide array of classic Andalusian dishes. The restaurant offers excellent homemade, no-frills dishes that are packed with flavor and southern Spanish goodness.
Value for money – Entre Olivos
Considering its amazing location and the high quality of the dishes, the restaurant’s value is very high. It is one of the best “bang-for-your-buck” restaurants so close to the Mezquita.
Marídame – Excellent Traditional Andalusian Restaurant in the Center of Córdoba
Marídame is a very special restaurant in the center of Córdoba. The food is excellent, but the real show-stopper is the rooftop terrace you can dine at that offers spectacular views of the Cordoba Mosque.
While you enjoy the views you may choose amongst a wide variety of top-notch Andalusian homemade classics that do not disappoint. If you are interested in enjoying dining on the rooftop, you better call ahead and make sure a spot is available.
Location of Marídame
This beautiful restaurant is located in one of the most picturesque areas of Córdoba. The restaurant is just a few minutes on foot from the world-famous Mezquita, the Real Alcazar, and the Casa de las Cabezas.
The traditional and authentic setting is the perfect contrast for the modernized Andalusian cuisine served within.
Menu of Marídame
Marídame offers updated traditional Andalusian cuisine. Like most of the traditional food in Spain, Andalusian dishes tend to be simple, made with excellent ingredients, and crowd-pleasing. Marídame puts a modern twist on all your favorite classic Andalusian and Córdobés dishes.
Value for money – Marídame
Marídame is definitely not the most inexpensive restaurant in Córdoba. the food is great, and the setting is as charming as possible, but there are cheaper option available.
Victoria 57 Restaurant – Great authentic Eatery Near Cordoba´s Synagogue
Victoria 57, located near the Synagogue, in the center of Córdoba offers a slightly updated take on all the Andalusian classics you know and love.
The restaurant is youthful, cozy and inviting. The menu consists of an array of southern Spanish staples with a modernized look and taste.
If you are in the area and want to discover a modern take on traditional Cordobés cooking, this is a great option.
Location of Victoria 57
The restaurant is located in the heart of Córdoba’s historic city center. The closest attraction to the restaurant is the cities amazing synagogue and the Puerta de Almodóvar. The majestic Mosque of Córdoba, the cities Alcazar and the spectacular Roman Bridge and tower of Calahorra are also within walking distance.
Menu of Victoria 57
The restaurant serves traditional Andalusian and Cordobés cuisine. The restaurant uses only market-fresh ingredients, and it is precisely the quality of the ingredients they use which makes the dishes shine. The dishes are simple, home-made, and delicious.
Value for money – Victoria 57
Victoria 57 is on the pricier side, but if you are looking for a sophisticated place where you can enjoy traditional Andalusian cooking, this is a good option.
Tellus – Wonderful Modernized Andalusian Classics in the Heart of Córdoba
Chef Antonio López, gives traditional Andalusian cooking an updated look and taste, without losing its essence or flavor.
Tellus is modern and trendy, with an open kitchen so you can see the staff work.
The dishes are carefully prepared and presented, almost as pretty to look at as tasty to eat.
A great option to see and taste the evolution of southern Spanish cuisine.
Location of Tellus
Tellus is slightly outside of the center of Córdoba. The restaurant is about 15 minutes by car from the center of the cities old quarter. However, if you are looking for a slightly more modern fine dining experience, you might want to make the trip out to Tellus. The nearest attraction to the restaurant is the Palacio de la Merced, 7 minutes away by car.
Menu of Tellus
The restaurant serves traditional Andalusian cuisine but with more modern and elaborate preparation. A lot of the same ingredients and principles are used, but the recipes are much more Avant-guard and detailed than your usual Andalusian tavern.
Value for money – Tellus
As fine dining experiences go, Tellus is reasonable. It is not, however, a cheap restaurant by any means and serving sizes are on the small side. If you want a more modern, photo-worthy, dining experience though, Tellus is a good option.
