This tiny tavern offers a very unique drinking experience. It is a buzzing local hangout where you will be offered a tall tumbler with snails inside. Snails are a classic Córdoban delicacy, and are served on a plate accompanied by a tall glass filled with spicy and minty broth. You have to remove snail’s meat using a toothpick and finish the meal by drinking the spicy liquid. This is a real adventure for brave and bold people who want to truly experience Córdoban culture.
Calle Enrique Redel, 19, Córdoba, Spain, +34 665 38 39 19
Choco Restaurant‘s aim is to popularize gourmet gastronomy and make such dishes more affordable to people who cannot spend a few hundred euros on a fine dinner. Choco is located just outside the city centre, but it offers an imaginative menu and a great selection of wines, so it is totally worth taking your time and getting here for a relaxed and intimate dinner, tasting innovative plates from Kisko García. The interior of Choco is plain and simple, with tables and chairs covered in white tablecloths so you can focus on the food in front of you.
Taberna San Miguel has been recognized as the all-time favorite tavern of locals. The interior is typical of old Spanish tavern and dates back to the 1880s. Taberna San Miguel is worth visiting to try a classic version of pigs’ trotters or oxtail. The menu is not vast but the dishes presented are of the best quality.
Plaza San Miguel 1, Córdoba, Spain, +34 957 47 01 66
La Tortuga is an excellent place to have a breakfast or brunch. On weekend evenings it transforms into hip dancing venue full of young locals. Owners Maria and Valeria only use fresh ingredients and prepare them in a home-style manner. They also manage a small bakery onsite, offering a delicious variety of freshly baked pastries and scented coffee.
Plaza Marmol de Bañuelos 1, Córdoba, Spain, +34 957 48 19 56
Casa Mazal has focused on serving Judeo-Spanish interpretations of traditional food. This tradition is called Sephardic, and has combined parts of Andalusian, Turkish and African cuisine. Chefs at Casa Mazal prepare food from fresh seasonal ingredients, and also offer a great selection of Spanish and Kosher wines. Casa Mazal, offers many delicious plates, among which are the Syrian lentil salad or the eggplant fritters with honey. While visiting, try one of their specialities, tenderloin grilled cod with grapes, lamb cake, or baby lamb couscous. The house frequently plays Mediterranean music.
Calle Tomás Conde 3, Córdoba, Spain, +34 957 94 18 88