Cordoba, known for its traditional food, its gastronomy is one of the attractions that visitors look for during their visit to the city. Cordoban dishes such as salmorejo, oxtail, flamenquín or pastel cordobés are popularly known.
But where can I try something new and different in the city, without spending too much? Well, we bring you this article where you can check out the 10 best restaurants in Cordoba.
This is the place to try typical food of the city, located in Calle Conde de Torres. It has a special emphasis on its game meats, which are rated by customers with an excellent rating. If something stands out in this restaurant is its prices are quite economical, ranging from 5€ to 15€ per dish.
It is an ideal option to taste the true essence of Cordoba.
Its dishes are the most typical of the Cordovan population and you can also find several around the city. The first Moriles bar was opened in the neighbourhood of Ciudad Jardin, in Antonio Maura street. It is well known because since its opening it has been a meeting place for all kinds of people. They are known for their delicious broths.
Don’t worry about the prices, they are totally affordable. With the average price of the dishes being around 6€/7€ and the portions compared to the prices are abundant dishes for more than economic prices. You can’t make any excuses when visiting this place. The best thing, you have more than one place available to choose where you would like to try their dishes.
The look of the restaurants varies from one to another. From classic taverns, to the new Moriles restaurant located in La Ribera, where you can see a more modern style.
If you are a fan of omelettes, you can’t leave Cordoba without a visit to the Santos bar- It is located in the Jewish quarter, in front of the south side of the Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba. You can be eating your delicious plate of omelette while watching the most wonderful monument of the city.
The omelette on offer is one of the biggest in Spain, and the pincho is 2.30€. The average price on their menu is 4€. If you’re not much of an omelette eater they also have a variety of tapas.
Half a kilometre from the Cathedral Mosque, located on the Paseo de la Ribera, is this wonderful restaurant, which over the years has gained the reputation it has, with prices ranging from €10 to €15. It offers a varied menu that includes both typical dishes from the province and dishes created by the tavern’s own kitchen, mixing local and oriental products, an explosion of flavours.
The highlight of this restaurant is not only its quality food, but also the views from its rooftop terrace, from where you can contemplate Roman Cordoba (the Roman bridges).
Don’t hesitate to have a night out at this restaurant, you won’t regret it.
Another well-known tavern in the Jewish quarter is the Taberna del Abanico, located in the famous Calleja de las Flores in the heart of the historic quarter, specialising in Cordovan wines and tapas. They want to give an informal and original touch to the traditional restaurants of the city of Cordoba, promoting local products to a new level of tasting. The prices you can find in this place are quite cheap, available to anyone who wants to try their dishes, at an average of 14€.
They have quite a few recipes hanging on their walls, so you leave with a full belly and a full head of new recipes to try.
This restaurant was opened in 1998 with the aim of caring for and disseminating the gastronomic and oenological culture of the city of Cordoba. In this same restaurant we can also contemplate a variety of traditional food, such as salmorejo, flamenquín or rabo de toro (oxtail). They have dishes from the sea, from the land and desserts to melt with them, a wide choice where you will not know what to choose from the appetizing that all the content is shown.
As in other named restaurants we can find the option of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free food.
The price range here is between 13€ and 20€.
This place opened its doors in 1908 and is located in Calle Lineros. They have as many years and experience as quality in all their dishes, dedicating themselves in the same way to their oenology, producing wines from Montilla and Moriles. They themselves say that they are characterised by the defence of popular traditions. All customers say that if you order a flamenquín cordobés in any restaurant, this must be it.
The average price of the dishes is 27€.
Inside you can see several posters of Fairs and bullfighting festivals, and several illustrious signatures that have been leaving celebrities such as: The royal house, writers, flamenco artists, bullfighters and artists.
It is also a curious fact that they have a well-known training centre, which allows you to work directly in their cellars.
It’s not all about typical Cordoba dishes and tapas, we are also going to recommend one of the best halal restaurants, inspired by Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes. It is located in the famous Mercado de la Victoria, where you can also try other different gastronomic varieties. Concentrating on our recommended place, we can say that it is one of the best halal food places in the city, where the prices of the dishes do not exceed 12€, we advise you to order the hummus and the lamb couscous with vegetables, you will not regret it.
An ancient 15th century hermitage, located in the old quarter of Cordoba, with three naves. It is a building worth seeing for its distinctive decoration.
This restaurant was not going to be left behind and also defends the use of local products, they qualify their dishes as “traditional food”, finding in their menu such spectacular dishes as: seasonal mushroom rice, Iberian feather and asparagus, it makes your mouth water just by listening to it. You can find a wide variety of starters, rice dishes, fish, meat…, there is nothing to worry about when it comes to choosing a dish, or yes, when you see all the variety they offer.
The prices in this restaurant are a little higher, ranging from 10€ to 80€, but between the quality of the food, the decoration of the building and the treatment received, you will notice that even what you are paying is little.
To finish this list we will talk about Casa Pepe, a restaurant founded in 1920, this restaurant has been gaining the fame it has over the years thanks to the arts of Spanish cuisine that its founder had and passed on to his workers. With an intact distribution and decoration in which you can see a real traditional Cordovan tavern. The dishes to try in this place are also typical of the province, but have a more elaborate elaboration process than in the previous restaurants, where they themselves claim to use quality ingredients in every meal served. The price range is higher, ranging from 27€-60€.
Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, meaning that everyone can enjoy the menu on offer.
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