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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 451 Restaurants in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $33
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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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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We had a great time as this tapas place. Food was good and well served. Waiter was very helpful. Mix of tourist and local families. Dont go before 10 pm for dinner.

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Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit in Cordoba. Outstanding food, outstanding service and terrific prices. Make sure you have the Oxtail and the fried sweet potatoes. One of the top meals I've had in this country. Jose provided us with 5 star service as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had the rabo de toro (oxtail) and it was so tasty and the meat fell right off the bone. My sister had the pork loin with gorgonzola sauce which was also very flavorful. We also shared the tapa-sized portion of berenjenas fritas (fried eggplant). The waiter then gave us after dinner drinks on the house. All for 20,50 euros.

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tabernalamontillana, Propietario at Taberna la Montillana, responded to this review
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Estimada Jianna, gracias por sus comentario. Es un orgullo para nosotros leer estas palabras, y a la vez un incentivo... More

B.C.
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38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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tabernalamontillana, Propietario at Taberna la Montillana, responded to this review
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Estimado Joe, gracias por su comentario. Como profesionales de la restauración nos produce una gran satisfacción leer estas palabras. Esperamos... More

Verona, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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tabernalamontillana, Propietario at Taberna la Montillana, responded to this review
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Estimado cliente, gracias por su comentario. Efectivamente, el inglés es nuestra asignatura pendiente, pero, como bien dice, intentamos suplir esta... More

Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Estimada Joana, gracias por su comentario. Es un orgullo para nosotros leer estas palabras. Esperamos verla de nuevo muy pronto... More

Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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tabernalamontillana, Propietario at Taberna la Montillana, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. A greeting More

Munich, Germany
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53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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