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Restaurante Arbequina
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Ranked #94 of 968 Restaurants in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Spanish, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: History, like life, always continues, and we find ourselves here to give testimony to it. The first courses, for example, are living Andalusian memories, such as salmorejo with tomato juice and Iberian bread. A good example of the historical relation of Cordoba with the sea, is the steamed monkfish, morel mushrooms in sherry and the shellfish gazpachuelo stew. The farms and rangeland, the backbone of the province and origin of the better part of its culinary wealth are represented by the updated version of Cordoba perol and meat dishes.---La historia, como la vida, siempre sigue, y nosotros nos encontramos ahi para dar testimonio de ello. Los entrantes, por ejemplo, constituyen una elegia de vivas reminiscencias andalusies, como el salmorejo con agua de tomate y pan iberico. Buen ejemplo de la historica relacion de Cordoba con el mar, es el rape vaporizado con montilla moriles y gazpachuelo de crustaceos. El campo, columna vertebral de la provincia y origen de gran parte de su riqueza culinaria esta representado por el perol cordobes actualizado y sus carnes. Y de postres, por ejemplo, la sopa de choco blanco y yogur con falsa tierra de chocolate y helado de galleta maria.
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Firstly, the food is exceptional. I had scallops which were sauced in the most innovative way, followed by suckling pig, which melted. The service was very attentive. The wine list is not huge, but certainly good enough (I like my wine). But strangely, these are not the main reasons for going to this restaurant.

So, secondly, when this old palace was being adapted for life as an hotel, they discovered a nearly complete Roman Villa, directly under the large central inner courtyard. The full extent of the find is unknown. They have excavated the courtyard, put in a glass roof at the height of the third storey, and repaced the floor with toughened glass. When you eat here, you can see the Roman house from above, lit up below you.

There is also the restored remains of a 15th century fresco on the wall of the 'room' that has been created out of the interior courtyard.

The price is not exhorbitant, but not cheap either. A 3 course meal with decent wine cost us E120.

1  Thank wearytchai
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

in the town center, a luxury hotel with all the amenities, beautiful gardens, pool, large rooms, great food and wellness spa

2  Thank maria f
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

I just loved this restaurant, food was super. Staff excellent and the fact you sit on a glass floor with lit up runes below makes for an amazing romantic night.

2  Thank SerahO
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

What a place!.....I'm not talking about fancy decoration...I'm refering to a unique form of enjoying a meal, it was a nice walk into a Gourmet experience. The food is not only well presented but it is prepare with the best ingredients from the area, fresh local produce and meats. The recommendation we got from our waitress couldn't been better. The few tapas we tried were delicious and I won't lie if I tell you we ordered 3 different desserts to try. Great food paired with excellent wine to top it off. Thanks for the magnificent attention to detail and for making us feel at home. Hats off to the Cheff for such wonderful experience. If you are ever in Cordoba, even if you are not staying at Palacio del Bailío, make sure you make reservation for a great dinner at Senzone, you won't regret it...Cheers

2  Thank MSoca
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

beautifully restored surroundings and very good service . the food was simple with superb flavours , but very well executed. wine list average ( our first two choices were not available ) and pricey .
overall a lovely experience but the final bill (€156 for 2 ) was poor value and the atmosphere non-existant as there was only one other couple all night. will return to try tapas menu .

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