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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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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Great food, great staff in a local taverna

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
NC11A
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Charleston
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Charleston
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95 reviews 95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

No complaints here. We sat out in the quiet and shaded Plaza de San Miguel. Food was all very good, especially the Ensalada Montillaba and the Cazuela Chipirones. The Embrunas verdello was excellent, and good value. Good service from Angel.

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Fiona P, gracias por el comentario. Nos alegramos que disfrutaras de una buena velada sentada en nuestra terraza de la... More 

Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Food excellent with generous portions. Attentive friendly and helpful staff. Children friendly. The patata bravas and rabo de toro were particularly good

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William O, gracias por el comentario. Nos alegramos que le haya gustado nuestra cocina y nuestro servicio. Saludos y hasta... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This restaurant has special decoration based on bulls and bullfighters. It has two cozy rooms with some nice tables. Dishes are typical food from Córdoba, I recommend especially "Croquetas", "Rabo de Toro" or "Berenjenas con miel", all of them are delighted dishes. We were attended by waiter very well.

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Antonio O, gracias por el comentario. Efectivamente el rabo de toro y las berenjenas con miel son dos de los... More 

New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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