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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, 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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    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So good we went twice on our 2 day trip in Cordoba

We are very fussy eaters. We've been lucky to have experienced some great restaurants in the world including French Laundry. This place may not look like much from the outside, but it's quaint and cozy on the inside and people like Jose make the experience of going a delight. The food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We are very fussy eaters. We've been lucky to have experienced some great restaurants in the world including French Laundry. This place may not look like much from the outside, but it's quaint and cozy on the inside and people like Jose make the experience of going a delight. The food was excellent. Our first night there we enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I completely agree with other reviews which say that this restaurant doesn't look that interesting or appealing but please do not let that stop you eating here. The food is amazing, especially the almond soup and the aubergine with honey. Our waiter Jose (swoon) was so helpful and as soon as we showed an interest in the montilla-moriles he brought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went to Montillana based on a recommendation by our hotel. The tapas was very good and our waiter was very attentive. The local cold soup was excellent as were the local wines. Also worth pointing out that we were here during a heatwave and some of the restaurants did not seem to have AC, but the Montillana did and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Not overly noteworthy from the outside but so worth a visit. We popped in for drinks and tapas at the bar and I loved the cold almond soup with fig jam and cod - delicious!!! Our waiter "Curro" was lovely and made us feel really welcome. English obviously is not the first language in Córdoba but he accommodated and tried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Get a reservation, especially for the plaza seating. We were in Cordoba in May and had pretty hot weather, so my wife was not too sure about this restaurant when I told her we would be seated outside. Fortunately, after the sun had gone down and in the shade of this small plaza, it was very comfortable. We were seated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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

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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Jimmy W, gracias por el comentario. Nos alegra conocer que te gusto nuestra cocina y la atención de nuestro personal.... More 

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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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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:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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 - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 17 - 28
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

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: Romantic, Local cuisine

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
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?