Where to Eat: Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba is such a pretty city. Having visited many times since 2006 I now take a closer look at Cordoba Restaurants and local Food.

This time to discover Cordoba more in depth. I would go to different restaurants, bars and Cafés.

This guide covers all budgets and tastes. I hope you find it useful.


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Typical Cordoba Food

Typical Cordoba Food has a clearly visible traits of Andalusi cuisine. The history of the region is reflected in the food with saffron, almonds, spices and recipes with aubergines.

The most typical food served in Cordoba restaurants include dishes such as:

  • Flamenquín, this is a battered piece of pork or ham. It may have cheese and egg depending on the recipe.
  • Salmorejo is a cold tomato soup thickened with breadcrumbs.
  • Pastel Cordobés, a flaky pastry pie with sweet pumpkin filling
  • Regañás. These square shaped crispy bread biscuits are served with the bread in many restaurants and tapas bars.
  • Rabo de Toro Bull tail dishes. Croquettes, Stews and varied hearty dishes made from this traditional meat.
  • Montilla Moriles  Wines from the local region are excellent. Choose a sweet one to accompany dessert.

CORDOBA RESTAURANTS SPAIN

Cordoba Restaurants

Before travelling I did get some recommendations from a colleague of mine Cordoba born and bred. A few people I know who had visited recently also gave me pointers.

From researching these sources I soon had a long list of places I to try.Three days only gives you the possibility of visiting five or six places so I didn’t manage to do all the places on the list.

La Tinaja Cordoba Restaurants Guide Spain

La Tinaja

Service at this Riverside Restaurant was faultless. Frequented by locals the decor inside is modern. They also have a large terrace outside to dine outdoors. I dined here in March 2018.

For starters I choose the obligatory Aubergines with Honey which is so typical in Cordoba and a personal favourite. Then I tucked into these Potato Pots with brava sauce. They were as delicious as they look.

La Tinaja Cordoba Restaurants

Eat by the River

My main course was a Cod filled ravioli in coconut sauce. Although this dish was a mixture of different flavours it was delicious.

For dessert I tried the Tarta de la Abuela. The list only offered four dessert options. All were cake.

As I said intially service was excellent and the atmosphere inside was relaxed and comfortable.

Cost around 28 euros per person for three courses.

Address: Paseo de la Ribera, 12, 14002 Córdoba
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La Regadera

This modern restaurant is not far from the Plaza del Potro. It´s on Calle Cruz del Rastro. I wanted to try this place as it is ranked highly on Trip Advisor.

The menu is not extensive. Although the dishes we tried were very creative and made from good quality ingredients. We had a bowl of thick creamy Salmorejo with finely cut Jamon Serrano on top. This dish was shared between two of us as it was quite large serving. The main course was crispy Fried Cod fish. The batter was perfectly done and golden. The excellent quality cod steaks made it a great main course.

Dessert I chose was an odd combination. Grated Carrot in syrup with white chocolate mousse and served upon aniseed ice crystals (granizado de anis) Despite it being visually interesting I think the brownie on the other side of the table was a better option.

Service was attentive and very friendly. The décor fresh and modern with watering cans dotted here and there (Regadera = watering can). We could have been in Notting Hill or somewhere else in Europe. The only downside is that I think that maybe the menu selection is slightly limited if you went a few times consecutively.

Book ahead of time if you can. It sometimes gets quite busy.

 Address: Ronda de Isasa, 10, 14003 Córdoba

Taberna Montillana Cordoba Restaurants in Spain

Taberna Montillana

This bar in the top part of town is a favourite with the locals. We headed to Calle San Alvaro after seeing the Cristo de los Faroles in the evening. We had to try a Cordoba Flamenquin so after getting a couple of ice cold beers we ordered. Some crispy regañas were place on our table by the friendly waiter.

The flamenquin was delicious. We also ordered this wok bowl to share. I enjoyed the low key atmosphere here. The food was good. Nothing fancy , just traditional Cordoba bar food. Prices were acceptable. . The wine selection is huge.

The only downside is that I can get busy as there are only a few tables for dining. (You can stay in the bar area too)

Address: Calle San Álvaro, 5, 14003 Córdoba

Vegetarian Restaurants in Spain

La Boca

An eccletic café and restaurant on one of the main streets of Cordoba. They offer a vegetarian daily menu but also have meat options.

Dessert shown above. I ate here in March 2018 and enjoyed the vegetarian menu. On the day I dined there it was three courses. A chilli bean stew followed by a Rucula thin crust pizza. Dessert was cheesecake.  Good value for money.

