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Taberna la Montillana

San Alvaro 5, 14003 Cordoba, Spain
+34 957 47 95 18
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Ranked #15 of 453 Restaurants in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $19 - $32
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This tavern is situated adjacent to the central San Miguel Square. Serving guests on three floors, the eatery belongs to the touristic consortium “Tabernas de Córdoba”. According to notes of Cordoba annalist Francisco Solana, the tavern has been existing since the beginnings of the 1940s.La Montillana’s menu list features dishes typical for the Cordoba area, including traditional Salmorejo, oxtail, Flamenquín, eggplants, suckling pig and codfish. There are different daily recommendations, depending on the respective season.The first floor harbors a hall with capacity for 50 - 60 guests. The second floor has another hall, which accommodates smaller gatherings. Both halls have a bathroom and a wardrobe. Large windows allow perfect views of the San Miguel Church with the large rosette in the facade.La Montillana’s decoration reflects the bullfight tradition. Among other items, the life-sized painting „Picador“, created by local artisan Fernando García Herrera, is impressive. Also worth mentioning are the works of painter López Canito, including paintings depicting the so-called five caliphs of bullfight – Lagartijo, Machaquito, El Guerra, Manolete und El Cordobés.This tavern also has an extensive wine list. Guests can choose from more than 50 wines.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This tapas bar/restaurant was recommended by our hotel (Hospes Palacio del Bailio) along with a couple of others. This is the best one: the food is very good, very reasonably priced and served with good humour and a lot of courtesy by our waiter who spoke very little English. Lots of locals using this place which gave a lot of... More

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7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Being encouraged to write a review by the restaurant: This is not the place to go to. The tapas aren't anything special and overpriced.

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are staying in Cordoba and looking for an authentic tapas experience, look no further. The waiters here speak almost no English, so you have to figure things out, but they want to help and the food is delicious. We spent a very enjoyable evening here. Our waiter Sergio was great and very patient with us.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When you stay in hotel San Miguel you have to eat in this restaurant. You can't miss it as it is adjacent to the Plaza San Miguel. The restaurant has only 4 tables at the outside as the plaza is occupied by tables of other restaurants as well. Still it's a nice start to have your starters and wine outside... More

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13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

What a great place and what great food Highly recomended: Spinach salad with marinated quail "Ortiguillas" (Fried sea weed) "Cochifritos" Deep fried and tender pork rinds And to top it all the best fino "sherry" (Dry) ask for "Electrico" brand You will love every minute of it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very good tapas in a nice atmosphere. Menu was different enough and food quality was excellent. Great waiter (Angel) who pleasantly asked us to review the restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We booked Taberna La Montillana 4 months before. The staff were very helpful though we couldn't speak Spanish but whatever we asked they couldn't be more cooperative. I had grilled fish and my husband grilled Ox cooked on hot rocks. I asked for chilli they brought this amazing home made chilli sauce. Jose our waiter was very happy to get... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This restaurant recommended in Lonely Planet, for good reason. Friendly service, lovely old bar with fascinating old black and white photos relating to bull fighting and matadors. Try the tapas of smoked sardine with black garlic, absolutely divine! Loads of different sherries to try.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The waiter was thoroughly charming and helpful and suggested we use the English menu due to our obvious deficiencies in the vernacular. Food was perfectly adequate but frankly nothing to write home about. What stuck in the craw somewhat was being given a business card with a QR code encouraging us to submit a positive review on TripAdvisor at the... More

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Out of the way, delightful tapas barite tables in a quiet square. Exquisite service from a knowledgeable and interesting young man who went out if his way to explain about the different local wines. The tapas were interesting and well prepared and the wines an enjoyable change from the standard riojas you find everywhere. We will return .....

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