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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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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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  • 27
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  • 9
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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
Most recent review
Great dinner in Cordoba

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
LucianoSi
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Westport, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Westport, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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algarve
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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
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124 reviews 124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
15 helpful votes 15 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 

Munich, Germany
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went for the 1 kilo T-Bone steak from Galicia and it was just perfect! Our pleasant waiter had very good knowledge of the food and drinks served. The T-Bone (1 kilo, serves 2 easily) steak was remarkable, done to perfection. I can only recommend you try it and also follow our waiter's recommendation to enjoy it together with their... More 

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derflop, gracias por el comentario. Nuestro chuletón de 1kg de carne de buey gallego es una carne de excelente calidad,... More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

From the outside this looked like a typical local bar, and to be honest is not the kind of restaurant we would normally have chosen. But that would have been our mistake. It was actually recommended to us by our host at our hotel so trusting in his advice we went in. Although the English was limited, and our Spanish... More 

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Silvertravelsurfer, gracias por el comentario. Nos alegramos que conocer nuestro establecimiento fuera una agradable sorpresa. Efectivamente, las berenjenas con miel... 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 17 - 28
  • 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
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?