Although I ate in the bar area, I was told that the restaurant is also excellent.

 Address: C/ San Fernando, 39, 14003 Córdoba

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Bodegas Campos

Bodega Campos is close to Plaza del Potro. This wine producer began back in 1908. They now run a successful catering company as well as the wine business. Their headquarters is a quaint Andalusian style building offering informal bar food, restaurant for weddings and celebrations as well as a shop to buy delicatessen products to take with you.

The bodega is open for Guided tours in Spanish and English.
We had lunch in the bar. Lined with photos of many Spanish celebrities and royalty. There are also vintage adverts from their company’s past.

I choose gazpacho for starter and then we selected two other dishes to share. Fried aubergines and some tender beef with asparagus. The gazpacho and Salmorejo we really something. It was clear that the products they use to make their dishes are first class. The deep ruby red colour of the gazpacho was like no other. Living in Andalusia I´ve tasted a lot of gazpacho but this one was something special.
After finishing off the crispy aubergines we chose Mojito sorbet for dessert. A tangy fresh icy refresher. Perfect to cool us down before heading out again. The service was professional and polished. it´s one of the Cordoba restaurants I´d like to return to sometime.

On weekends and busy times book ahead.

Address:  Calle Lineros, 32, 14002 Córdoba

Salon de Te Cordoba Spain Tea

Salon de Te

This Teahouse in the Juderia is such a sweet little place. With its Andalusi style patio and endless tea list. I always have to pop along here each time I am in Cordoba.On my latest visit I enjoyed a few sweet baklava pastries and a huge pot of three flower tea.

With the fountain babbling away beside me and little birds fluttering in and out of the patio it is an oasis of calm in the centre of Cordoba. At the Salon de Té they serve some food such as cous cous hummus or falafel although I have eaten here myself yet.

I have actually lost count of how many times I have been here now. Love the space.

Address: Calle Buen Pastor, 13, 14003 Córdoba

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Starbucks Cordoba

On the Plaza de Tendillas right in the commercial area of Cordoba, Starbucks have just opened their first branch in Cordoba. In March 2018 I popped along on the first day of trading to see how the local baristas were doing. Maybe they have tried this barista training course because coffee was so good.

And make “This barista training course” as an anchor.

This store has a terrace area on the square which is perfect  for people watching. There are also tables and seating inside too. This is the 12th store to open in Andalusia (the others are in Seville and Malaga) so you can get your frapuccino fix while you are visiting the city.

Plaza Tendillas Starbucks in Cordoba Spain

Patio del Posadero

This boutique hotel in the old town has been included on this post due its amazing breakfast.

With just 5 rooms this hotel feels almost like a Moroccan Riad. Radiating from an inner courtyard the rooms have Moroccan doors and intricate interiors.

The hosts serve breakfast in the main part of the building. Starting the day with a freshly prepared fruit smoothie and homemade bakes is sheer indulgence. Accompanied with the perfect frothy coffee and some chunky local bread it is one of the better experiences I have had on my recent travels.

Hotels and Cordoba Restaurants in Spain

With a rooftop pool this is a little piece of heaven very close to Plaza del Potro

More details: Patio del Posadero

EVOO Olive Oil Cordoba Restaurants in Spain

Olive Oil from Cordoba

They also had some great local Olive Oils which were infused with flavours such as White Truffle, Coconut or Tomato and Basil.

With Cordoba winning plenty of awards for their Olive Oils it is no surprise to find this kind of artisan products while staying in the area. Arbonaida was certainly a producer I had not come across and was thrilled to taste some of these that morning.

Cordoba Food Market Mercado de la Victoria

Mercado de La Victoria

This pretty iron structure is located on the Victoria Garden area of the city. A food market with plenty of seating areas inside, this is a great place for lunch or dinner. You can also take food away too.

With a huge variety of kinds of food you won´t know which to choose. There are Omelette stalls, juicing stands, tapas bars and a high end bakery too called Panea

Inside it feels like a Victorian conservatory and must be a great place to enjoy on a summer evening.

They open daily from 10am until past midnight.

Cordoba Restaurants and Local Food

Eat in or Takeaway

Not only can you buy prepared food here to take away, there are also butchers, grocers and other stalls so you can buy fresh produce to cook yourself.

The Spanish ham stall looked very enticing too.

Another place had Halaal food. One of their speciality is Bastela (chicken filled pastry with cinnamon) and falafel.

Address: Paseo de la Victoria, S/N, 14004 Córdoba

Cordoba Restaurants Local Food in Spain