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Taberna la Montillana

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Calle San Alvaro 5, 14003 Cordoba, Spain
+34 957 47 95 18
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved my dinner here. I really feel like this place has something to offer just about everyone: big modern & attractive dining room plus outside tables, big menu with tapas classics as well as salads and lots more, friendly & attentive service with reasonable prices...what more you could you ask for? You'd be hard pressed to find a restaurant... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we sat within the small plaza outside the front of this restaurant for a very nice midday meal, which was not only tasty but also well presented. This was one of the many recommended places to eat which our hotel informed us about in advance and this restaurant certainly lived up to its name. We had a wonderful mixed salad... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely spot at night, especially if you can get a table outside. The seats are outside a church and it's a lively spot with the locals and away from the very touristy areas. Staff are friendly and the food tapas are very good too. A good option.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I strongly recommend this place, very clean and friendly with outdoor and indoor seating. It has the nicest tapas I've had in Córdoba. I would recommend the croquettes. The staff were very friendly and it was popular with both locals and tourists.

Thank 01Victoria
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Excellent restaurant next to tapas bar which is clearly a student favorite! Enjoyed good food, an excellent helpful waiter and amazing people watching. Recommend for anyone looking for good local fare (but not not seeking pretension)

Thank Brian D
Villarreal, Spain
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Close to Plaza de las Tendillas, it is located a bit apart from the main touristic places. But you can ask for a table in the terrace (for dinner, maybe for lunch it is too hot during summertime) and you will enjoy a great meal. I strongly recommend iberic ham croquettes. The service was kind and helpful with the dishes... More 

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Managua, Nicaragua
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We arrived early fortunately as it quickly filled with both tourists and locals. We shared a goat cheese salad with basil drizzle - huge and tasty. My wife followed with ox tail which she said was one of the best she had tasted. I opted for the fried cod (bacalao ) delicious! but I was lucky to finish it -... More 

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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The flavours were amazing. Firstly cold almond soup with tomato coulis and smoked cod shavings. Then pork loin wrapping serrano ham, finished with a tart de la abuela. Glorious biscuit and chocolate layers. I was given a complimentary plum liqueur to go with the dessert, and it added to the flavours. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly.... More 

Thank verneEngland
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a pleasant evening meal at this very busy restaurant, we had booked for 9pm which was just as well as it is very popular with locals and especially if you want to sit outside. It is side by side with a kcal tapas bar which is also very popular so make sure you are seated in the correct... More 

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Uccle, Belgium
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

This 'taberna' was advised by a Spanish man to who asked our way. Al though the fact they don't speak any else then Spanish or a 'little' french, they are very kind and to their best to explain. The restaurant himself is small and simple. It's real traditional food and very nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $27
Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Alvaro 5, 14003 Cordoba, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cordoba  >  Cordoba
  • Phone Number: +34 957 47 95 18
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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