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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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  • 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 Tapas - Best Patatas Bravas!!!!

I have been all around Spain and these are the best Patatas Bravas I have ever had. Food overall was great. Croquetas very well too. Sangria was on point, and quite strong. We sat outside which was nice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have been all around Spain and these are the best Patatas Bravas I have ever had. Food overall was great. Croquetas very well too. Sangria was on point, and quite strong. We sat outside which was nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our dinner at Taberna la Montillana was really really great. Our waiter Francis was very helpful in dish selection and making us feel welcome. The food was absolutely to die for, especially the Almond Soup with Fig Jam and Smoked Codfish and also the Oxtail! Their own Montilla was very tasty (and we were given some extra complementaries) and overall... More 

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BPadvisors, gracias por el comentario. Es un honor para nosotros que nos califiques como "el mejor restaurante en Córdoba". Efectivamente,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great place with delicious food.We recommend almond soup.Our waiter Angel was the best guy ever.Greetings from Serbia.Stefan & Andjelija

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Stefan y Andjelija, gracias por el comentario. Nos alegramos que os gustara nuestra comida, en especial "la mazamorra". Saludos de... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our waiter angel simply could not do enough for us! We would definitely return. He explained to us all the different sherries and showed us around.

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janiceark, gracias por el comentario. Nos alegra saber que te gustó nuestro servicio, en concreto la atención de Ángel. Saludos... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great service, the menu is not very lengthy but boy, it is tasty ! We end up ordering courgette strips fried with honey and eating probably the best Gaspacho I had in our 2 week Spanish / Andalusia trip ( and I ate a few ). Curro ( the waiter ) was genuinely friendly and super ! Highly recommended !

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Goncalo, gracias por el comentario y por la recomendación. Nos alegramos enormemente que te gustara tanto nuestro gazpacho y toda... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Delicious Sangria, Really nice staff, great service. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and everyone seemed happy. They work hard to make your experience pleasant.

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Doug M, gracias por el comentario. Realmente contamos con un gran equipo humano que le gusta su profesión, y eso... More 

Granada, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Moderate homogenised croquettas, Patatas bravas swimming in supermarket mayonaise and ketchup. Good slate of qualtity jamon. Oxtail greaasy with a few, cooked frozen chips swimming in sauce. Altogether a disappointment. Inexpensive.

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ACC552, gracias por el comentario. Siento que no le haya gustado, pero debo de decir que toda nuestra comida es... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We are very fussy eaters. We've been lucky to have experienced some great restaurants in the world including French Laundry. This place may not look like much from the outside, but it's quaint and cozy on the inside and people like Jose make the experience of going a delight. The food was excellent. Our first night there we enjoyed the... More 

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Gfrancisco, gracias por el comentario y por la recomendación. Es un orgullo para nosotros poder leer sus palabras y tener... More 

Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I completely agree with other reviews which say that this restaurant doesn't look that interesting or appealing but please do not let that stop you eating here. The food is amazing, especially the almond soup and the aubergine with honey. Our waiter Jose (swoon) was so helpful and as soon as we showed an interest in the montilla-moriles he brought... More 

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Kathryn S, gracias por el comentario. Nos alegramos enormemente que te gustara nuestra cocina y nuestro servicio. El vino de... More 

Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went to Montillana based on a recommendation by our hotel. The tapas was very good and our waiter was very attentive. The local cold soup was excellent as were the local wines. Also worth pointing out that we were here during a heatwave and some of the restaurants did not seem to have AC, but the Montillana did and... More 

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ahtsao, gracias por el comentario. Nos alegramos que te gustara nuestra cocina local y nuestros vinos. 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 17 - 28
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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 - 12:00 am
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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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