La Casa de Manolete Restaurant - Córdoba
Located right in the heart of Córdoba we find A flor de piel, one of the best culinary experiences you can enjoy in this magical city.
Housed in a 19th Century Place, that once was the residence of one of Spains’ most prominent Philosophers, Ortega y Gasset, A flor de piel offers a dining experience like no other. The Palace itself is worth a visit on its own. The estate has a rich history all its own.
In the kitchens, Chef Juanjo Ruiz, delivers an ever-changing menu filled with his own creative take on a variety of Andalusian classics. Chef Ruiz only works with seasonal, handpicked ingredients. There are two dining options, a 9-course meal and a 10 course. Truly one of a kind gastronomic experience.
A bit of history
The palace belonged to the father of Spain´s most famous philosopher: Ortega y Munilla, father of José Ortega y Gasset) sold the palace in 19115, 35 years after it was built. The new owner was the major of Cordoba, Rafael Cruz Conde. At that time the palace received many important visitors, including once the King of Spain Alfonso XIII. The Cruz Conde family owned a winery that produced a wine called Fino Cruz Conde (sherry style). In some of the paintings of Cordoba´s most famous painter, Julio Romero de Torres (the painter who thanks to a song everybody in Spain knows as the man who best painted the Spanish woman), added a little bottle of Cruz Conde wine. Why? The Cruz Conde family supported Julio Romero de Torres in his art.
The history of this palace did not end with the Cruz Conde family and Julio Romero de Torres. The family sold the palace in 1942 to the famous bullfighter Manolete. He could only enjoy the palace 5 years since he died in Linares after a bullfight.
The restaurant gets the name from Manolete, the owner at the time of this palace. This is not just a place to enjoy fine dining in Cordoba, but also a place where philosophy, politics, and the art of painting and the art of bullfighting melt.
We consider Casa de Manolete one of the most interesting places in Cordoba, and not just one more restaurant.
Top Traditional Taverns in Córdoba
Taberna Séneca in Cordoba
Taberna Seneca, located in the heart of Córdoba’s old quarter is a very traditional Andalusian tavern that serves up all delicious homemade classics you would expect from a Cordobés tavern. Everything about Taberna Seneca in simple and unassuming: the decor, the location, the menu itself. They serve homemade traditional Cordobés tapas and rations. A truly authentic experience.
Location of Taberna Séneca
This traditional restaurant is located in one of the most authentic parts of the Córdobas old quarter. It is very close to the cities Archeological Museum and to many other of the cities top attractions. The restaurant is also very close to the Mezquita and the Real Alcazar, just about 10 minutes on foot.
If you are looking for a traditional Andalusian tavern close to the cities main attractions, Séneca is a great option.
Menu of Taberna Séneca
The restaurant serves traditional Andalusian cuisine and nothing else. All you will find here are delicious, simple, crowd-pleasing dishes meant to be shared and enjoyed with friends and family.
They serve everything you would expect from an authentic Southern Spanish tavern: fried squid, samorejo, croquettes, fried eggplant with honey, Iberico ham, flamenquines, … you name it, they have it. The perfect food to enjoy with an ice-cold beer in hand.
Value for money – Taberna Séneca
If you are looking for traditional Andalusian cuisine, this is one of the better options you can find in Córdoba’s old town. Taberna Séneca serves some of the tastiest tapas and rations at a great price.
Santa Marina – Excellent traditional Cordobés tavern
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.
La Posada del Caballo Andaluz – Great Authentic Eatery in the Center of Córdoba
In the San Basilio neighborhood of Cordoba, we find the Posada del Caballo Andaluz (the Andalusian horse inn) The Andalusian horse is an icon and a very important economic and cultural element in Andalusia.
This enchanting eatery is extremely authentic, exactly what you would imagine an old Andalusian inn to look like.
They serve some excellent Cordobés home cooking, simple, straight forward and delicious.
La Posada del Caballo Andaluz also offers an extensive wine menu that will take your meal to the next level.
