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Taberna la Montillana

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San Alvaro 5, 14003 Cordoba, Spain
+34 957 47 95 18
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: This tavern is situated adjacent to the central San Miguel Square. Serving...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is bit away from the Mezquita, just north of plaza Tendrillas. Normally when we travel around Spain, there are so many bars that we seldom return to the same place. We have visited La Montillana for the last two nights, and will do so again tonight. There is a terraza outside,but we sat at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Paul B
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is bit away from the Mezquita, just north of plaza Tendrillas. Normally when we travel around Spain, there are so many bars that we seldom return to the same place. We have visited La Montillana for the last two nights, and will do so again tonight. There is a terraza outside,but we sat at the bar, which enabled me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The waiters were very friendly. De tried 3 different tapas and 1 plate and everything was very good and well served.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Jose was wonderful and recommended great platas de dia. Rabo de torro al oloroso is delicious at beautiful location near Plaza Nuevo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Excellent restaurant. Staff friendly and attentive. Food excellent. In a very nice Plaza. Extremely relaxing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great food! Well priced & helpful staff. Lovely atmosphere in the plaza. Grilled courgette with crusted cheese was a great surprise. Cod with pickled vegetable was cooked to perfection. Great food outside on the pavement - very special!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was a very warm evening in Cordoba and we wanted to find a restaurant where we could sit outside, eat slowly, and soak up the local atmosphere. Recommended by our hotel, this restaurant was the perfect fit and turned out to be one of the most enjoyable nights of our trip. Taberna la Montillana is located in Plaza San... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was seriously our worst resraurant experience ever... So I don't even know where to start. Attracted by the good rating on this website, we let ourselves . First of all we got our food (the Flamenquin and patatas bravas) within a few minutes, so it was definitely just warmed up (and it wasn't even warm), then the ham of... More 

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Gracias por el comentario. No sé que decir en este caso. Si no fuera por que lo acabo de leer,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Really good salmorejo, ham croquettes and fried eggplant strips with honey for starters. I went totally local with the ox-tail stew which was very good. Had a little sweet wine to accompany it too. (Very tasty!). Curro and Jose were professional and aimiable in their service. We were even brought a gratis sample of their other white form of salmorejo... More 

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NC11A, gracias por el comentario. Nos alegramos que te gustara el trato recibido por nuestro equipo y los platos que... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a couple of cañas with 4 tapas and they were all superb. I would recommend the fried aubergines with honey. One of the guys, I believe his name is Javier possibly, has been very nice to us and even offered 3 abundant tastes of wine to try one of which we ended up buying as it was amazing.

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Elisa S, gracias por el comentario. Las berenjenas con miel es uno de nuestros platos más característicos, por lo que... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went here for lunch with my wife and my 3 month old baby boy whilst on holiday in Cordoba. We sat outside and had the croquetas with ham, they were not bad, but they could have been more generous with the amount of ham in the filling. Also had the patatas bravas. The patatas were nothing spectacular, but the sauce... More 

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RandyHaze, gracias por el comentario. Saludos y hasta pronto More 

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Additional Information about Taberna la Montillana

Address: San Alvaro 5, 14003 Cordoba, Spain
Phone Number: +34 957 47 95 18
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cordoba  >  Cordoba
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 17 - 28
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Alvaro 5, 14003 Cordoba, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cordoba  >  Cordoba
  • Phone Number: +34 957 47 95 18

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 28
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?