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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 - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 272
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch Near centro

Wandering around the centre of town. I just wanted a light lunch of salad and some snacks. I ordered the nut salad and tapas of calamari. The salad was fresh and had a lovely nut dressing with lots of delicious goodies in the salad. The calamari was tender and crispy on the outside. I would go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Wandering around the centre of town. I just wanted a light lunch of salad and some snacks. I ordered the nut salad and tapas of calamari. The salad was fresh and had a lovely nut dressing with lots of delicious goodies in the salad. The calamari was tender and crispy on the outside. I would go again.

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ioete11, gracias por el comentario. Nos gusta saber que te gustó el contraste de lo dulce con lo salado en... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Finding ourselves all but sated by excellent tapas in several establishments in Cordoba we were about to leave the city but just wanted one last experience of a fabulous holiday. The best came last. This place has everything. First class Montilla wines, delicious tapas - try the Rabo de Toro, Oxtail in sherry - and wonderful, energetic and overwhelmingly cheerful... More 

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rmitchell1, gracias por el comentario. Es un muy importante para nosotros leer las palabras que has escrito. Saludos de Jose... More 

Westport, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Just funished an excellent dinner at La Montillana. The waiter Jose was superb, taking his time to make right recomendations of wine and food.

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LucianoSi, gracias por el comentario. Saludos de José y nuestros. Hasta pronto! More 

algarve
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ate here twice while we were in Cordoba. The service was good, a good variety of tapas, nothing extra special but nothing to complain about either. Good value.

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

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We did pick this restaurant due to the good reviews here on Tripadvisor. Arriving at the place we found ourselfs amongst four groups ... All tourists. The service was close to indifferent - but we managed to get the food ordered and it arrived very fast. Of 4 dishes 2 where of very low quality and very ill prepared: -... More 

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Bo O, gracias por el comentario. Sentimos enormemente lo ocurrido. Saludos More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Lovely tapas. Aubergine strips, calamari and lovely wine. Service was excellent. Mainly local patrons. They were kind to give us a complimentary glass of oloroso.

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Exploring8888, gracias por el comentario. Nos alegra saber que te gusto nuestro servicio y cocina. En cuanto al vino, tenemos... More 

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was born and raised in Cordoba, so I believe I know the difference between good and bad places for authentic tapas. Many people in the city recommended me this place... but definitely our dinner was a fiasco. The food was not good. We got the black tomato with tuna. Honestly, it was difficult to find the tomato and the... More 

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Raul B, gracias por el comentario. Tras leer detenidamente su opinión, no encuentro palabras que puedan "intentar justificar" lo ocurrido,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were looking for another place but decided to get into this one. Judging by the number of local customers I thought that maybe we have a good chance to get a nice dinner. I wasn't wrong: everything we ordered was very tasty and the waiter very friendly. My personal favourite was "rabo de toro".

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Vio_London_Herts, gracias por el comentario. El rabo de toro lo cocinamos a fuego lento durante varias horas, siendo uno de... More 

Tokyo
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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Recommended by our hotel. Easy to find and we stopped by for lunch before heading over to Palacio de Viana. The menu was in Spanish but our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable in giving us good recommendations. Every dish we ordered was excellent and delicious. Highly recommended!

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Achie, gracias por el comentario. Nos alegramos que te gustara nuestra comida y servicio. Saludos y hasta pronto. More 

Norwalk, CT
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94 reviews 94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

While shopping for gifts to bring home, we went to this restaurant which was recommended by one of the shopkeepers. We had a very good tomato salad, as well as eggplant fried with honey drizzled on top - a specialty of that area of Spain. Excellent!

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viajera923, gracias por la opinión. Efectivamente, las berenjenas con miel de Montoro, junto con otros platos como pueden ser el... More 

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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 16 - 27
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?