Location of El Caballo Andaluz
El Caballo Andaluz enjoys one of the best locations in all Cñordoba. The restaurant is just a few meters from the majestic Mezquita. It is in the heart of Córdoba’s old quarter and is therefore near most of the cities main attractions including the impressive Calahorra Tower and Roman bridge, the amazing Real Alcazar, and the Casa de las Cabezas.
If you are looking for a high-end, authentic, and charming eatery right next to the Mezquita, this is a perfect option.
Menu of El Caballo Andaluz
The restaurant is a traditional Andalusian tavern, and as such, its menu is loaded with classic southern Spanish dishes and classic local delicacies. You will find everything from Salmorejo, to stewed rabbit, and fresh fried seafood. the recipes are simple yet delicious and let the quality of the ingredients do all of the heavy liftings.
The restaurant itself also exudes authenticity which pairs perfectly with the tasty homemade dishes.
Value for money – El Caballo Andaluz
El Caballo Andaluz is definitely not the cheapest restaurant in Córdoba, but if you are looking for a truly authentic, Andalusian dining experiences near the Mezquita, this is an excellent option.
Taberna Puerta Sevilla – Authentic Restaurant in the Center of Córdoba
In the area of the old Alcázar, in the heart of Córdoba, we find perhaps one of the most beautiful and authentic eateries in the city.
They serve traditional, homemade, Cordobés dishes made to perfection.
If there is any way you can get seated in their interior patio, it’s worth the effort.
Location of Taberna Puerta Sevilla
Taberna Puerta Sevilla is located in the heart of Córdobas historic city center. It is closest to the Puerta de los Sacos and the impressive Real Alcazar. It is also within walking distance from the magical Mezquita and the spectacular Roman Bridge and the Calahorra Tower.
Menu of Taberna Puerta Sevilla
This restaurant serves very traditional Southern Spanish dishes and some classic Cordobés specialties. the recipes and preparations are simple and delicious and use only the highest quality ingredients. You will find everything from classic rabo de toro, to salmorejo, to fried eggplant with honey.
The dining area is set in a traditional Cordobés interior patio lined with beautiful ceramics and flowers. One of the best traditional restaurants in the cities old quarter.
Value for money – Taberna Puerta de Sevilla
This restaurant is a great option value-wise if you are looking for a traditional Andalusian meal in a beautiful and authentic setting.
El Rincón de Carmen Restaurant in Córdoba
Located in Córdoba’s Old Quarter, in the heart of the “Judería” neighborhood, we find El rincón de Carmen.
El Rincon de Carmen is located in an emblematic street in Cordoba: Calle Romero (one of the most charismatic streets in any Cordoba city guide) . This is one of the best streets to enjoy the local gastronomy. It is also a very touristic area, and quality bars and taverns co-exist with others of more dubious character.
El Rincon de Carmen has served good, typical Cordovan food since the 1980s.
Due to its location, the tavern is more frequented by foreigners than by locals from Cordoba. Its decoration and beautiful Patio Cordobes are a good attraction for overseas visitors. But decoration here is only one part of the show. Food is good and by no means you will enjoy a true Cordovan lunch.
The menu offers overall good value for money and the service is friendly. The restaurant offers some of the best Cordobés home-cooking you can find in the Jewish district.
The menu is chock full of Andalusian classics, cooked to perfection, following traditional recipes and techniques.
Desserts pay a clear tribute to this local gastronomic environment: red wine mousse from Cordoba wines and the local Cordoba cake are good examples.
Likewise, its wine list is interesting and it covers most of Spain´s wine regions. Including local Montilla Moriles wines.
Overall Review of El Rincon de Carmen
Great local atmosphere (if you can negotiate to enjoy your meal on their indoor patio, do so) and overall value for money. Do not expect fancy food, but quality local classics.
Taberna La Espumita – Great Traditional Restaurant in the Center of Córdoba
Close to the tower of Calahorra, in the center of Córdoba, we can find this small, unassuming, and delicious traditional tavern. Taverna la Espumita is as authentic as it gets: dimly lit, informal, wooden chairs, everything you would expect from a southern Spanish tavern. They serve excellent homemade Andalusian classics. If you are in the area definitely try it out.
