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Taberna la Montillana

San Alvaro 5, 14003 Cordoba, Spain
0034957479518
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Ranked #10 of 430 restaurants in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Munich, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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
29 helpful votes 29 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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BritAbroad
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132 reviews 132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My hotel recommended La Montillana and they got it spot on. I sat quaffing a glass of local white wine until the kitchens opened at 20h30. i was then offered a choice of tables inside or out and chose the former. Things were pretty quiet at this time of evening so atmosphere was understandably lacking. But the service was very... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at this restaurant. The service was nothing short of amazing. The waiter have us wine recommendations to along with our meals and basically bent over backwards to make sure we were okay. The food was also fantastic. The ox tail stew abd fried eggplant with honey were highlights!

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Nr Frome
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The food was excellent and reasonably priced either for lunch or evening eating. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Barcelona, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Good service, real spanish tapas and atmosphere. I strongly recommend if you are visiting Cordoba. Good recommendations from the staff!

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