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“Where the locals hang out”
Review of Taberna Gongora

Taberna Gongora
Ranked #64 of 1,163 Restaurants in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

Came here for breakfast and it was full of locals (which must be good). The kitchen fully opens at 12pm therefore they had a very limited selection for breakfast, so we ended up getting that the locals got. Half a toasted baguette, pureed tomatoe and jamon. We each got one of these and two hot drinks for 4.20 euros. The breakfast was so tasty and filling. Despite the staff speaking limited English they were so helpful and polite.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

On a Tuesday night- when it seems limited tabernas are open- we stumbled on this place, really near to our hotel. I'm so glad we did! Generous portions, great food, wine,service and a great atmosphere of a local favourite.
If we were staying for longer I'd definitely go back here.
Highlights on the food: griddled squid, veal stew, Cordoban lettuce, the croquettas on the specials board.

Everything here was great. Highly recommend it!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Katie A
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

What's not to love about tapas? We had a number of great tapas in many of our other stops on this trip, but this evening we had a tradition in Spain--a trip to as many tapas bars as possible in one evening! Great fun! This is a decadent way to have a meal--lots of different things to eat and drink. Whatever you do, do not miss out on the cava--it is a great wine that is similar to a sparkling wine, but more flavor. It is a real Spanish tradition as well.

I have no idea of how many tapas we had here--in your mind, they all seem to merge into one big smorgasbord! There are cheeses here that you have never experienced as well as some of the old favorites. The meat dishes run the full gamut of possibilities--do not miss the iberico hams because they are worth the price of admission! They are good no matter what, and some of them are great (Note: we have tried to reproduce the experience back in the states, but the iberico hams we have access to pale in comparison!) The hams are (by far) the most expensive items on the menu, but they are worth every cent. The fish and seafood tapas are a thing of beauty! The bread options are a welcome relief to all the protein you get on the run.

As an aside, the local Spanish people seem to like to have their tapas standing up. Therefore, there are ample seats for the lazy Americans. In fact, the staff will reserve the tables for you! By the way, they WILL KNOW you are an American on sight and instantly offer you a table! Take them up on the offer, because of all the food and drink your are going to have, you will need it. Besides, it is more fun to have a quiet (relatively) place to talk to your group. The stand up table areas where the locals are eating and drinking are incredibly loud. The great thing about a tapas bar is that everyone is having a good time and the crowd is very friendly--even to the non locals.

As for the bar, it is a wonderful little historic bar that feels like it is 500 years old. The furnishings are interesting and there are separate areas for large groups. This was our first one on this "crawl" and it was an excellent start. The owner gave us a talk concerning every round of tapas he and the staff delivered.

Date of visit: February 2018
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1  Thank 1234texas
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

We arrived to have lunch around 14:00 to find the restaurant full and busy. No problem, we didn’t mind waiting. We asked the waitress and she told us to give our name at the bar. I tried to get the attention of the bartender and while he looked me dead in the eyes, completely ignored me. Tried to get his attention again and he told me to put our name with the other bartender standing literally right next to him. Was greeted with a big sigh and told in a very short manner that there were several families ahead of us. We don’t mind waiting or being told they are full but don’t appreciate being made like we are the worst thing to walk through the door and greeted with sighs and huffs. The whole experience left a bad taste in our mouths and we would not return. We don’t expect to have our butts kissed, but would appreciate not being treated in such a rude manner. I can’t comment on the food although it looked good. Sadly we will never know as we wouldn’t return after the treatment we received.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank brinleyjane
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Get there early or the place will be packed with locals! Also, be aware that English is not spoken. They do have an English menu, so pointing at the things you want to try is the way to go. Get half portions if you want to try several dishes. I would recommend the wild boar, oxtail (stewed and croquettes) and lechon. The food is actually similar in style to central European. The wild boar is like goulash. You can skip the fried shrimp, nothing special. Sangria was excellent and cheap. Service is quick and efficient.

Date of visit: September 2018
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