Location of Taberna La Espumita
The restaurant enjoys an amazing location on the bank of the Guadalquivir river, on the opposite bank of the majestic Mezquita. The restaurant is within walking distance from the famous Roman Bridge and the Calahorra Tower. The restaurant is also located within walking distance of the cities Alcazar and the San Rafael bridge.
Menu of Taberna la Espumita
The restaurant is quaint and authentic, and the menu reflects that. The restaurant offers delicious, homemade Andalusian cooking including a variety of local delicacies including Montillana Artichokes, Flemenquines, and Salmorejo. They also offer a child’s menu for their youngest patrons.
All dishes follow simple, straightforward recipes and preparations using excellent ingredients and the result is superb.
Value for money – El Patio de María
You can find cheaper options in Córdoba, and more expensive ones as well. That being said, the quality of the meal and the excellent location and ambiance of the restaurant make it a great “value” option.
Taberna La Viuda – Excellent Traditional Andalusian Tavern in the Center of Córdoba
Located in the heart of Córdoba, in the San Basilio neighborhood, Taberna de la Viuda offers one of the most delicious and authentically “Cordobés” dining experiences you will find in the whole city. The restaurant is beautifully and traditionally decorated, with wooden chairs and lined with the traditional blue and white tyle work, so characteristic of the South of Spain. The food is again traditional and authentic: Taberna de la viuda serves classic Cordobés cuisine.
The dishes are simple, made with the highest quality ingredients, and the precision and care a multi-generational recipe deserves. If you want a truly authentic experience, try Taberna de la Viuda.
Location of Taberna La Viuda
This restaurant enjoys a privileged location deep in the heart of Córdobas Old Town. Most of the site’s main attractions are within walking distance from the restaurant including the iconic Mezquita, the impressive Calahorra Tower and Roman bridge, the imposing Real Alcazar, and the Casa de las Cabezas.
The neighbourhood in which the restaurant is located is as picturesque and authentic as it gets in Córdoba and the restaurant is equally as quaint and charming.
Menu of Taberna La Viuda
Taberna La Viuda offers traditional Spanish cuisine. You will find a combination of Castilian and Córdobes classic dishes, prepared following homemade recipes with the freshest ingredients available. If you are looking to indulge in some tapas, this restaurant is also a great option, as their tapas menu is chock full of delicious authentic, local Córdobes delicacies.
Value for money – Taberna La Viuda
This restaurant is on the expensive side. It offers a ton of authentic ambiance and excellent food, but it will come at a cost.
La Tranquera – Excellent Traditional Homemade Andalusian Cooking in the Heart of Córdoba
La Tranquera serves some of the best, authentic, homemade meals you can find in the center of Córdoba. The restaurant is traditionally and beautifully decorated. The menu consists of a collection of classic Cordobés dishes, made with care and the highest quality ingredients. If you are looking for a traditional Cordobés restaurant in the center of town, this is an excellent option.
Location of La Tranquera
This little Andalusian tavern is located deep in the heart of Córdoba’s old town. It is within walking distance of most of the cities major attractions, including the impressive Calahorra Tower and Roman bridge, the imposing Real Alcazar, and the iconic Mezquita. The restaurant is ideally located if you are looking for a fun, authentic little joint where you can enjoy some high-quality home cooking.
Menu of La Tranquera
At L aTranqueras you will find all sorts of traditional Andalusian tapas and rations, that are all excellent, but when in doubt order something off their grill, it is their speciality. Everything from seafood, to meat and veggies, get their turn cooking over an open flame.
The restaurant’s menu is simple and informal, meant to be shared and enjoyed with friends or family.
Value for money – La Tranquera
La Tranquera is a great value option in downtown Córdoba. Prices per person range from 15€ to 30€ on the higher end, which considering the quality of the food and the fun laid back ambiance, is a bargain.
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