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“Like any other Taberna - nothing special”

Taberna La Montillana
Ranked #17 of 862 Restaurants in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 16 - USD 27
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: This tavern is situated adjacent to the central San Miguel Square. Serving guests on three floors, the eatery belongs to the touristic consortium “Tabernas de Córdoba”. According to notes of Cordoba annalist Francisco Solana, the tavern has been existing since the beginnings of the 1940s.La Montillana’s menu list features dishes typical for the Cordoba area, including traditional Salmorejo, oxtail, Flamenquín, eggplants, suckling pig and codfish. There are different daily recommendations, depending on the respective season.The first floor harbors a hall with capacity for 50 - 60 guests. The second floor has another hall, which accommodates smaller gatherings. Both halls have a bathroom and a wardrobe. Large windows allow perfect views of the San Miguel Church with the large rosette in the facade.La Montillana’s decoration reflects the bullfight tradition. Among other items, the life-sized painting „Picador“, created by local artisan Fernando García Herrera, is impressive. Also worth mentioning are the works of painter López Canito, including paintings depicting the so-called five caliphs of bullfight – Lagartijo, Machaquito, El Guerra, Manolete und El Cordobés.This tavern also has an extensive wine list. Guests can choose from more than 50 wines.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Like any other Taberna - nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

We had pretty high expectations after reading the previous reviews. From our perpective the place is like any other taberna there around: small place, fully crowded, limited skill of English, good service, reasonably priced and rather good food. But we expected something that makes the difference, but there wasn't anything.

The food itself was OK (not a disappointmet), but similar you can find in any other place. The service was fast and kind, but the only way to communicate is Spanish. If you cannot that then it is more or less lootery what comes out from the kitchen.

We thought that for some reason this place have got an overestimation mainly, because typically the restaurants that have a high ranking can also offer something special - this place couldn't.

Visited November 2011
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tabernalamontillana, Propietario at Taberna La Montillana, responded to this review, 23 August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food, great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

As soon as I got in Cordoba the Frontdesk man in my hotel recomended us La Taberna Montillana. Me and my girlfriend had a great lunch there! Top quality seafood, good local food and amazing dessert! But above all, everyone of their staff were kind and friendly!

  • Visited October 2011
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tabernalamontillana, Propietario at Taberna La Montillana, responded to this review, 23 August 2012
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“great food, great ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

We had dinner outside the restaurant on the terrace in the middle of a lively Spanish crowd. The steak i ordered was perfect as was the service. This is a great place to spend your evening with food and drinks and enjoying the Spanish atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2011
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tabernalamontillana, Propietario at Taberna La Montillana, responded to this review, 12 October 2011
Taberna team thanks you for the Montillana treatment, in his criticism of our establishment.
See you soon, a cordial greeting
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“Authentic Tapas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

Found this on our last day for lunch and the Tapas was delicious - try the croquetas - delicious !
Good service and great atmosphere
Menu looked interesting and when we return to Cordoba this place will be on our list

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tabernalamontillana, Propietario at Taberna La Montillana, responded to this review, 12 October 2011
Taberna team thanks you for the Montillana treatment, in his criticism of our establishment.
See you soon, a cordial greeting
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“Nice surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

Nice decoration, friendly staff, good wine and a sort of... how would I say: nouvelle-traditional Cordoba's cuisine. Dishes that cannot be found in other tabernas, as 'tuna tataki' or 'steak tartar' plus the more traditional ones as eggplants or oxtail. Excellent value for money.

  • Visited September 2011
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tabernalamontillana, Propietario at Taberna La Montillana, responded to this review, 12 October 2011
Taberna team thanks you for the Montillana treatment, in his criticism of our establishment.
See you soon, a cordial greeting
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