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“Tasty tapas”

Bodegas Mezquita Cespedes
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Ranked #14 of 862 Restaurants in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $22
Cuisines: Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Bodega Mezquita. Tavern- traditional restaurant located in the Jewish quarter, close to MEzquita Catedral of Cordoba. An exceptional place where you can taste the best plates and tapas of cordovan gastronomy. Family business which we initiated our path in the 60s, is one of the favourite establishments as people from Cordoba as visitor from our city, when they want enjoy of authentic cordovan tapeo and best wines from our land. Cuisine which is made with traditional method, is essence of Andalucian gastronomic culture, with the best products from the rich cordovan land: Iberian ham, sheep cheese and meat from Valle de Los Pedroches, olive oil virgin extra, fortified wine from Montilla Moriles... As could not be otherwise, our specialities are: the famous Salmorejo Cordobes, Berenjenas a la miel, Flamenquin and Rabo de Toro. Our quality is recognised for numerous prize and honours like SICTED among others and the best guides to national and international travels too.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasty tapas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We walked into Bodegas Mezquita while meandering through the historic section of Cordoba. The service and tapas were very good. It was a perfect place to relax, enjoy a glass of wine and discover the various flavours of tapas at a reasonable price.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Canux
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Nice tapas and wine bodega but not exceptional”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Nice bodega with good atmosphere with great reviews so we looked forward to the visit

Wine was excellent with good choice food was a little hit and miss , I was lucky with my selection
And satisfied with the tapas of meat balls , ham croquettes and lamb in honey all very good

My wife was not so fortunate gazpacho super but the mushroom croquettes had a distinct lack of
Mushroom I think essence of mushroom would have been a better description

Her chicken tangine was very dry and looked as if it was not very fresh

Thank Weldge
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Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States
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“Fantastic,but not cheap”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Compared to other tapas places, Bodegas is not cheap. The food is delicious however. Additionally, my girlfriend has Celiac disease, so one of our challenges was to find places that could feed her. This place did so, and the man at the bar was so pleasant, the food so good, that we came back multiple times during our few days in Cordoba. I would recommend everyone stop by at least once during their visit.

It was a slightly more formal restaurant; when I walked in the first day in shorts and a button down, I was clearly out of place. I wore slacks the next time, and was fine.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Jake R
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“Overrated by tripadvisor. Dont come here if you are hungry.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Okay, first off--I gotta commend the owner for focusing soooo much on marketing his place (tv with positive trip advisor reviews and fotos, a giftcard to retrieve a gift from his giftshop down the street, and a great enthusiast of social networking sites). unfortunately the food is aweful--from mushy tasteless bull meatballs to the lamb with honey and 2 tsps of rice.... the food took no time to come; which neans it was prolly cooked tgis morning and microwaved throughout the day. seriously, if ur hungry and want good food, look elsewhere...and lemme know when u find it.

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Thank themonarch1
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Baldomero G, Propietario at Bodegas Mezquita Cespedes, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Dear Customer. First at all, I want to tell you I'm sorry you didn’t like our restaurant, but I could see that you appreciated our dedication to keep up with social networks, that’s why we believe we must be with our times and we want to offer our customers something else, for example, they can see the pictures that we make them. Secondly, we are used to serve food quickly because our customers value that, but I assure you that the food is homemade and it is not preheated. However, we are very sorry that your experience wasn’t good, we take note of your comments and we will tell our chef to take steps and it will not happen again and we invited you to return to the restaurant and you will check it. Yours faithfully.
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“Great for tapas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Just sit in this bodega, have a few tapas and look at the barrels of wine. Its all part of the atmosphere of Cordoba.

Visited September 2012
Thank Old60timer
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