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Bars and Traditional Taverns

Bar La Esquina (Plaza de San Miguel) A popular cafe for breakfast and tapas bar for lunch and dinner. From mid-March to the end of October, lunch and dinner are served on the terrace. In the winter, tapas and sandwiches are available. Economical.

Taverna San Miguel - El Pisto (San Miguel Square). Traditional Cordoba tavern which has become a favorite for international and national tourists. Moderate.

Santos (Calle Magestral González Francés). Very small tapas bar with the best Tortilla de Patatas in Cordoba, just outside the Mezquita on the north-east corner. On Sundays order your tapas and beer with plastic cups "para sacar" and stand out in the sun with the locals. Economical.

Bodegas Mezquita (Calle Corregidor Luis de la Cerda, 73. 957 498 117). 40 tapas and 60 wines. On north side of Mezquita. I've never stepped in there myself, but they have made something of a name for themselves and are in a very convenient location for tourists. Moderate(?).

Sociedad de Plateros (Calle San Francisco, 6. Tel 957 470 042). Traditional Cordoba tavern. Economical.

Taberna Salinas (Calle Tundidores, 3. Tel 957 480 135). Excellent tavern between the Roman temple and Corredera Square. Economical to Moderate.

Taberna La Sacristía (Calle Alarcón López, 3. 957 491 941). Small out-of-the-way tavern just north of Santa Marina Church. Economical.

Pagos de Moriles (Avenida Los Molinos, 1. 957 456 606). Upscale tavern north of Colón Park. Moderate.

Mesón Juan Peña (Doctor Fleming, 1. Tel 957 200 702). Excellent little restaurant with busy bullfighting and antiques motif. Moderate to expensive.

La Posada del Bacalao (Calle María Auxiliadora, 25. Tel 957 470 304). Part of the Sociedad de Plateros chain, specializing in Cod. Off the beaten path. Economical.

Los Mochuelos (Calle Augustín Moreno, 51. Tel 957 251 749). Traditional tavern on south-eastern edge of historic district. Economical.

Local Restaurants

Restaurante Puerta Sevilla (Calle Postrera, 15. Tel 957 297 380). Excellent restaurante in San Basilio neighborhood next to the gate of Sevilla. Moderate.

El Caballo Rojo (Calle Cardenal Herrero, 28. Tel 957 475 375). One of Cordoba's emblematic restaurants. Moderate to Expensive.

Bodegas Campos (Calle Los Lineros, 32. Tel 957 497 500). An excellent restaurant with tapas bar, private rooms and elegant dining. Reservations recommended. Moderate to Expensive.

El Churrasco (Calle Romero, 16. Tel 957 290 819). Good restaurant specializing in roast meats. Moderate to expensive.

Pic-nic (Avenidad Ronda de los Tejares, 16 - at end of passageway. Tel 957 482 233). Small restaurant with limited menu and fine dining. Reservations recommended.


Bar La Esquina (Plaza de San Miguel). (see above in Bars). Economical.

Café Gaudí (Avenida de Gran Capitán, 22). Venerable art noveau café across from Corté Inglés department store. Open late for drinks. Moderate.

Pastelería Roldán (Concepción,18. Stylish café and bakery facing park with plexiglass floor and remains of Roman city walls below). Tables on terrace. Moderate.

Il Piamonte (Plaza Flor Olivo. Tel 957 485 136). An Italian family-run café with the best ice cream in Cordoba. Perfect for an late evening walk in the summer. When it's busy, don't forget to take a number. Generous portions. Economical.

International Cuisine

Foster's Hollywood (Calle Rafael de la Hoz Arderius, 4. Tel 957 272 679). The American franchise, nachos, big burgers and all. Near Hotel Cordoba Center on north side of center. Popular with middle-class teens. Economic to moderate.

Pizzaiolo (Calle San Felipe, 9. Tel 957 486 433.) Italian restaurant just down the street from San Nicolás church with a very extensive menu. Good variety of salads and vegetarian items. Economical.

Burger King (2 central locations. Center: Calle Concepción, 12; and next to Mezquita: Calle Cardenal Herrero, 12). For hungry, unadventurous travellers who miss cheap, familiar food.

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