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Taberna la Montillana

San Alvaro 5, 14003 Cordoba, Spain
0034957479518
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Ranked #15 of 449 restaurants in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, 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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B.C.
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Hmmm, the service was very good, and the wait staff were very helpful, and I wanted to rally, really love this place. The food was very good, and the owner/waiter/front of house is The most charming man ever. My pork scallopini meal was only very good, but my wife's veal tenderloin was 5 star. This review is suffering from previous... More

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Verona, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant as one he liked. Cordoban restaurants in the old town open about 8 pm and are not busy until about 8:30. Not much English was spoken, but with an English menu and a little gesturing and lots of goodwill, we had a delicious meal. When ordering in Spain, remember you will always... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was one of the bests meals I had in Andalucia, everything was nicely cooked and presented. From the starters to the dessert, all the flavours revealed an excellent cook and excellent products. The waiter that served us was also very nice and very happy to meet our questions and requests (as we were a medium group there are always... More

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Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel as one frequented by locals and visitors and were not disappointed. It was quiet when we entered but got busier as we ate. Service was attentive and menus were available in English if needed. We found the portions for the tapas and the main plates to be very generous and ordering three... More

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Munich, Germany
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It is a little bit more expensive (around 15€ por person, depends of course on how much you it) but it is totally worth it. Althought we came in a very busy day, the waiter was very nice and quick. Food is excellent.

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Mons, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Nice little Taberna, slightly off the beaten track. Lovely selection of Cordoban dishes, served by helpful waiting staff. Good value for money

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Austin, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Went here based on TA reviews and also a recommendation from our hotel. After finishing our first drink (some rather uninspired montilla), we almost left because the waiters seemed to be consciously ignoring us, even though there were almost as many waiters as customers. We decided to have another drink and try at least a couple of Cordovan tapas --... More

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Bateman Bay
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Hi we went there today as they were in the annual tapas competition and we have to say that the food was very good, we had 3 tapas, one that they came 3rd place in the competition. The wine was excellent and we were helped with our choices ... Mateus is an asset to the business and we ended up... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Went to this place after the positive Trip Advisor reviews. +/-Location is not near the tourist spots but can be easily found. +/-Atmosphere is of a "Meson". We found the place quite loud even without being fully packed. ++ Menu offers a huge selection of local dishes where you can choose the quantity (tapa/racion) + Service was friendly and helpfull... More

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Bellaire, Texas
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214 reviews 214 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Taverna la montillana …the food and service were good and reasonably priced. The taverna was some distance from our hotel and I next time I would just go to a closer place. I did not think that it was very special.

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