You must choose your restaurants carefully in Cordoba as there are a growing number of overpriced tourist places that aren’t worth the effort. A highly recommended local dish is salmorejo – a thick gazpacho like dip with jamón serrano and egg on top. Oxtail (rabo de toro) is another great favourite and you’ll find a number of restaurants whose menu is influenced by Arab cuisine and offer such dishes as chickpeas with spinach (garbanzos con espinacas).
Here are a few restaurants that we recommend.
El Caballo Rojo
Address: c/ Cardenal Herrero 28
Tel.: 957 47 53 75
Located right next to the Mezquita and one of Cordoba’s most famous restaurants. It’s quite pricey but excellent quality. Try the rabo de toro (oxtail) and red house wine.
Address: c/Romero 16
Tel.: 957 29 08 19
One of the city’s most famous restaurants whose speciality is churrasco (a grilled pork dish, served with pepper sauces) and salmorejo (a thick Cordoban version of gazpacho).
Patio de la Juderia
Address: c/Conde y Luque, off Plaza Benavente
This is a classy restaurant at reasonable prices .
Address: c/ Torrijos 6
Next to the tourist information office this restaurant comes highly recommended for a wide variety of meals from the a la carte menu and the platos combinados.
Restaurante El Triunfo
Address: c/Corregidor Luís de la Cerda 79
Facing the Mezquita. One of the few worthwhile places in this area offering a wide range of mid-priced meat and fish dishes.
Places to Avoid ….
There’s a small restaurant set back off a main street called La Herradura. Poor food, small portions and well overpriced. Give it a miss!